An introduction to the htaccess file:The Ultimate Guide (2018 Update)

Browsing through the file manager of your cPanel or hosting account, you may have seen a file called .htaccess. This file governs many configuration settings for the Apache Web Server. Apache is widely used server software for cross-platform operating systems. While the syntax it uses can be a bit confusing at first, the .htaccess file […]

The Best 5 WordPress Plugins of 2018

Did you know that 28 percent of the world’s websites use WordPress? As WordPress developers, we can also tell you that 60 percent of all websites with a CMS use WordPress. More than 25 percent of the top 10,000 websites based on traffic use WordPress as well. In this blog post, we’ll review some of […]

Array methods in JavaScript (2018 Update)

The array is one of the most important components of JavaScript, and any programming language in general. Often misconceived as its own data type, it is actually a subset of the Object, along with functions. In simple terms, an array is a compound data structure that can hold a limitless amount of values of any […]

Using Surge for deploying static sites (2018 Update)

Static Site Generators have become increasingly popular over the past several years. They’re great for any projects not requiring server-side processing. There’s been an emergence of services such as webtask.io and others for handling server endpoints. This has no doubt contributed to the growth of static sites and “serverless” web applications. Many see this as […]

Getting started with vim (2018 Update)

Getting started 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. To be sure, it’s not what you use but how you use it. However, a professional text editor can make a massive difference in your development workflow […]

Bash vs Zsh: A comparison of two command line shells (2018 Update)

If you have ever used the command line on an *nix system (Unix-based or Unix-like), chances are you’ve used the bash shell. bash (an abbreviation for “Bourne-again shell”) is the default shell for many Unix-like operating systems. Common examples of Unix-like operating systems include GNU/Linux and macOS. Although many other shells exist for the terminal, […]

Did you just launch a new website? The ultimate guide on what to do next.

You don’t need to be a web developer or in the business to know that the Internet consists of a whole lot of websites. In fact, there are more than 1.5 billion websites on the Internet these days. This is a huge increase from the single website the world wide web hosted way back in […]

Backup WordPress: How to backup up your WordPress website (2018 Update)

There are numerous reasons to routinely backup WordPress sites. Whether to recover from hacking or a bug in a recent update or just to restore an older version of your site, ensuring backup WordPress sites is an important component of site maintenance. While many popular hosting providers offer automated, regular backups, it is useful to […]

11 Simple Ways to Improve Your Contact Form

Your contact form is arguably one of the most important elements of your website. First-time visitors have no idea if they can trust you and your product or not. They may have questions about how your product works or want to test your customer service and see what the response to a question is. Before […]

9 Benefits of ReactJS Services: The Ultimate Guide (2018)

Since its introduction, ReactJS has arguably been the most talked about thing amongst web developers since Ruby on Rails. While countless new tools are emerging every day, it’s hard to single out any individual new project that is making as much of an impact as React.  Despite its relative adolescence (React just turned 5 a few […]

Using chunkwm as a window manager

When working with multiple windows or applications simultaneously, it can be hugely advantageous to be able to switch between these different windows and contexts as fluidly as possible, reducing any friction or downtime. While this can apply to many types of work, this is certainly the case in development environments. chunkwm is a tiling window […]

9 Best Marketing Strategies for a Paid App

Do you remember when 2015 was dubbed the “Year of Mobile?” Now that mobile has evolved into the leading channel people use to search the Internet and connect with brands, some people will make the case that singling out just one year isn’t enough to acknowledge the influence mobile has had in recent years. Instead […]

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