Not every single webmaster task involves the need for in-depth programming, or performing a major website overhaul. Often times updates are based on content changes, or minor visual tweaks. When it comes to changes like this – it’s usually best to preview the changes before deciding to make them live. Luckily Google’s Chrome browser has some awesome tricks that help ...
If you’ve ever spoken to me, at any length, regarding the Internet, or even read the about page, you probably know that I’m a big believer of free when it comes down to webmaster resources. Free scripts, templates, and resources have been a huge driving force behind creating the Internet we know and love today. Free templates are a great ...
You may agree that one of the main characteristics for a modern website is its responsiveness. You’d hardly find somebody in a big city who doesn’t have a mobile phone, a tablet or a laptop. Sometimes they have all of the above. Together with a much faster Internet connection, responsiveness is becoming an integral part of web design. Furthermore Google ...
Trying to pick the perfect WordPress theme is a tedious task. It is fairly common to see new users struggling with WordPress themes, changing them countless number of times. One would spend time and effort in customizing and editing the theme as per their requirement, and eventually will move on to another theme. This is not only a tiring and ...
In a day when major search engines reward mobile friendly websites, and the average Internet user basically demands it – how can it be considered ok for the majority of government websites to still be so outdated? I recently got a letter from the Census Bureau requesting (by law, so no actual choice exists) that I fill out an online survey. So I figure I’ll ...
Earlier this weekend a team of developers and designers that makeup the U.S. Digital Service along with web design company 18F got together and published the U.S. Web Design Standards – a set of webdesign guides, style groups, and assets that serve as a guide for creating official U.S. federal government websites. The U.S. Web Design Standards is a library ...
Did the Google homepage look strange to you this morning – but you couldn’t place what was different? Sure there was a new animation for the logo – but we’ve all come to expect the Google Doodles. And yet something just felt different? That’s because Google has, quietly, made their search box larger. Take a look at the below screenshots. ...
Google’s mobile friendly algorithm officially began it’s roll out on April 22nd, and according to Barry Schwartz (@rustybrick) that algorithm is now fully rolled out. @methode is the Google Mobile algorithm fully rolled out? Not everyone is seeing the impact yet… — Barry Schwartz (@rustybrick) May 1, 2015 However this doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll be seeing much change yet. See, ...
Let's face it - most webmasters, techies, geeks, and gamers aren't using a resolution of 1366 x 768 unless they absolutely have to - and yet after digging into the StatCounter charts from 2014 ...
So you’ve made the decision to use a website builder for your website and now your sitting there wondering “now what”. Well now that you’ve made the decision to use a Website Builder, you need to pick one. Picking the right one for you is going to come down to what exactly you want to be able to do with ...
So you decided to bypass the website builder route and build your website yourself. This is definitely the harder way to go about building your website however you will learn alot more and hopefully have some fun along the way. First thing is first. Your going to need to get yourself a domain name and a hosting plan. Now usually ...
So the time has finally come when you’ve decided it’s time to get a website up – whether it be for your personal blog or your business you’ve made the decision to get yourself onto the world wide web. So now you’re probably sitting there wondering – What now? Do I call GoDaddy? Web.com? Wix? I want a website – ...
Continuing on with the Twitter news today Twitter has decided to open source a huge library of it’s emojis. The library is available over on GitHub and it’s open for any developer who wants to implement the characters into their apps, sites and wherever else they may fit. There are 872 emojis in the bunch, Twitter says. “Since we’ve gotten ...
JotForm, a popular online form builder with over 1.5 million users, is launching the Web Form Design Awards, a contest recognizing the best form designs. All submissions must ...
HTML5 has been around for a couple of years now – slowly growing as more and more websites transition from HTML4; and more and more browsers start to fully support all of HTML5’s features. As of right now almost all devices out there fully support HTML5. Computer browsers such as Chrome, Opera and Firefox support HTML5. Mobile phone browsers such ...
The more times that I find myself helping somebody with a website that was originally built/designed by somebody else the more I have been running into a certain webmaster pet-peeve of mine. When your writing code – whether it’s for yourself or for someone else – comments/notes are pretty crucial alas they’re often overlooked by many. Not only does it ...
The Association for Police Officers is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization who promote officer safety through superior training. It is their goal to offer Law Enforcement Officers additional training which their current employer may not. Having a few close friends on the force here in New York, and seeing the original table-based layout that was built back in 2006 – and sadly never ...
SiteGround has always done a great job at making themselves stand out from the crowd by offering a very unique set of tools built upon a very unique infrastructure. Starting from multiple data-centers spread across multiple geographical locations, down to their innovative shared hosting server security setup which isolates shared hosting accounts from each other – denying a hacker attack ...
I had teased about the new PhotoDH website a few days ago over on the Rapid Purple Facebook page; and today I am happy to announce it’s finally live! PhotoDH, ran by Dzemo Halilovic, first came to me with a Flash based website that was put together many, many years ago. Back when Flash was the latest and greatest web tool. ...
Over the past few years, any web developer worth their salt would have noticed a growing trend towards proper typography online. In case you are unaware, typography is all about the way in which text appears on the screen. Let’s take a little look at how this is revolutionizing the web. Part of the reason as to why there has ...