A Guide To Building SVG Maps From Natural Earth Data

A Guide To Building SVG Maps From Natural Earth Data

   Interactive maps are a fantastic way to present geographic data to your visitors. Libraries like Google Maps and Open Street Maps are a popular choice to do this and they excel at visualizing street-level data. However, for small-scale maps, SVG maps are often a better option. They are lightweight, fully customizable and are not […]

What You Need To Know About Anticipatory Design

What You Need To Know About Anticipatory Design

   The word anticipatory comes from the Latin anticipare, which means “taking care of ahead of time.” We normally associate it with something that happens, is performed or felt in anticipation of something. In a way, most products contain at least one element of anticipation. Aaron Shapiro from HUGE defined anticipatory design as a method […]

Jetpack 3.7.2 Patches Two Security Vulnerabilities

Jetpack 3.7.2 is available for download and patches two security vulnerabilities. The first is a cross-site scripting vulnerability in the contact form due to improper input sanitation that affects Jetpack 3.7.0 and below. Marc-Alexandre Montpas of Sucuri is credited with responsibly disclosing the vulnerability. The second is an information disclosure vulnerability present in certain hosting […]

Web Development Reading List #103

Web Development Reading List #103

   What’s happening in the industry? What important techniques have emerged recently? What about new case studies, insights, techniques and tools? Our dear friend Anselm Hannemann is keeping track of everything in the web development reading list, so you don’t have to. The result is a carefully collected list of articles that popped up over […]

Announcing Git-LFS on all VSO Git repos

All Visual Studio Online Git repos now support Git-LFS, with unlimited free storage! Git-LFS is an extension to Git that replaces large files in your repo with placeholder files, and stores the contents of those large files in a separate store on the server.  This allows you to add binary files to a repo without creating […]

Creating Cel Animations With SVG

Creating Cel Animations With SVG

   What if I told you there was an image format like GIF, but it worked with vectors? What if I said it was possible to reverse the direction of its animation? What if you could take one base image and animate different parts of it separately, at different speeds? Well, the image format, SVG, […]

Lessons I Learned Moderating Comments in WordPress

Lessons I Learned Moderating Comments in WordPress

In the past 4-5 weeks, I’ve moderated every comment submitted to WP Tavern. Not only was it an experiment to see what would happen but a new way for me to use WordPress. The experiment introduced me to several drawbacks in WordPress’ comment moderation system. Lack of Context Comments that are pending moderation in the […]

Web Development Reading List #106

Web Development Reading List #106

   What’s happening in the industry? What important techniques have emerged recently? What about new case studies, insights, techniques and tools? Our dear friend Anselm Hannemann is keeping track of everything in the web development reading list so you don’t have to. The result is a carefully collected list of articles that popped up over […]