Category Archives: Software

June 28, 2015

Paul Ford: What is Code?

This issue comprises a single story devoted to ­demystifying code and the culture of the people who make it. There’s some technical language along with a few pretty basic mathematical concepts. There are also lots of solid jokes and lasting insights. It may take a few hours to read, but that’s a small price to pay for adding decades to your career.

Seriously, do yourself a favour and read this. A really exceptional piece on computing, computers and the curmudgeonly subset of people known as programmers.

June 25, 2015

Web Inspector Console Improvements

We recently improved both the Console and Object views in Web Inspector to make it more powerful and fun to use. Our main focus was getting quicker access to useful data and modernizing it to work better with the new changes in JavaScript.

June 23, 2015
June 22, 2015


I have seen so many tweets of late with people getting their heads frazzled with nth-child and nth-of-type. So I decided to knock this together so people can play around and test their nth’s out!



UnCSS is a tool that removes unused CSS from your stylesheets. It works across multiple files and supports Javascript-injected CSS.

The key things is that you can give a list of HTML pages to UnCSS and it will only remove CSS rules that aren’t present in any of them.

June 18, 2015

Google, Microsoft, Mozilla And Others Team Up To Launch WebAssembly, A New Binary Format For The Web

The team notes that the idea here is not to replace JavaScript, by the way, but to allow many more languages to be compiled for the Web. Indeed, chances are that both JavaScript and WebAssembly will be used side-by-side and some parts of the application may use WebAssembly modules (animation, visualization, compression, etc.), while the user interface will still be mostly written in JavaScript, for example.

This is huge news.

June 17, 2015


Paw is a full-featured and beautifully designed Mac app that makes interaction with REST services delightful. Either you are an API maker or consumer, Paw helps you build HTTP requests, inspect the server’s response and even generate client code.

Request generation, formatters, extensions, authentication support, parametrisation and more. $29,99 + free trial.

June 9, 2015

Most Popular Tags 5.0

Version 5.0 of the Most Popular Tags WordPress plugin is now live! This update adds a feature that has been requested for ages: support for custom taxonomies. Head over to to the plugin directory to download it, or just use the plugin update feature from your WP install.

Apologies for the delay! Better late than never, right?