Web Development

Our web development articles cover everything from 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.), e-commerce options for online retail, web template design companies, hosting companies and more.

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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Responsive Web Design Examples

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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

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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

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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?

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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?

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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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View into Microsoft Super Preview for Expression Web

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Microsoft has finally acknowledged the need for a way for developers and Web designers alike to test webpages in various versions of their market dominating Internet Explorer browser. That acknowledgment is known as Microsoft Super Preview. Super Preview allows you to view your website on Internet Explorer 6,7, and 8 – so you can make sure your website looks as intended (ie. the same) in each browser…

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Looking for a List of Valid HTML Escape Characters?

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HTML escape character lists often include characters between 128 and 159 – the problem is that these are Microsoft specific, and are reserved for control characters in the standard Internet character sets. In HTML they are undefined, and in XHTML they are completely invalid. Read on for a list of valid HTML escape characters you should use….

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