Category: Web Development

3 Mistakes Web Programmers Need to Stop Making

3 Mistakes Web Programmers Need to Stop Making

Sometimes as programmers, we forget that 99.9% of the population doesn’t care how a piece of text, a button, an image or a video ends up onscreen. Most people just care that it’s fast, easy to use and gives them the content they want. Otherwise, they get upset — and rightfully so. Here are three common mistakes we programmers make, and what we can do to fix them.

Oracle set to unveil WebLogic 12c cloud-themed application server

Oracle set to unveil WebLogic 12c cloud-themed application server

The Java app server will be key to Oracle’s Exalogic application server appliance

WordPress 3.3: The 11 Most Important New Features

WordPress 3.3: The 11 Most Important New Features

For those of us who work with WordPress every day, it has been exciting to watch our beloved content management system evolve over the years from a blogging tool into a web publishing powerhouse.

Google adds Flash-to-HTML5 conversion to Adobe development tool

Google adds Flash-to-HTML5 conversion to Adobe development tool

Flash Professional users can use their existing skills to develop HTML5 animations

7 Free Tools for Creating Your Own Fonts

7 Free Tools for Creating Your Own Fonts

Though there are plenty of fonts out there for you to choose from (and many are even free), you may have the desire to create your very own custom font. Perhaps you want to design your own unique font for your company’s logo, or you may have a specific font design in mind and, after looking at hundreds of fonts, you’ve concluded that you’d have to make your own lettering to get exactly what you want.

Is it the beginning of the end for mobile apps?

Is it the beginning of the end for mobile apps?

“Forget being in love with the open web and all that touchy-feely stuff.”

Cloud app dev goes private

Cloud app dev goes private

The new focus on private PaaS suffers from the normal cloud computing hype — but there could be something there

Cross-platform apps make sense, so take off your iOS blinders

Cross-platform apps make sense, so take off your iOS blinders

Donovan Colbert explains why vendors, publishers, and companies should take off their iOS blinders and create apps for the Android Market.

Adobe Admits: Apple Won, Flash For Mobile is Done, HTML5 is the Future

Adobe Admits: Apple Won, Flash For Mobile is Done, HTML5 is the Future

Adobe developer relations lead Mike Chambers has posted a lengthy explanation of why the company decided stop development of the mobile browser version of Flash.

5 key trends in cloud computing’s future

5 key trends in cloud computing’s future

As we gain experience with the cloud, expect to see centralized trust systems, amazingly large databases, and more

Touch-oriented apps: A developer’s guide

Touch-oriented apps: A developer’s guide

User experience and UI nuances pose the biggest challenge to tap into gesture-savvy iOS, Android, and Windows 8

Will Adobe’s HTML5 strategy really help developers?

Will Adobe’s HTML5 strategy really help developers?

With Flash’s last stand, Adobe needs to quickly secure its place in the Web developer tools market — but signs are it won’t