CSS Architecture: Block-Element-Modifier (BEM) & Atomic CSS

The following is a short extract from Tiffany’s upcoming book, CSS Master, 2nd Edition, which will be available shortly. We’ll now look at two methodologies for naming things in CSS. Both methods were created to improve the development process for large sites and large teams; however, they work just as …

How to Define a Niche for Your Personal Brand

In a crowded market, sometimes it’s best to stand out. What’s your best tip for how to home in on your niche and define what’s unique about your personal brand? These answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most successful young entrepreneurs. YEC members represent nearly every industry, generate billions of …

Eventbrite’s IPO should encourage tech companies to get out while they still can

Eventbrite is having one hell of a debut on the New York Stock Exchange this morning. Shares of the ticketing startup, founded back in 2006, have shot up over 50% in trading on the NYSE. After pricing its shares at $23 in its initial offering, investors have bid up the …

Arm’s Neoverse will be the infrastructure for a trillion intelligent devices

ARM is introducing something called the Arm Neoverse, which is a cloud-to-edge infrastructure to support a world with a trillion intelligent devices. I suppose you can call this optimistic brand name the logical extreme of the Internet of Things, or the fully built out ecosystem of everyday objects that are …

What The Midwich Cuckoos can teach us about Millennials

John Wyndham’s 1957 novel The Midwich Cuckoos is the story of a fictional English village in which, following an unexplained event that causes everybody within Midwich to fall unconscious, all of the women in the village fall pregnant and 61 children are subsequently born all at the same time. The …

Quick Tip: Get URL Parameters with JavaScript

So you want to get a parameter from a URL? URL parameters (also called query string parameters or URL variables) can have lots of useful data including product info, user preferences, link referrals, and more. Let’s get started! Getting URL Parameters Let’s say you have the following url: http://example.com/?product=shirt&color=blue&newuser&size=m Here’s …

How to use national calendar days to promote your travel business

With an industry as competitive as travel, many independent agents and agencies are looking for an edge to get their names in front of more people. A great way to do that is by riding the waves of social media trends. In this post, we’ll explore the national calendar days …

Quarter of UK workers have turned down a job for not offering flexible working

A new study from communications technology business TeleWare claims that a growing number of employees are turning down jobs that don’t offer some form of flexible working. The survey of 2,300 UK employees claims that a quarter of all employees have turned down a job in the past for this …

10 Awesome Sass Libraries You Should Know About

SASS is the most popular CSS preprocessor today. It allows you to supercharge your stylesheets with features like variables, mixins, functions, inheritance and nesting. There are hundreds of Sass libraries, frameworks and plugins that are available and can save you a lot of time when creating your website. In this …

Zendesk shifts to platform play with Zendesk Sunshine launch

Zendesk has always been strongly focused on customer service in the cloud. They began to look at this more broadly in September when they purchased Base to move into sales automation and CRM. Today, the company announced Zendesk Sunshine, a new platform for creating customer-focused applications on top of Zendesk’s …

FedEx Is So Desperate for Pilots This Holiday Season It’s Paying Them Up to $110,000 to Delay Retirement

FedEx is offering retirement-age pilots bonuses from $40,000 to $110,000 to stick around through the holiday shipping season, Reuters reports. FedEx pilots with 30 years’ experience already make around $300,000. The bonuses are the latest salvo in a global campaign waged by airlines, militaries, and flight schools to recruit and …

Over a third of workers are anxious about the impact of automation

A significant number (37 per cent) of workers (11 million people) in the UK worry their job will change for the worse and 23 per cent (7 million people) are concerned that their current job may no longer be needed, claims a survey into the impact of automation over the …

How to Streamline Your Software Development Process

Software development is arguably the key strategic component of IT today. Chief Information officers (CIOs) face constant pressure to deliver custom software development projects that meet set business goals. Ensuring effective project planning and requirements management results in a smooth software development process. The planning, development and realization of a …

Business leaders admit recruitment process could be significantly affected by Brexit

A quarter (25 percent) of businesses currently employ staff from the EU but half (50 percent) of business leaders say they would be put off employing someone from the EU after the immigration laws change a new survey has claimed. A quarter (25 percent) are also concerned the recruitment process …

Cloudflare rolls out its 1.1.1.1 privacy service to iOS, Android

Months after announcing its privacy-focused DNS service, Cloudflare is bringing 1.1.1.1 to mobile users. Granted, nothing ever stopped anyone from using 1.1.1.1 on their phones or tablets already. But now the app, now available for iPhones, iPads and Android devices, aims to make it easier for anyone to use its …

How to train for your HVAC certifications online

As the demand for heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration professionals grows, earning HVAC certifications through online training can provide quick career advancement opportunities for busy adults. Online courses focus on the same sought-after skills as their campus-based counterparts, but they offer a level of convenience that cannot be matched. …

Choose the best SSL certificate for your business website [infographic]

Editor’s Note: This article was first published on October 13, 2016. It was updated on August 9, 2018. Why should you care about a website’s security certificate? Consider this scenario: You’re cruising online and find yourself on a cool website. They have just what you need at a price you …

Why Fintech and Investing Are a Match Made in Heaven

Financial technology (Fintech) has revolutionized how businesses and individuals can invest, manage a portfolio and access loans. Fintech is also the fastest growing industry in the UK. According to a research it generates over twenty billion pounds yearly for the British economy. In the past, if you needed access to any of …

Here’s the teaser trailer for Niantic’s Pokémon GO-style Harry Potter game

The good news: Niantic/WB Games/Portkey has released a trailer for Wizards Unite, the Harry Potter game built in the same spirit as Pokémon GO. The bad news: It… doesn’t show much. If you were hoping for gameplay footage or really anything detailing how the game will work, you’re out of …

Half of workers have experienced poor mental health in their current job

A new and major study into workplace wellbeing by the the charity Mind claims that poor mental health at work is widespread, with half (48 per cent) of all people surveyed saying they have experienced a mental health problem in their current job. The survey of more than 44,000 employees …

How to Effectively Use Storytelling to Attract a Larger Brand Following

Today building a personal brand is more about how people can relate to you on their level. In order to create new leads for your business it is important to recognize that building trust comes through powerful storytelling techniques. How can your personal brand connect with your community in an …

How to Find Content Ideas for Your Blog and How Often You Should Post

Find Traffic How to Find Content Ideas for Your Blog and How Often You Should Post Steven Briggs, Technology Content Specialist @ Article-Writing.co In order to find traffic for your blog, you need to come up with great ideas for your blog posts. After all, no one wants to read …