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Author: Sam Cyrus

How to Choose the Best CMS for Your Needs

GD Star Ratingloading...Choosing the right CMS Choosing a CMS (Content Management System) for your needs can be a daunting task.  There are so many different versions, with so many different options, it’s difficult to know which one is the best option for you and your business.  In this article, I’ll try to cover the basics and make it easier for you to make the right choice. Must Haves, No Matter Which System You Choose No matter which CMS you select, there are certain aspects which are absolutely necessary requirements.  For example, the platform should work with your current IT configuration or server.  It makes no sense to use a CMS that requires a total overhaul of your existing computer system.  The platform should be secure.  Don’t put your business or customer information at risk with a system that can be easily hacked.  The CMS should be able to be integrated with CRM (Customer Relationship Management) strategy.  Content should go hand-in-hand with customer relationship management. It should follow the MVC (model-view-controller) pattern, which is the standard used in web development.  This allows for cleaner code and makes testing easier.  The CMS should also follow the SOLID principles of development.  SOLID is an acronym for single-repository principle, open-closed principle, Liskov substitution principle, interface segregation principle, and dependency inversion principle.  When these principles are followed, it’s easier for software to be maintained...

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Weekly Roundup No. 20

GD Star Ratingloading...Web Development 15 Best Web Development Tutorials for Beginners In the past few years, there has been an ever-growing demand for websites and consequently an equal increase in the number of website designers in the market. In this article, we are going to look at the 15 best web development tutorials that will guide you through creating a professional website. Backend and Frontend Web Development Comparison If we are to compare backend vs frontend, the latter is like the tip of the iceberg, the part of the website or application that is visible to your visitors. In this article, we will describe both sides of web development in order to clarify the issue. Debunking the Myths: You Need a Computer Science Degree to Become a Web Developer Going to school is a massive investment of time and money, and if it’s not truly necessary, why should you devote a portion of your life and assets to it? The truth is that you don’t need a college degree to become a web developer – nor is it always that helpful to have one. 12 Best Charting Libraries for Web Developers Web developers don’t really get along with spreadsheets. But there are far sexier-and better-ways to chart data. This article provides a direct rundown of 12 of the best charting tools for web developers to help you stop struggling...

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Weekly Roundup No. 19

GD Star Ratingloading...Web Development Frameworks and Libraries in Web Development Are CSS frameworks a boon or a burden? Do they improve productivity? This week we discussed the pros and cons of libraries and frameworks in web development. Top Open Source Web Development Tools These are simple tools that make coding and designing websites easy. They have some pre-configured and pre-coded features that you can use to make programming easy. 10 Most Popular Web Application Development Frameworks This article includes a list of top web app development frameworks used by industry leaders and leading web development companies. The Future of Web Development This post attempts to get a sense of the future of web development in general and what problems, tools, technologies and languages might become increasingly relevant in the future. Tutorials A Beginner’s Tutorial for Understanding RESTful API In this article we will try to explain what is RESTful API and share our experience of working with REST. We will find out what is meant by API, talk about HTTP, learn about REST, see how it works, and describe a simple example of RESTful API architecture design. How Do You Post to a Web API Controller from An MVC Controller? In my last post we looked at a way to call a Web API controller from C#. We’ll build upon that in this post. We’ll see how we can...

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Weekly Roundup No. 18

GD Star Ratingloading...Web Development 40+ Best Web Development Blogs of 2016 In the world of web development, those who become experts usually do so by learning from their predecessors. Reading and following the right web development blogs makes it much easier to get a solid education. That’s why in this post, we’ve compiled a list of the top web development blogs that will help you find your footing and acquire essential skills in modern web dev. Salary Negotiation for Web Developers The last step to getting your dream job as a developer is everyone’s favorite: signing the offer letter and making it official. But the first salary a company proposes doesn’t need to be the final offer that you accept. Here are five rules to follow when negotiating a job offer that will ensure both you and your future boss are happy. Front-End Web Developer vs. Back-End Web Developer: A Guide to Web Development In just a couple of decades web development has gone from a brand new job to a fast-growing industry. The industry has changed so there are specialized web developers, specifically “front end” and “back end” developers. 10 Email Templates Every Web Developer Needs to Keep Handy Let’s face it – writing emails is not fun. It’s time-consuming, requires rewrites, and needs proofreading. But as someone who runs a web development business, you send emails daily....

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Top 20 Best-Selling HTML Templates

GD Star Ratingloading... Top 20 Best-Selling HTML Templates If you are one of those guys who prefer working with HTML instead of templates developed for one of the popular CMS, we advise you to view this showcase. It includes only best-selling themes of this type. All of them were developed by TemplateMonster’s professionals and have not only eye-pleasing layouts, but comply with all latest web standards. HTML website templates are pre-made layouts for websites based on HTML5 and CSS3 code combined with JavaScript, Bootstrap and other frameworks. A typical HTML template download package offers a number of website pages, stylesheets and JavaScript files made with valid and well-commented code. Provided PSD files allow modifying the appearance of a template, while the content can be inserted using a code editor. Main HTML templates features The templates are totally responsive. Their design provides excellent user experience on all devices no matter what resolutions they support. The slider and other components of the themes are also 100% responsive and produce optimal UX for different environments. Excellent documentation is attached to each product. These brief manuals give detailed instructions on how to install and customize the template. Additionally, you can use these handy cheatsheets to find product’s features, as well as what plugins are used or can be used in the template. Font Awesome icon font is included in website templates. This means...

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