Watchdog says face scanning at US airports is plagued with technical problems

A watchdog report has warned that Homeland Security’s face scanning program, designed to track all departing travelers from the U.S., is facing “technical and operational challenges” that may not see the system fully working by the time of its estimated completion in 2021. The report by Homeland Security’s inspector general …

These Are the Cheapest (and Most Expensive) European Cities for Travelers to Visit

With insanely cheap flights from low-cost carriers and effective ways to use points and miles, travel costs over to Europe can be rather inexpensive. So, while getting to Europe is the easy part, knowing which countries fit into your budget or how cities in similar regions compare in terms of …

Property management marketing: How to track and measure your results

Property management marketing can take many forms. You might host an open event to meet property investors in person, or use search engine optimization (SEO) to attract more people to your services. You might even have an entire wing of your marketing department dedicated to advertising your current portfolio of available …

The square and the tower: why meetings and meeting spaces are more important than ever before

In his 2018 book The Square and the Tower, the historian Niall Ferguson argues that over a period of hundreds of years the world has been shaped primarily by two distinct organisational forces: networks and hierarchies. These are the square and the tower of the book’s title. Their interplay has …

SitePoint Premium New Releases: Modern JavaScript, Kanban + DevTools

We’re working hard to keep you on the cutting edge of your field with SitePoint Premium. We’ve got plenty of new books to check out in the library — let us introduce you to them. The Versioning Guide to Modern JavaScript A guided tour of the breadth of modern JavaScript, …

Three Ways DevOps Can Transform Your Ecommerce Business

Ecommerce powerhouses such as Amazon, Etsy, and Alibaba have established a strong market presence by continuously delivering high-quality online services in the ever-changing market landscape. These organizations have achieved unmatched agility and performance as the key competitive differentiation by embracing DevOps-driven technical and business processes to develop their software products. …

What to include in a purchase order form for your eCommerce business

Purchase orders play a vital role in money management and bookkeeping, and they should be incorporated into any small business’s company procedures. But, if you have never dealt directly with purchase order forms, you might not understand what their true value is or what should be included when designing an …

6 local business strategies to make stronger community connections

It can be hard to do business with what appears as a faceless corporate entity. From a consumer standpoint, it’s hard to know if they’ll appreciate your business — and if they have your best interests in mind! That’s where local business strategies come in handy. By operating within a certain …

Made in Canada: How to Brand Your Small Business for Success

Small businesses are the backbone of the Canadian economy. That’s not just a statement used by politicians in campaign speeches. It’s also something that the people believe in and hold dear. A report published by the Business Development Bank of Canada mentioned that Canadians prefer to purchase products or contract …

29 Awesome Tools for Web Designers & Developers

This article was created in partnership with Mekanism. Thank you for supporting the partners who make SitePoint possible. We’re always on the lookout for the best web tools and services available for designers and developers. Which resources should we be using? Most customers don’t need a website built from scratch …

Google Assistant will soon answer queries on Android lock screens

Google Assistant will soon be able to answer questions from the lock screen of Android smartphones. Today, Android phones can only respond to the “Hey Google” wake phrase when unlocked with a 4-digit pin or fingerprint scan. The update, one of many announced today being rolled out in the coming …

6 Collaborative Coding Tools for Remote Pair Programming

Fifteen years ago, most online collaboration and remote work involved email threads, Skype calls, and endlessly re-zipping projects for sharing after each iteration. Things have changed a lot — most things for better (Google Docs!) and some things for worse (always-on messaging). Either way, it’s fair to say that a …

The Difference Between Computed Properties, Methods and Watchers in Vue

For those starting out learning Vue, there’s a bit of confusion over the difference between methods, computed properties and watchers. Even though it’s often possible to use each of them to accomplish more or less the same thing, it’s important to know where each outshines the others. In this quick …

The Best Practices for Redesigning a Large WordPress Website

Eventually, every website will require a redesign. And each one presents its own set of unique challenges. Among the most challenging are large, content-heavy WordPress websites. Why? For starters, they often come with several different types of content to account for. Plus, their existing setup may not be as ideal …

Biophilic design the key to improving mental health, productivity and stress levels

An expert panel at this week’s Welcome to the Biophilic Concrete Jungle event in London made the case for incorporating the principles of biophilic design into the workplace, including for health and wellbeing considerations, the promotion of productivity and to address workplace stress and urban disconnection from nature. HOK organised …

Come for the rent, stay for the experience of coworking

When attending last year’s CoreNet Global Summit in Boston, there was a poll of the real estate executives gathered to discuss the key trends affecting the world of commercial property. During the event we were asked about our attitudes to coworking by the event organisers and Cushman & Wakefield. What …

5 tips for establishing domestic shipping costs for your eCommerce business

When starting up a new eCommerce business, one of the most difficult and confusing aspects is establishing domestic shipping costs. This is a substantial overhead expense that typically gets passed onto the consumer but has become a common sales marketing tool by offering free shipping. That makes understanding the best …

Prague best city in the world for remote working, but Johannesburg has cheapest coffee

New research has revealed the top 15 cities worldwide that are best for remote working and Prague is on top, with London ranked as the 5th best city in the world for remote workers. Inspired by the top 15 cities listed in InterNation’s Expat City Ranking Report, Powwownow analysed the …

GoDaddy welcomes Rich Tabor, CoBlocks, and ThemeBeans

WordPress already powers more than a third of websites on the internet, but with the introduction of the new block editor, codenamed Gutenberg, I don’t think there has ever been a more exciting time for the WordPress ecosystem or a more promising potential future for it. Gutenberg has given millions …

Introducing GoDaddy GoCentral: Bringing your brand or bright idea online just got easier

This article was originally published on Jan. 25, 2017. It was updated on Dec. 18, 2018. Even the best ideas fall flat if they fail to gain traction online. As the champion of a great idea — whether it’s a business, a hobby, or a social movement — you’re the …

Healthcare Coverage and Global Priorities

According to the World Health Organisation, healthcare or “universal healthcare coverage” is a global priority. In developing countries, access to universal healthcare is deemed “urgent”, while in developed nations, governments focus on increasing access to additional private healthcare coverage to supplement government-run universal coverage. Reportlinker reveals country statistics to help understand …