Welcome to Hot Web Dev December 2023, featuring the latest technology and web development news. In this final edition of 2023 we will take a trip down memory lane and discuss some of the old-school technologies that helped shape the web we see today. Our tool of the month will excite markdown lovers who need a project management tool. Wishing you a Happy New Year and hope that 2024 brings us more learning resources and tools that you will love.
Welcome to Hot Web Dev September 2023, featuring the latest technology and web development news. Wow, September had been a busy month with the release of iOS 17 and MacOS Sonoma. So much has happened this month that we do not have time to fit them in. However, we have time to celebrate other companies that have helped shape the web instead. In this edition, we also feature top new technology announced, the usual coding insights and tool of the month.
Welcome to the Linux guide to web design 2022. I started using Linux in 2007 and have been a long-time fan ever since. It’s been 12 years since my original web design on Linux. During this time Linux has become more established and usable for novice users. If you own a Raspberry Pi you will more than likely use a Linux distribution. Without further ado, let’s check out what Linux has got to offer in the world of web design.
Everybody needs tools to help with a job. You can’t put up a shelf without the aid of a screwdriver, using ‘no more nails’ doesn’t count! The same can be said of WordPress development. If you are developing a WordPress theme or plugin there are some excellent plugins available to help you do the job better. Furthermore, here is a roundup of more than 20 development tools that can speed up the process for you.
Developing local WordPress websites has become easier over the years but installing the software to develop locally on your own computer can be cumbersome. Deciding whether to use free software like Ampps, Mamp, Xampp, pay for commercial software or even setup vagrant and VVV. They can all be learning curves that require additional steps to debug and get your perfect server setup. Enter Local from Flywheel that aims to take the frustration out of installing a local development environment by replacing it with a fast and functional app.
Ampps is a fantastic piece of software if you want to run a testing server but upgrading on the mac has always been pretty awkward. The first time I upgraded, back when I was a Mac newbie, I deleted all of my files by accident! Luckily I had created a backup first. The good news is Mac users can download and install the update from a compressed file so there is no need to install from the disk image again.
I’ve tried a few testing servers over the years but now I have a Mac I decided to use Ampps for all of my development needs. Ampps, if you don’t already know is an alternative to Xampp, Mamp, Wamp and various other web servers. When installing a web server I like to move the document root outside of the default path to prevent me deleting it and also to keep it backed up so here is a little tutorial on how to change the Apache document root in Ammps.
Have you got more than one email account? Maybe you are fed up with having to access your email through a web interface or you just simply want to access all of your emails through one piece of software called an email client.
I have been using Thunderbird for the last 2 years and my configuration has always worked well even through the transition of switching from Windows to Linux. I have never had any trouble when updating versions of Firefox so I thought that I wouldn’t have many problems with Thunderbird either. Was it as plain sailing as what I originally thought?