20 Protips For Writing Modern CSS

In this post we want to share with you a collection of 20 useful conventions and best practices that are recommend by the CSS community. Some are tailored more towards beginners, and some are a bit advanced, but we hope everyone will find a cool trick they didn’t know about. Enjoy!

CSS Selector Level 4

Selectors are patterns that match against elements in a tree, and as such form one of several technologies that can be used to select nodes in a document. Selectors have been optimized for use with HTML and XML, and are designed to be usable in performance-critical code. They are a core co ...

Learning to Love the Boring Bits of CSS

The future of CSS gives us much to be excited about: On the one hand, there’s a whole range of new methods that are going to revolutionize the way we lay out pages on the web; on the other, there’s a new set of graphical effects that will allow on-the-fly filters and shaders

5 Really Useful Responsive Web Design Patterns

Responsive web design requires a very different way of thinking about layout that is both challenging and exciting. The art of layout was already complex enough for the centuries that it was defined by fixed elements, now things are becoming exponentially more complicated as layouts become ...

Top 20 Nginx WebServer Best Security Practices

Nginx is a lightweight, high performance web server/reverse proxy and e-mail (IMAP/POP3) proxy. It runs on UNIX, GNU/Linux, BSD variants, Mac OS X, Solaris, and Microsoft Windows. According to Netcraft, 6% of all domains on the Internet use nginx webserver. Nginx is one of a handful of ser ...

Ruby on Rails Security Guide

Web application frameworks are made to help developers build web applications. Some of them also help you with securing the web application. In fact one framework is not more secure than another: If you use it correctly, you will be able to build secure apps with many frameworks. Ruby on R ...

MySQL Database Security Best Practices

The MySQL database has become the world’s most popular open source database because of its consistent level of fast performance, high reliability and ease of use. It is used everywhere and by everyone. Individuals, web developers, and many of the world’s largest and fastest-growing org ...

First Rule in Securing Postgres: Don’t Be Dumb

A very popular standalone NoSQL database solution came under criticism about their security posture this week. It’s not the kind of publicity a database company – or any company for that matter – relishes. Although the vulnerability seems to have been less a problem with the core dat ...