Have you decided that 2017 will be the year that you push yourself to keep on top of the emerging technologies and tools in web design? have you wondered how you will sift through these to find the ones that will actually help you solve common problems and not just be fashionable to use?
If so, I have compiled a list of tools that are defiantly worth checking out to help front-end web developers stay on top of this challenging task. Tools that will help you out with solid tasks in developments.
Have you ever taken a look at a really well-designed website and wondered how did the designer ever come up with that idea. How could I design something cool like this in a short space of time? How can I even get the inspiration to design something so good?
The answer may lie in understanding user interface (UI) design patterns.
The designer behind the website you are admiring likely has an understanding of how to use UI patterns in their design. It’s kind of like one of the best-kept secrets of web design.
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
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.
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.
Just in time for the new year, we have relaunched WHdb.com. After implementing our new design and look & feel a few months ago, we got to work revamping the code the powers our web hosting provider database. We also spent (many) hours researching providers and updating their plan and support data. The result is a more up-to-date and comprehensive database of hosting plans, that is (hopefully) more user-friendly and value-added.