News

Every week we collate our favourite articles from the week. Have a read of the latest PHP Developer news, Database News and Web Development news.

Back to news categories

PHP Developer News

Web Developer News

How to Build an SEO Tool from Scratch

For SEO specialists and digital marketers, this can be both good and bad news. Good, because it’s a sign that the industry is constantly evolving...

Read Article

students iterate with draft pull requests

By combining draft pull requests and review requests, educators can teach a collaborative mindset and best practices from the industry. Let’s see how this works in action...

Read Article

30+ Web Tools that Professionals Recommend in 2019

The right web tools and services streamline your workflow in an effective way. With the use of web tools, you can do work smarter rather than harder and easily achieve the desired result within a specific time period and most times, even save money...

Read Article

WordPress Minimum PHP Version update

WordPress 5.2 is targeted for release at the end of this month, and with it comes an update to the minimum required version of PHP. WordPress will now require a minimum of PHP 5.6.20. Beginning in WordPress 5.1, users running PHP versions below 5.6 have had a notification in their dashboard...

Read Article

Adding Search to Your Site with JavaScript

Static website generators like Gatsby and Jekyll are popular because they allow the creation of complex, templated pages that can be hosted anywhere...

Read Article

The EU Copyright Directive: what happens from here

The highly controversial Copyright Directive proposal is headed to a final vote. While copyright reform is needed, there are problems with the specific approaches outlined in this proposal. Developers took part in discussions and raised concerns about unintended negative impacts on software development...

Read Article

A Guide To CSS Support In Browsers

We will never live in a world where everyone viewing our sites has an identical browser and browser version, just as we will never live in a world where everyone has the same size screen and resolution. This means that dealing with old browsers — or browsers which do not support something that we want to use — is part of the job of a web developer...

Read Article

32 Creative and Funny Error Pages

There aren’t a lot of places on a web design where you get to tell jokes. Error pages and source code are one of the few places you can hide your humor...

Read Article

30 Best Premium WordPress Themes For 2019

WordPress has become a hugely popular web platform and there are plenty of free themes available for it. But when you are planning to set up a professional website that can impress your audience...

Read Article

How To Learn CSS

Given that CSS has changed quite substantially in the last few years, this is a really good time to refresh your knowledge. Even if CSS is a small part of what you do (because you work elsewhere in the stack), CSS is how things end up looking as you want them on screen, so it is worth being reasonably up to date...

Read Article

GitHub - Announcing the Content Attachments API

All of us share a lot of links on GitHub. In fact, nearly one-third of comments on issues and pull requests include a link. Hidden behind each of those links is important context that can inform the conversation. But each link that navigates you away from the conversation represents a context switch that reduces your focus and the timesaving benefits of productivity tools....

Read Article

Sharing Data Among Multiple Servers Through AWS S3

When providing some functionality for processing a file uploaded by the user, the file must be available to the process throughout the execution...

Read Article

WordPress 5.0 Beta 1

This software is still in development, so we don’t recommend you run it on a production site. Consider setting up a test site to play with the new version...

Read Article

How Sentry moved to GitHub Apps

In part one of this series, Code Climate discussed how they used GitHub Apps to improve their GitHub integration...

Read Article

Privacy By Design: How To Sell Privacy And Make Change

Privacy is a fundamental human right that allows us to be our true selves. It’s what allows us to be weirdos without shame. It allows us to have dissenting opinions without consequence. And, ultimately, it’s what allows us to be free. This is why many nations have strict laws concerning privacy.....

Read Article

Take A New Look At CSS Shapes

CSS Shapes Level 1 has been available in Chrome and Safari for a number of years, however, this week it ships in a production version of Firefox with the release of Firefox 62 — along with a very nice addition to the Firefox DevTools to help us work with Shapes....

Read Article

The Cost Of JavaScript, Ethics In Open Source

Building technology and software has become a very responsible job. People trust the products we create, and they can have a significant impact on their lives, too. Considering this, we not only need to think about inclusive solutions, but also stand up and advocate for ethics, reliability, and security...

Read Article

Learning To Code By Writing Code Poems

Suddenly, the words that I was used to in the English language (such as “new,” “return” and “throw/catch”) took on a whole new meaning; the cryptic syntax, semicolons, brackets and completely new rules didn’t make things any easier for me...

Read Article

Reduce The Need To Hand-Code Theme Parts In WordPress

Good design leads to sales and conversions on your website, but crafting great design is no easy task. It takes a lot of time and effort to achieve excellent results...

Read Article

Tips and Trick to Improve Your JavaScript’s SEO

JavaScript can have a surprising impact on SEO. As you may be aware, basic web crawlers are pretty dumb. They just read through the text files associated with your domain, following links and trawling through your code. But they can only see the code that comprises your website.

Read Article

Custom domains on GitHub Pages gain support for HTTPS

Today, custom domains on GitHub Pages are gaining support for HTTPS.

Read Article


WordPress Local Development For Beginners:

When first starting out with WordPress, it’s very common to make any changes directly on your live site. After all, where else would you do it? You only have that one site, so when something needs changing, you do it there.

Read Article

Sharing Code Between Projects

About a year ago, we came to a crossroad that changed the way we build software today. Like many other teams, we were working on a few things at a time, developing different projects for our web and mobile applications, with shared ingredients in the form of common Node.js code between our back-end repositories and micro services, and common React UI components with some slight visual and functional differences between our apps.

Read Article

How We Create WordPress Plugins

If you're a WordPress user and you've ever wondered about the process of creating your own custom plugin, this new tutorial from Delicious Brains might be just what you need. In it they go through their process for creating a plugin, from the initial ideas to release.

Read Article


Our Services

Contact Us

Must be a valid email address.