web development

Education for web developers

I’ve been a web developer for over 8 years, and got hooked on web development the very first time I wrote HTML. The process of creating something people can use out of nothing is very powerful. Before I began my career in web development, I was doing construction and then later help-desk work. To me, programming is similar to construction. You have a problem, and you need to figure out the solution, using your skills and the tools available.

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WordPress

WordPress themes, less is more

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.

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WordPress

Quick Tip: Load backbonejs in WordPress (the right way)

Now that WordPress 3.5 sips with Backbone and Underscore - you can easily include them into your WordPress theme and do some fun stuff. Put this code in functions.php

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WordPress

WordPress 3.5 released

The biggest change is media management. Now it's more intuitive and more easy to upload, manage and configure all your images, audio and video files in one place. Also added drag and drop support and galleries.

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Software engineering

How to get started with git in development

While working with other freelancers on a couple of projects we were having a hard time exchanging the code and collaborating efficiently.  Making changes on live or staging server via FTP is fast and great, but there is one big problem with that - we overwrite each others changes.

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WordPress

WordPress as e-commerce platform

As Internet became accessible to almost every household in US and around the World, every business owner, artist, merchant can sell their goods or services to any person or company in the World directly avoiding big costs setting physical store, all the legal paperwork, etc.

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jQuery Mobile basics

It is a great framework for building mobile websites or apps and if combine it with responsive design - it becomes even better.  Nowadays everyone knows that the best way to build a website is responsive way,  a “_write once_, run everywhere” style.

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My working set up and workflow

Currently I work on 27 iMac (i5, <del>12Gb</del> 24Gb RAM, 256 vertex 4 SSD, OSX Lion). Only very recently (about 1.5 years) switched from Windows PC to Mac - now I can say for sure, it was the right choice. Having iMac (and also macbook pro) I never ran into issues with a virus, blue screen or freezing on start up or any other similar problems, of course the computer becomes slower and slower as you use it, but after I switched to SSD this problem disappeared.

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