Star ratings are all over the interwebs, but I tried coding some up a few months ago and it wasn’t that easy (at least not to make it cross- browser friendly). Today I stumbled across this nugget and wish I would have found it months ago: http://lunarlogic.github.io/starability/
I’ve always worked hard to optimize all my web apps (client caching, gzip compression, image compression, domain shading, css sprites, etc…). It’s great to see that it really does make a difference. wpostats.com shows the real stats and puts into hard numbers that perfomance does matter.
Collaboration and working with clients has changed a lot in the 10 years I’ve been doing it, and to show that, Assembla crunched the numbers with a great survey: http://blog.assembla.com/2016-client-collaboration-survey-findings The findings are spot-on, it’s worth a read.
This articles talks about how web apps can get the same trust and experience as native apps. Lots of great points: https://remysharp.com/2016/03/18/progressive-web-apps-the-long-game
I always get frustrated when prices aren’t listed on a website, but apparently that’s how the big dogs do it: http://onstartups.com/learn-by-example-38-saas-startup-pricing-pages-analyzed
I haven’t seen a better article than this when it comes to the technical side of SEO. A technical guide to SEO
Being able to POST data is a core piece of web development. Sometimes testing and logging the POST data though is not easy. David Walsh just posted about how easy it is to use CURL right from the terminal: https://davidwalsh.name/curl-post-file And if you haven’t used POSTMAN, it’s an awesome tool for testing POST. Even gives
Sometimes as a programmer, you just want to work on the code you want to do that day. You don’t want to code up another form, and fix some old code. Sometimes you want to move your entire website to HTTPS, or start using service workers. Thanks for Chris Coyier for posting this article, made
Seth hit the nail on the head today, especially for the web industry. More than being able to write a resume or fit-in, what good companies ask for is “show me your side projects” or “What are you really passionate about?” The college experience is about so much more than going to classes – if
Progress is being made in making web apps just as good as mobile apps. It’s great to see the web community work together to add new features to the browser that can make the web better than ever. http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2015/12/the-app-ocalypse-can-web-standards-make-mobile-apps-obsolete/