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Education, Life

Learn A New Skill on Lockdown

With lockdown and schools shut for the foreseeable future, along with several jobs and businesses, myself, other students and various workers/business owners find ourselves with a lot of free time. So much free time that I’d say we have no idea what to do with it. So, before we all get bored and begin to go crazy, here are a few things we could do to try and mitigate the boredom and still manage to learn a new skill.

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Coding

Coding JavaScript – 10+ Worthwhile Beginner Resources

Many years ago web designers were limited to JavaScript when adding functionality to web sites. This was before the official release of HTML5 and CSS3.  JS added oomph to any website, making it more appealing and sexy. If the user disabled JS in the browser then web sites had to be functional without it.

Will JavaScript ever die? must have been on many peoples minds.  Well, the answer to that is no. JavaScript has become popular over the years. JS Frameworks like jQuery, MooTools, _Underscore, Backbone gave JS a new lease of life.  These 1st generation frameworks are still used in today’s environments.

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Coding, Web Design

Top Savvy VS Code Extensions 2019

VS Code has become popular since its initial release in 2015. Released 1 year after Adobe Brackets and a year before Atom.  The battle of the text editors began to rival Commercial software Sublime Text. VS Code was designed to be a next-generation Code editor built on top of the Electron Framework. Its lightweight functionality and its extensible features make it fully compatible with the majority of programming languages. Microsoft has also made it cross-platform so it supports Windows, Mac, and Linux. It can even run as a portable app.

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Web Design

Result Driven And Innovative Web Design Trends To Follow In 2019

In this penultimate year of the decade, there are lost to know and do in web design especially when the internet has undergone such dramatic changes in the past couple of years. Expectations of the users, business owners and shareholders have also changed at an equally rapid pace. Therefore, as a web designer, you will need to know the current as well as the upcoming trends in web design and deliver just as your clients want.

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WordPress

5 Most Popular WordPress Slideshow Plugins

In these days of short attention spans, people no longer have time to read. Online audiences are looking for interactivity and dynamic elements (such as videos and images) to make them feel engaged while they are surfing a website. Using a slideshow on the homepage, with stunning imagery related to your company, and making it interactive is always a great idea if you want to leave a lasting first impression on a website visitor. It makes them more likely to spend time on your website and get to know your business better. This way you can make sure they read your most important content, and eventually buy your products, or check out your services.

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Marketing

How to Take Your Business to the Next Level

As a business owner, you should never allow yourself to rest on your laurels. You should always be prepared to change, improve, and step things up a notch with regards to your organisation and its day-to-day processes. Quite simply, you should forever be looking for ways to take your company to the next level.

Here are a few things that you can do to do just that:

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Web Design, Coding

Trip Down Memory Lane – Web Design

In this edition of a trip down memory lane series, we feature the comparison of Web Design from 2008 to 2018.  Web design has evolved greatly over this period of time.  Introducing new technologies, improved specifications and browsers becoming more consistent resulting in having to use fewer hacks. However, browser wars are still here to stay but who will be on top next year!

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Life, WordPress

Worldoweb Turns 10 – A Trip Down Memory Lane

Wow, 10 years since Worldoweb posted its 1st post! Many things have happened in the past 10 years. We have seen Apple, Amazon and Google dominate the technology field. The annoyance of subscription models to in-app purchases becoming the firm favourite to drain anyone’s bank account. Enjoy reading part 1 of this series of WOW’s trip down memory lane where we compare worldoweb from 2008 to now.

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Web Design, Coding

Hello Bulma CSS Framework, Goodbye Bootstrap

During spring, I decided to give WOW a little overhaul and create a new WordPress theme. I previously used bootstrap 3, which at the time was very stable. During the development stage, I could upgrade to Bootstrap 4 or change to another framework.  Having looked at several options I opted to choose Bulma, a fast-growing lightweight CSS framework. Here are my findings.

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