Web Development

Web development includes programming tools, web development tips and other key information you may need to develop or maintain a website. You will also find reviews of different web development platforms (Drupal, Wordpress, Joomla, etc.), ecommerce options for online retail, web template design companies, hosting companies and more.

A Complete Guide to URL Escape Characters

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In order to prevent the misinterpretation of special characters such as a space, bracket (< and >), or % in the URL (which stands for Uniform Resource Locator – it is the address you see in your browser’s address bar indicating the location of the website you are visiting), browsers parse certain special characters using escape characters. This explains why when you click on a link such as: domain.com/page one.htm you see it parsed in the address bar as example.com/page%20one.htm. In this case the %20 is the escape character for the space…

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Best WordPress Plugins: Take Your Site to New Heights

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Do you run a WordPress website and want to give it more juice? One of the best things about using WordPress is the access you have to some amazing plugins that can turn your basic site into a polished, fully functional tool for any type of blog or business. But you’ve got to be careful – some plugins will either slow down, or worse, break your site. And having too many plugins installed will put a strain on your server and increase your hosting bill, so choose wisely. We’ve curated our top picks gathered over years of developing and running Wordpress websites…

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5 Pitfalls to Avoid When Buying a Domain Name

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Buying a new domain name might seem like the quickest and easiest part of launching your business online. But that’s where it can get dangerous – because your domain name is like your street address; actually more than that – it’s the deed to the property. If you lose control of it, you lose control of your entire online business, which can be a disaster. So don’t skip on the domain name step. Okay, then how to register a domain name you ask? I’ll take you through all the steps involved in securing your domain name, from finding if it’s available, researching the best alternatives if it’s not, buying it from a reliable vendor, and managing it down the road. I’ll help you avoid nightmare scenarios where you lose control of your domain name, or even worse, a competitors snaps it up, and your sales go to zero overnight. With a little preparation, it’s easy to avoid these pitfalls. I’m also prepared to answer any questions you have along the way…

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Template Monster vs ThemeForest vs Elegant Themes vs StudioPress vs ThriveThemes & More!

Want a professional looking website but don’t want to pay the high fees web designers charge? It used to be difficult for consumers and businesses to create polished websites without expensive designers. Now there are many website template services that offer professional website designs for a fraction of the price. Ready to start designing your website? This comparison article will cover all of the best website template providers so you can find the right fit for your needs…

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Expert Guide: How Can I Build a Website From Scratch (in Less Than a Day)?

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Looking to create your own website but don’t know where to start and don’t want to pay a developer or designer thousands of dollars? We’ve got your back! We’ve written a comprehensive web series with details on each step of the process, and independently reviewed recommendations of providers. However, I know that for a business owner time is a precious commodity, so I’ve put together this express guide to get you up and running right away…

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Going Mobile: Responsive Web Design Tutorial

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If you don’t have a mobile friendly website, you could soon be behind most of your competition. Just consider the stats — one in three people visit a website using their mobile device, and the numbers continue to soar. The good news is, it’s not that difficult to create or convert your website into a responsive website design. What is responsive web design? Simply put, it’s a way to design your website so that it automatically looks good on any mobile device. There are a number of ways to achieve a responsive website, and the benefits to your business or blog are huge…

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Guide to Launching Your Website

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No matter the size of your business, having a website is like a virtual business card. At the very least, people want to validate that you exist and have a way to get in touch with you. But it’s also an affordable way to showcase your products and services. Even if you don’t sell products online or need the extra marketing, it’s a good idea to have a little corner of the internet that’s all yours. But how do you go about making a website? We know that it can seem overwhelming, but luckily you’re in the right place! We’ll walk you through the steps and break down the terminology in an easy to understand guide…

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Domain Registrar Battle: Namecheap vs GoDaddy

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Are you ready to launch your website and need a place for it to call home? Choosing a domain registration service is one of the most important decisions you’ll make to get your website up and ready for business. But with hundreds of viable options, how do you know where to turn? Two of the most popular services are Namecheap and GoDaddy, and both are worth serious consideration. In fact, we chose Namecheap as our number one pick, and GoDaddy came in third in our comparison article Best Domain Registrar. But which one is best for your website? Keep reading to see how they stack up against one another in the battle of the big domain services…

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Interview With Gonzalo Gil, Founder And CEO Of 3DCart

Interview with Gonzalo Gil

Mr. Gil was looking for an affordable and highly customized shopping cart solution. When he could not find one to meet his needs, he got to work creating one himself. Over the years, 3dcart has grown, and Gonzalo now oversees the company’s vision and day-to-day operations, leaving his days of coding and programming behind. This Florida-based business is one of our top picks in our eCommerce Platforms Reviews, and we are proud to feature the found in our latest people who rock the web interview series. Get to know the man behind this successful business to learn what makes 3dcart an excellent eCommerce service…

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3DCart Review: E-Commerce For Stores Of All Sizes?

3dcart Reviews

Searching for an ecommerce solution to help your online store’s sales soar? 3dcart is a worth considering for your shopping cart software needs with its robust features, customization capabilities, online payment gateways and more. Keep reading our 3dcart reviews to see why they’re among our top picks for the best ecommerce platform…

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