Web Development

Bash vs Zsh: A comparison of two command line shells (2019 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, […]

Using Surge for deploying static sites (2019 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 […]

App Design UI: The Top 9 Tips to Deliver a Great User Experience

Mobile apps provide an opportunity for businesses and designers to reach more people than ever before. No longer are business owners limited to reaching out to customers via phone, mailing campaigns or in-store. Today, your company is available 24/7 through a website and mobile apps, which go with users everywhere. Developing an app allows you […]

How to use node-sass to compile Sass files in an npm script (2019 Update)

While there are numerous options for choosing how to compile the popular Sass preprocessor into regular CSS, a compiler that utilizes the LibSass engine has increasingly become more common. Initially written in Ruby, using the original Ruby gem or a Ruby-based program such as Compass to compile Sass quickly became host to a variety of […]

Using WOW.js and Animate.css for Scroll-Triggered Animations (2019 Update)

Animations are a great way to add visual excitement and motion to your websites, and the popular animate.css library has provided an easy way to add CSS-based animations to any website. What if you want to only trigger these animations once the user has scrolled to a specific section of your website, though? This can […]

How to Minimize Your Landing Page’s Bounce Rate

If you’re like most website owners, you spend a lot of time driving traffic to your page only to see them bounce away in mere seconds. While some of the bounce rate of your site is simply from people landing on your page mistakenly or getting distracted from other things, there are some ways you […]

Setting up an Ubuntu server for the first time (2018 Update)

The first time you’re setting up an Ubuntu server, there are several steps that should be taken to ensure basic security of the server. Connecting to your server via the command line or terminal can be extremely powerful, but there are also some inherent risks if the server is not setup correctly. The configurations in […]

An Introduction to Version Control using Git (2018 Update)

The enterprise of coding and computer programming is rarely (if ever), a linear process. Even after the stages of brainstorming and other planning, the actual activity of coding involves a lot of back and forth. You’ll change things as you get a clearer picture of the vision for your application. To assist in the development […]

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 […]

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 […]

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