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Learn to Code a Website

Learn To Code Your Own Website. Here are a few good go-to resources.

W3 Schools "is a web developer's information website, with tutorials and references on web development languages such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, SQL, and JQuery, covering most aspects of web programming. W3Schools presents thousands of code examples. By using the online editor provided, readers can edit the examples and execute the code experimentally."

Microsoft Virtual Academy "Free Microsoft training delivered by experts. Learning paths are curated courses brought to you by Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA) to help you increase your proficiency in the latest technologies. Build valuable skills through video tutorials, demos, assessments, and more. Plus, earn MVA badges for completed learning paths, and share them through email or social media, such as LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook. Get started today!"

 

Codecademy Our courses are designed to keep you on track, so you learn to code “today” not “someday.”

 

SitePoint Extensive collection of featured articles, books, and courses. Learn HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, PHP, mobile app development, Responsive Web Design.


Linux

Find out how you can use Ubuntu to power your AI and ML ambitions from developer workstations to the cloud.

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An easy and elegant way to use your computer, GNOME 3 is designed to put you in control and get things done.

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Less setup, more innovation. Choose a flavor of Fedora streamlined for your needs, and get to work right away.

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Kubuntu is an operating system built by a worldwide community of developers, testers, supporters, and translators.

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Linux Tools

Go-to tools to help you get Linux installed on your computer.

UNetbootin

UNetbootin allows you to create bootable Live USB drives for Ubuntu and other Linux distributions without burning a CD. You can either let UNetbootin download one of the many distributions supported out-of-the-box for you, or supply your own Linux .iso file.

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Rufus

Rufus is a small utility that helps format and creates bootable USB flash drives, such as USB keys/pen drives, memory sticks, etc.

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Etcher

Etcher is a free and open-source image burner with support for Windows, OS X, and GNU/Linux. It makes USB and SD card image burning as simple and fast as possible.

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Web Design

36 Examples of Web Design Homepage Layout Concepts.

Plugins

Here's a handy FREE hit counter for your site.


Add a LIKE button to your site.


Try Nibbler

Nibbler is a free tool for testing websites. Enter the address of any website and Nibbler will give you a report scoring the website out of 10 for key areas, including accessibility, SEO, social media, and technology. Nibbler is completely free but limited to three reports.


Designers Resources

1st Web Designer All the Web Design Resources You Could Ask For.

Square Space The leader in website design. No matter what kind of site you need, Squarespace is the best way to stand out online.

Wix We believe anything is possible with the right website builder. Whether you're about to create a website for the first time or you're a long time pro, we've got you covered. You have two ways to start: Get a free website designed for you with Wix Artificial Design Intelligence or get total design freedom with the Wix Editor. You can always add advanced functionality to your website with Wix Code. It’s time to get your professional website.

Shopify Whether you sell online, on social media, in-store, or out of the trunk of your car, Shopify has you covered.


Text Editors

These are all Freeware:

Notepad ++

Visual Studio Code

Atom

Vim

Brackets

GNU Emacs

Bluefish


Popular Forum Software

phpBB

MyBB

Simple Machines

Vanilla Forums (Free and Paid)

vBulletin 5 Connect (Paid)

Invision Board (Paid)



Content Management System

Spectra CMS Version 1.0.0.0 beta

Will be a preeminent CMS for 2022.  Follow the progress as I post what is going on with the build.  To follow along go to Spectra News/ Log Of Events.


Working From Home

Working from home: The future of business is remote

From Fortune 500 enterprises to very small businesses, every organization has been thrust into the future faster than prognosticators dared dream. What factors will determine failure or success in this brave new world of work?

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Windows 10

Microsoft hits the brakes on Windows 10 updates in December 2020

Don't expect any Windows 10 preview updates in December due to holidays, says Microsoft.

 

Microsoft has told Windows 10 owners and IT admins not to expect any Windows 10 preview updates in December to give them a break when staffing levels are low over the holiday season.

December will be a break from the usual schedule of Windows 10 updates each month, which include optional previews that arrive after the mandatory Patch Tuesday security updates in the second week of every month. 

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9 SEO Trends

9 SEO Trends To Boost Your Rankings in 2021

You already know the importance of positioning your pages on the top of Google SERPs rankings, right? Well-ranked pages provide enormous organic reach to your website, increasing the possibility of attracting and converting leads.

To achieve this goal, it is essential to apply SEO techniques, which are designed to adapt their content to the algorithm’s ranking criteria. 

These criteria, however, are not permanent. In an effort to make the user experience ever simpler and more efficient, Google frequently updates its parameters. 

Besides the algorithm, it is also necessary to consider the audience’s behavior and preferences. Ultimately, the most important factor for maintaining good positioning is the quality of the experience you offer to your website visitors. 

Therefore, to achieve good results in a Digital Marketing strategy, it is essential to stay up-to-date on the SEO trends that arise with growing frequency. 

 

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Chat Room in WordPress

How to Create Chat Rooms in WordPress for Your Users

Recently one of our readers asked if it was possible to create chat rooms on your WordPress site for your users?

A chat room hosted on your site will allow your visitors to chat with each other without needing to install a third-party chat client like Slack or Discord.

In this article, we’ll show you how to create a chat room in WordPress.

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Life of a Digital Nomad

Life as a Digital Nomad: 10 Designers Share Their Tools

Becoming a digital nomad when you’re already a graphic designer isn’t the easiest thing in the world. While this career path is rewarding due to the sheer freedom—and the traveling is a great bonus—there are numerous challenges you have to master to make the most of becoming a digital nomad. This kind of lifestyle isn’t for everyone, but, for those who have the passion for it, numerous benefits and overall empowerment await.

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82 Free Fonts

82 best free fonts for designers

Free fonts may not always be the most brilliant fonts, but there are some truly great ones around – it's just a case of finding them. We know that the search process takes time and effort that you could be spending on other things, so we've done the hard work for you and collated this extensive list.

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End of Adobe Flash

Adobe Flash is soon to die (and people are suddenly nostalgic)

Adobe has announced the end of its stalwart Flash browser plugin, and there's been an outpouring of emotion (sadness and joy) across the internet. To be fair, this has been coming for the best part of the last decade and it, therefore, seems apt that 2020 is the year to finish Flash off. 

Flash Player's final days were announced with the release of its final update, named AIR 32. You'll have until 31 December 2020 to enjoy Flash, at which time Adobe will stop supporting it. It will then block content running in Flash Player from January 12, 2021. (For Adobe tools that aren't about to die, check out this Adobe software list.)

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December Wallpaper Edition

Dreaming Of A Magical December (2020 Wallpapers Edition)

2020 was a year that was anything but ordinary, and, well, the upcoming holiday season will be different from what we all are used to, too. To cater for a little bit of holiday cheer in these weird times, artists and designers from across the globe got their creative juices flowing and created festive and inspiring wallpapers for December. Following our monthly tradition, they all come in versions with and without a calendar and can be downloaded for free.

 

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Designing a Simple UI

How To Design A Simple UI When You Have A Complex Solution

Software and apps often solve very complex problems for businesses and consumers in the way of sales, marketing, finances, and so on. But offering a product that solves your users’ problems isn’t enough. If the UI is just as complex as the original problem, user churn is going to be high. Today, we’re going to look at some tips for designing a simple UI regardless of your solution’s complexity.

 

 

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Code Shack

Resource Website for Developers & Designers

Explore our wide range of content, from articles to tools, references for popular scripting languages, copy and paste examples, and more.

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Coding Resources

 ► PHP 7
is the most used programming language today. There is a multitude of CMS applications that are built primarily on PHP, including WordPress, Joomla, and so many more. Follow the links to learn more about this highly used programming language.

 ► W3C Schools

 ► Code Academy (Premium)

 ► Tutorials Point

 ► HTML and CSS
are the fundamental technologies for building Web pages: HTML (HTML and XHTML) for structure, CSS for style and layout, including WebFonts. Find resources for good Web page design as well as helpful tools.


Web Fonts

 

What is WebFonts? -WebFonts is a technology that enables people to use fonts on-demand over the Web without requiring installation in the operating system. W3C has experience in downloadable fonts through HTML, CSS2, and SVG. Until recently, downloadable fonts have not been common on the Web due to the lack of an interoperable font format. The WebFonts effort plans to address that through the creation of an industry-supported, open font format for the Web (called "WOFF").


XHTML and CSS

► What is XHTML?
-XHTML is a variant of HTML that uses the syntax of XML, the Extensible Markup Language. XHTML has all the same elements (for paragraphs, etc.) as the HTML variant, but the syntax is slightly different. Because XHTML is an XML application, you can use other XML tools with it (such as XSLT, a language for transforming XML content).


► What is CSS?
-CSS is the language for describing the presentation of Web pages, including colors, layout, and fonts. It allows one to adapt the presentation to different types of devices, such as large screens, small screens, or printers. CSS is independent of HTML and can be used with any XML-based markup language. The separation of HTML from CSS makes it easier to maintain sites, share style sheets across pages, and tailor pages to different environments. This is referred to as the separation of structure (or: content) from the presentation.


Mobile Web

Free Fonts

YouTube Resources



"YOUTUBE CSS"

All popular browsers are CSS responsive and to be able to create a website you need to know some form of CSS. Here's a couple of videos that will help you immensely. You can watch them right here - go Fullscreen




CSS3

JavaScript

More Good Resources

Link To Me

Copy and paste the following code into your website where you want the button to appear.