HTTPS Everywhere With Nginx, Varnish And Apache

HTTPS Everywhere With Nginx, Varnish And Apache

   The web is moving toward using HTTPS encryption by default. This move has been encouraged by Google, which announced that HTTPS would be a ranking signal. However, moving your website to HTTPS is good for other reasons, too. Rather than debate those reasons, this article assumes you have already decided to move to HTTPS. […]

Web Development List #104

Web Development List #104

   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 […]

Mobile Navigation For Smashing Magazine: A Case Study

Mobile Navigation For Smashing Magazine: A Case Study

   Since we started plodding around on this rock in space, human beings have always been dissatisfied with their environment — which is (mostly) a good thing. Otherwise we might still live in caves, fearful of the weather and worshipping the sun. It’s dissatisfaction and curiosity which drive us to fix things that ain’t broken. […]

Rapid Cross-OS Mobile App Development: Lessons Learned

Rapid Cross-OS Mobile App Development: Lessons Learned

   Cross-OS mobile app development is often excruciating, between the multiple languages, the different expectations from users about interactions and the sheer development time. Our goal was to cut through the typical pains in the app development process and create a three-platform app in four weeks. We were working with Scripps, an American cable TV […]

Advanced WordPress Management With WP-CLI

Advanced WordPress Management With WP-CLI

   The command-line interface has always been popular in the world of developers, because it provides tools that boost productivity and speed up the development process. At first sight, it might seem hard to believe that using the command line to perform certain tasks is getting easier than using a graphical interface. The purpose of […]

Why Performance Matters: The Perception Of Time

Why Performance Matters: The Perception Of Time

   Those of us who consider ourselves developers, including me, are very task-oriented. We like to be guided towards optimal results, and we find ourselves uncomfortable when there is no clear path to follow. That is why we all want to know how to do things; we like step-by-step tutorials and how-tos. However, such guidelines […]

Web Development Reading List #105

Web Development Reading List #105

   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 […]

Freebie: World Landmark Icons (AI, EPS, PDF, PNG and PSD)

Freebie: World Landmark Icons (AI, EPS, PDF, PNG and PSD)

   Today we’re happy to release a new Smashing freebie: 18 lovely world landmark icons such as the London Eye, the Eiffel Tower or the Empire State Building. The icons are detailed enough to show architectural elegance but without adding chaos. They’re designed to work best in both digital and print media. Today we’re happy […]

Freebie: World Landmark Icons (AI, EPS, PDF, PNG and PSD)

   Today we’re happy to release a new Smashing freebie: 18 lovely world landmark icons such as the London Eye, the Eiffel Tower or the Empire State Building. The icons are detailed enough to show architectural elegance but without adding chaos. They’re designed to work best in both digital and print media. Today we’re happy […]