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Benefits and Challenges of Ruby on Rails

Posted · Category: Framework, Information

Over the last decade, Ruby on Rails has become an increasingly popular solution for building web applications through a fast and cost-efficient development process. Is Rails really the answer to our current needs in app development? Read on to find out.

But first, what exactly is Ruby on Rails? It’s a web application development tool – a framework written in Ruby programming language that serves you in the development process by providing the structure for the code. One thing is clear – the knowledge of Ruby on Rails can nowadays land you a great job or project, bring on some major perks and grant you access to a thriving Ruby on Rails community.

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As any other framework, Rails has just as many fans as it has opponents. Among the most important benefits of Ruby on Rails are: Read the rest of this entry »

A Series of Screencasts and Guides for Ruby on Rails

Posted · Category: Information, License Free

GoRails is Ruby on Rails screencasts for developers who want to become pros. GoRails is a series of screencasts and guides for all aspects of Ruby on Rails. Learn how to setup your machine, build a Rails application, and deploy it to a server.

What they are going to be bringing you is bite-sized chunks of Rails related knowledge. They want to cover everything from your setting up your machine for the first time to maintaining an application that’s many years old.

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Requirements: -
Demo: https://gorails.com/
License: License Free

Deal of the Week: The Handpicked Bundle with Bonus

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Looking for a good way to refresh your resource library? How about stocking up on over $1,100 worth of themes, fonts, Photoshop actions, awesome graphics, and more for only $39? Creative Market has released a new Handpicked Bundle that gives you exactly that. You’ll have to act fast though, because this deal only lasts one week.

The Creative Market Bundle is valued at $1,151, but you can pick it up today for just $39. That’s 96% off. They are also giving part of it away free, all you have to do is go to the bundle page and use the share buttons.

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Visual Designers Checklist for Your Workflow

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Visual Designers Checklist are merely suggestions for your workflow. You can contribute on Github or make a fork and create your own unique workflow checklist. This list is meant for visual designers working within a team setting where visual comps and exploration will be shared with a developer. Checkboxes are persistent (they won’t uncheck on refresh) where localstorage is supported.

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Requirements: -
Demo: http://webdesignerschecklist.com/
License: License Free

How to Create Simpsons Characters in Pure CSS

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The Simpsons is an American family animated sitcom created by Matt Groening. The Simpsons is the longest-running American sitcom, the longest-running American animated program. The Simpsons is widely considered to be one of the greatest television series of all time. So, how about making Simpsons characters in pure CSS?

“First of all I took each character’s face and broke it up into different shapes that I could then piece together to create the character,” Chris Pattle explains. “You often see artists do the same kind of thing when demonstrating their drawing techniques so I figured it was the right way to start. The hardest part of this was breaking down the character into shapes that I knew I could create with CSS.” Chris Pattle said.

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Requirements: CSS
Demo: http://pattle.github.io/simpsons-in-css/
License: All images are copyright to their respective owners

Create Parallax Scrolling Sites Without Writing Code – Webydo

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The popular B2B web design studio, Webydo continues to create quite the stir amongst the web design community and is making waves again – this time with their release of the first code-free Parallax Scrolling Animator. Webydo is an advanced online web design studio for creative professionals that allows for pixel perfect accurate web creation and incredible features for designers to take advantage of without having to know how to code. And now Webydo’s users can once again reach new heights in their web designs with the ability to create parallax scrolling websites, code-free.

One unique feature of Webydo is that it provides users with a voice through their Participation panel on which designers can make suggestions, vote on these posts, and then watch Webydo take action on the most popular ones. Parallax scrolling was one of the most popular feature suggestions that Webydo pushed to the top of its list. Still in closed beta and Webydo is inviting the first 8,000 designers who sign up in the next seven days to join the closed beta program. Invites will go quick, so hurry up and get yours before they are gone. Just last week Webydo offered 2,000 invites to their community, which ran out in the first 1.5 hours, so don’t miss out on the chance to be part of web design history.

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Take a look at the details below to see just how perfectly Webydo’s code-free parallax scrolling feature works seamlessly in line with the rest of its design studio. Then get ready to join the rest of the professional design community who had previously been limited in their ability to offer parallax websites to clients until now. Read the rest of this entry »

Deal of the Week: 100+ Geometrics Backgrounds & Patterns

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If backgrounds are your business and business is your business, then this deal is so for you. This designerific Mighty Deal features not 1 but 2 amazing collections for you! First up is a set of 80 high-quality backgrounds and patterns to spice up your latest project.

Fully scalable and easy to edit, these badboys will make even the dullest-looking projected pop! Next up is a collection of 30 business card templates to let you spread the word about yourself and your business. Each hi-res JPG clocks in at 3840×2970 or 3840×2400 and is easily resizable to suit your needs, without having to worry about losing any quality in the process.

This backgrounds and business cards bundle normally sells for $200, but for a limited time only, you can get both incredible collections for only $18. That’s more than 90% off the regular price.

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131 Free Design Resources for Web Designers

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If you are a designer you will surely agree to this, won’t you? What makes them better is that they are for free! Yes, thats right. If you are a designer then you will certainly want to checkout these high quality resources which you can’t refrain from downloading.

Get a sneak peek into these design resources now:

1. Web design UI Elements

Present your website in a professional manner with this UI kit which includes over 100 vector graphic elements in 6 categories.

Download these here

2. Elegant Print Templates

Go for this traditional but inexpensive way to promote and advertise your Brand. Customize these easily customizable templates for Personal or Commercial Use Read the rest of this entry »

How to Do Parallax Properly with Great Performance

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Parallax has become, for better or worse, an increasingly popular web trend. The problem is, a vast majority of sites using parallax suffer from terrible scroll performance. It’s especially bad on devices with high pixel density like retina MacBook Pro’s.

Dave Gamache has published an article: Parallax Done Right. He played quite a bit with parallax sites and has come up with a non-comprehensive list of Do’s and Don’ts that will hopefully keep you on track to get killer performance.

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Requirements: JavaScript / jQuery Framework
Demo: http://davegamache.com/parallax/
License: License Free

Best Node.js Tutorials and Resources for Beginners

Posted · Category: Best Collections, Information

Node.js is increasingly gaining popularity among web developers. Due to all hosting companies Node.js remains the prerogative of dedicated servers and VPS. Actually VPS is a solution that even a small startup can afford.

For more details refer to the documentation on nodejs.org. As you know, Node.js supports modules. You can find the folder for global modules here: \winginx\nodejs\node_modules\. Modules installed in this folder will be available in all scripts. You can use them, or create a copy in the home directory of your site.

  • Winginx includes module manager NPM, popular framework Express.js, and template engine Jade.
  • For debugging Node-Inspector module is connected. It’s ran as a Node.js server, to access it hit http://localhost:8080/ (please note that it works only in the webkit-compatible browser – Google Chrome).
  • What’s more, to ease your work with database modules and MySQL are also connected.

In brief we can say that Node.js, in contrast to PHP, is not interpreted but is compiled into a single server, and therefore occupies separate port. In conjunction with nginx it works as a backend-server, practicing dynamic queries, and nginx is engaged in statics. Read the rest of this entry »

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