Learn to be a front-end web designer


Fun, frustration, confusion, hard work and a great sense of accomplishment. This is what you can expect from life on the road to becoming a successful front-end web designer.

Building websites and applications for yourself and eventually, your own clients is a rewarding career choice offering opportunities to work flexibly on your own schedule for often lucrative projects. it involves creatively designing unique layouts and finding solutions for code problems. The sky is the limit with the continuously developing field of technology that continues to push boundaries.

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Take the pain out of file sharing by using the file hosting service that’s right for you

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If you have ever tried to share a 4gb file over email then you know what a painful process it can be. The file can easily be rejected due to its size, information about file size limits are not always easily available and speeds for upload and download can be bitterly slow.

After all that the attachments may even be rejected at the recipient’s side if their security is particularly tight. In some cases, firewalls are set up to never let attachments through.

It’s a clunky process and fortunately, there are much better alternatives by using services specially designed for file hosting and sharing. There are two main options when it comes to file hosting services:

1 Dedicated file sharing services
2 General file storage

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IMAP, POP or Exchange, how to choose the best hosted email option for you


Understanding the different kinds of email when choosing your hosting provider

When choosing your host you may need to consider email. This is because hosting providers offer the option to host email associated with your domain. Sometimes people will choose to host only their email if they want a professional looking email address but without the need to bother with maintaining a website.

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How Do I Find a Cheap Hosting Service That Isn’t Awful?


Everyone wants the best deal at the best price, there is nothing wrong with that but choosing a good host is about more than finding the lowest price.

When it comes to hosting there is no shortage of options. There is also an abundance of providers seemingly offering the world for rock bottom prices.

A cheap deal is not always the best deal but it’s not always the worst either, It might be perfect for someone else but what you need is something that is perfect, or as close as, for you.

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What developers need to know about web typography


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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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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