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20 Best Sites Built with Ruby on Rails

Ruby on Rails became a popular web application framework because of how easy it promotes the rapid prototyping methodology used by web developers in rapid development. Of course, being an open source project also helped Ruby on Rails establish itself as one of the most popular web development tools as well. New developers often get caught up working with PHP over Ruby on Rails because so many applications are built using the PHP language like WordPress, Joomla, Wikipedia and others. Because of its...
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SEO Techniques Web Developers Need to Learn Part 1

Web developers are hired to make things work on a web site. SEO is often considered an afterthought that is often someone else’s responsibility. However web developers can do quite a bit to help, or harm, a company’s optimization efforts. To help visitors find web sites more easily, many organizations are bringing SEO professionals in during the planning phase of a new website. If you are working without the input of someone who specializes in SEO, these tips can help guide you along the path to search...
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Integrating HTML5, CSS and PHP to Create a Very Basic Contact Form

HTML5 has made her presence felt around the Internet since its launch. HTML5 has been helping webmasters to clean up their code by utilising newly introduced features of the same. It won’t be possible for me to touch base with every HTML5 feature, but I will be listing down some of those during the course of this tutorial. Forms are an integral part of any website that wants its visitors to get in touch with the owner of that website. They bridge the gap virtually between the webmaster and the website visitor....
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What The Heads Up Grid Can Do For You

There was a time when Netscape and Internet Explorer were the only browsers a web developer had to worry about. But in those days, a website primarily consisted of some text, a few images and some hyperlinks. Remember, tables were still all the rage back then. Nowadays a user may have a few different browsers to choose from, multiple computers running different screen resolutions, a tablet device and a smartphone. And websites, they are a bit more complex than the good old static days. So to meet the needs...
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13 JavaScript Frameworks That Can Make You a Better Web Developer

JavaScript earned popularity with web developers because of how responsive it is for users. Since it runs locally in the user's browser, there is no waiting for the server-side computations to run. And what you can do with JavaScript is pretty fascinating when it comes to dynamic page effects and user interactivity. But even something as simple, and lightweight, as JavaScript can be improved upon. That is where the JavaScript frameworks come into play. Using these frameworks allows a developer...
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jQuery Instead of JavaScript

jQuery has quickly become one of the most popular JavaScript libraries out there today. One of the main reasons is because of how efficient it is because when using it, developers are able to write less code. jQuery is also great tool for creating animations and effects for your websites, UI's etc. It gives us the ability to add many of the things we want out of JavaScript without bloated code. Let's look at the anatomy of a basic jQuery statement.           First thing we see is a...
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How to Secure WordPress Part 2 – The Plugins

In Part 1 of this series we took a look at how you can better secure your WordPress files during, and after, the installation of the software. But once you have the files hardened against different threats, it is time to start looking at some of the different plug-ins available that can help you further protect and secure your WordPress site. WordPress Firewall 2 Having worked with a company that deals with web application firewalls, I can tell you from firsthand experience that these are by far one of the...
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What Developers Need to Know About Cross Site Request Forgeries

Cross Site Forgery, or cross site request forgery (CSRF), is a web based attack where a malicious web site, instant message, email, or program causes the victim’s Web browser to perform an unwanted action on a trusted site for which the user is currently authenticated. For example, let's say I am logged into my bank account, or cookie information is stored from a recent login, and I click on a malicious link. As a result, the link causes me to transfer money from my account (which I am logged into) to the...
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