Folks new to web development may not know that form inputs using the file type are read only. [...] However, just because the field is read only doesn’t mean we can’t do cool stuff with it. Post written by Raymond Camden.
There are a lot of features developers would like that Google Analytics doesn’t track by default. However, with only a bit of configuration and extra code, you can do almost everything you want with Google Analytics’ existing extensibility features today.
In this article, Marcin Wanago cover another feature that we can implement with the help of Service Workers – Push Notifications. They come in handy if we need a fast channel of communicating with our users. We not only learn how to implement them in terms of code, but we also explore the User Experience side of it.
Fastify is a fast and low overhead web framework, for Node.js Fastify is a web framework highly focused on providing the best developer experience with the least overhead and a powerful plugin architecture. It is inspired by Hapi and Express and as far as we know, it is one of the fastest web frameworks in town.
Whereas traditional frameworks like React and Vue do the bulk of their work in the browser, Svelte shifts that work into a compile step that happens when you build your app. Instead of using techniques like virtual DOM diffing, Svelte writes code that surgically updates the DOM when the state of your app changes.
OpenDebs is a new community repository focusing on accessibility for developers. The goal is to offer a service that lets ANYBODY upload and host their packages. OpenDebs plans to be a reliable, easy to work with, and clean repository for the jailbreak community. OpebDebs do not and will not host ANY packages that are NOT open source or free.
Writing passwords down or saving them is dangerous. With Master Password, a cryptographic algorithm calculates your site's password for you, only when you need it. When you're done, it erases the password from the device, so it can't be stolen. This approach makes you safer from loss, theft, problems with backups, sync, confiscation, snooping, and more.
Healthchecks.io monitors the heartbeat messages sent by your cron jobs, services and APIs. Get immediate alerts you when they don't arrive on schedule. Healthchecks.io is an open source service and offers a free SaaS online solution for monitoring until 20 Cron jobs.
Turtl is a secure and OpenSource collaborative notebook like Evernote. It comes also with a SaaS offer and a free plan. Whether it's bookmarks or passwords, files or shopping lists...Turtl organizes it all and makes it easy to find later. Sync across your devices. Leave nothing behind.
WebComponents.org aims to make it easy to share, discover, and reuse web components. It provides articles, presentations, podcasts, tools and more to help web professionals build first-class DOM objects in the browsers. All the content on this site is totally free, and contributions are welcome.
In this blog post Marina Aisa explains us how she created her new website with portfolio and blog in two languages. What technology she used and why.
Andy Bell shows us in this article how to build a fully responsive grid that uses no media queries to work across all viewports using CSS Grid.
Tailwind CSS is an utility-first CSS framework for rapidly building custom designs with predefined class. If you are a big fan like me, you will probably appreciate this nice cheat-sheet made by Jay Elaraj.
In this article, Erisu will cover how to build our first PWA project with the Vue.js framework by implementing the PWA minimum requirements, configure Webpack to build a caching services worker for offline support and run the Google Lighthouse audit tool to identify improvement points.
Vue is easily one of the most exciting additions to the front-end world in many years. With its intuitive API, and the fact that it can be applied to any type of application, it's no wonder why folks have gravitated to it as much as they have. If you'd like to jump on board, let me show you, step by step, exactly what you need to know. It's the best way to learn Vue!
Vue-chartjs is a wrapper for Chart.js in Vue. You can easily create reusable chart components. Vue-chartjs lets you use Chart.js without much hassle inside Vue. It's perfect for people who need simple charts up and running as fast as possible. It abstracts the basic logic but exposes the Chart.js object to give you maximal flexibility
Changes in complex software systems seem like they take forever, don’t they? Even to engineers it often feels like changes take longer than they should, and we understand the reasons for the underlying complexity in the system! By Al Tenhundfeld.
Because building and managing a web project is a big, complex process, Corey Vilhauer and Deane Barker imagined this web series of 26 episodes. With The Web Project Guide, they want to help us understand how each stage of the website process fits in with the next.
In this article Dan Vega is going to walk you through the blog post generator that he wrote using Grisdome. There have been a few iterations of this script and he has definitely learned a few tricks from others who have done something similar.
In this article, Dan Vega is going to tell you why he loves Vue and give you 4 different ways you can write your first application.
One of the fundamental tasks to perform in an API is data validation. In this article, I’d like to show you how to add bulletproof validation for your data in a way that also returns it nicely formatted. Post written by Andrej Adamcik
Victoire is a mix between a framework and a CMS. Concretely, it is able to list and store your business entities in your back office and display them on your site in a few clicks - without having to manually copy, one by one, the texts and images of these business entities.
The goal of Open Web Components is to empower everyone with a powerful and battle-tested setup for sharing open source web components. We try to achieve this by giving a set of recommendations and defaults on how to facilitate your web component project.
Stack Overflow’s annual Developer Survey is the largest and most comprehensive survey of people who code around the world. Each year, Stack Overflow fields a survey covering everything from developers’ favorite technologies to their job preferences.
Vue CLI is a full system for rapid Vue.js development. Vue CLI aims to be the standard tooling baseline for the Vue ecosystem. It ensures the various build tools work smoothly together with sensible defaults so you can focus on writing your app instead of spending days wrangling with configurations.
A README is a reflection of how a repository is maintained. A good one doesn't necessarily mean an active, bug-free project with perfect tests. But it suggests that the owner cares about you, the user (or future maintainer). Written by Andrew Healey
This is a guide made by Frontend Masters that everyone can use to learn about the practice of front-end development. It broadly outlines and discusses the practice of front-end engineering: how to learn it and what tools are used when practicing it in 2019.
Giving your users a way to customise the interface to their preference is a huge win for user experience. In this post, Ananya Neogi shows us how to implement a simple switch to toggle between dark mode and light mode.
Imagine the productivity boost of being able to locally test your site generator, API integrations, serverless functions, and edge rules, all in a single development server. That’s Netlify Dev: a powerful way to build and test modern web apps on your local machine.
Thomas Guenther describes in this article Medium his experience in redesigning a site under the CMS Kirby 3.
Podlove Web Player is a HTML5 based web player for audio and video media files that is optimized and extended for the specific needs of podcasters. This player is the integrated player for the Podlove Podcast Publisher but can be used independent from it.
Indigo is a modular HTML5 video player written in TypeScript. It is highly extensible and use modern technologies: handles MPEG-Dash / HLS / MPEG-4 built on top of the HTML5 video element, React based UI, advertisement support for both Google DFP aswell as FreeWheel, subtitles (webvtt), picture-in-Picture mode, thumbnails.
Building accessible applications or websites is not the norm today. This is because the idea of accessibility is known to most developers, while in actual sense it is often neglected and not a common practice today in the world of web development. Post written by Egwuenu Gift.
This release starts Django’s use of a loose form of semantic versioning, but there aren’t any major backwards incompatible changes (except that support for Python 2.7 is removed) that might be expected of a 2.0 release. Upgrading should be a similar amount of effort as past feature releases.
In this series of videos, Carrie Anne Philbin and the Crash Course team are going to trace the origins of our modern computers, take a closer look at the ideas that gave us our current hardware and software, discuss how and why our smart devices just keep getting smarter, and even look towards the future!
In this post, Florin Pop explains step by step how to build a double slider sign-in and sign-up form with a nice animation.
In this article, Caleb Williams will discuss why Web Components are a great tool to deliver high-quality user experiences without complicated frameworks or build steps and that don’t run the risk of becoming obsolete. In subsequent articles of this five-part series, we will dive deeper into each of the specifications.
Make your site’s pages instant in 1 minute and improve your conversion rate by 1% Before a user clicks on a link, they hover their mouse over that link. When a user has hovered for 65 ms there is one chance out of two that they will click on that link, so instant.page starts preloading at this moment, leaving on average over 300 ms for the page to preload.
Learn how to use the combination of signed transactions and JWT tokens to authenticate users from a pair of cryptographic keys that identify the blockchain user. Post written by Viktor Sokolov & Sergey Nebolsin
PostGraphile automatically detects tables, columns, indexes, relationships, views, types, functions, comments, and more — providing a GraphQL server that is highly intelligent about your data, and that automatically updates itself without restarting when you modify your database.
HTML5 introduced a series of new input types for use in forms. One of these – input type="date" – was intended to simplify the collection of dates, and to reduce user errors whilst doing so. So in the 10 years since the proposed introduction of this element, is it well supported in browsers? Post written by Graham Armfieldy
In this post, Dave Kiss shows us how to host your own MailChimp clone on your own server for a measly $5 a month using the highly reliable Amazon SES service.
Avataaars generator is a free online avatar generator for anyone to make their beautiful personal avatar easily! If you have no idea what kind of style you want, you can hit the random button at the very top of page until you find something you want.
In this post, Guillaume Besson shows you how to get per-request context in NodeJS with the async_hooks module.
When Visual Studio Code doesn't do what you want it to, you install an extension. When you can't find an extension that does exactly what you need, you create your own! In this article, James Quick will show you how creating your first Visual Studio Code extension.
DaVinci Resolve 15 is the world’s first solution that combines professional offline and online editing, color correction, audio post production and now visual effects all in one software tool. DaVinci Resolve 15 is cross platform and comes with a free version.
FinalCrypt is an Open Source file encryption application. It uses the One-Time pad key generation cipher to encrypt files. In other words, it generates an OTP key which you will use for encrypting or decrypting your files.
I have already mentioned Gladys, the open source software for controlling connected devices in your home. Pierre-Gilles Leymarie, founder of the project, has launched The Gladys Gateway which enables you to control your Gladys instance from whenever you are in the world.
This newsletter contains the best links of the week from "Le Journal du Hacker", the participatory link aggregator of the Open Source Software French community. You will therefore find articles from the main players such as LinuxFR, but also great articles from much less known sites or blogs curated by Carl Chenet.
Free and Open Source UI Kit for Bootstrap 4, React, Vue.js, React Native, WordPress and Sketch.
DigiKam is an open-source photo management application that runs on Linux, Windows, and MacOS platforms and comes with tools for importing, managing, editing, and sharing photos and raw files. The last version 6.0.0 has now video support and new export tools.
FreedomBox is designed to be your own inexpensive server at home. It runs free software and offers an increasing number of services ranging from a calendar or jabber server to a wiki or VPN. Their web interface allows you to easily install and configure your apps.
Do you want to run your own internet services? Email, chat, VoIP, web sites, file synchronisation, wikis, blogs, social networks, media hosting, backups, VPN. Freedombone is a home server system which enables you to self-host all of these things from your place of residence.
It’s important for websites to be aware of how users go about logging into their sites. Let’s walk through some login patterns and why Brad Frost thinks they’re not ideal. And then let’s look at some better ways of tackling login. Post written by Brad Frost.
I am pleased to see that an awareness of this problem is emerging in the media. Indeed open source is everywhere, in our mobile, in our car, in Bank, Hospital ... and nobody seems to care about its web developers sustainability.
James Quick has selected for us eleven JS extensions for your Visual Studio code editor.
The open source ecosystem is awesome and Apexo is a good example. Apexo keep your dental clinic records at your finger tips with a beautifully designed application that meets most needs of any dental clinic. From patient records, history, appointments and scheduling, to finances and detailed reports.
Leon is an open-source personal assistant who can live on your server. He does stuff when you ask for it. You can talk to him and he can talk to you. You can also text him and he can also text you. If you want to, Leon can communicate with you by being offline to protect your privacy.
Posteo is an alternative to Gmail and proposes 2 GB email account, upgradeable, IMAP/POP3, 50 MB attachments, calendar and address book (synchronisable), 100% green electricity from Greenpeace Energy. All saved data can be encrypted at the click of a button.
API-based solutions are becoming a critical building block of modern digital products. What are they? How can they impact your design process? Finally, how to evaluate them without bothering your software team? Post written by Mike Sędzielewski
If you want to discover Node.js, this beginner’s guide to server-side web development with Node.js written by Chen Hui Jing is for you.
Primer CSS is a CSS framework built by Github. It provided several ready mae components like breadcrumb, buttons, navigation pagination ... Their approach to CSS is influenced by Object Oriented CSS principles, functional CSS, and BEM architecture.
Stefan Judis, front-end developer, explains in this post how background clip is configurable for every background gradient separately. This post is part of his "Today I learned" series in which he shares all his learnings regarding web development.
If you intend to launch a newsletter, this guide is a must read. Thanks to Emily Roseman, Caroline Porter, Joseph Lichterman, Jacqueline Boltik, Charley Bodkin, Francisco Rivera, Abigail Hartstone, and Bobby Courtney for their amazing work.
A blog trying to be a pattern library. All about designing inclusive web interfaces, piece by piece. If you are interested by this subject, you could also be interested by the author's e-book "Inclusive Components". This blog is written by Cole Henley.
Akira is a Kickstarter project to build a new open source and Linux compatible UI/UX design tool which will come with version control baked into its file format. If you want this project become a reality, back it on Kickstarter.
Octobox is the tool for developers working on GitHub who find notifications infuriating. If you don’t want to miss another mention, if you don’t want misplace another issue and, if you don’t want to manage your workflow though email: you need to try Octobox.
This open source media manager streams the music to your player / web browser. It is a web-based PHP, MySQL application with an easy web install system. Ampache provides Nginx, Caddy, Lighttpd, Apache config file instruction in its documentation to help you set up your web server.
qTox is a new kind of instant messaging. With the rise of government monitoring programs, qTox provides an easy to use application that allows you to connect with friends and family without anyone else listening in. While other big-name services require you to pay for features, qTox is totally free, and comes without advertising.
Kimai is a free & open source timetracker. It tracks work time and prints out a summary of your activities on demand. Yearly, monthly, daily, by customer, by project … It’s simplicity is its strength. Due to Kimai’s browser based interface it runs cross-platform, even on your mobile device.
The Web Accessibility Initiative Accessible Rich Internet Applications specification (WAI-ARIA) is a powerful tool to make the Web more accessible for people using screen readers. Unfortunately many developers use WAI-ARIA incorrectly. This post will focus on the aria-label attribute.
Cypht is a simple, lightweight, and modern webmail client that aggregates several accounts into a single view. Cypht (pronounced "sift") is like a news reader, but for E-mail. Cypht does not replace your existing accounts - it combines them into one. And it's also a news rss reader.
This site is a collection of apps, services, and advice on how to protect your data online. From messaging, emailing, and storage, keeping your data encrypted and private is critical in today's age of national surveillance by both the government and private organizations.
Roadmap to becoming a Web Developer in 2019 by Kamran Ahmed. You will find a set of charts demonstrating the paths that you can take and the technologies that you would want to adopt in order to become a frontend, backend or a devops.
Darktable is an open source photography workflow application and raw developer. A virtual lighttable and darkroom for photographers. It manages your digital negatives in a database, lets you view them through a zoomable lighttable and enables you to develop raw images and enhance them.
A powerful data table plugin for VueJS. Get features like sorting / column filtering / paging with minimal setup. Easily customize anything from table cells to column headers. Leverage checkbox table, grouped rows and remote workflow for your table.
Mattermost is an open source Slack alternative. It's written in Golang and React and runs as a single Linux binary with MySQL or PostgreSQL. Use the features you like (file sharing, real-time group chat and webhooks—to name a few) and access the source code.
There’s a worrying tendency for “real” programmers look down their noses at CSS. It’s just a declarative language, they point out, not a fully-featured programming language. Heck, it isn’t even a scripting language. That may be true, but that doesn’t mean that CSS isn’t powerful. It’s just powerful in different ways to traditional languages (Jeremy Keith)
Twill is an open source Laravel package that helps developers rapidly create a custom CMS that is beautiful, powerful, and flexible. By standardizing common functions without compromising developer control, Twill makes it easy to deliver a feature-rich admin console that focuses on modern publishing needs.
This post tell you all on Konga, a fully featured open source, multi-user GUI, that makes the hard task of managing multiple Kong installations a breeze. By Tselentis Panagis
FaunaDB delivers the developer productivity and global scale you want without sacrificing the relational access, strong consistency and security you need. It is a distributed, multi-model, ACID-compliant, and globally scalable OLTP database built to meet the demands of the future of data, today.
GoAccess is an open source real-time web log analyzer and interactive viewer that runs in a terminal in *nix systems or through your browser. It provides fast and valuable HTTP statistics for system administrators that require a visual server report on the fly.
"Laravel From Scratch" has been the go-to video resource for Laravel newcomers since 2013. Considering this, as you can imagine, this truth requires that we repeatedly refresh the series to ensure that it remains as up-to-date as possible. To celebrate the release of Laravel 5.7, we've done it again. Every video has been re-recorded. Every technique has been optimized. Every example has been updated.
Another great post on Frontend Development written by Ire Aderinokun, Frontend Developer and User Interface Designer. In this article she shows us how to highlighting search matches.
Remove.bg is a free service to remove the background of any photo. It works 100% automatically: You don't have to manually select the background/foreground layers to separate them - just select your image and instantly download the result image with the background removed!
This is a guide to set up a modern XMPP server focused on security and mobile messaging. The whole guide assumes Debian stable running on the server, the fact that you will end up hosting a few of your friends and that you have some basic skills working on a linux command line.
xip.io is a magic domain name that provides wildcard DNS for any IP address. You can use these domains to access virtual hosts on your development web server from devices on your local network, like iPads, iPhones, and other computers. No configuration required!
graph-cli is designed to be highly configurable for easy and detailed graph generation. It has many flags to acquire this detail and uses reasonable defaults to avoid bothering the user. It also leverages chaining, so you can create complex graphs from multiple CSV files.
Mobilizon is a tool designed to create platforms for managing communities and events. Its purpose is to help as many people as possible to free themselves from Facebook groups and events, from Meetup, etc. The MobiliZon software is under a Free licence, so anyone can host a MobiliZon server, called an instance. These instances may federate with each other, so any person with an account on "ExampleMeet" will be able to register to an event created on "SpecimenEvent".
One of the concerns that often comes up when someone creates a new HTTP header is how much “bloat” it will add on the network. This is especially relevant in requests, when a little bit of extra data can introduce a lot of latency when repeated on every request ... by Mark Nottingham
Proxmox VE is a complete open-source platform for enterprise virtualization. With the built-in web interface you can easily manage VMs and containers, software-defined storage and networking, high-availability clustering, and multiple out-of-the-box tools on a single solution.
OpenMediaVault (OMV) is a free Linux distribution based on Debian designed for network-attached storage (NAS). It contains services like SSH, (S)FTP, SMB/CIFS, DAAP media server, RSync, BitTorrent client and many more. Thanks to the modular design of the framework it can be enhanced via plugins.
SchoolFox is an app that connects parents and educators. Through SchoolFox, they can send texts, pictures and exchange emergency contacts through innovative functions such as: group messages, digital confirmations, confirmation lists, translation capabilities, emergency contacts, appointment management, automatic reminders and much more.
As a reminder, Nextcloud is a suite of client-server software for creating and using file hosting services, similar to Dropbox but free and open-source, allowing anyone to install and operate it on a private server. The big news is that Nextcloud becomes now part of the federated social networks.
Draw.io is free online diagram software. You can use it as a flowchart maker, network diagram software, to create UML online, as an ER diagram tool, to design database schema, to build BPMN online, as a circuit diagram maker, and more. draw.io can import .vsdx, Gliffy™ and Lucidchart™ files .
Mailu is a simple yet full-featured mail server as a set of Docker images. It is free software, open to suggestions and external contributions. The project aims at providing people with an easily setup, easily maintained and full-featured mail server while not shipping proprietary software nor unrelated features often found in popular groupware.
A new stable version, version 3.3, of YunoHost has been released! This release includes various highlights, check the novelties.
Sendy is a self hosted email newsletter application that lets you send trackable emails via Amazon Simple Email Service (SES). This makes it possible for you to send authenticated bulk emails at an insanely low price without sacrificing deliverability.
Dokku is a Docker powered mini-Heroku in around 200 lines of Bash that lets you set up your own Platform-as-a-Service infrastructure at a fraction of the cost. This makes it possible for you to host your own apps with all of the features offered by an actual provider like Heroku. (- Dave Kiss)
Jupyter is a web application used to program in more than 40 programming languages, including Julia, Python, R, Ruby and Scala1. Jupyter allows you to create notebooks, i. e. programs containing both markdown text and Julia, Python, R... These notebooks are used in data science to explore and analyze data.
Nitrux is a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu suitable for laptops and desktop computers. Nitrux provides all the benefits of the Ubuntu operating system combined with a focus on portable, redistributable application formats like AppImages. Nitrux uses the LTS branch of Ubuntu as a basis using only the core system and then slowly building up to ensure a clean user experience.
As a mobile developer, using a back-end as a service (BaaS) platform can help you swiftly implement your ideas. Firebase has all the key features you need for rapid prototyping and quickly testing out your ideas. Read this introduction to Firebase tutorial written by Deepthi Bhattachar.
Anchor makes it as easy as possible to create a podcast. All you have to do is register on the Anchor website. You are then invited to create your first podcast. Give it a name, a description, an image to illustrate its coverage, then pushing it out into the world. And last but not least, Anchor is free and also provides a real audio editing environment.
You want to be free from Google and Apple operating system on your mobile phone? You want to use an open source operating system which is far more respectful of user’s data privacy? Check the project /e/ out. A first beta is now available.
Storing password in a data base is not safe. LessPass computes a unique password using a site, login and a master password. Use LessPass in your browser, with a browser extension, on your mobile, on your server or in your terminal via a CLI client.
The openrouteservice API consumes user-generated and collaboratively collected free geographic data, directly from OpenStreetMap.
Sal (Scroll Animation Library) is written with aim to provide performant and lightweight solution for animating elements on scroll. It's based on the Intersection Observer, which gives amazing performance in terms of checking the element's presence in viewport.
Gitcoin is an open source bounties platform on the Ethereum blockchain. It facilitate a space that allows open source developers to get paid for their work contributing to open source projects and in return, the open source projects get exposure to a vast community of hard working developers they might not have had otherwise.
This project contains examples of test questions and answers that can be used during an interview or exam for positions such as *nix System Administrator.
Whimsical is a collaboration tool that helps you do flowcharts, wireframes, sticky note exercises, and more. The starter offer let you create up to 4 free diagrams and it's only 10$/user/month for unlimited diagrams.
Learn how to build an animation correctly that does not distract the users from their goals.
A framework for dynamic analysis of WebAssembly programs, developed in the Software Lab at TU Darmstadt.
If you want to learn things like how to use CSS Grid Layout, scrapping data with php or leverage the power of APIs to create interactive websites, check this educative website (550 episodes in 81 series) made by Trevor Greenleaf and Peter Medina.
Restic backups and restores your data plus it uses cryptography to guarantee confidentiality and integrity of it. It's the backup software I use on all my personal project and it saved my day more than once.
Write cross-platform chat bots with a simple to use, yet powerful API in PHP. Developed and well documented by Marcel Pociot.
Kirby 3 is a new beta version of an amazing and flexible file‑based, php + Vue CMS developped by Bastian Allgeier and his team. You can support them and take part in their journey to see how this new version is built.