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...

Moving your website to HTTPS, is it worth it?

HTTP versus HTTPS: How much of a difference can one additional letter make? As it happens, quite a lot. Ever since Google confirmed that it considers whether a site uses HTTP or HTTPS as a ranking factor, there’s been a lot of debate about the merits of making the switch. I don’t know about you, but I’m the type of person who likes to play it safe; if Google recommends something, I’m all for it. Still, while switching to HTTPS makes sense for most websites, it’s not always worth it. Is it time to switch?...

How to use Font Awesome icon fonts in WordPress

I realize that some of you reading this tutorial may have never used an icon font before. You may even be asking yourself, what exactly is an icon font? Icon fonts are simply another way of displaying icons on your websites. In the past, it was a common practice to use images as icons. But using images for icons usually results in additional requests to the server. So to address this problem, designers have turned to icon fonts. An icon font is exactly like a normal font. The only difference is, instead of a...

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. 1. Web Developer ... Web Developer Tools is one of the most useful extensions for any developer. It adds a toolbar to Chrome with...

10 web developer resolutions for 2017

2016 has officially timed out, and with it we wave goodbye to Pokemón Go, a series of Yahoo break ins, and a year in which $3.5 trillion was spent on IT worldwide.Whether you’re one of the 45% of Americans who make resolutions, or the 8% who actually keep them (!), the start of a new year is a great time to reassess what you want to achieve professionally in the coming 12 months. With that in mind, here are 10 New Year’s resolutions for web developers who want to make the most of 2017. Based on web development...

How to incorporate Co-Authors Plus into your WordPress theme

Co-Authors Plus is a free WordPress plugin to manage multi-author blogs. If you accept guest posts from your readers and give them credit, you can use this free plugin to manage guest authors very easily. You don’t need to create a new user account for each new guest author. Co-Authors Plus makes it very simple and easy to manage guest authors but this plugin is not for beginner WordPress users. Because you will have to edit your theme to properly display author information on each blog post. After installing...

Gravit releases ProjectX

Look out Canva! There are a ton of new players in town! Well, not in town so much as “probably on their way”. Maybe. We hope. Basically, the guys behind Gravit, a fantastic web-based image and vector editor, went and built a demo version of a Canva-like web app that they called ProjectX. It really is a demo. It only supports one image size (851 x 315px, the size of a Facebook cover), and really doesn’t have much in the way of features. What makes it very, very cool is the fact that it was built with around...

Snyk: the easy way to find code vulnerabilities

Security in programming is essential, and a massive headache. As the things that people build become more sophisticated and complex, their code bases get bigger and bigger. With that extreme growth comes an increasing number of potential weak points in any project’s security. Factor in dependencies (bits of code handled by third-party programmers which they have shared out of the kindness of their hearts), and you’re looking at more code then you could ever practically revisit. In this case,...
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