Category: Web Development

11 basic terminal commands for beginners

11 basic terminal commands for beginners

Using the terminal in your web development workflow can seem alien to the uninitiated. The difficulty to learn how to use the terminal effectively is often made worse through the availability of applications which can do the heavy lifting and run terminal commands for you. Using these applications in your web development […]

Top 5 Technical SEO basics for Web Developers

Top 5 Technical SEO basics for Web Developers

Not taking the time to understand technical SEO for your website could earn you a penalty from Google. Building a site can be done relatively simply and you don’t need to be a search engine optimisation (SEO) expert to have a site that can rank well. But there are definitely […]

5-minute guide to Structured Data

5-minute guide to Structured Data

What is structured data? If this is your first time learning about structured data, let us explain what it is. Actually, let’s get the guys over at Google to do that for us! “Structured data refers to kinds of data with a high level of organization, such as information in a […]

SCSS Mixins | 5 awesome and creative examples

SCSS Mixins | 5 awesome and creative examples

This post is for those of your that work with the sassiest CSS of all, SCSS! Today we’ve compiled 5 great SCSS mixins for you. From centring elements, generating animations or applying long, sexy shadows; we’re sure you can use some of these great SCSS mixins in your upcoming projects. So […]

HTTP to HTTPS Migration Tips

HTTP to HTTPS Migration Tips

With the recent Google Chrome 56 update, migrating your HTTP site to HTTPS is more important than ever. There’s many things to consider and action when migrating your site over to HTTPS. Use the HTTPS migration tips below and ensure your site is up to scratch and migrated successfully. 1. […]

How to set up a local web development environment using MAMP PRO

How to set up a local web development environment using MAMP PRO

When it comes to web development, setting up a local web development environment is an absolute must. It allows you to develop your website or application in a safe environment for testing before your code is ever near a live server. There are numerous ways to do this, but today […]

Developing a custom WordPress theme | 5 tips for success

Developing a custom WordPress theme | 5 tips for success

So often, when developing a custom WordPress theme, it’s easy to lose your way. To become so focussed on the end result that you forget to use logic and create something truly beautiful as well as functional. We’ve got 5 tips for success when developing a custom WordPress theme. If you’re […]

Add animated gradients to your website with javascript | Granim.js

Add animated gradients to your website with javascript | Granim.js

If you want to add beautiful, animated gradients with Javascript to your website, look no further than Granim.js Granim.js is an incredibly lightweight (less than 10kb!) Javascript library. It allows you to create fluid and interactive animated Gradients. It does this simply and intuitively. You can install the Granim.js library using […]

A brief A-Z of web development acronyms

A brief A-Z of web development acronyms

Everyday, we’re subjected to endless web development acronyms. The aim of this post is to demystify some of these for you providing some definitions and explanations. Let’s get started. A A-Record An A record is DNS record used to map a domain name to an IP address. For example, when […]

Font Awesome 5 is nearly here and it looks, well, awesome

Font Awesome 5 is nearly here and it looks, well, awesome

Font Awesome 5 is the most funded software Kickstarter ever and it’s easy to see why. Here’s some things it’s bringing to the table.

Showcase: Solve your Git errors with ohshitgit.com

Showcase: Solve your Git errors with ohshitgit.com

Git, as many of you are aware, is a free and open source distributed version control system. Also, as we’re sure even more of you are aware, Git can be incredibly confusing. Not just for beginners but for experienced developers too! That’s why when we came across ohshitgit.com today, we had to share it. […]

Essential WordPress plugins for your website

Essential WordPress plugins for your website

48,630 WordPress plugins and counting It’s fair to say that WordPress is arguably the most popular open source content management system (CMS) in the world. It’s easy to use, intuitive and continuously being updated, patched and improved by a passionate and dedicated online community. When 27% of the web uses the same […]

Google Chrome 56 arrives with a warning to non-secure HTTP web pages

Google Chrome 56 arrives with a warning to non-secure HTTP web pages

Google Chrome has released version 56 of their browser and it’s knuckling down on internet security. It’s making it clear that having a site using HTTPS is now more important than ever. As part of Google’s mission for a safer and more secure internet, version 56 will mark all HTTP pages which […]

My favourite online web design and development resources

My favourite online web design and development resources

I’ve been stumbling around the internet for years now and like all of you reading this post, I have a list of my go-to websites for web design, development and inspiration. They’re not all for solving problems either, some are only for generating ideas or reading up on clever shit so […]

The end of the clearfix hack. Could it be?

The end of the clearfix hack. Could it be?

The clearfix hack is a method for an element to automatically clear its child elements. Generally it’s used in float layouts where elements are floated to be stacked horizontally. But, might it soon be a thing of the past? Goodbye clearfix hack. Say hello to the flow-root display property. Rachel Andrew’s blog has a […]