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Posted on: 8/17/2022 - 6 min read
5 non-developer things that web developers should know
As if things weren't difficult enough for developers, here's a list of things to add on to your current daily work flow. If you've been a we...
Posted on: 5/17/2022 - 4 min read
4 tips to handle 404 images on your websites
Missing images on a website are one of the most common issues that web developers face. Particularly if you don't really have a well thought...
Posted on: 5/11/2022 - 5 min read
Why do you need to set an alt attribute on an image tag?
You might have seen it promoted as a 'best practice' often times on the internet. But setting the alt property on an <img tag should pret...
Posted on: 4/11/2022 - 4 min read
Taking a deep look at Mozilla's MDN Plus
MDN has been a huge part of my development career ever since it appeared on the internet in 2005. And the same is true for alot of you readi...
Posted on: 9/27/2021 - 7 min read
Getting to know Heroku in 5 minutes
Heroku is a cloud application platform that first launched in 2007 with a single programming language in mind, Ruby....
Posted on: 8/17/2021 - 3 min read
The biggest problem with using target=_blank
Before browsers had tabs, websites would often open new webpages in their own instances of the browser. You would eventually come to know th...
Posted on: 8/16/2021 - 5 min read
5 platforms where you can host your websites for free
If a monthly payment plan is what is holding you up from launching your website or portfolio, then you'll be relieved to know that there are...
Posted on: 7/30/2021 - 2 min read
Mozilla finally stopping support for FTP in Firefox 90
FTP (File Transfer Protocol) has long been the go to method of transferring files on the internet. It's how you uploaded files to your share...
Posted on: 7/14/2021 - 3 min read
How to avoid "flash of invisible text" (FOIT)
Fonts have become so increasingly complex during the past decade to the point where you probably need to set up a development meeting with y...
Posted on: 7/6/2021 - 5 min read
How to improve server response times
Performance and optimization are important for generating a good user experience on any website. Aside from ensuring that you have properly ...
Posted on: 6/25/2021 - 2 min read
A pretty cool feature that you can add to your file upload elements, if you are working with images, is the ability to render a preview on t...
Posted on: 6/23/2021 - 4 min read
How to fade out elements without using jQuery
Posted on: 6/7/2021 - 5 min read
Do web developers need computer science degrees?
Despite the rapid growth of the internet and the huge demand for skilled web developers these days, many companies still have set in stone r...
Posted on: 6/1/2021 - 6 min read
A day in the life of a full-stack web developer
First off, the day has to start with coffee. Strong coffee. Some would argue even the strongest coffee. And that's because you know what's c...
Posted on: 4/12/2021 - 6 min read
5 ways to improve your website's performance
Performance on a website is often left to last and at times ignored by developers. This is mainly because it's surprisingly not a simple or ...
Posted on: 4/2/2021 - 3 min read
How to add color and style to the console.log
The developer console in a browser is one of the most valuable tools for any web designer and web developer. Not only does it tell you what'...
Posted on: 3/16/2021 - 5 min read
Deprecated HTML tags to stop using
The following is a list of the the currently deprecated HTML tags that you should probably stop using in your markup.While they may not be t...
Posted on: 3/15/2021 - 6 min read
9 HTML Tags You Should Start Using
As the HTML specification gets updated year after year, new tags get added and old tags get deprecated. And it's hard to keep up sometimes w...
Posted on: 3/10/2021 - 4 min read
5 Web Developer Blogs to read in 2021
Blogs are still one of the best ways to stay up to date with the latest happenings in the realm of code and software engineering. Mainly bec...
Posted on: 1/15/2021 - 5 min read
Looking at PageSpeed Insights Web Vitals
I run many different kinds of analysis on this website in order to check for weaknesses and to patch them up whenever possible. One of those...
Posted on: 1/9/2021 - 4 min read
How to set up a free SSL certificate on GoDaddy
These days, thanks in part to browser default security settings, you really can't go without having an SSL certificate installed on your web...
Posted on: 9/21/2020 - 5 min read
5 essential downloads every web developer should be using
If you are relatively new to web development then this list is for you. It is my top 5 most used (probably) apps installed on my work laptop...
Posted on: 9/17/2020 - 4 min read
I'll start by saying that there is no native method for dark mode in HTML and CSS just yet. So whatever method you end up using will have to...
Posted on: 9/10/2020 - 3 min read
3 books every beginner web developer should read
You can pretty much learn anything online these days if you know where to look and if you are willing to pay a buck or two in the process....
Posted on: 9/1/2020 - 3 min read
How to clear the cache on a users browser so they don't have to
Cached files are both a blessing and a curse depending on what your current intent is. A blessing because it allows for websites to load muc...
Posted on: 5/21/2020 - 5 min read
How to avoid enormous network payloads
Performance on the web is important in order to provide a fast and smooth overall web surfing experience to your site visitors....
Posted on: 12/2/2019 - 5 min read
I built a website in exchange for cookies
Anybody that really knows me, knows that I have a taste for baked goods. These days as I age (age well), they tend to be of the glute...
Posted on: 11/6/2019 - 5 min read
The confusing search to find out who makes web standards - part 1
Just before beginning to write this post, I had an entirely different post in mind. I was going to write about the W3C (The World Wide Web C...
Posted on: 8/19/2019 - 4 min read
What is "no-code" and how it affects programmers
A programmer's main job in their career is to write 'code'. To create variables, functions and looping mechanisms to accomplish some form of...
Posted on: 12/17/2018 - 6 min read
4 potential routes to becoming a web developer
This is a popular question that I often get asked from people who are familiar with coding, but not quite skilled enough or confident enough...
Posted on: 1/7/2018 - 4 min read
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 ...
Posted on: 12/7/2017 - 4 min read
How To Set Up an SSL Certificate With GoDaddy
While in the past it seemed like you could do just fine without the hassle of setting up an SSL certificate, it seems that as of late that ...
Posted on: 2/28/2017 - 6 min read
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 actu...
Posted on: 8/30/2016 - 4 min read
How To Fix AutoCorrect
I have auto-correct turned on all the time on my phone, but I hate it. Can't stand it. And for the life of me, I can't understand why I......
Posted on: 5/21/2015 - 4 min read
How Much Do I Make As A Web Developer?
A while back the twitter hashtag #talkpay went for a viral spin and people were encouraged to post their job titles and salary in an atte...
Posted on: 5/8/2015 - 4 min read
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 busine...
Posted on: 5/1/2015 - 5 min read
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...
Posted on: 12/2/2014 - 6 min read
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 ...
Posted on: 6/27/2014 - 5 min read
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 ti...
Posted on: 1/16/2014 - 2 min read
I Just Discovered Google PageSpeed And This Is What I Learned
Site optimization is usually not too important until you have a good flow of traffic coming your way. However, your sites page speed might ...
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