Welcome to the July 2021 edition of web design and development. This month’s edition features all the latest news and going on in the web design and developer world. This month features a new kid on the SSG block. Schools are out for summer so there is a fresh load of learning resources.
If you are familiar with building websites you may have used a static site generator (SSG) to build one. There are many SSG’s around and two of the most popular ones are Jekyll and Hugo. Jekyll uses the Ruby programming language but you don’t need to have prior knowledge to use it. If you want to use one in your favourite programming language there is likely one available.
The final build renders 100% static HTML. If you need JS, Astro can load components on demand when they become visible on the page.
Furthermore, Astro supports SEO out of the box alongside sitemaps, RSS Feeds and pagination. Astro is currently in beta so there may be bugs. These are likely to be fixed before the release of version 1.0 later in the year.
Web Design Resources
As always in the web design world every year new trends become fashionable. Here are some of the latest web design trends in 2021. Alongside trends, there are always new tools and resources being released every month. Here are some new tools for designers and developers this July 2021.
Schools Out – Learning Resources
Currently, in the UK, many of our schools are on their summer holidays. As I work in education I feature an emphasis on learning in the majority of my articles.
During July there have been more vulnerabilities within Operating systems. Users with lower privileges can gain access to sensitive registry files in Windows 10 and 11. The Security Account Manager (SAM) files contain hashed passwords. With this vulnerability, a normal user can gain access to the files to get higher privileges.
Malware, which steals user passwords from Microsoft Windows OS has a new edition. The new version, called X-Loader, can steal passwords, capture screenshots and records keystrokes. Its new target is Mac OS and it has the ability to execute malicious files.
The spyware industry continues to grow strong and become more difficult to spot. Do not download or execute anything that you find in an email. If you need to install software always check that it’s a reputable website.
The Best of the Rest in July 2021
- CSS z-index illustrated
- How to Create a Volunteer Page on Your WordPress Website and Why You Should
- UX Design: 25 Free Tools to Help The Web Designer
- Color Tools And Resources
- 12 Common Myths About Graphic Designers
- What’s the Difference Between a Monitor and a TV?
- The best VS Code extensions to supercharge Git
- Two Helpful Tools Students Can Use to Draw on Live Web Pages
- 5 Ways You Can Organize Your TODOs as a Software Engineer
- Coder vs developer vs software engineer
- 10 Trending projects on GitHub for web developers – 30th July 2021