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By J.R. Sedivy

Introduction

Basic web development to include HTML, CSS, and website optimization resources for those wanting to get started in Web development. As I continue to learn and overcome challenges related to Web development, the most useful information is provided here.

J.R. Sedivy — Entrepreneur

2 Best 5 Web Host Picks - Compare Top Hosting Deals

Having more options does not equal to making a better choice in hosting. Instead, having too many options make you over-informed. Information becomes noise - noise delays your purchase decision and makes you less productive. You want a web host, you need to make a choice that solves your hosting needs, full stop. There is no point to stretch yourself

5 Go Beyond MLS Is Your WordPress "Viagra Spammers and Hackers" Proof?

I often wonder what is worse? Having a server down time or having your blog hacked by a spammer? I would prefer a server down time over having my blog(s) hacked by spammers any time of night or day. Recently I have been helping a friend of mine after her blog was hacked by a viagra spammer. I am sure

6 WordPress Security: Tackling Backdoors, Pharma Hacks and Redirects

Every now and then, a story pops up about a WordPress website being compromised. The reasons for such security issues can be many - ranging from a flawed plugin to an outdated version of WordPress or a Pharma attack. All said and done, if you are running a WordPress website, it becomes your task to ensure that your site is

Added by J.R. Sedivy: “I found this tool very useful for isolating my recent malware experience down to a single website (fortunately my other web properties were unaffected) and confirm my single website was indeed infected.

8 Sucuri Security

9 WordPress theme function files

One of my biggest complaints about a lot of WordPress themes is their poorly-coded functions.php files. This is a file that all WordPress themes use, but so many of them could be coded much better. The two major issues I see the most with themes' functions files are: Code placed randomly in the file. Not using the hooks WordPress provides.By

Added by J.R. Sedivy: “My personal website was recently infected with the Pharma Hack which is black hat SEO. Prior to this I had not had any issues with malware. A day of troubleshooting, inspecting and updating files later, I am back to normal, or so it seems. I will post some useful resources that I had used to educate myself and step through the problem.

10 Common WordPress Malware Infections - Smashing WordPress

WordPress security is serious business. Exploits of vulnerabilities in WordPress' architecture have led to mass compromises of servers through cross-site contamination. WordPress' extensibility increases its vulnerability; plugins and themes house flawed logic, loopholes, Easter eggs, backdoors and a slew of other issues.

11 An Introduction to Perceived Performance

Perceived Performance Is a Measure of How Quick a User Thinks Your Site Is, and That's Often More Important Than Its True SpeedPerformance is important. It can mean the difference between making a sale, or losing a customer to the competition. Your website needs to respond quickly to requests from users and this means optimising your site with performance in

Added by J.R. Sedivy: “Good collection of social sharing options for a WordPress blog. I have experience success with Digg Digg.

12 Top 10 Social Media Plugins for WordPress

Social media is a crucial component for any online marketing strategy. If you're running your small business website on the WordPress platform, it's incredibly easy to integrate social. There are hundreds of ready made social media plugins for WordPress to choose from. Your choice of social media plugins for your WordPress website will depend on which social platforms you use

Added by J.R. Sedivy: “This article provides some great alternatives for WordPress plug-ins for displaying your most popular posts on a WordPress blog. Thorough description of each plug-in with a comprehensive chart summarizing the key differences at the end of the article.

13 The 7 Best Popular Post Plugins for WordPress on the Market

Who isn't interested in knowing what's popular? It seems we have some built-in psychological need to know what others like. And so that's why "popular posts" plugins can be such a smart way to attract visitors to check out more of your content. Below we go over the seven top free "most popular posts" plugins for WordPress. Be sure to

Added by J.R. Sedivy: “Adsense is a well known source or potential ad revenue for your website, but I thought I would list it here anyway for completeness.

14 Google AdSense

Added by J.R. Sedivy: “Smart advertising platform for publishers and advertisers.

15 Intag

We are the most effective system to buy digital media and the best way to evaluate your business plan and projected goals: By comparing prices and performance and by generating risk evaluations of digital media plans and campaigns already underway.

Added by J.R. Sedivy: “Ping list to implement within a WordPress blog.

16 WordPress Ping List 2014 - Dessky.com

WordPress Ping List 2014As you probably know whenever you publish a new post or modify an existing one, WordPress send pings to all of the Ping Networks listed in your Ping Services area so that search engines will be notified about your new post or modifications. The more services you have the more quickly will search engine index your post.

Added by J.R. Sedivy: “Useful tip for adding superscript text to WordPress.

18 How to Superscript in WordPress

Today's post is short - but since I had to hunt a bit to find out how to superscript in WordPress, I thought I'd put it here for you. One of my clients needed a trademark symbol displayed frequently on their site. Simple enough, but the WordPress default user interface doesn't offer that feature. So how would I, for example,

Added by J.R. Sedivy: “An additional resource for Web analytics.

19 Digital Marketing Optimization Solutions | Compete

Salespeople: Find the Right OpportunitiesToday digital presence is more important than ever and there are a wealth of opportunities available. But as a salesperson, how do you pinpoint the ones that really matter? Eliminate the noise by utilizing a platform like Compete PRO to build a strong, relevant prospect lists, qualify the most important potential opportunities and uncover the most

Added by J.R. Sedivy: “Simplified instructions for adding a Quantcast tag to your site. Recommends placing the tag within your Footer.php file for manual implementation.

20 How To Put A Quantcast Tag Code On WordPress Blog

How do I add or put a quantcast tag code on my wordpress blog? Quantcast ranking is a most widely used direct measurement solution. Quantcast ranking is a tracking solution which helps your business by keeping tabs on types and numbers of readers accessing your blog. If you have started your blog with wordpress content management system, I will show

Added by J.R. Sedivy: “Verified ping list for 2014. After inserting in your WordPress template, these websites will be pinged each time you create a new post.

23 WordPress Ping List 2014 - Dessky.com

WordPress Ping List 2014As you probably know whenever you publish a new post or modify an existing one, WordPress send pings to all of the Ping Networks listed in your Ping Services area so that search engines will be notified about your new post or modifications. The more services you have the more quickly will search engine index your post.

Added by J.R. Sedivy: “This is the most useful resource for learning web design and development. I have tried many others and Treehouse is simply the best. The structured courses provide a suitable foundation to get started on your own projects. Well worth the monthly membership fee.

24 Learn Web Design, Web Development, and More | Treehouse

We pride ourselves on providing the most up-to-date content for our students to learn. Each course is delivered through meticulously crafted videos, quizzes and code challenges that teach core skills necessary for standing out in the job market of today.

27 YSlow

YSlow analyzes web pages and suggests ways to improve their performance based on a set of rules for high performance web pages. http://yslow.org is the official open source website. Privacy Policy This add-on is not compatible with your version of Firefox because of the following: This add-on requires the following add-ons to work properly: This add-on is not compatible with

32 magic css3 animations

Come sapete, amo molto il linguaggio CSS ed in particolare mi piace sempre andare oltre, in questo caso ho voluto creare un pacchetto di animazioni in CSS3 che potrete usare liberamente per i vostri scopi e quindi nei vostri progetti web, si chiama Magic! Il progetto è hostato anche su GitHub, questo per avere i migliori pareri dai migliori sviluppatori

33 Creative Button Styles

Some creative and modern button styles and effects for your inspiration. View demo Download source Today we would like to give you some button inspiration. This button set consists of some simple, creative and subtle styles and effects to inspire you. The effects can be seen when hovering on some buttons and clicking on others. Mostly, CSS transitions are used

35 WordPress Hosting and Managed WordPress Hosting from WP Engine

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36 Sublime Text

Sublime Text is a sophisticated text editor for code, markup and prose. You'll love the slick user interface, extraordinary features and amazing performance. Version 2.0.2, 64 bit , 32 bit Sublime Text may be downloaded and evaluated for free, however a license must be purchased for continued use. There is no enforced time limit for the evaluation. Other Platforms Sublime

Added by J.R. Sedivy: “An overview of Gestalt principles and their impact on web design.

39 Six Revisions

Web designers, like other artists and craftsmen, impose structure on the environment. We enforce order and beauty on the formless void that is our blank computer screen. We do it in different ways - creating an organized layout first, writing text and content first, or even basing a design concept on an image, a color palette, or something that visually ...

Added by J.R. Sedivy: “A deeper dive into Gestalt principles, best read after the preceding summary article.

40 Gestalt Principles: How Are Your Designs Perceived?

When your first impression of a design is positive, when you instinctively see the design as being good, it's likely because one or more Gestalt principles of perception are at play. When you look at a design and admire one or two of it's parts, it's likely because those parts are adhering to one or more Gestalt principles. One of

Added by J.R. Sedivy: “Are you having a difficult time remembering color conversions? Then use this site to easily enter hexadecimal color codes and convert to the assigned color.

41 Color Hex - ColorHexa.com

Added by J.R. Sedivy: “Simple, but useful CSS tutorial on how to center text and images while using good form. Includes both CSS and HTML.

44 CSS: centering things

Added by J.R. Sedivy: “Simple tutorial on how to add borders and double borders to multiple images using CSS.

45 Using CSS for Image Borders

Published by Guest Author The following is a Guest Post written by Volkan Görgülü. Thanks Volkan! The picture used in this article, The Solitude of the Fisherman, is from Daniel Cheong. I have come across with this picture in an article at Smashing Magazine. Generally when we put borders around our images, as you can see in the example below,

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