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Font Awesome has changed the way that I build websites
Font Awesome has changed the way that I build websites

I don't get paid by Font Awesome, but after I hype them up, they will at some point. Font Awesome has changed the way that I build websites since I began to use it earlier last year. You see, if you've been around the web development game for a while, then you know that icons aren't the most entertaining thing to work with. You normally have to create some type of sprite sheet, and then in your CSS, you have to position everything accordingly and precisely. It's normally a somewhat time-consuming task and I personally save it for last on most projects.

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Why Programmer's Don't Make Great Designers
Why Programmer's Don't Make Great Designers

If you're a programmer, then at some point you've had to design and style something on a website. And truth be told, you probably thought that it was pretty fantastic. This div goes here and this padding goes there. You use an image as a background and voila! Project complete. At least, that's how many of my sites get designed. And it's functional for the most part. But it will be different from what an actual web designer would create. It will be missing something. Some would call that something "Art".

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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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Trying Out: Google's Material Design Lite
Trying Out: Google's Material Design Lite

Google just unveiled Material Design Lite out into the wild for all to use, and so I'm going to be trying it out on a few of my websites this week. Google's material design principles are the design rules that bring simplicity, cleanliness, and overall ease on some of Google's sites. They make for responsive and future proof layouts that degrade gracefully. MDL doesn't rely on any third party JavaScript frameworks, but the components are created with vanilla CSS, JavaScript and HTML. It definitely offers enough features to build entire websites from scratch. It includes templates, basic components, more complex components, icon sets and more. And for someone like me, who

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What It's Really Like To Make A Website
What It's Really Like To Make A Website

When you think of a website, you think of WordPress nowadays. And why wouldn't you, WordPress runs 23% of all websites. With so many online ads claiming that you can learn to make a website in 3 weeks or your money back, it sounds like the easiest thing in the world to do. Campaigns like the "Hour Of Code" just make it a stronger point that anybody can make Facebook or Twitter or YouTube. But the obvious answer is, of course, that you won't be able to do those things. You'll be able to set up WordPress on a server, and that's probably about it.

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What No One Tells You About Making A Website
What No One Tells You About Making A Website

So you want to make a website. You have an idea or bits and pieces of an idea, you get a cheap hosting account and a $9.99 domain name and you install Wordpress and a dozen plugins and you are in action. Nowadays, it really is that easy to create a new website. You don't need to know HTML or CSS even, you can just point and click your way through the whole process and be up and running within 5 minutes. Making the website is the easiest part. What happens after is a whole different story. Maintenance cost plus marketing and bug fixing was not in the playbook I bet. But it's a crucial part of any website.

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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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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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here's 5 reasons to handle business finances online
here's 5 reasons to handle business finances online

Handling the finances is an important part of any major company. You need to stay on top of your budget, ensure that your company is financially healthy and keep track of different outgoings. As well as this, you need to make sure that everyone working in or for your business is paid on time and let’s not even mention taxation just yet. Needless to say, if you get tax wrong then you could be in serious trouble. This is why it’s worth making sure that you are handling your business finances online. Here are a few reasons why this is the best option for you as a business owner.

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how virtual reality is changing the world
how virtual reality is changing the world
How Virtual Reality Is Changing The World

Have you ever wondered how technology has moved so quickly in the last few decades? We’ve gone from finally having a color TV to making a connection with the virtual world and creating our own AI systems. Technology is a wonderful thing to have in our lives, and here are some of the main things you will see changes in the world with the arrival of virtual reality.

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how becoming more it savvy is going to make you a better business owner
how becoming more it savvy is going to make you a better business owner

As a modern business owner, there are countless things you need to think about if you want to be a better entrepreneur. You have to make sure you improve the way you do things in order to make your business more of a success. One of the biggest factors in modern business is IT, and that’s because the digital landscape is one that plays such an influential role in the business world.

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everything is digital, including paralegals
everything is digital, including paralegals

Everything is digital. Files, photos, and jobs. Where once upon a time you had to wake up daily, face the commute work a flat 9-5, commute once more and get to bed nice and early because tomorrow it was going to happen all over – nowadays we are relishing in the digital age. Not only is it more accessible to study, then set up from home, it is easier and more cost-effective in most cases for larger companies to hire you. You’ve got fewer overheads, your work is more personalized, and you are keenly focused on the job at hand. And, smaller doesn’t mean ‘less good’ either. There are millions of highly qualified people at home, working the hours they like and providing out of this world work. A few you have probably already thought about careers like virtual assistant, content writer or perhaps an accountant. But, have you thought about a virtual paralegal as a career option? The first thing you should know is that a freelance contract virtual paralegal does need to be overseen by an attorney. VP’s can’t give legal advice or perform legal work for individuals. In most cases a VP will work with either a lawyer or a small legal firm, meaning they can oversee and sign off on work.

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ensuring that your startup gets the boost it needs
ensuring that your startup gets the boost it needs

When you’re running your own business, it’s always a busy and hectic time of year for consumers and shoppers alike. Small businesses and startups need a regular boost to ensure that they’re able to keep up and compete with the big guys out there. Therefore, you need to ensure that your company is performing as well as it can so that you continue to get a steady flow of traffic to your store or website. There is a lot of competition out there, and the market is heavily saturated with a mixture of fresh brands and major corporations all trying to get the attention of clients and consumers. Now is the time for you to look at each key area of your startup and make sure that it’s working hard to push your business towards success in the months and years ahead.

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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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