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Getting started with vim

The choice of one’s text editor can be a hot point of debate amongst developers. There is even a Wikipedia entry on this common rivalry. While on a certain level, it’s not what you use but how you use it, a professional text editor can make a massive difference in your development workflow and productivity. […]

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Using A CSS Reset For Better Cross-Browser Compatibility

One of the most difficult aspects of web design and development is cross-browser compatibility. It’s one thing to create a great looking layout, but getting that new design to display exactly the same, regardless of the browser, is another story entirely. Every browser makes certain stylistic decisions as to how content should be displayed, and […]

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Using Emmet To Speed Up Your Development Work

Writing code, and especially HTML and CSS, can be a very tedious process — writing closing element tags or duplicate HTML elements that serve as the page’s structure are repetitive, monotonous tasks that take up a lot of time in the development process. Fortunately, there is a freely available plugin that can speed up this […]

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Getting Started with Sass

As the life of CSS has developed, it has become seen increasingly important to have more control over organization as well as a better workflow than what is currently offered by the stylesheet language. This need has been filled by CSS preprocessors such as LESS, PostCSS, and arguably the most popular, Sass. In this post, […]

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Using TextExpander To Increase Your Productivity

Regardless of what type of work you do on a computer, there are tons of repetitive tasks that simply go unnoticed. Whether you are writing emails, writing code, or even entering login information, there is a way to cut down on these tedious inputs, saving tons of time for more important things. The solution to […]

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Getting Started with Google Web Fonts

Good typography is an essential component of effective and successful web design. The readability of your content has a direct impact on the message that you get across to your site visitor. To make the process of selecting the right font easier, there are many different subscription-based font services, as well as the option to […]

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How to set up a Local Server Environment using MAMP

If you have spent any amount of time just in front-end web development, you may have started to take it for granted that aside from FTP/transferring your files, all you really need to do your work is a web browser. HTML, CSS and JavaScript (the three foundational elements of the front-end) only require a web […]

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Basic Command Line Usage: Part 3

In our last post on the most common commands of using a Unix-based terminal, we looked at the basic ways one can create and remove files and directories, as well as writing, copying, viewing and moving files. This post will take a look at a very important command for dealing with user permissions: the sudo command. sudo […]

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Hottest Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO) Trends in 2017

Conversion rate optimization is the art and science of making the most out of the site traffic you already have and driving more sales without spending an extra penny on user acquisition and advertising. E-commerce matures and becomes more and more competitive every year. Store owners who are serious about their business need to quickly […]

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5 Apps For Improving Productivity

With the constant barrage of new information and notifications via the Internet and social media, it can sometimes be difficult to stay focused and on task. In light of this, there has been a near-endless number of productivity apps that have arisen — in this limitless sea of choices, the search for the perfect one […]

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