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web design trends in 2020

Web Design Trends in 2020: The top 18 trends you can expect to see in the new decade.

There are some exciting & current web design trends in 2020 that all business owners and web designers should be aware of. While you don’t want to overdo it and fill your entire site with trendy elements, adding a few current looks will show site visitors that your site is current and that you understand […]

Getting to know Drupal

Getting to know Drupal: 2019 Update

PHP, an open ended scripting source, has been one of the most ubiquitous scripting languages available since its first introduction. Part of that ubiquity is due to the popularity of many of the frameworks or content management systems built on it. To name one well-known example, WordPress is built in PHP. This makes it an […]

Bash vs Zsh

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, […]

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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

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

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 […]

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