In case you missed it, here’s a recap of what’s been making headlines around the world of Tuts+ in the past few weeks:
- WordPress 4.0 Beta was released for you to start testing and exploring, and Mark Gavalda put together a History of WordPress, The Ecosystem Around It and The WordPress Community, an interesting read towards understanding the background to the platform and the people who use it.
- Raspberry Pi model B+ was launched, touted not as Raspberry Pi 2, but the ‘final evolution of the original Raspberry Pi’.
- Google’s general-purpose Dart language (although still not supported by default in Chrome) became an official ECMA standard, making it easier for others to implement.
- Hammer.js 2.0, the small, dependency-free, open-source library that recognizes gestures made by touch, mouse and pointer events has been completely rewritten with reusable gesture recognizers and better support for recent mobile browsers.
- A fascinating look at the story behind aprilzero.com, including sketches, deleted concepts and prototypes explaining the design journey.
- Apple released Xcode 6 beta as a free download, available without the usual requirement of an Apple developer account. You can get stuck right into our new tutorial, An Introduction to Swift.
- Gorgeous shots from the winners of the 2013 Travel Photographer of the Year competition are up, with entries for 2014 now open.
- VSCO are offering a one million dollar scholarship fund to honor art and artist.
- Our hottest quick tip of the week was this handy little article on how to set relative URLs using the ‘base’ tag in HTML5.
Until next time, happy learning!
— Steph Dyhin