I recently started working with the Bootstrap framework and playing with other technologies such as JQuery. Both of these technologies have been out for some time, and for much of it, I shrugged them off and continued working as I had always done, scratch HTML, CSS, and JS.
When you start any new website, or want to promote an existing one, one of the most important things to consider is how you rank in the search engines. Search engine optimization, or SEO for short is the process by which designers, developers and webmasters make a website more appealing to a search engine, and make it appear higher for certain relevant search terms. In this post I’ll talk about some of the dos and don’ts in SEO
Most people when the browse the web believe they are aware of the information they are giving away on the web; and these people are mostly wrong. Although for the most part, browsing the web casually is a harmless affair and the details that you give out our benign, being aware of exactly what and how you are giving out your personal information and what you can do to stop it will make you a smarter, safer surfer. As an added bonus you’ll get less spam, and less targeted ads.
As part of my job, and also as a freelance web developer, I am frequently using a variety of web hosts ranging from excellent, to barely adequate. Unfortunately selecting a good web hosting isn’t a matter of paying the right amount of money, or even reading reviews. So in this post I want to outline some of the more critical things to consider when choosing a web host, and how to spot the bad apples.
Recently web security has been a hot topic, and for good reason. Edward Snowden leaked documents showing that the NSA was responsible for mass surveillance of foreign entities, and chances are that means you. Other malicious parties also troll the web looking for vulnerabilities, in websites and trying to steal sensitive data. Although you may not control the websites which you use, you do control what you put on those websites.
this is the first time I have played around with or tried to use amazon as my web hosting solution. The thing I find most attractive about the service, is the amount of control I have. I can freely change, and add software as I see fit, increase capacity, and space, shut down or spin up load balancing.