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Rapid Web’s Open Source Contributions 2015

By Jordan Hall 7th January 2016


In 2015, Rapid Web made a commitment to increase their contributions to the open source community. We therefore started several open source projects. This post will go over some of the most interesting open source contributions we made last year. Direct Share Buttons Including large amounts of external JavaScript and 3rd party code for all the various social media sites can be a pain. They can slow down the loading and rendering of your webpage...

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My Change of Approach for Mobile First Design

By Matt Fennell 26th February 2015


All throughout University, and in my career as a web designer, the desktop design has come first. I’ve learned how to design for desktops, creating pixel-perfect Photoshop PSDs which look perfect for clients, but this is changing. Since 2014 there are now more mobile users than desktop users, with roughly 2 billion of us reaching for our smartphones or tablets when wanting to access the internet. These statistics have caused web designer...

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Introduction to Bootstrap

By Peter Chiu 19th February 2015


Bootstrap is arguably the daddy of all the frontend frameworks currently available on the web and with the list of features as long as a one page website and with version 3 built upon mobile first principles it’s easy to see why. In this article we’re going to cover some of the main features and components as well as some lesser known built-in classes which are extremely useful. Grid System Bootstrap offers a standard 12 column grid system wh...

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Slick Wallet for Bitcoin – Node Webkit in practice

By Jordan Hall 19th May 2014


As a developer, I have plenty of outside interests surrounding new technology. One of these major interests is Bitcoin, the cryptocurrency. I've written about Bitcoin several times so far on this blog, including why you should accept bitcoins on your e-commerce website and using the BitPay payment gateway to actually take payments with Bitcoin. An interesting project I'd heard about recently is Node Webkit. Node Webkit is a freely available, ope...

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