Browser Trends September 2014: Chrome Is the Top Mobile Browser

Last month’s browser trends report was all about mobiles. It’s a recurring theme in the latest figures from StatCounter. Worldwide Desktop & Tablet Browser Statistics, July to August 2014 The following table shows browser usage movements during the past month. Browser July August change relative IE (all) 21.36% 20.31% -1.05% -4.90% IE11 9.08% 9.10% +0.02% +0.20% IE10 3.34% 3.05% -0.29% -8.70% IE9 3.30% 3.12% -0.18% -5.50% IE8 5.22% 4.68% -0.54% -10.30% IE7 0.14% 0.14% +0.00% +0.00% IE6 0.28% 0.22% -0.06% -21.40% Chrome 45.39% 46.37% +0.98% +2.20% Firefox 17.50% 17.48% -0.02% -0.10% Safari 4.41% 4.42% +0.01% +0.20% iPad Safari 6.16% 6.38% … Continue reading Browser Trends September 2014: Chrome Is the Top Mobile Browser

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8 Online Payment Options That Aren’t PayPal

When most people think of online payments, one name comes to mind: PayPal. But for all PayPal’s strengths, it’s a bad idea to rely on it as the single system to accept payments on your site. Monopolies are never healthy, and you need to diversify your payment channels. Why You Need PayPal Alternatives There are plenty of reasons why you should support multiple payment options, but here are several of the most important ones: Your partners or customers can’t always make or accept PayPal payments. This is the major reason to offer payment alternatives. There are always people who can’t … Continue reading 8 Online Payment Options That Aren’t PayPal

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Top 10 Programming Languages in 2014

1. Java What it is: Java is a class-based, object-oriented programming language developed by Sun Microsystems in the 1990s. It’s one of the most in-demand programming languages, a standard for enterprise software, web-based content, games and mobile apps, as well as the Android operating system. Java is designed to work across multiple software platforms, meaning a program written on Mac OS X, for example, could also run on Windows.   2. C Language What it is: A general-purpose, imperative programming language developed in the early ’70s, C is the oldest and most widely used language, providing the building blocks for … Continue reading Top 10 Programming Languages in 2014

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HTML5 vs. Native Mobile Applications – Who do you Back?

Recently, we have seen a surge in the ongoing debate of whether it is best to develop mobile applications using HTML5 in some responsive framework manner or as a standalone bespoke-application. Generally, the answer is completely dependant on an individual project specification and brief although according to a recent Gartner report amongst 478 developers in North America and Europe, 22% of developers are developing hybrid apps, 24% on mobile web-applications and 41% on native app development such as iOS or Android specific applications. Consequently, the heated topic often leaves developers opting for one over the other, mostly down to personal … Continue reading HTML5 vs. Native Mobile Applications – Who do you Back?

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Prevent White Flash While iFrame Loads

Problem <!– NO! Bad! –> {iframe style=”visibility:hidden;” onload=”this.style.visibility = ‘visible’;” src=”../examples/inlineframes1.html” } {/iframe} (since WP dont allow me top place an iframe with <> :p, make sure to replace { } with <>) //———————————————————————————————————————– Solution // Prevent variables from being global  (function () { /* 1. Inject CSS which makes iframe invisible */ var div = document.createElement(‘div’), ref = document.getElementsByTagName(‘base’)[0] || document.getElementsByTagName(‘script’)[0]; div.innerHTML = ‘&shy;<style> iframe { visibility: hidden; } </style>’; ref.parentNode.insertBefore(div, ref); /* 2. When window loads, remove that CSS, making iframe visible again */ window.onload = function() { div.parentNode.removeChild(div); } })(); Just include that on any page (in … Continue reading Prevent White Flash While iFrame Loads

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HTML 5 Page Basic Page Structure

<!DOCTYPE HTML> <html> <head> <meta http-equiv=”Content-Type” content=”text/html; charset=UTF-8″ /> <title>Title goes here</title> </head> <body> <header> <nav> <ul> <li>Menu items goes here</li> </ul> </nav> </header> <section> <article> <header> <h2>Article title</h2> <p>Posted on <time datetime=”20013-12-17T16:31:24+02:00″>December 17th 2013</time> by <a href=”#”>Writer</a> – <a href=”#comments”>6 comments</a></p> </header> <p>Content goes here</p> </article> <article> <header> <h2>Article title goes here</h2> <p>Posted on <time datetime=”2013-12-17T16:31:24+02:00″>December 17th 2013</time> by <a href=”#”>Writer</a> – <a href=”#comments”>6 comments</a></p> </header> <p>content goes here</p> </article> </section> <aside> <h2>About section goes here</h2> <p>Content goes here</p> </aside> <footer> <p>Copyright 2013 Your name goes here</p> </footer> </body> </html> Continue reading HTML 5 Page Basic Page Structure

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45+ Best Essential Magento Extensions

We’ve selected our top 45 esssential best premium Magento plugins download list. One of the great things about Magento is the range of exciting extentions being developed by the online community. Magento eCommerce is an open source website application for your eCommerce website. Users prefer Magento due to its flexibility. Here we have summarized some useful Magento plugins for you. And remember that Magento Commerce is included free in all of our web hosting plans! Leading provider of professional, high quality Magento extensions and reviews extension for Magento Store Supports Rich Snippets. [UPDATED : 20 NOV 2013] DHMENU – Mega Responsive And Sliding Menu for Magento Plugin This is user-friendly, … Continue reading 45+ Best Essential Magento Extensions

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AbsurdJS or Why I Wrote My Own CSS Preprocessor

As a front-end developer, I’m writing a lot of CSS and using pure CSS is not the most efficient way nowadays. CSS preprocessors are something which have helped me a lot. My first impression was that I finally found the perfect tool. These have a bunch of features, great support, free resources and so on. This is all true and it still applies, but after several projects, I realized that the world is not so perfect. There are two main CSS preprocessors – LESS and SASS. There are some others, but I have experience with only these two. In the … Continue reading AbsurdJS or Why I Wrote My Own CSS Preprocessor

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