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Start Your Own Web Development Projects

Posted on October 31, 2018 in Uncategorized

When know how to build websites sometimes you don’t see the forest for the trees. As a programmer or a web developer you know all the stuff it takes to build a website. You understand web hosting, programming, and design. You can build websites with your hands tied behind your back with your eyes blindfolded. But you know what happens a lot times. You can build websites for everybody else but yourself. There is nothing stopping you from creating your own website and software projects.

Web hosting is inexpensive and you already know what it takes to create websites. As a programmer or designer maybe your ability to write web copy might need some work but other than that you have all the tools to launch your own products.

What are some of the reasons why you should consider doing this? What if your current programming job starts to dry up. Projects get cancelled all the time. When you are just a programmer on somebody else’s project you really don’t have any control. You are just given the information to get the job done and that is it. Another reason is that you might be sitting on an idea that could turn out to be a real winner.

Don’t expect big money to roll in day one, but over time you could develop products that can turn into something big. Give yourself some more options for making money. This could also be a way for you to test out new concepts and see if they work. Just starting a side project can help you learn more about building a real business.

Maybe you won’t take task of building sites on your own. You could look for people that have other skills that might want to contribute to your development effort. Find a designer, database developer, and other programmers that might be ready to build their skill set. This can be an opportunity to develop new skills, create new products, and learn more about business. If you are creating websites, you might be able to complete projects and then sell them to customers that want sites. There are websites on the internet that help you sell websites this way.

So start taking your skills and putting them to good use. You might be sitting on some good ideas for software development and web development projects. You don’t have to spend a lot of money to get started, but you can start learning and creating new opportunities.

Hiring A Web Development Company Vs Doing It Yourself

Posted on October 30, 2018 in Uncategorized

Hiring a web development company to create a website for you may seem like a complete waste of money. After all, they can cost hundreds to thousands of dollars! You could easily learn how to create a basic website, then throw on some pretty graphics, text, and photos to lure in people–correct? It’s something any junior high kid can do, so why not you?

Think again–do you want your company website to look like something a junior high school kid created? Not really. Not only will it be unprofessional in appearance, with glaring, migraine-inducing graphics and text, but it will not gather big hits on internet search engine traffic…and of the potential customers that do somehow find your site, chances are that most of them will be driven away by your website! Not the kind of presence you want on the world wide web, is it?

Learning how to create a professional website with high numbers in internet search engine traffic is much more difficult than it seems. It takes a special kind of patience to learn basic HTML, much less master it and the more advanced web development tools. Furthermore, think developing your own professional website is cheaper? In order to master all these web development tools, you would need to pay hundreds to thousands of dollars for classes and textbooks in order to learn this!

And by the time you are done and ready to develop your own site, weeks to months will have gone by. If you had simply hired a web development company in the first place, then not only will the costs be the same, but you will be getting a high-quality, proven product from a proven company that can guarantee you results…fast…for the same cost, or even cheaper. Think about it.

Top Ten Tools and Resources for Web Developers

Posted on October 28, 2018 in Uncategorized

If you are a budding web developer then you should be aware of some of the amazing resources that are available online. No list of this type can ever be definitive but I’ve tried to gather some of my particular favourites in one place.

Firebug Plugin

This is an absolute must in my opinion. The Firebug plugin is a free add-on for Mozilla Firefox that really lightens the work load when styling HTML elements. I allows you to view changes to your page in real-time as you tinker with the CSS. Great for positioning awkward elements, where pixel perfect precision is required. It also helps you to identify inheritance problems within your style rules.

Blog.Spoongraphics

Home of graphic designer, Chris Spooner. This blog has an abundance of great tutorials and tips. Some of his resources are free and some must be paid for through ‘access all areas’ membership but there really is plenty of great stuff that can be viewed or downloaded for free. Excellent creative advice on Photoshop and Illustrator as well as some insightful writing about the design process, where he explains the reasons behind some of the design decisions in his work.

CG Textures

I absolutely love this site when I need to make a background ‘pop.’ Thousands of textures can be downloaded for free although some of the larger sizes require registration.

W3 Schools

Definitive reference for all developers and designers. Need to know the correct syntax to use is your code, the W3 Schools will have a page dedicated to the particular task that you are looking to achieve. One of my first ports of call when I hit a programming stumbling block.

Webmonkey

Web developer’s resources from wired.com. Includes cheat sheets, color codes and re-usable code snippets. Also has a tutorials section with a design and development tutorials and Javascript help.

Colour Lovers

In my opinion, this is the best place to go for inspiration when choosing a colour scheme for your site. Users submit their own palettes and colour HEX codes, which are then voted upon and can be browsed through by popularity. Also features sections on the latest web and print trends and is quite a bustling and friendly community.

iStockphoto

Not a free site but the ability to download a water-marked comp to try out in a design before purchase is invaluable. I use this to present ideas to my clients and let them make a decision on whether or not to pay the extra for the larger image. There are quite a few stock photography sites online but this one is my favourite choice due to the large number of images and the site’s ease of use.

DevShed

Comprehensive list of developer’s tutorials. Great for learning about the fantastic world of open-source development and adding the latest functionality to your projects.

CSS Zen Garden

The beauty of pure CSS design. The next time someone tells you that Flash is required to make a site look good, tell them to go here!

Web Know How

More tutorials and free code snippets. Also feature free to use design templates, which can be a great starting point when learning or when struggling for inspiration.

I hope that if you are reading this and choose to visit one of these excellent sites then you will find them as useful as I did. Of course, I might well have made a glaring omission and would be glad to hear any suggestions to make this list better.

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