Spanish SEO – The Power of Guest Posting

Did you know, over 93% of Spanish people are daily internet users? This figure is significantly higher than both France and Germany – and even the internet-savvy UK. This means you can expect to achieve highly impressive results by ranking high with Google. 50% of Google’s algorithm is based on backlinks to your site and… Continue reading Spanish SEO – The Power of Guest Posting

How to Work for Free Without Wrecking Your Career

Choosing to work for free, pro bono, gratis, without charge is something that most of us find ourselves doing at one time or another. Whether we’re filling a hole in our portfolio, there’s a friend or relative we feel beholden to, or because there’s an opportunity to aid a cause we value. Recently, I agreed… Continue reading How to Work for Free Without Wrecking Your Career

How to Compare Dates in PHP

Comparing dates becomes necessary when you are creating booking and event scheduling plugins or websites in PHP. It has many other uses as well, depending on how you implement things. For example, we might use it to create time-sensitive promotional events in our PHP scripts. PHP comes with dedicated functions and methods that you can… Continue reading How to Compare Dates in PHP

3 Ways to Design More Inclusively

Inclusive design is often mistaken for accessibility, or even used as an interchangeable term, which is a good indication that most designers don’t know what it means. Accessibility is a process that seeks to mitigate issues in a design that is not sufficiently universal; inclusive design increases the universality of the design. In real-world terms,… Continue reading 3 Ways to Design More Inclusively

Analysing micro-expressions from a (failed) user testing session

[unable to retrieve full-text content] In a recent professional experience, I was unexpectedly sent to Spain for a user test of a system I did not design with the promise of a translator. Once there, no translator. Nice. But the possibility of capturing the video of the faces of the users and their interactions with… Continue reading Analysing micro-expressions from a (failed) user testing session

The Ultimate Guide to Creating a Socially Conscious Web Design

June 10, 2021 by Sangalang Kristine Leave a Comment A socially conscious web design prioritizes the experiences of users over aesthetics. Design working hand-in-hand with social responsibility is a fairly new concept. It is only in the recent decades that we have started to call out stereotypes reflected in conceptualizing web design. Web design, or… Continue reading The Ultimate Guide to Creating a Socially Conscious Web Design

Real-Time Global Aviation Data With the aviationstack API

Aviation is among the most important global industries because it connects people and businesses across cities, countries, and continents. It is the only rapid transportation network that spans the world. However, aviation isn’t just about transporting people; today’s economy almost completely depends upon the timely delivery of goods and services. Major retailers rely upon the… Continue reading Real-Time Global Aviation Data With the aviationstack 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

Top New CMS Plugins, December 2020

Looking for the best new CMS plugins to take your website to the next level? Well look no further.  In this post, we’ll cover a list of the best new CMS plugins for December 2020. This article will include useful plugins for WordPress, Shopify, Craft, and Joomla. Let’s get started… WordPress OptiPic images optimization OptiPic… Continue reading Top New CMS Plugins, December 2020

Working With PHP Arrays in the Right Way

In this tutorial, I am going to make a list of common PHP array functions, with examples of usage and best practices. Every PHP developer must know how to use them and how to combine array functions to make code readable and short. Also, there is a presentation with given code examples, so you can… Continue reading Working With PHP Arrays in the Right Way

Submit A Form Without Page Refresh Using jQuery

A great way to improve the user experience of your website is to validate and submit forms without a page refresh. In this tutorial I’ll show you how easy it is to do just that—validate and submit a contact form that without page refresh using jQuery! Let’s get started. What We’re Building In this example,… Continue reading Submit A Form Without Page Refresh Using jQuery

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

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

WordPress Secure Setup: Top Tips for Securing WP Admin

Welcome to the WordPress Secure Setup Guide. In this tutorial, I’ll show you a number of ways to secure the WordPress admin area. Before I show you these, consider whether the WordPress site has an SSL certificate. An SSL connection helps secure any website and is recommended, especially for use on WordPress sites.    This video… Continue reading WordPress Secure Setup: Top Tips for Securing WP Admin

Is it Time to Redesign Your Portfolio?

For many professionals looking for new work opportunities, they know that prospective employers are going to ask for proof of their credentials; where they went to school; how long they worked in the field; who they worked for; a résumé communicates these details nicely. For web designers, though, a list of jobs and accolades isn’t… Continue reading Is it Time to Redesign Your Portfolio?

Create Multiple WordPress Event Calendars With the Calendarize it! Plugin

Calendarize it! is one of the most feature-rich WordPress calendar plugins that you can find in the market. You can use it to create different types of events like those with a fixed start and end time of a couple of hours, or events that span multiple days. You can also use it to create… Continue reading Create Multiple WordPress Event Calendars With the Calendarize it! Plugin

How to Build and Deploy a Web App With Buddy

Moving code from development to production doesn’t have to be as error-prone and time-consuming as it often is. By using Buddy, a continuous integration and delivery tool that doubles up as a powerful automation platform, you can automate significant portions of your development workflow, including all your builds, tests, and deployments. Unlike many other CI/CD… Continue reading How to Build and Deploy a Web App With Buddy

How to Create a Mailchimp Subscribe Form Widget for WordPress

In this tutorial I’ll explain how to create a “Mailchimp subscribe form widget” using WordPress, the Mailchimp API, and AJAX. It will be aimed at competent beginner developers, and requires some understanding of PHP and WordPress development. There’s a lot to do, so let’s get stuck in! A Quick Note on APIs “The web has… Continue reading How to Create a Mailchimp Subscribe Form Widget for WordPress

How to Create a Web Booking Form With the Smart Forms Script

Booking forms can serve a lot of purposes on a website. You can use them to allow your visitors to book a hotel room or tickets to a popular event. They can also be used for other things like booking appointments with clients. They are a great way for people to simply give you all… Continue reading How to Create a Web Booking Form With the Smart Forms Script

Best Free WordPress Plugins for Optimizing Website Performance

Did you know that search engines like Google give preference to fast-loading websites in their rankings? Visitors are also less likely to abandon your site if it loads quickly. Everyone expects a website to load as quickly as possible—if it doesn’t, they will likely abandon it and visit the competitor instead. This means that a… Continue reading Best Free WordPress Plugins for Optimizing Website Performance

10 Best Restaurant WordPress Plugins

With the evolution of online shopping, more and more shoppers are buying food and groceries online. But in order for your restaurant website to stand out, you need the right plugins. In this tutorial, we are going to review some of the premium best restaurant plugins on CodeCanyon, and some great free plugins you can… Continue reading 10 Best Restaurant WordPress Plugins

Easy Form Validation With jQuery

In our previous tutorial, we discussed how to implement basic form validation using some input attributes in HTML5 and a little Regex.  HTML5 Form Input Validation Using Only HTML5 and Regex Monty Shokeen In this tutorial, we will learn how to use a jQuery plugin to add form validation to your website. Using a jQuery… Continue reading Easy Form Validation With jQuery

Decoding HTML Status and Error Codes For Fun and Profit

HTML error codes are just as familiar to web developers as the tech-phobic. The only real difference is that web developers are supposed to know what they mean! Of course, any developer knows the most common: 404 means the page isn’t there; 503 means the server is overloaded; 403 means “forbidden,” which is somehow different… Continue reading Decoding HTML Status and Error Codes For Fun and Profit