Web Development in 2019

In the beginning, creating a website involved simply using a text editor to construct hypertext documents, adding links to other documents, and applying CSS style commands for cosmetic purposes. Microsoft’s FrontPage and other “high-level” development tools aided in the process. As web development has progressed into the technological complexity of…
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The Ever-Changing Face of SEO

As anyone who’s been tasked with the SEO of a website knows, getting to the top of search results is a moving target. We’ve become accustomed to terms like Google Algorithms, Rankbrain (artificial intelligence), Structured Data, Mobile First Indexing, AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages) and Domain Authority.
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So Long Google+

Google Plus up in Smoke
I’d heard rumblings about it over the last several months, but I was still taken aback some when I saw where Google is ending support for Google Plus this month. Google is known for being somewhat compulsive when it comes to making changes, so it’s not too surprising that they…
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Web Design Trends to Look For in 2018

Recently studying the new trends in web design to expect in the coming year, many ingenuitive, and sensible ideas arose. Though some have been around at least a little while, others just seem like progress. Nevertheless, here’s a list of things I’ve picked up on that you might see in…
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SXSW 2017

What began as a local music festival in 1987 has grown into an international exposition of festivals, interactive media and conferences. Featuring the latest trends in technology, film, music, gaming, and more, SXSW has emerged as the unparalleled annual event for discovery, networking, and inspiration for fostering creative and professional…
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How the Cloud is Influencing Tech

server stacks
In the mid 1960s, Intel’s Gordon Moore predicted that the capacity of transistors and integrated circuits would double every year, envisioning the future of the digital revolution, hence “Moore’s Law.” As storage mediums become smaller, more powerful, and less expensive to manufacture, it has allowed for the storage of large…
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A Synopsis of CSS Preprocessors

Anyone who builds websites knows how time-consuming cascading style sheets (CSS) development can be, but delegating the task to a CSS preprocessor can alleviate the tedium and handle the “dirty work”. Sass (Syntactically Awesome Style Sheets), Less (Leaner Style Sheets) and Stylus are the top CSS pre-processors used by web developers today.

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Successful Host to Host Migration

When the decision was made to go forward with a full migration of 2 domains, each with WordPress Multiuser installs, a plethora of sub-domains, files that have accumulated over the last 2 decades and a dozen email accounts, I was sweating a long, drawn-out endeavor that would occupy all the…
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