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SVGito: Little Optimizations for SVGs

A web-app with new optimizations for your SVG files—especially those exported from Sketch. Today I’m releasing a free little web-app for optimizing (“cleaning up”) SVG files. It’s called SVGito. If the idea of SVG code or optimization is new to you, take a moment to read this other article explaining how to think about SVG. As[…]

Best of the web for Design and Web Development April 2017

In our usual fashion where rounding up another month within the online web and design community with our favourite posts of the month from Photoshop tutorials to web design articles. If you’re a designer, or a front-end developer this post is the perfect fix for yourself. Our favourites include an essential SEO checklist when launching[…]

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Is a college education necessary to become a great web developer?

These days, many people are thinking about getting into web development. The job prospect for web developers is better than that of almost any other profession, with expected growth rates of over 20% over the next 5 years. Salaries are equally attractive: the median hourly wage for web developers in the US is almost $35/hr,[…]

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Six Steps to Better WordPress Site Security

When I was a teenager I always had problems wrapping my head around my friends getting drunk at parties and doing stupid things like unprotected sex (proven by unintended pregnancy later). Also, when I would get myself summer jobs I saw other workers breaking new and fancy building tools just because they did not bother[…]

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What is HTTP/2?

HTTP/2 is the latest evolution of the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP). HTTP is the network protocol used to request and receive pages and data on the World Wide Web. The new technology will eventually supersede HTTP/1.1 which was standardized more than two decades ago. How Does HTTP/2 Differ from HTTP/1.1? Perhaps HTTP/2 is better understood[…]

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Why HTTPS for Everything?

HTTP has become central to today’s way of life. HTTP is currently the primary protocol for applications used on computers, tablets, smartphones, and many other devices. As our dependency on the internet has grown, the risk to users’ privacy and safety has grown along with it. Every unencrypted HTTP request reveals information about a user’s[…]