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What’s New For Designers, April 2019

We’re all about learning tools this month in our round of up new resources and tools for designers. From games to books to tutorials, there’s something new for everyone to learn and enjoy. If we’ve missed something that you think should have been on the list, let us know in the comments. And if you know of a new app or resource that should be…

Hello, Hackers! Best Practices for WordPress Security

When talking about WordPress security, it feels like we’re left with 2 choices, devastating paranoia or ignorant bliss. With all the news of our personal information, usernames, passwords, and identities getting jacked and sold on the dark web, the topic of web security to a noobie sounds impossible. But after falling hard into the deep end of web security, I’ve discovered some “not-so-common-sense” WordPress security…

Getting up and Running with the Vue.js 2.0 Framework

Want to learn Vue.js from the ground up? Get an entire collection of Vue books covering fundamentals, projects, tips and tools & more with SitePoint Premium. Join now for just $9/month or try our 7 day free trial. This article has been updated, primarily to bring the tooling section up to date. As soon as the popular JavaScript framework Vue.js released v2, I was eager…

Tabs: It’s Complicated™

I’ve said before one quick and powerful thing you can learn as a front-end developer just getting starting with JavaScript is changing classes. const button = document.querySelector(“.my-button”); const element = document.querySelector(“.content”); button.addEventListener(“click”, function() { element.classList.toggle(“sparkles”); }); We could use that skill to build some tabs, right? Right. We got this. Say we have this changing classes ability in our skillset now and we need to…

9 Helpful Tools for React Development

This article was created in partnership with Sencha. Thank you for supporting the partners who make SitePoint possible. React is a collection of tools and libraries that are independent of each other, which can be daunting for React developers with a job to do. The many tools grants plenty of freedom because you can shop around for the best ones for the job at hand….

6 Tips for Posting Content Anonymously

For one reason or another, you may find yourself wanting to publish things online anonymously. Now to some, the “A-word” conjures up images of hackers, Guy Fawkes masks, and people generally saying terrible things to each other on Twitter. There’s long been an ongoing debate about whether anonymity is something that should even be allowed on the Internet. Yes. Yes it should. There’s no doubt…

The Best WordPress Notification Bar Plugins For 2019

Notification bars are the narrow strips that appear at the top of the screen. Generally they carry important announcements or messages, and a quick Call To Action button. They can be used for many purposes – recruiting new subscribers to a mailing list, offering discounts or linking to important content. They can be very effective in directing traffic to a specific page and thereby increase…

How to Create and Animate Rotated Overlays

A tutorial on how to create and animate rotated overlays, or “reveal” elements, for interesting page transition effects. From our monthly sponsor: monday.com, a new way to manage your work! Meet the new visual project management tool. Today we’d like to explore a specific reveal effect with you. If you saw the Crossroads Slideshow a while back, you might have noticed the page transition when…

17 Charts That Show Where Social Media is Heading

You already know it’s harder to get traffic from the social web unless you spend money on ads. There’s nothing new with that fact… just look at the graph above: It breaks down how the average number of social shares per blog post has been dying year over year. But the reality is you can’t ignore platforms like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube or any…

Block Kit: Slack’s Contribution To Building A Better Collaboration UI

About The Author Suzanne Scacca is a former WordPress implementer, trainer and agency manager who now works as a freelance copywriter. She specializes in crafting marketing, web … More about Suzanne… Slack has done a lot to bring teams and partners together online. It’s also done a lot to empower developers to build their own custom apps for it. Until recently, however, developers were limited…