Tips on How to Code Web Designs Better

Nov 18 2010 by Kayla Knight | 48 Comments

Tips on How to Code Web Designs Better

Writing semantic, efficient and valid HTML and CSS can be a time-intensive process that only gets better with experience. While it is important to take the time to produce high-quality code — as it is what separates professionals from hobbyists — it is equally important to produce websites as expeditiously and efficiently as possible.

As web designers, we’re always looking for ways to be more productive. Getting more work done in less time while at the same time maintaining (or improving) our products’ quality is a lifelong quest for many of us.

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Learning PHP: Working with Conditional Statements

Nov 14 2010 by Elias Zerrouq | 25 Comments

Learning PHP: Working with Conditional Statements

In this PHP guide, we will take a look at conditional statements in PHP. Conditional statements — also known as conditional statements, conditional expressions or conditional constructs — are a group of programming features that can be found in every programming language. An example of a conditional statement is the if statement.

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Install WordPress on Your Computer Using WampServer

Nov 5 2010 by Mark Biegel | 49 Comments

Install WordPress on Your Computer Using WampServer

What is WampServer? WampServer is an easy to use web server package that allows you to configure Apache, MySQL and PHP in your local machine to match that of your live web server. It’s free to download, and since WampServer installs quickly and easily, it’s very user-friendly even for those who are not familiar with server administration and server management.

Why would you want to set up a web server on your computer? Best practices dictate that you should never do on-the-fly updates on a website that is in production (i.e. websites that are already up online and are being used by your site visitors) without first testing it either offline or on another remote web server.

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Introductory Guide to Git Version Control System

Oct 27 2010 by Toby Osbourn | 26 Comments

Introductory Guide to Git Version Control System

Git is a version control system used by development and programming teams, popular open source projects, and other team collaboration projects. In this Git guide, we will discuss the value of version control systems, an overview of Git, advantages and disadvantages of using Git, how to install Git, basic commands, tools and essential Git resources. (For designers, also check out The Ultimate Guide to Version Control for Designers.)

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5 Fundamental Steps to Deploying a Website

Oct 3 2010 by Mark Biegel | 17 Comments

5 Fundamental Steps to Deploying a Website

Something that is overlooked by a lot of web designers and developers is what is actually involved in the deployment of a website; the process when you’ve finished developing the site, tested to make sure it works, and are ready to push it to a live web server.

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PHP Variables: The Ultimate Guide

Sep 19 2010 by Elias Zerrouq | 36 Comments

PHP Variables: The Ultimate Guide

Variables are important in every programming language — and it’s no different in PHP. Variables give developers the possibility of temporarily storing data to be used in PHP scripts (in PHP’s case, this happens in the server’s memory). This guide is all about working with variables in PHP.

By the way, if you are just starting out with PHP, I recommend reading this guide first: Learning PHP: Get Started Using PHP.

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Learning PHP: Get Started Using PHP

Sep 12 2010 by Elias Zerrouq | 49 Comments

Learning PHP: Get Started Using PHP

This PHP tutorial will guide you through the process of learning and using PHP, preparing you with some fundamental knowledge to get you started in the right path. We will talk about the history of PHP, create a local development environment (so that you won’t need a web server) and create a basic PHP script while discussing common beginner PHP gotchas along the way.

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