Top 5 mobile app design trends in 2015

Top 5 mobile app design trends in 2015

Top 5 Mobile App Design Trends in 2015

Mobile application design isn’t standing still, but is growing rapidly. Smartphones came into our lives long time ago and occupied a big chunk of it. A huge number of apps are appearing every day, offering us new opportunities on how to use smartphones. In order to surpass competitors, designers are coming up with new awesome designs. Later the most interesting and successful ones become trends. In this article, we’ll describe some modern mobile application design trends.

Symfony 2 installation and configuration

Symfony 2 installation and configuration

Symfony 2 installation and configuration

Since its release date, Symfony 2.0 installation process and tools required for it have been changed and updated for several times. In this article we tell you how to install and set up a Symfony2 application.

Frontend automation using Grunt

Frontend automation using Grunt

Frontend Automation using Grunt

There’s a great variety of assembly automators — take as much as you like, but many of them are not suitable for simple tasks. Below goes a description of what is used for faster work on Frontend. Who cares, welcome to the cut.

Increasing Project Productivity in Symfony2 with Doctrine2 ORM

Increasing Project Productivity in Symfony2 with Doctrine2 ORM

Increasing project productivity in Symfony2 from Doctrine2 ORM

I have been trying to write this Doctrine 2 ORM tutorial for a long time but just couldn’t get down to it. Finally, I pulled myself together and did it. So here I’m sharing some techniques for working with Doctrine2 ORM which will help to improve the site performance on Symfony2 (precisely any site that uses Doctrine2 ORM). I have created a project and put it on a GitHub as a visual guide so anyone can test my words in action now.

Deploying Symfony2 applications on Heroku Cloud

Deploying Symfony2 applications on Heroku Cloud

Heroku Cloud Symfony2 application deployment

When working on my small home project on Symfony2, I needed to deploy it on staging for testing API from the outside. Sure, you need some hosting for this purpose: either have it already or buy it. Yet there is an alternative — the cloud services where you can host your site for free but with limited resources. There are a lot of such services now and they are competing with each other. Somehow I decided to try Heroku. I heard about it a long time ago and at that point it crossed my mind. I didn’t look on other services, this time I just wanted to try my luck with Heroku. Fortunately, Heroku still has a free web hosting option so I started to search all the information needed for Symfony2 application deployment.

How to create a custom Param Converter in Symfony2?

How to create a custom Param Converter in Symfony2?

Writing custom ParamConverter in Symfony2

PHP-framework Symfony2 has a very nice component ParamConverter, which allows to convert parameters from URL into PHP variables. When the functionality that comes out of box isn’t enough, you should extend it manually. In this post I’ll show how to write your custom Symfony2 ParamConverter.

How to show design mockups

How to show design mockups

How to show design mockups

It’s very important to show design mockups to a client during website or apps (applications) development. Experts advice is to invite clients to your office to make presentation personally, but we are working with our clients remotely, so we don’t have such an opportunity. I will tell you about the technical part of the process without discussing client communication tips.