HTML Image Slider

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Level Up Your HTML, CSS and JS With This Simple Drop-In Image Slider Project

20 Oct , 2017  

Hey everyone, I’ve got a fun project to work through today. Implementing a slider is one of the projects I recommend to new programmers looking for a project. It’s simple to make a basic slider, but I wanted to make one that we can drop into any website and is easy to use for anyone […]

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Getting on the CSS Grid

13 Oct , 2017  

You know how much effort we put into arranging web pages right? I just finished making a Bootstrap 4 course, and the whole purpose of Bootstrap is to arrange web pages reliably. If they don’t want to use Bootstrap, web developers  had to use a combination of CSS hacks to arrange a web page, including: […]

JavaScript Array Functions

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JavaScript Array map, reduce and filter functions for beginners

6 Oct , 2017  

Here’s the thing: I really don’t think map, reduce and filter are for beginner programmers. Not because they’re “hard” or “too much” for beginners. Just because they make an “obvious”1 operation less obvious. Once we’re familiar with these functions it’s easy to take what they do for granted. Yet I see beginner programmers pushed towards […]

Cleaning up bad code

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How to turn bad code into good code

22 Sep , 2017  

If you have a full-time coding gig, know what you’ll be doing most of the time? Maintaining and re-purposing old code. Writing new code is fun, but getting a few more miles out of existing code is better. Why? Because: The most risky part of development has been completed – the problem solving and solution […]

WordPress Landing Page

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Turn a Design into a WordPress Landing Page (plug-n-play template provided!)

15 Sep , 2017  

Online businesses love landing pages, right? It’s entirely possible to get above 50% success rates (conversions) on a well-designed landing page. If you’re selling something and you know around 50% of the people who arrive on your landing page will turn into sales leads, you’ll be very happy indeed. Then there’s WordPress. It’s estimated to […]

PSD to Bootstrap How-To

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How to turn a Photoshop PSD design into a Bootstrap web page

8 Sep , 2017  

(Pssst! I made this article into a video course over at Skillshare. Click here to check it out and get a month free at Skillshare!) Hello and welcome to today’s article, where we’ll learn how to turn a PSD design of a website into a web page with Bootstrap 3. (New to HTML and CSS? […]

Responsive HTML Email Resources

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Designers: 25 Resources For Turning Designs Into Responsive HTML Emails

1 Sep , 2017  

Hey everyone, great to see you again! For the first time in a looong time I’ve had to create some responsive HTML emails. I had to turn a PSD file into HTML that would display correctly in all kinds of email clients, big and small. In some ways, this was super weird, because almost nothing has […]

Coding Interview What Employers Really Want to Know

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Coding Interviews – What Employers Really Want to Know

25 Aug , 2017  

Coding interviews have an interesting reputation – apparently nobody knows how to do them right. Common complaints about coding interviews include: trick questions, whiteboard programming, excessive and unpaid programming “homework” and “bad” questions (“so what is your biggest flaw?”). Nonetheless, if you’re after a position as a developer, you’re going to have to sit some interviews. […]

Freelance Programming Key

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New Freelance Developers: The one thing you need to get started

18 Aug , 2017  

Freelance programming – it’s the dream right? Hanging at home, coding like mad in your pyjamas sipping homemade chai tea. (Your dream might be a little different from mine). But we all know that busting into the freelance programming world can be hard. Especially if you’re still getting established as a programmer. One of the […]

HTML and CSS for web designers

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The HTML and CSS Designers Need to Know

10 Aug , 2017  

So, I’m going to pass straight over the debate over whether designers NEED to know how to code or not. I think the only expectation is that web designers understand the medium they design for. And that means HTML and CSS at least, which don’t count as coding, per se. The best part – once a […]