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A BACKEND DEVELOPER’S GUIDE TO UI DESIGN

For a backend developer, designing a user interface for an application can be difficult, primarily because you are not a hundred per cent comfortable with what you are doing. It’s like writing using your left hand when you’re a righty.

However, with the inception of frontend toolkits and frameworks, UI design has become a little bit more convenient for backend developers like you. Because of open source UI frameworks like Bootstrap, Foundation and Yahoo’s PureCSS, building the interface of your application has gone leaps and bounds in consistency, and comfort. […]

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3 TIPS FOR ORGANIZING LARGE-SCALE WEB PROJECTS

There will be some days in your life as a web developer when you feel like you’ve hit the jackpot. Often this comes in a form of a client whose pockets match their ambition, and you’ll finally be getting paid what you’re worth.

However, despite the benefits that await you when you accept, and eventually, finish this big gig, there is a looming trap hidden here; it comes in the form of a big pile of responsibility. […]

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THE MYTH OF DIY WEBSITES AND ITS IMPACT ON WEB DEVELOPERS

Do-It-Yourself websites are here, and they’re not going anywhere. That’s just a basic fact of our industry. However, there is a large misunderstanding about the ease of use concerning WordPress and other Do-It-Yourself website-building platforms, and it needs to be addressed.

To start off, WordPress is fantastic. I use it for building the majority of my sites, it’s great for navigating throughout each site, both the front end and the back, and has a fantastic group of folks who write beautiful plugins for everything from slideshows to grid layouts to complex contact forms and beyond. That is all true because I know what I am doing. The myth I speak of is the ease of use of the DIY website-building programs for the untrained, who are under the false assumption that websites can be created in 30 minutes or less. […]

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40 TOOLS FOR WRITING BETTER CSS

We all know CSS is great. It makes our sites look good, can be used to add animation, and keeps the presentation separate from the content. It can be hard, though, to know everything there is to know about CSS. It only gets harder as we try to make our code cross-browser compatible.

This is where third-party tools come in. From simplifying our workflows, to generating actual CSS, these tools give us the code we need, faster, even as we learn to write it ourselves. […]

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Zen Cart Shopping Cart Software

Running an online storefront isn’t generally seen as an easy task, at least if you’re the one adding the product descriptions, product images, managing inventory and dealing with receiving the payments and managing product delivery. In fact, running an eCommerce shop can be an outright chore, with the headaches exponentially increased if you’re using the wrong shopping cart software. There is nothing worse than running an eCommerce store with shopping cart software that fails to provide the features you need to run your business successfully. […]

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5 Steps to Building an eCommerce Website

Starting an eCommerce business is hard work. To be successful, you must continually evaluate your site, your sales, and your profits. Before you start building an eCommerce website, you need to consider how you sell your products. Think about if your products offer color choices, size choices, use a sliding price scale, and how many items will be included in a typical order.

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20 BEST RESOURCES FOR LEARNING ANGULARJS

Since its release in 2009, AngularJS has gained immense popularity due to the compelling features it’s packed with. Being an extremely advanced JavaScript MVW framework, not only does it enhance HTML with Directives; but it also simplifies both development and testing for developers.
For some people, it seems quite difficult to learn Angular through the official documentation provided. Attempting to gain knowledge of Angular, they repeatedly search for related resources and often don’t get satisfied with the results they get from search engines.
If you’re one of them, don’t worry. In this blog post, I’ve arranged a golden collection of 20 resources (tools, eBooks and frameworks) to help you become an expert in AngularJS.
Let’s master AngularJS with these 20 useful resources!
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