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An Introduction To WebBluetooth

An Introduction To WebBluetooth An Introduction To WebBluetooth Niels Leenheer 2019-02-13T13:00:51+01:00 2019-02-14T22:05:58+00:00 With Progressive Web Apps, the web has been ever more closely moving towards native apps. However, with the added benefits that are inherent to the web such as privacy and cross-platform compatibility. The web has traditionally been fantastic about talking to servers on the network, and to servers on the Internet specifically. Now that the web is moving towards applications, we also need the same capabilities that native apps have. The amount of new specifications and features that have been implemented in the last few years in...

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Turn Your Static SVG Drawings Into Interactive Widgets and Infographics With Vue.js

What You’ll Be Creating SVG is a powerful and flexible graphic format, which fits perfectly into the web medium. Unlike raster image formats, such as JPG, PNG, or GIF, SVG is vector-based and consists of “real” objects, which you can select and manipulate in whatever manner you want. So even with some basic scripting, a static image can be animated and made interactive. And that will be the subject of this tutorial.  SVG and Vue: The Perfect Match To demonstrate how SVG can be scripted, I selected Vue.js. The reason behind my choice is that, in my opinion, SVG...

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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the JavaScript

Around this time last year, I wrote an article about the JavaScript learning landscape. Within that article, you’ll find my grand plans to learn JavaScript — complete with a link to a CodePen Collection I started for tracking my progress, and it even got dozens of comments cheering me on. Like most people, I was ambitious. It was a new year and I was excited to tackle a long-standing project. It was my development version of losing 30 pounds (which I also need to do). But, if you follow that link to the CodePen Collection, you’ll see that there’s...

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Webhosting Compared: Testing The Uptime Of 32 Hosts In 2018

Webhosting Compared: Testing The Uptime Of 32 Hosts In 2018 Webhosting Compared: Testing The Uptime Of 32 Hosts In 2018 John Stevens 2019-02-12T12:00:22+01:00 2019-02-14T22:05:58+00:00 (This is a sponsored article.) Many surveys have indicated that uptime is number one factor when choosing a web host and although most, if not all, web hosting services “promise” 99.99% uptime, it’s not the case with our case-study. According to our latest research, the average uptime of 32 shared web hosting providers is 99.59%. That’s approximately 35 hours 32 minutes of downtime per year, per website. And downtime even happens to online giants. A...

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How to Make a Sticky Menu in WordPress

What You’ll Be Creating Navigation menus are changing. Instead of just throwing one into a site without considering what form it’ll take, designers are taking the time to consider the design of navigation menus, the space they take up on the page, and how users interact with them. One growing trend is for sticky menus. These are menus that stay at the top of the browser window when the user scrolls down. This way, however far the user moves down the page, the menu will still be accessible, making it easier for people to navigate around the site. In...

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