Agile Web Development That Works

Jun 23 2011 by Jason Mark | 51 Comments

Agile web development is not a specific process, action, or a daylong exercise. Agile is a mindset, an attitude with which a project is undertaken.

It means streamlining the project, taking away time-sucks, performing frequent sanity checks, and making sure that you’re not spending excessive time on things that don’t add value to the project.

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5 Little-Known Web Files That Can Enhance Your Website

Jun 13 2011 by Alexander Dawson | 20 Comments

5 Little-Known Web Files That Can Enhance Your Website

Previously, I wrote about 5 web files that will improve your website and discussed files that, while small in size, pack a solid punch and make our work that little bit better. In this article, we’ll look at five more web files that can improve and your website.

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The Overblown Excitement Around Modern Web Browsers

Apr 19 2011 by Jason Gross | 41 Comments

The Overblown Excitement Around Modern Web Browsers

In the past few months, there has been a lot of talk around modern web browsers (Firefox 4, Chrome, IE9, etc.). The software application we use to navigate to our favorite websites is seeing tremendous attention, increased competition amongst its vendors, and advancements in its features.

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4 Steps to Building a Portfolio Website Using Drupal

Mar 29 2011 by Monica S. Flores | 19 Comments

4 Steps to Building a Portfolio Website Using Drupal

If you’re building a website for a client or yourself that requires a number of images to be presented in a gallery format — for example, if you’re a web designer, photographer, sculptor, painter or graphic designer — Drupal has some out-of-the-box solutions to help you organize and present your information.

Professionals who work on a visual medium often need help presenting (and possibly monetizing) their work, and an online gallery is a great way to do this. Perhaps you could also make the images available as physical products or digital downloads in an online store as an added option.

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Why Making Web Apps with Rails Is Awesome

Mar 25 2011 by Marc Gayle | 36 Comments

Why Making Web Apps with Rails Is Awesome

I’m fairly new to the Ruby on Rails web application framework. I just started learning it about eight months ago when I started developing my web app.

I’ll share a story with you about my experience with Rails, and maybe you’ll be intrigued enough to try it out for yourself.

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Is There Money in Open Source?

Mar 13 2011 by Rosston Meyer | 12 Comments

Is There Money in Open Source?

Web development and free and open source software (FOSS) have gone hand in hand since the beginning of the web. Popular scripting languages and web development frameworks such as PHP, Rails and Python are all open source, and many of the most popular platforms built on top of them, like WordPress and Drupal, are too.

Open source has leveled the playing field by reducing the costs of creating software and web services, as well as nurturing innovation and sharing in the web development community.

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Farewell IE6

Mar 11 2011 by Arley McBlain | 48 Comments

Farewell IE6

The year was 2003. I was working on my first website out of college. It was a personal portfolio geared towards landing my first job in the industry. I was trying to build a site unlike anything prospective employers would have seen before.

The grungy homepage wasn’t built with tables as my college education had taught me. I needed to create layers to allow my random Polaroid photo to change beneath its frame, so I used a bizarre element called a <div>. It was alien to me, but it worked.

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