What developers need to know about web typography

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A fundamental element of any website you work on is its typography – how your text is displayed. After all, much of the information displayed that your visitors are consuming is displayed through type. The common phrase is content is king so this quick guide to typography for web developers will help you design content with easy to read typography.

One of the easiest ways to experiment and improve your design skills is by experimenting with typography. It’s a skill that will take some practice and refining to get just right so that your web design is readable and effective it’s also something that gives immediate result when giving your design a quick overhaul.

I will describe some of the common typeface phrases you are likely to encounter, how a letter form is constructed is and how to use them effectively in your website designs.

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Is it time to change your host? These 3 signs could help WordPress users decide

Is your Wordpress host right for you?

The host that you choose to use can have a direct impact on the quality of service your website users receive, both positive or negative. Furthermore, it can transform the ease of how you manage your website.

You should never be complacent about your hosting provider, if the service you’re experiencing is less than ideal for you then it’s likely to be the same for your websites users too. I have found and could even be having a negative impact on your ranking in search engines. In this case, it may be time to consider if the host is right for you.

Sometimes you may just need to upgrade your package, sometimes you may need to change your host altogether, either way here are several signs the time has come to start making upgrades.

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Get started on the journey of building your new website

You may be surprised by how many decisions need to be made when managing a new website. If you’re just getting started on your journey it’s not unusual to feel a mixture of excitement for the challenge you have ahead of you and daunted by the array of topics you need to learn about.

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It’s true web design and development can be complex to understand so these four key topics will help you get started with what you need to be considering as you get started.

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Boost your web design skills these 6 useful Developer tools and techniques.

If you are a regular user of inbuilt Developer tools then the word indispensable may come to mind. The tools talked about in this article are those released by major browsers like Chrome and Firefox. These are tools built  right into the browser itself and are designed to help a web designer with many tasks from testing out ideas, gathering information and debugging problems in their code.

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Is it time to break out of the browser: 3 alternative ways to make use of your web development skills

For years web developers wanting to develop cool new applications for the internet have been mostly restricted to what they can build in the confines of the web browser. Developers wanting to expand their projects onto other platforms, like mobile apps, have found themselves having to learn new languages from scratch, sometime multiple languages need to be understood to reach the widest audience.

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Introduction to Common Security Vulnerabilities

Website security is a crucial and should not be over looked, in this article I’d like to introduce you to some of the most common security threats and what can be done to combat them.

SQL Injection

SQL injection can happen when users provide data which is not sanitised. The attacker’s hostile data can trick the website into executing unintended commands or accessing data without proper authorization.

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Getting started as a web developer

The internet is a huge part of everyday life from online banking, checking what’s on at the cinema to running an online business. it’s no wonder web development is a huge industry, but how do you get started in the first place? Is college / university the best route or going out on your own as a freelancer or working your way up as an apprentice?

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