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Web Development

  • 4 months 1 week ago

    Taking Care of Your Website Helps Cut Down Unexpected Costs Associated With Website Emergencies

    Making sure your website gets regular maintenance is kind of like of making sure your car gets regular oil changes.

    It’s much cheaper to get your oil checked (and refilled, if necessary) than having your engine blow-up at the top of a mountain pass at the start of winter  — trust me, I’ve been there.

    It’s also much less stressful.

    In website terms not maintaining your website leaves you vulnerable to the following situations:

  • 5 months 3 weeks ago

    In my recent guest post, I discuss why WordPress and Drupal are excellent content management system (CMS) choices for your nonprofit’s community website. Picking the right CMS is only the first step to building and nurturing a successful online community.

    As Mack Fogelson writes in The Truly Monumental Guide to Building Online Communities:

  • 6 months 4 weeks ago

    Whether you’re designing or redesigning your website, grouping and organizing your content can be tricky.

    • What will your users look for first?
    • What content do they value most?
    • What is the most likely and most efficient path of navigation through your website?

    Most importantly - how can you make your website efficient for both your users and your business?

    Unless you can read minds, organizing your content can feel a bit like a guessing game.

  • 7 months ago

    Do I Have a Content Organization Problem or an Information Architecture Problem?

    You probably have both. In fact, they’re usually one and the same.

    One afternoon, while we were busy working out, the troop got to talking about organizing and re-organizing website content. We observed that a number of our clients had come to us with what they called Frankenstein websites.

  • 8 months 1 week ago

    Unless you're a magician with numbers, calculating a budget for your website is probably not at the top of your “Things I can’t wait to do!” list. Take it from the monkeys who do it all the time (that's us), it's not that bad. In fact, it can actually be fun.

    Yes, you read that right. Budgeting can be fun. No, we haven't gone bananas. But, we have prepared this guide to help you with the process.

  • 1 year 6 months ago

    Brace yourselves ladies and gentlemen. This is going to be an epic tutorial (*sarcasm*). So you want to build a sortable table of information using views? The one that works like a folder where you click on the tab “Name” and it sorts alphabetically ascending or descending. Well i’ve got a tutorial for you.

    First create a view with the content type that you wish to have in it. In the image below I will be using Articles content type.

  • 1 year 7 months ago

    Using zurb-foundation and a custom child theme

    So, to first quote the wordpress site directly:

    There are a few reasons why you would want to use a child theme:

  • 1 year 7 months ago

    Looking to increase your website performance and get a free SSL certificate? Check out CloudFlare’s free service to “supercharge” your website.

    Performance

    Cloudflare can increase performance in a few ways. First, it can distribute your content globally usings its content delivery network (CDN). Secondly, it leverages browser caching and can minify HTML, CSS and JavaScript. Depending on your site, you can see some great performance gains, with little work.

  • 1 year 9 months ago

    Memcached and Redis are in-memory key-value pair storing system, or in short, a “caching” system. Both of them open-sourced.

    First a bit of history.

    Memcached

    Originally developed by Brad Fitzpatrick at Danda interactive for their website LiveJournal, which was very popular in 2003. It was written in Perl at first, then written in C by Anatoly Vorobey (who was also employed at LiveJournal because of his work).

    Now in 2015, this program has continuously proved its capabilities and is used by a lot of top websites such as:

  • 1 year 10 months ago

    Before writing any actual code for a module or project, you should try to construct your code idea in a low language(Plain English), which is a good practice.Then, when you write the actual code, the steps will be clear and automatic to create. A great benefit to this is that you have now a comments section to add over your code so future programmers will grasp the code easily.

    Lets look at an example:

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