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jQuery and Why It May Be The Wrong Choice

jQuery is the most popular JavaScript library, so it may come as a surprise to some developers that it might not be the correct choice, and in many cases – it’s just not necessary. You could even say overkill. This graph demonstrates just how widely it is used. With the popularity of the web on mobile (as of 2014 it surpassed desktop browsing) you could see why it has become essential for a developer to also work on developing a mobile friendly and.

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SSL Certificates – Why Have One?

In layman’s terms, an SSL certificate is something that makes your site more secure. When buying something security related for important things in our lives, e.g. a safe, strong windows or an alarm system, people generally seem to be a bit more clued up about what the security they are buying actually does. Online we tend to just accept we need it. But why? SSL Basics SSL is an acronym for Secure Socket Layer. Secure Socket Layers are “the standard security technology.

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8.5 WordPress Dev Improvements You Can Make Without Hiring Us!

Anyone with a website, WordPress or otherwise, will receive and most likely hates the typical web developer prospecting email. Everyone will have had one at one time or another, or several times a day if you are particularly “fortunate”. So this post is the antithesis of that email. I am not messaging saying I can offer you a service. Instead, today is about 8.5 things you, yes you, can do to your own WordPress website in order to improve it; all of which is.

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Mobigeddon – Were You Left Behind in Google’s Rapture?

Eighteen months ago on, April 21st 2015, Google’s version of an apocalyptic level event occurred; Mobigeddon. This event was the Search Engine equivalent of the Rapture, where all mobile friendly sites were lifted to the top of Google’s mobile search results and all non-friendly sites were left behind. Needless to say, this event caused some volatility in the global rankings for keywords and even now some companies have still failed to jump on the band waggon. Finding out where you stand post-Mobigeddon.

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Responsive Emails Have Landed, Sort of…

My phone is the centre of my universe. It helps me when I’m lost. It holds my notes and reminders (essentially it’s my memory). When I wake up in the morning to the alarm on my phone the first thing I do is swipe the screen. If I have any push-notifications from my Gmail app, I browse any new emails I’ve received. As of September 30th, Gmail email clients have started to support media queries and embedded styles. Litmus has a ‘live.

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Hack Day October 2016

This week we held our latest hack day here at Purr. What’s a hack day? It’s when we let our coders out of their cages and give them free reign to explore anything developer-ish that advances their skills in one way or another. In the past, we’ve had sensible explorations like trying out OpenCart, which led to it becoming a platform we introduced to the PHP team. We have also had more amusing explorations such as building Doughnut Dash – an app.

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VPN – Just for Watching TV Abroad?

A Virtual Private Network (VPN) is defined by whatis.com as: “A technology that creates an encrypted connection over a less secure network. The benefit of using a secure VPN is it ensures the appropriate level of security to the connected systems when the underlying network infrastructure alone cannot provide it.” This means that you create a network between multiple devices, similar to a LAN (Local Area Network) over unspecified distances, using a WAN (Wide Area Network – i.e. the internet). This allows you.

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RSS feed – Why they are still relevant 17 years on

Today we take a look at what an RSS feed is, why you come across them all the time and why they’re useful to have. The RSS icon, although bearing a striking resemblance to the overly familiar WiFi logo, is a different thing entirely. Both are colour agnostic (although RSS tends to be orange) and WiFi has three bars whilst the RSS feed has two bars (just don’t mistake this for a weak WiFi signal).    What does it do? RSS stands.

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Amazon Wants You To Push The Button

In a world of lazy solutions to eliminate consumer effort and increase orders, we’re faced with the likes of Deliveroo, Uber, Netflix; even Starbucks has an “order your coffee before you arrive” app to cut out the queue. The use of the internet and apps have played no small part in the successes of these services; and the downfall of the big name UK high-street brands like Woolworths, BHS and HMV. Not content with being the domineering force that has replaced these.

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Keeping Your Password and All Your Eggs In One Basket?

Everyone is acquainted with basic password security. The usual rules, like: Don’t use significant people in your lives names; Don’t use significant dates; Don’t use obvious hobbies or interests; Don’t use the same password for everything; and Generally just don’t use anything about you that people can easily identify. But even now, companies don’t trust their users to use sufficiently strong passwords, hence the ever popular strength check. But despite their best intentions even these are fundamentally flawed: “The meters, which often appear.

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