Discover the advantages of 4 WordPress alternatives

There can only be one WordPress, it is the Worlds favorite free CMS system by far. It’s versatile, super-friendly and incredibly easy to set up.

WordPress has many fans. Some of its users adore the system and its popularity has spawned endless information instructing even the least technically savvy how to make the most of their website. Some users, however, find the platform frustrating and find themselves forever battling with incompatible plugins and badly coded adding in an effort to bend WordPress far beyond the blogging platform it was originally intended to be.

So what alternatives are there available to these users. For example, could switching to a purpose-driven CMS help to solve their problems making tasks like running an online shop easier?

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Can web designers survive in the web industry without coding skills?

web design code

Web building and drag and drop tools are getting better and are have become a viable option for professional website designers. Even web agencies have started to adopt tools like Squarespace and McCaw into their workflows. This is all reigniting the debate – do designers need to learn to code?

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Rapid interactive prototyping, a web design trend that can improve your designs

By making time for Rapid interactive prototyping in your web design process you can improve the user experience of your designs, you can improve your communication with your clients and you can save time and money.

The method of designing an interactive prototype is gaining popularity and with tools available like Adobe XD and Usability Hub, the trend is set to continue.

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Develop powerful website features with API’s

develop with api for powerful web application features

As a Web Developer, I am frequently asked by my clients to develop applications that integrate with the external online services that their business or customers are already using.

In these situations, I need to work with an API – API stands for Application Programming Interface and acts as a communication gateway between by clients project and the external service.

API’s are used all over the web, they allow you to sign in to websites, make purchases, interact with your social media unique ways and have many more uses.

Why use an API?

Making us of an API for your project is an attractive option for developers and their clients alike when planning their application or website.

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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

file hosting services

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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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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