Many web designers and developers have long been using browsers such as Firefox. It’s very awesome browser with many cutting edge web technologies. But there is just something about Google Chrome that everyone likes – it’s lightweight, fast and on top of that, extendable like no other.
The whole process of adding new extensions is fun and takes a second with no need to restart. Furthermore, it has so many extensions for almost every single task that one may ask – which ones should I install? There is no correct answer when choosing few extensions out of thousands, but I assure you that most of not all of them below are a must-have for any designer and developer out there.
In this tutorial you’ll learn how to download, install and set up WAMP server, and WordPress with ease for local development.
WAMP is a web server environment and it stands for Windows, Apache, MySQL and PHP. There are probably many similar bundles available but this is by far the most popular option available. In addition, it is simple to install and requires no tech skills whatsoever.
MAMP is a web server environment and it stands for Macintosh, Apache, MySQL and PHP. Anyone who works as a web designer or developer knows the importance of being able to run dynamic website content on your local machine for testing and development purposes. MAMP makes the installation of a local web server a simple and quick process.
Testing websites has become a necessity for web designers and developers, and prior to launching them live, one should ensure that everything looks and works just as expected. This means testing for different browsers and screen sizes, and also why not throw in a few Android and iOS devices to be really sure about that. Why is this so important?
These two platforms make up more than 80% of all the smartphone market in the U.S. and are expected to reach even higher shares. To be more precise, Android recently topped 50% while iOS – 30%. So, optimizing for these devices should be one of the main concerns because it accounts for over 100 million users.
There has been a buzz recently, countless articles and videos, on why people consider switching to Sublime Text 2. You might have already heard about this awesome text editor but what’s so special about it? That’s a good question and there are many answers for it.
Released by Jon Skinner in January, 2008, Sublime Text has come a long way ever since. It is constantly evolving and doesn’t think of slowing down because frequent updates make sure users get added features and functionality needed to do their coding easily, fast and without any distractions.
There is really no need for an introduction because there are few interesting features to cover. So, grab a cup of coffee or tea and without a further due, let’s get started!
Using WordPress maintenance plugins, whenever your website is down, may be more important than you think. No matter how long it won’t be available for the public, your visitors should at least see that something is happening. Instead of 404 error, a nicely presented maintenance page should do the trick.
There is absolutely nothing wrong when a 404 error pops up on the page that is not found on the server. However, when it happens upon entering the URL, your visitors will assume that your website has been deleted. This can only result in loss of visitors. To avoid it, and even better, to take advantage for an upcoming website, you should consider using maintenance plugins or teplates.
FTP clients are without a doubt one of the most important things for managing all sorts of files on the server. Below are included 20 FTP Clients that were chosen based on the reviews and overall rating from many sources. They were also tested out to check if they work properly so you wouldn’t have to worry about anything.
While many of these clients are free, some of them are paid software. But don’t worry because all of them include a trial. Also, each of these clients have different feature set so it will be up to you to choose so go and test which one suits your needs best!
First of all, the idea behind all this is just mind-boggling yet easy to understand. Running two operating systems simultaneously can enhance workflow by allowing you to run software that is not supported by the current operating system you have logged in. Best of all, any operating system can be run by using desktop virtualization software.
Android has become very popular over a short period of time. It is continuing to grow very fast and doesn’t think of slowing down. The applications are no exception. Now you can find almost anything for a particular task including web design and development. Below you will find 8 popular apps among designers and developers for your Android device that will make the life a bit easier while on the go.
Source code editors play a huge role in develpoment of various websites by providing essential features like syntax highlighting, autocomplete, bracket matching, plugins, snippets, live preview and an integrated FTP client. This post includes powerful and most commonly used source code and text editors for Windows, Mac and Linux and I hope that it will provide you with enough information to help choosing one for yourself.
While this post is named the Ultimate collection, it doesn’t necessarily mean that it should contain each and every one of the code editors available. I have put a list of 50 editors that have a solid user base and over time have received a positive feedback from programmers and designers all across the globe.