Earlier this week Google were successful in their application to the Unicode Emoji Subcommittee to add 11 new professional emoji, in both male and female options and with all the skin tones. That’s well over 100 new emoji to choose from. Most people will say “fair play” Google, but we need to follow the lead of Google and indeed Apply when designing sites, apps and games. Diversity for everyone. Continue reading “Diversity for everyone”
Millions of people rely on GitHub Pages to host their websites and millions more visit these websites every day. To better protect traffic to GitHub Pages sites, as well as to encourage the broader adoption of HTTPS across the internet, GitHub Pages now officially1 supports HTTPS for all
<username>.github.io sites. HTTPS provides a layer of encryption that prevents others from snooping on or tampering with traffic to your Pages site. Continue reading “HTTPS for GitHub Pages”
Hi everybody, YourDevTools News has been updated on Windows 10 for PC and Mobile. So what’s new.
Some of the more problematic feeds have been removed, for Example Apple Developer News. Envato Tuts+ is also new. Continue reading “YourDevTools News has been updated”
Exciting news. GitHub has and will always be free for public and open source projects, but as of last week there are just two ways to pay for GitHub.com:
- Personal: $7/month (Approx 6EUR)
- Organization: $9/user/month, $25/month for your first five users (Approx. 8EUR and 23EUR)
*all currency conversion correct at May 2016
Till now the ability to create a new repository without asking permission or getting approval, only applied to public or open source projects. All that changes now.
If you’re new to GitHub, you can sign up to start using unlimited private repositories. If you’re already using GitHub.com, read on to learn how these changes will impact you.
If you’re using GitHub for private projects, now there’s just one paid plan—unlimited private repositories for $7/month. No matter what you were paying before, your plan now includes as many repositories as you need to work on projects in private—you can even invite a few collaborators.
By now, most paid accounts will have moved, from Micro to Large, to the new plan. If you’re currently paying for one of those larger plans, look out for a prorated credit on your account.
If you’re currently paying for one of our organization plans, you’ll have the option to upgrade to unlimited private repositories at any time. For many of you, this change will mean immediate freedom from repository limits and a better way to grow and pay for GitHub.
Obviously Github want everyone to get unlimited repos and have a simpler billing structure. They have advised that organisation on old plans will jave at least 12 months notice before any mandated change to their plan takes place.
Unlimited is always better and I’m really excited by this news. I know some people will be sceptical of the term unlimited given how many broadband and mobile providers misuse this term. However I haven’t seen anything in terms and conditions.
See below introduction video
See below five articles I read this week that I think any web dev will find useful.
Optimizing Google PageSpeed to 100 in WordPress
WordPress is great don’t get me wrong but it’s not the fastest. This article from Envato takes you through how the author achieved the perfect score. Be warned though this is no quick fix the author took 12 hours!! Continue reading “3 Web Dev articles worth a read this week”
When starting out game development one of the first questions that will come to mind is what tools do I use. I tried a few Construct 2, GameSalad and Corona. The first 2 are WYSIWYG editors. You can get a workable game up and running in an hour or two. This is very gratifying and both GameSalad and Construct 2 are fine tools. However it became frustrating when a relatively simple problem for code to fix might mean a more complex workaround in the editor. That in turn stunted my creativity a bit. Continue reading “Unity or Unreal”
Stop, Play, Record and Like
The above comes from the websites background and logo. Stop, slow down from the daily grind. Play, with a game/app or simply play with code. Record, take it all in and finally Like, love what you do. Hut41 is a app and game developer label which aims to publish products that user can enjoy and other developers/hobbyists can benefit from, either via the end product or the journey. Over the last year 2 Windows 8 and 10 apps have been successfully launched. It is my hope to publish my first game to the Windows app store in the coming months. Continue reading “Welcome to the Hut”