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In a new post to his site Matthias Noback makes an interesting suggestion about working with objects in PHP: that they should all be made in one, and only one, place. Consider the following rule: "When you create an object, it should be complete, consistent and valid in one go." It is derived from the more general principle that it should not be possible for an object to exist in an inconsistent state. I think this is a very important rule, one that will gradually lead everyone from the swamps of those dreaded "anemic" domain models. However, the question still remains: what does all of this mean? He shares an example of an object (GeoLocation) that can be created with only the latitude value but points out that this leaves it in an invalid state. He updates this example to show a more complete implementation, one that prevents an object with partial setup from happening. He then talks about the aggregation of child entities and a "paper" metaphor. This metaphor - imagining a "paper purchase order" - helps him wrap his head around the structure of the objects and how they interact.
It isn’t always easy to find the right mockup for your header or feature image. Using a mockup generator can help you tweak and customize a mockup to match your needs perfectly. Mostly because high-quality stock photos and images are hard to find, and can come with hefty price tags. Even when you do find […]
TutsPlus.com has continued their series of posts covering the use of image manipulation functionality in PHP using the GD library. In this latest tutorial they cover drawing shapes in images and rendering fonts. Besides using GD for manipulating regular images, we can also create our own from scratch. Different functions in the library can be used to draw basic shapes like ellipses, circles, rectangles, polygons, and simple lines. With some maths, these shapes can create nice patterns. There are also functions available to draw text on the rendered image, which opens up a lot of possibilities. This tutorial will teach you how to draw basic shapes in PHP and how to render text using your favorite font. The tutorial starts by explaining what functions to use to draw lines, circles, arcs, rectangles, and polygons. Example code is provided showing all of these in action together to create a basic line drawing of a house and sun. They then enhance this with changes of line thickness, color fills and the use of a "brush" created from another image to make a new house picture. The tutorial finishes with a look at how to integrate fonts into the image and insert whatever text you might want (using a true-type font).
The tremendous thing about the design community is that we all love to share. We really do. Whether we share our thoughts and ideas via an in-depth article or by giving advice/feedback on a forum, or even by freely offering... The post 50 Free Resources for Web Designers from December 2015 appeared first on Speckyboy Design Magazine.
If, like me, you spend most of your days working on content-driven websites, you can feel left out of the cool kid's party. Best practice like Agile, continual iteration, and user feedback don't sit quite as well when serving up lots of information, rather than a killer web app. When I talk about a content-driven site, I am referring to any website whose primary aim is to convey information, rather than complete tasks.
If you've been following all the fuss regarding Gutenberg, the new WordPress editor, you know that many users have formed a very strong opinion of it. But, all the drama... The post Building a WordPress Website with Gutenberg: Initial Observations appeared first on Speckyboy Web Design Magazine.
Design patterns. An almost mythical phrase that often inspires either awe or resentment. As designers, we tend to think of design patterns as generic off-the-shelf solutions that can be applied to various contexts almost mechanically, often without proper consideration. Navigation? Off-canvas! Deals of the day? Carousel! You get the idea. Sometimes we use these patterns without even thinking about them, and there is a good reason for it: Coming up with a brand new solution every time we encounter an interface problem is time-consuming and risky, because we just don't know how much time will be needed to implement a new solution and whether it will gracefully succeed or miserably fail in usability tests.The post Designing The Perfect Accordion appeared first on Smashing Magazine.
Low-Code platforms are the future of enterprise application development. They provide a much quicker and efficient way to build applications without any coding knowledge. Low-Code platforms are quickly transforming the way companies do business. They are not only able to lower the time and cost of software development but also offer a more agile and... The post 6 Low-Code platforms to watch in 2022 appeared first on noupe.
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WordPress is known as the best blogging platform for a reason. Statistics show that WordPress runs more than 26.4% of all the websites globally, which means, the content management system holds a market share of 59.4% and that is enough to rate it as the most popular choice. Users create 42.1 million new posts and 61.3 million new comments each month. Given that an average post is around 300 words, we are talking about almost 300,000 words being written each minute using WordPress. Many of you may already know that instantShift is also powered by WordPress. It is a free … Continue reading →Visit us at InstantShift.com
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