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3 BEST FREE STARTER THEMES FOR WORDPRESS

WordPress themes are one of the best features of WordPress. You can change the whole design of your website within a few seconds or minutes. You can choose a free theme, buy a premium theme or you can decide to create a new WordPress theme from scratch. Even there, you can start coding your design from scratch, or you can just use a starter WordPress theme that has all the basics to get you going. […]

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GETTING OVER YOUR FEAR OF COMMITMENT WITH WORDPRESS PLUGINS

When I first started out creating websites with WordPress, I was in awe of the depth and variety of plugins available. During those golden days I would willingly install just about anything that looked cool. Shortly thereafter, I was smacked in the head by reality. Stuff started breaking and seriously hurt my good time.

It turns out that not every plugin is a great one. And there are times when it seems like the work we do is held together with bubble gum and duct tape. Everything works splendidly until it doesn’t. […]

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9 FRAMEWORKS TO WATCH IN 2017

One of the biggest problems with new year’s resolutions is that they’re often arbitrary goals based on how we feel in the moment; “I need to lose 15 pounds…I should volunteer more…I have to sign ten more clients by year’s end.”

When it comes to web development, who’s to say that looking back is such a bad thing? Success in web development depends on one’s ability to learn new skills, practice, and then learn some more. Why not tap into the lessons learned from last year and use them to build your business’s resolutions and goals for 2017? […]

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15 CHROME EXTENSIONS THAT SIMPLIFY WEB DEVELOPMENT

Working as a web developer, you probably spend a lot of  time using your browser of choice. While almost every browser has its own developer tools that allow you to see what’s going on behind the scenes, some of them have plenty of extensions that help you streamline the development process.

In this post, we have rounded up our favorite Chrome extensions for web developers. […]

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8 TIPS FOR USER-FRIENDLY SITE DESIGN

Creating a successful website encompasses much more than beautiful design. While attractive design helps, as a designer or a developer, you should also bear in mind the user experience.

There is nothing more frustrating than landing on a website that is hard to navigate and makes finding the information you want difficult. I’m sure you’ve experienced this yourself as the end-user. But as a developer, are you keeping the end-user in mind? […]

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BEGINNER’S INTRODUCTION TO JAVA EE

Java is incredibly popular, and for good reason. The programming language is easy to learn and is often a university’s first choice for the code it teaches its students. On the other side of it, Java is supported by multiple tech enterprises, most notably by Oracle, Google, and IBM. As a result of these two pillars of support, Java is currently the number one most popular programming language, according to the Tiobe Index which analyzes a language’s popularity by number of online searches for it. […]

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6 WORDPRESS MAINTENANCE SERVICES CLIENTS LOVE

After ensuring a successful launch, most WordPress developers take a step back and look on to their next project. But constantly chasing new projects results in an uneven cash flow that means some months are better than others.

What developers sometimes fail to realize are the benefits of working with web development clients on a continuous basis to maintain their WordPress website, even after the initial project has been completed. […]

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IS YOUR WEBSITE MOBILE APP READY?

It’s no secret that the mobile revolution is already here. Everyone’s been abuzz with talk about the need for websites to be mobile-ready and responsive for years now. But considering mobile device usage accounts for 55% of all internet activity, now is the perfect time to ensure any site you work with looks just as good on a mobile device as it does on a standard computer. […]

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9 WAYS TO CALIBRATE YOUR MONITOR

What you see may be what you get, but it’s not necessarily what everyone else gets. I was reminded of this when I bought a gaming monitor. I’d originally intended to get a 4K monitor of some kind, but I decided to go for speed over size. The one I did get can render my games at a brisk 144hz, and my games have never looked better. […]