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The All-Powerful Sketch

Looking back on the last decade of screen UI design tooling, it sort of feels like this is how it went: Adobe rules over this kingdom with Photoshop…

Best Practices for Rest API

Reaching the point of working on a stable platform is a beautiful feeling. So much so that programmers,  naturally get the inclination that creating a publicly accessible API…

What is design thinking? Is it really a thing?

There is a new business buzzword in town. From the board rooms of IBM to General Electric, executives are talking about this mysterious new business methodology called design…

Performance vs. Security — How to Strike the Balance for WordPress Sites

It’s understandable to scoff at the idea of a football player taking ballet lessons. But while the image of a 320-pound lineman in a tutu may be a…

Using DevTools to Sidestep Obnoxious Websites

Modern browser DevTools, besides being gosh-darned amazing for doing our jobs as front end web developers, can be used to strong arm our way through problems we encounter…

Why Companies Increasingly Turn to Managed Cloud Services

The increasing complexity of IT operations  and application demands has led enterprises to optimize their current infrastructure with the help of managed services providers. Let’s take a closer look at…

Twelve Practical Ways To Become More User-centric

The online world is rapidly evolving. Web users are demanding more. The web has given so many new choices that web users now demand options that may have never…

Options for Live Streaming Video

Live video is a big thing these days. You can go live on YouTube. Twitter bought Periscope a few years ago to get in on live video. Facebook…

Four Ways AWS Benefits DevOps Teams

DevOps (the nifty moniker for “development and operations”) is an essential strategy that’s become a must for all-sized companies looking to reap the benefits of optimized performance, organization,…

Chris Coyier on the Future of Web Development

Three months ago, Chris Coyier and Media Temple flew all the way to Whitefish Montana to visit the winners of the CSS-Tricks contest, the ZaneRay Group. Our days with the ZaneRay Group were…

Five Cloud Definitions

Media Temple has made it a mission to provide enterprises and the agencies that serve them with premium cloud and web hosting solutions so they can focus on their…

AWS’ Most Essential Services

The leading force in the cloud marketplace, Amazon Web Services provides a collection of 40+ cloud infrastructure services that allow users to “rent” computing resources, which can easily…

The Browser Statistics That Matter

Have you ever had a web development related conversation discussion where someone brought up global browser usage statistics? I might be a little weird, but I’d say I…

The Complete Beginners Guide to Cron, Part 2

Welcome back to our beginners guide of the popular Unix tool, cron. If you missed part one where we introduced this tool, never fear, it’s right here. We…

Five Huge CSS Milestones

This past December, CSS turned 20 years old. That’s straight from the horses mouth, and Alec rounded up a few highlights here, as well.

I figured I could weigh in as well, focusing on around the last decade, which, coincidentally, is how old CSS-Tricks is. That just about matches up with my experience in the industry.

Three benefits powering the cloud hype

Cloud computing’s roots go back to the start of the computer age, when the shared access mainframes of the 70s and 80s laid its foundation. Less than a decade later, virtual machines (VMs) and virtual private servers (VPS) created new efficiencies in sharing hardware resources. Powered by a single piece of hardware, not only was it expensive to maintain the infrastructure but any outage or malfunction also spelled disaster for sites or apps.