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Making It Easier To Get Hired As a Web Developer
Making It Easier To Get Hired As a Web Developer

Demand for talented web developers is on the rise. And if you are one, then you might not just be waltzing into your next job interview so easily. When demand increases, so does supply. And supply is keeping up with technology demands these days. There are hundreds of online courses popping up daily designed to teach you the basics of front-end development relatively quickly and cheaply. And there are social movements in place to spread technology and STEM as far as they can reach. Needless to say, that somewhat saturates the job markets.

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What Exactly Is A Website
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What Exactly Is A Website

Most people know what a website is from a visual perspective. But most people, including many tech people, have no idea what a website actually is. With the advent of services like Wix and Square Space, many people assume that websites are essentially drag and drop modules that you can "click to edit" or click on "delete" to get rid of. And if you're like my father, then you assume that the entire computer encompasses the entire internet. But that's a very high level look at the entire thing. The highest level I would say. The seamy underbelly is a much more fascinating and dynamic world filled with millions of records of data, temporary storage areas, AI (sometimes) and backdoors and alleys that no one ever finds.

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4 Web Technologies To Learn This Year
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4 Web Technologies To Learn This Year

Because one is never truly done learning. Here is a list of some important technologies that web developers should pick up this year. Some of these aren't new, but they are becoming more important as time goes on. Also, notice how none of these are JavaScript UI frameworks, and that is because most of those frameworks essentially do the same thing. They bind data to DOM elements, just in their own different ways. So if you learn one, then you're not too far off form learning the others. The following list of technologies, however, are completely different, and they have nothing to do with data binding. They're a bit more complex and their functionality is, essentially, non website specific.

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Helpful Resources For Web Developers
Helpful Resources For Web Developers

Making a website can get complex. And I mean, a full website, not a blog or a site with static content. I mean more a website with a business backend that intends to accomplish something. Like a shopping site, a product review site or something like YouTube maybe. You're going to need logos, designs, icons, background patterns and somewhere to store all these things. And if you have a great idea, and just getting started in the web development world, then these sites can help you make that process much easier and hopefully avoid some headaches that come with web development.

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A Quick 5 Minute Guide To CSS Media Queries
A Quick 5 Minute Guide To CSS Media Queries

CSS3 Media Queries are one of the best things to happen to front-end development since that terrible blink tag was deprecated eons ago and it stopped working on MySpace backgrounds. Media queries are expressions that limit the scope of styled elements depending on media features like width and height and resolution. In other words depending on the type of output device, screen width, screen height you can render specifically targeted CSS rules to your elements.

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Important Web Developer Skills To Learn
Important Web Developer Skills To Learn

In my 6 years writing software professionally and countless others non-professionally I've come across many of the same scenarios many a time. And so I will write down what those are, just for those new devs that spend months learning about linked list and then never see one, ever. So here are the most frequent tasks that I have run across daily in both professional and personal work. They're simple processes and they aren't the funnest, but usually they are all a part of a bigger project that you may be working on.

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The Process Of Redesigning A Website
The Process Of Redesigning A Website

Most websites will at some point in their lifetime require a makeover, either due to newer methodologies in web development or due to user changes in tastes on the site, or maybe even just because some manager wants to try out their favorite color patterns. On previous websites that I've worked on, I've gone through about 4 total site redesigns, and 1 redesign for one of my own personal sites, and they are time consuming and expensive tasks. Managers meet and discuss color palettes, designers fire up their image editing tools, front-end designers create the html/css, developers integrate that into the project, and QA reviews the process. Repeat as necessary. On average, with probable back and forth, it's a project that will span a few months. So with that investment that the company is making, why is it that most redesigns nowadays focus 33% on fonts, 33% on colors, 33% on responsiveness, and 1% for anything else that the the website might actually require. Here's a common redesign pattern that I've run into too many times.

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exciting ways to improve your software knowledge
exciting ways to improve your software knowledge

You might be keen to learn more about software and different advanced technologies, improving your knowledge. This is certainly worth doing as it will provide you with a fantastic advantage if you want to gain a position in the IT industry. This is one of the fastest growing industries in the world today and it doesn’t look like things will be slowing down anytime soon. On top of this, discovering more about software and technology will provide you with the option to gain higher positions in IT for larger levels of pay. So, there are certainly various benefits to doing this. But, how can you improve your knowledge? Well, there are a few paths that you may want to consider taking.

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there's a smarter way to make money
there's a smarter way to make money
There's a Smarter Way to Make Money

There’s a smarter way to make money than swapping time for money, and most programmers already understand the power of financial leverage in the sense that rather than earning $100 as an hourly wage, it is much better to develop an app, be that an SAS app or paid iPhone app that can then be downloaded or subscribed to multiple times without you having to do any extra work - particularly if the revenue is recurring.

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pain waves: can data hurt?
pain waves: can data hurt?
Pain Waves: Can Data Hurt?

If you live in a modern city or town, like most of the world’s population, your body is no stranger to the bombardment of data which objects in these areas have to endure. With the vast majority of people’s internet signals being wireless, radio and telephone services constantly active, and all of the other radiation-based transfer methods being used, it’s hard to avoid it. Over the last few years, this has raised a lot of questions about safety, leaving people worried that data could be damaging their body. To help you to understand this area, this post will be exploring wireless communications and transfers, all while answering the big question; can data hurt?

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app inspiration: gaining valuable insight from non-competing brands
app inspiration: gaining valuable insight from non-competing brands
App Inspiration: Gaining Valuable Insight From Non-Competing Brands

When creating an App for your business (or a client), there are many different factors to consider. First and foremost, it is imperative to build a unique piece of software. Still, there’s nothing wrong with gaining inspiration from products that are already on the market.

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traps not to fall into when selling your hard drive
traps not to fall into when selling your hard drive

If you have a few old hard drives lying around, you might be thinking about selling them to make some extra cash. However, there are a few traps you can end up falling into when you decide to sell your hard drive that you’re going to want to avoid. A study has recently shown that people who sell their old used hard drives and SSDs aren't taking the steps they need to take to wipe data from them. This is dangerous for obvious reasons; one of the biggest ones being that the buyer can access personal information, and even corporate data in some cases.

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development mistakes that will ruin your app
development mistakes that will ruin your app

When developing an app, whether for business or an entirely different purpose, there are a few mistakes that will ruin your app completely. Read on for some common mistakes that you should do your best to avoid:

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About Me

Walter Guevara
Walter G.
Walter G. is a software engineer with over 10 years of professional experience. When he isn't blogging or being a CTO he enjoys coding randomly complex things that he hopes many people will get a chance to use one day.
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