20 Tips and Tricks Any MySQL Database Developer Should Consider

Since its introduction in 1995, MySQL quickly became the world’s most popular database management system. With that type of popularity comes great responsibility…and countless improvements, updates, and fanciful tricks. Scour the web and there really is no shortage of MySQL tips and tricks. So which ones are the most helpful? Below you will find the […]

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10 Useful Tips For Debugging and Troubleshooting in Programming

With a shiny new file open in the text editor and not a line of code written, every new project seems full of possibility and promise. Several thousands of lines of code later, that same project can seem weighed down by bugs that make adding new features a pain, and drain the enthusiasm of programmers. […]

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40 Useful jQuery Tutorials for Web Developers

The open source jQuery library has been gaining attention for years. It is still updated frequently with newer methods and parameters for already-existing functions. This open source movement has also paved the way for developers to create their own JS plugins. And now we have a rapidly-growing trend of front-end JavaScript support for many common […]

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The Legacy of Web Languages

Compared to the web of old, the way we develop sites has altered drastically. We now have a wider array of languages, API’s, frameworks, and schemas than we could have ever imagined; but as our need for technology changes and evolves, older languages and formats are either replaced, improved, or fall into disuse. Rather than […]

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UNIX Tips & Tricks To Save You Time In Terminal

Many web developers these days use the command line on Unix based machines. If they’re not using it for version control, they’ll more than likely be using it for server administration or compiling preprocessed CSS. As a digital agency, we find that when using the command line, typing similar commands regularly can become frustrating. By the […]

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How to Create a Drupal 7 Theme from Scratch

Drupal is a powerful, customisable and easy to work with open source content management system (CMS). It has a thriving community of users and developers who are constantly improving the software so it supports the latest web technologies. Bravo to those many developers and users that have worked so hard to make Drupal what it […]

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How to Create a Portfolio from Scratch with Sproute

Sproute is a hosted framework for rapid development of web applications. It allows you to easily define dynamic data and comes with lots of useful features out of the box such as user accounts and security. This tutorial will show you how to build your very own online portfolio using Sproute: a hosted environment for […]

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Designing for Changing Technology: Font Icons vs SVG

The web is changing more rapidly than it ever has before. For designers this poses new challenges. The proliferation of high resolution screens – such as Apple’s Retina – is forcing designers to take a step back and evaluate how they make images for the web to avoid the blur that plagues raster images on […]

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HTML5 Attacks: What You Need to Know

HTML5 is one of the promising new key technologies that powers the web. Though it is still under development, HTML5 is high in demand especially given the fact that the use of smart phones and internet enabled mobile devices is growing exponentially every year. HTML, the heart of the web, has made big advances with […]

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