Web performance and how to optimize a website for speed

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The average website load time is 2.45 seconds, according to Google Analytics blog, posted in 2012. http://analytics.blogspot.com/2012/04/global-site-speed-overview-how-fast-are.html. Users are increasingly becoming more impatient, they expect a page to load fast. Especially mobile users, who are mostly on the go and need to access the information fast. Companies like amazon and google invest a lot of Continue…

Become a better web developer

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Recently I attended Fluent conference and saw very interesting presentation by Kathy Sierra (SeriousPony). It was about making badass developers. Since I’m trying to be a better web developer myself and constantly improve, I did a little more digging and found some useful information and tips. What skill do you need to have to be Continue…

Website audit

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Many website owners face the similar challenges sooner or later. Where my website is hosted, who is my domain registrar, do I have any backups, etc. It’s very easy to forget logins, passwords, and all related information to your website mechanics (what’s under the hood). The reason why this is happening is many people focus Continue…

WordPress themes, less is more

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If you’ve ever used WordPress, chances are you’ve used a theme you found or bought, even if you’re web developer and know how to create custom one by yourself. And it’s easy to see why – there are a lot tons of WordPress themes available, free and premium. The industry has grown significantly since 2008. Theme shops Continue…

Difference between jQuery and Angular.js

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Since I started developing websites, I’ve always used jQuery, it’s one of the best things that happened to web development. It lowered the entry barrier to JavaScript world, solved a lot of problems with IE, made easier to deal with DOM across different browsers, and.. AJAX. But when I started working on bigger applications, there Continue…

Custom checkbox with CSS3

A lot of times, we need to style the input fields to make them look fancy. It’s possible to do it with images, but what if we want to take it to another level and style a checkbox with icon font… As you know, icon font works as pseudo elements (:before and :after), which can Continue…