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Slow Websites

The web has grown bigger. Both in expansiveness and weight. Nick Heer’s “The Bullshit Web”:

The average internet connection in the United States is about six times as fast as it was just ten years ago, but instead of making it faster to browse the same types of websites, we’re simply occupying that extra bandwidth with more stuff.

Nick clearly explains what he means by bullshit, and one can see a connection to Brad Frost’s similarly framed

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Magento vs WooCommerce – Which one is Better? (Comparison)

Are you trying to decide between Magento vs WooCommerce for your online store? Magento and WooCommerce are two popular eCommerce platforms on the market. In this article, we will compare Magento vs WordPress and explain their pros and cons, so you can choose the best… Read More »

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The Ultimate WordPress Review – Is It the Best Choice For Your Website?

You may have heard that WordPress is the most popular website builder platform, but maybe you aren’t sure if WordPress is the right choice for you. Unlike Wix, Weebly, or Squarespace, WordPress is actually 100% free. This is why if you searched for “WordPress review”,… Read More »

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Frustration

Jeremy Keith talks about a couple of recent frustrating moments in his life. One regarding a musical instrument, one involving a build process:

That feeling of frustration I get from having wiring issues with a musical instrument is the same feeling I get whenever something goes awry with my web server. I know just enough about servers to be dangerous. When something goes wrong, I feel very out of my depth, and again, I have no idea how long it …

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Wix vs WordPress – Which One is Better? (Pros and Cons)

Are you trying to decide between Wix vs WordPress to build your website? While WordPress is the most popular website builder in the world, it is not the only option. Wix is another popular builder that allows you to easily create a website. In this… Read More »

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New CSS Features Are Enhancing Everything You Know About Web Design

We just hit you with a slab of observations about CSS Grid in a new post by Manuel Matuzo. Grid has been blowing our minds since it was formally introduced and Jen Simmons is connecting it (among other new features) to what she sees as a larger phenomenon in the evolution of layouts in web design.

From Jeremy Keith’s notes on Jen’s talk, “Everything You Know About Web Design Just Changed ” at An Event Apart Seattle 2018:

This …

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Why You Must Avoid Nulled WordPress Themes & Plugins (9 Reasons)

Recently, one of our readers asked us if it’s ok to use nulled WordPress themes and plugins? Nulled themes and plugins are pirated copies of premium WordPress products. In this article, we will explain why you must avoid nulled WordPress themes and plugins, specially if… Read More »

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Complexity

Frank Chimero published a new talk-turned-essay, Everything Easy is Hard Again.

May we all be as wonderfully self-reflective and eloquent as Frank one day. There is a lot there, so please read it. Part of the theme is that web design and development has seemingly repetitive cycles that can kick even quite experienced people back down the ladder:

I don’t feel much better at making [websites] after 20 years. My knowledge and skills develop a bit, then things change, …


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Shopify vs WooCommerce – Which is the Better Platform? (Comparison)

Are you thinking of starting an online store? Not sure whether you should use Shopify or WooCommerce? These are the two most popular eCommerce platforms in the market with their own advantages and disadvantages. In this article, we will compare Shopify vs WooCommerce to help… Read More »

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Careful Now

Tom Warren’s “Chrome is turning into the new Internet Explorer 6” for The Verge has a title that, to us front-end web developers, suggests that Chrome is turning into a browser far behind in technology and replete with tricky bugs. Aside from the occasional offhand generic, “Chrome is getting so bad lately,” comments you hear, we know that’s not true. Chrome often leads the pack for good web tech.

Instead, it’s about another equally concerning danger: developers building …


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