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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Patience is a virtue, but for many, it is often a difficult concept to practice. That is especially true for web users visiting a website that takes a long time to load. Users are enamored with speedy websites, and when a site responds slowly, visitors lose their patience and are less likely to come back.
Improving the speed of your website is important not only to users, but to search engine rankings as well. Last April, Google announced that they are now including website speed in their search ranking algorithms.