Analyzing Code With Code Detection API

The world runs on code. Nearly every single aspect of our lives is in some way, shape, or form handled by code. It may be hidden and running behind the scenes, but it is ever-present in our daily activities. Waking in the morning thanks to our alarm clock or phone app, consuming news and media… Continue reading Analyzing Code With Code Detection API

Advanced File Upload and Content Management With Filestack

We live in the information age. From communication to shopping to finances to work, we handle most of our interactions digitally through websites and apps. Yet even though the bulk of our information is digital, the sites and apps we use still need to access our data to manage it. As a developer, the thought… Continue reading Advanced File Upload and Content Management With Filestack

WooCommerce Shortcodes Cheatsheet

WordPress added support for shortcodes around 15 years ago. You can use shortcodes to easily add complicated functionality to your website which otherwise would have required you to write a lot of code yourself. Basically, shortcodes are short text snippets whose behavior depends on some more complicated code written in the back end. While WordPress… Continue reading WooCommerce Shortcodes Cheatsheet

Best WordPress Importer Plugins

Your WordPress website contains a lot of data like user and customer information, sales, posts, products, images, media, reviews, comments, and so much more.  Consider the following common situations you may have to deal with at some point:  migrating your WordPress website from one hosting platform to another transfering customer information including sales, orders,… Continue reading Best WordPress Importer Plugins

How to Change the URL in JavaScript: Redirecting

In this quick article, we’ll discuss how to change the URL in JavaScript by redirecting. We’ll go through a couple of different ways that you can use to perform JavaScript redirects. JavaScript is one of the core technologies of the web. The majority of websites use it, and all modern web browsers support it without… Continue reading How to Change the URL in JavaScript: Redirecting

Start Using a Smart DAM and Image Optimization Stack

Asset management and website performance optimization are two of those unavoidable headaches faced by every website owner. A digital asset management (DAM) platform can provide centralized asset repositories with intuitive dashboards to help you manage assets. On the other hand, an image CDN can help you get rid of that messy responsive syntax and provide… Continue reading Start Using a Smart DAM and Image Optimization Stack

The Complete Guide to Web Fonts in Email

When is a web font not a web font? When it’s an email font! In this tutorial I’ll walk you through implementing web fonts into your email campaigns. Web Fonts and Web Safe Fonts Web-safe fonts, like Arial and Trebuchet, Times and Georgia, are installed on most operating systems. As such, these “system fonts” will… Continue reading The Complete Guide to Web Fonts in Email

How to Set up a Shopify Store

Setting up a Shopify store is very straightforward. Begin by signing up at Shopify, then add your products, select a theme, configure the back office for shipping, tax, and payments, configure a custom domain, and launch you store! ”A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.“ – Lao-Tzu An online store is… Continue reading How to Set up a Shopify Store

Get Real-Time Weather Data With the weatherstack API

“You can always talk about the weather.” It’s a cliched phrase, but regardless of a person’s personality, political views, or culture, the weather is a subject that anyone and everyone can talk about and find common ground. It’s the universal truth that binds humanity together. But the weather is more than that—it’s a force that… Continue reading Get Real-Time Weather Data With the weatherstack API

PHP Superglobals Explained—With Cheatsheet

In this post, I’ll give you a cheatsheet quick reference to all the PHP superglobal variables available in PHP. What Is a Superglobal Variable? Let’s have a look at the definition of superglobal variables. Superglobals are built-in variables that are always available in all scopes. Whether you are a seasoned PHP developer or a novice… Continue reading PHP Superglobals Explained—With Cheatsheet

How to Use cURL in PHP

Today, we’re going to explore the cURL extension in PHP which allows you to make HTTP requests from your code. Often you need to communicate with external websites in your day-to-day PHP development. Whether it’s calling third party REST APIs to fetch data or downloading resources from the external website, you want a library which… Continue reading How to Use cURL in PHP

Best Practices, Tips, and Help for WordPress Developers

Are you new to the world of WordPress? Are you trying to create a website for your business or learn the ropes to work as a WordPress developer? Whatever your goals are, you may find it quite helpful to use the services of a white label WordPress development agency, at least in the beginning. Along… Continue reading Best Practices, Tips, and Help for WordPress Developers

Scrape the Web at Scale With the scrapestack API

Introduction to Web Scraping Businesses need better information to target and reach wider audiences. They get this information by scraping the web for content from social media platforms, eCommerce platforms, video platforms, travel platforms, review and ratings, and more. Web scraping is simply collecting information and data from around the web. It can be done… Continue reading Scrape the Web at Scale With the scrapestack API

Quickly Build a PHP CRUD Interface With the PDO Advanced CRUD Generator Tool

In this tutorial, we’re going to review PDO CRUD—a form builder and database management tool. PDO CRUD helps you build forms for your database tables with just a few lines of code, making it quick and easy to bootstrap a database application. There are plenty of extensions available for database abstraction and specifically CRUD (create,… Continue reading Quickly Build a PHP CRUD Interface With the PDO Advanced CRUD Generator Tool

6 Tools for Rapid Cross-Device Website Testing

When creating a website, it’s vital to remember that not only does it need to work and look great on the device you are creating it on, but on all the other devices, it might be used on too. Mobile and tablet optimization is important not only for the user journey but from an SEO… Continue reading 6 Tools for Rapid Cross-Device Website Testing

Real-Time News Data With the mediastack API

The demand for content on the web is stratospheric. You don’t have to produce your own content, but you do need to supply content that’s reliable.  To offer relevant, up-to-date content, you need a reliable, up-to-the-minute source of news data gathered from a wide range of popular sources from around the world, including CNN, MSNBC,… Continue reading Real-Time News Data With the mediastack API

Uploading Files With AJAX

I can’t seem to reach the end of the fun stuff you can do with web technologies. Today, I’m going to show you how to upload files via AJAX. First, we’ll see how to upload files using vanilla JavaScript. And later on, I’ll show how you could use the DropzoneJS library to implement drag-and-drop file uploads. Looking… Continue reading Uploading Files With AJAX

How to Implement Email Verification for New Members

Have you ever created an account with a website and been required to check your email and click a verification link sent by the company in order to activate it? Doing so highly reduces the number of spam accounts. In this lesson, we’ll learn how to do this very thing! Looking for a Shortcut? This… Continue reading How to Implement Email Verification for New Members

Create a Contact Form in PHP

No matter what type of website you own or manage, you probably need a contact form. The contact form can help your visitors request a quote, ask for information, or share any tips or problems they’re facing while using your website. In this tutorial, our focus will be on creating a fully functional contact form… Continue reading Create a Contact Form in PHP

10 Tools I Can’t Design Without

No matter how skilled you are as a designer, you need tools. A surgeon can’t operate without a scalpel; the same goes for designers. To get the job done effectively, you need to right tools in your arsenal. Tools certainly don’t make the craftsman, but they do make your job easier (and mostly fun). There… Continue reading 10 Tools I Can’t Design Without

The Best (Free) Website Mockup Tools In 2020

A website mockup is also known as a wireframe. Oxford defines a wireframe as “an image or set of images which displays the functional elements of a website or page, typically used for planning a site’s structure and functionality.” For UX designer Chris Newnham, a wireframe is “a crucial phase when designing a website, app,… Continue reading The Best (Free) Website Mockup Tools In 2020

Exciting New Tools for Designers, June 2020

The best new tools for designers are ones that make your life easier and your workflows faster. You’ll find some of those in this list this month for sure. From tools to help you capture and manage color palettes to AI-powered design analytics to simple animations, there’s something for almost every designer or developer. Here’s… Continue reading Exciting New Tools for Designers, June 2020

6 Best Practices for Building Responsive Dropdown Menus

Creating a responsive dropdown menu is a tricky task. There are many decisions you have to make, in both the design and development phases. Recommended solutions usually depend on the characteristics of the website or application you’re building. However, there are also some general best practices that are recommended for all types of responsive dropdown… Continue reading 6 Best Practices for Building Responsive Dropdown Menus