Category: Development

Development   Can You Build a Website for Free?
  • August 19, 2019
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Most beginners looking to start their own websites want to keep costs low, which is understandable. If you Google “free website”, you’ll come up with a large list of companies offering to host your site for free. The question is, what are you really getting with those deals? Many of these companies offer website builders …

Development   An Introduction to Building Web Applications
  • August 15, 2019
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Developing a web application comes with a number of challenges. Once you have an idea in place, you’ll still need to figure out how you are going to create it. Some of the elements you’ll need to consider include your development approach, as well as your app’s overall design and usability. You may also want …

Development   NGINX vs. Apache: Which Server Is Right for You?
  • August 12, 2019
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Both Apache and NGINX (pronounced ‘Engine-X’) offer capable, open-source server technology. However, which one is right for you? In order to be sure your site runs as efficiently as possible, it’s important to choose the type of server that best matches your needs.  Apache has been a solid choice for over 20 years, and there …

Development   What Is Visual Hierarchy (And How Can You Implement It)?
  • June 24, 2019
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Every time you visit a new website, some unique element will likely catch your eye. It might be a Call To Action (CTA), a hero header, a logo, or anything else that stands out. In most cases, those elements don’t grab attention due to coincidence, but because they were designed to do so. Using design …

Development   How to Get Started With Dynamic Rendering (In 3 Steps)
  • May 30, 2019
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A lot of web platforms rely on JavaScript to render and display content. That’s not a bad thing per se, but search engines can have a hard time crawling and indexing that content. In other words, using JavaScript may affect your Search Engine Optimization (SEO) unless you find a workaround. The best fix for this …

Development   Best WordPress Plugins for Designers (8)
  • May 09, 2019
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The way a website looks will have a huge impact on the way it is perceived, and how successful it will be. That’s why site design is so crucial. Fortunately, WordPress offers a host of handy plugins that can help to ease the load. Shifting through all of them would likely be a lengthy process, …

Development   An Introduction to ‘hreflang’ Tags (And How to Use Them)
  • April 11, 2019
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Imagine that you go through the trouble of translating your website into multiple languages, yet search engines keep directing users to the default option. This can be both annoying, and damaging to your traffic levels. That’s why it’s smart to signal search engines to display specific versions of your pages, depending on where each user …

Development   3 Tips for Producing Cleaner Code on Your Website
  • February 21, 2019
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We’ve all heard the saying that a good house is only as strong as its foundation, and the same applies to your website. Most sites are built almost entirely through HTML code, and failing to make that code clear can have a number of negative repercussions. Clean HTML code forms the very core of a …

Development   3 Reasons to Run A/B Tests on Your Website
  • February 11, 2019
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Improving conversion rates is vital for any business, no matter its size. There are a lot of factors that go into securing conversions, however, so it can be difficult to pinpoint possible areas for improvement. Fortunately, implementing A/B testing can help. This enables you to directly compare two variants of content on your website – …

Development   10 Key Linux Terms You Need to Know
  • January 24, 2019
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If you’ve ever dabbled in programming, you know that developers love Linux (and other Unix-based systems). There are a lot of reasons for Linux being a superior option for development work. The problem is that it can be overwhelming if you’re coming from another Operating System (OS), particularly because you’ll run into a lot of …

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