How to Create a Circle with CSS

Making a circle with css is a simple task; Have your element (i.e. ‘.circle’) and set the css as follows; As long as your width and height are equal, you will create a perfect circle. From here you can do some fun things using css; With the @keyframes rule, we can create animations. It works […]

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Frontend Web Development vs. Backend Web Development

In order to develop a website you must go through multiple stages. These stages include planning (sitemap, functionality, etc…), design, development, search engine optimization (SEO) and finally site launch. Of these stages, one stage that isn’t always fully understood is the development stage. You’d be correct to say that this is the stage that brings […]

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5 Personal Qualities Every Web Developer Needs to Have

A Web developers skill set can mostly be taught, however, there are a few personal qualities that one must have before thinking about a career in this industry. 1)      Motivation One must be motivated to stay competitive in the industry. Things evolve quickly and it’s easy to be left behind. Being motivated to improve your […]

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Just Because You Can Doesn’t Mean You Should

As a developer, I see designs and decisions that often leave me shaking my head as a user. I’m sure every developer has felt the same, but we rarely speak out. This is only letting the problem get further and further out of hand. They are everywhere! Take ‘sharing’ buttons. A recent poll on a […]

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Basic CSS Tips for Responsive Design

The relevance of responsive web design has been steadily gaining importance in the development world thanks to a large increase in the number of mobile devices, notebooks, tablets and other devices becoming connected to the internet.  Here are a few tips that you should consider when creating a responsive design for your website. Media Queries […]

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HTML5: The Use of the Sectioning Elements

HTML5 is the most recent version of HTML mark-up. If you have not been educated on the use of HTML5 or have not yet forced yourself to use/learn it, the new elements can be confusing. A lot of developers that are used to coding in div’s tend to have a hard time understanding the point […]

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WordPress Website Security

One of the biggest fears people have about moving their website to WordPress is the security behind the framework. What they don’t realize is that WordPress is very much secure, as long as you update your site and the Plugins when prompted via the admin panel. However, if this still makes you feel uneasy about […]

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What is MySQL and How do I Use it in My PHP Application?

MySQL is known as the world’s most popular open source database system that uses structured query language (SQL). SQL is the most popular language for managing any content in a database. Many large companies and organization rely on MySQL including Facebook, google, and Adobe. So what is it used for? MySQL is used to store […]

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Common Web Design Mistakes

Designing your website for the “cool” factor Everybody wants their website to stand out from all the others, thinking that a flashy design with lots of flair will stick in people’s minds.  While your site may look really impressive, potential customers may be so distracted by the design that they don’t remember what your service […]

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User Experience and the Project

Having open lines of communication is critical for project management.  When building a website many clients want to be as hands off as possible.  While we endeavour to take the brunt of the project there still needs to be open communication between all team members including the client.  With heavier reliance on user experience, research […]

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