Tag: Web Development


  • How to preload your CSS and why you should

    You’re trying speed up the page load time of your website and you’ve tried everything. But it’s still not quick enough. Have you tried preloading your CSS and JavaScript resources?

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  • The value of open source

    What’s the value in using and contributing to an open source project? Well beyond the price, it’s really quite remarkable.

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  • Object-oriented programming in WordPress plugins

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    Creating a WordPress plugin is pretty simple. It’s just another functions.php file, right? But what if you tried creating a plugin with object-oriented programming.

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  • Why you should always focus on the basics when starting web development

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    There are so many web development frameworks that it can be difficult to figure out where you should start. But the basics are always the right place to begin learning.

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  • How Gutenberg is from a developer’s perspective

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    We’re still in this sort of waiting period for Gutenberg, the new WordPress editor. If you’re a WordPress developer, however, you need to be learning how to develop with it now.

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  • What is SCSS and how to use it

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    In the final tutorial on npm, Gulp and SCSS, we finally get to the fun part. SCSS is an amazing tool that makes writing CSS much better and quicker. And you won’t want to go back to normal CSS again.

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  • What is Gulp and how to use it

    So as we continue to learn how to compile SCSS/SASS into CSS, we now stumble upon Gulp. And this is how we ultimately compile our CSS together for the browser to read.

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  • How to add a WordPress admin page to add data to a custom table

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    So you have a custom table, but how do you get data in there the WordPress way? This tutorial shows you how to create an admin page and insert data into that table.

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  • How to create a custom table in WordPress and why

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    WordPress comes with a number of basic tables created in your site’s database. But sometimes those tables aren’t quite enough. And sometimes a custom table is needed.

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  • Why you should create a theme for the WordPress theme directory

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    If you have a goal of getting better at web development, there’s no better way to accomplish that by creating a WordPress theme for the directory.

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