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.

Step-By-Step: Setting Up a WordPress Blog

Setting Up a WordPress Blog

If you have landed on this article, there is a good chance you are thinking about or ready to set up a blog on WordPress. Well, as WordPress users ourselves, we could not agree with this decision more! Keep reading to find out why WordPress for your blog or website is a great choice, especially if you are fairly new to the web or the world of blogging. The Wordpress blog templates, plugins and all the other supporting pieces of this content management platform make it an easy way to jump in but also rest assured that you have a site that can grow with your blog dreams…

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Interview with Weebly Co-Founder Dan Veltri

Co-Founder and CPO Dan playing poker Veltri

When it comes to website builders there are dozens of options to choose from. But, in reviewing the various services on the market, we think creating a website with an online tool couldn’t be easier thanks to Weebly (our top pick for Best Website Builder Software). That’s what co-founder Dan Veltri and his classmates turned business partners were determined to do when they created Weebly. What started as an idea in college, now helps millions of businesses, organizations and individuals create beautifully designed websites in a matter of minutes thanks to their pre-designed templates and effortless drag and drop editors. Learn more about how the idea came about and get some useful web and life tips. You will also get a virtual tour of Weebly’s offices, complete with the secret poker room speakeasy (pictured in photo), in our latest People Who Rock the Web interview with Dan…

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What are the Best WordPress Themes?

Screenshot of person on computer: Best Website Templates for WordPress

Want to keep up with current website trends, drive traffic to your website and take advantage of the latest designs and functionality? WordPress templates are the way to go. WordPress is growing much faster than other content management systems (CMSs) like Joomla, Drupal and others. And there are some exciting WordPress templates, also called themes, that give you the ability to build almost any type of website you can imagine. We’ve chosen some of the best premium WordPress themes on the market today and broken them down into Best WordPress Template categories to further assist you in your search…

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Responsive Web Design Examples

Person on computer with iPad and iPhone screens Responsive Web Design Examples

Do you want to keep up with — and even surpass — your competitors when it comes to your website? If so, responsive website design is the way to go. What exactly is responsive design? Simply put, it’s a carefully designed site that looks good on any device — desktops, laptops, smartphones and tablets. Why is this so important? The latest statistics show that the number of people browsing the web via smartphones and tablets is growing exponentially, and more people are seeking news, research and shopping online using their mobile devices. Having a site that looks good (and consistent) on any device will not only make your visitor’s experiences better (and increase sales), but you will also get an SEO boost as you’ll be included in Google’s mobile index. If you’re creating a new website, or looking to change things up for your existing site, see our responsive web design examples below to help you visualize the benefits of responsive design…

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Create An Awesome Looking Website with the Best Website Templates

Website tepmlates

It used to be very difficult for consumers to create professional looking websites without the assistance of expensive web designers. Now there are many website template providers that offer great looking and functioning out-of-the-box website templates that are easy to install for a fraction of the price. This comparison article will cover all of the leading website theme providers so you are able to make an educated decision. Read on to find out who our top picks are…

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Best Website Templates Comparison Table

Website design templates

This table is a companion resource to our Best Website Templates article that provides all the necessary details for the leading website template providers. Use this table to help yourself in making an educated decision when it comes to the best website template service provider. You can read a more in depth review or visit the companies website directly…

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What are the Best Free Website Templates?

Person cutting paper: Best Free Website Templates

Are you on a tight budget but need your website up and running for your company or blog? Most web designers charge an arm and a leg for professional looking website designs, but did you know that you can actually get a number of website templates for free? In fact, there are so many free website templates available online that it’s difficult to weed through them all. Some are much more polished and professional than others. So, we’ve done our research to identify your go-to sources for the best free website templates for the top web platforms and languages…

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What is the Best CAPTCHA to Prevent Spam?

No spam sign

CAPTCHA’s may seem like an inconvenience for a web surfer, but for a website owner they are an invaluable tool. This security mechanism serves to protect websites from SPAM content by posing a challenge response test only a human being could answer. Below we will not only take a look at the different types of CAPTCHA’s available, but we will also look at how they perform, ease of implementation and just how effective each one is…

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Backing up Drupal to Rackspace Cloud Files

Servers in clouds

Ever wondered how to set up automated, scheduled backups of your Drupal 6 database and files to Rackspace Cloud Files for safe storage? The process requires a bit of upfront time setting up the modules and configuring the backups, but once set up the backups will run automatically…

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