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Guiding the Customer Journey on the AWS Cloud

Media Temple has been helping customers move a wide range of workloads to the cloud since 2015. As a result, we have a deep understanding of the growing…

Quick Tip: Debug iOS Safari on a True Local Emulator (or your actual iPhone/iPad)

I’m sure plenty of folks know this, but like literally anything else in the world, plenty of folks don’t. This is an incredibly handy feature of developing responsive…

The amazing potential of variable fonts: An interview with Bianca Berning

We may be entering a typographic revolution. Variable font technology, which enables a single font file to behave like multiple fonts, is a hot topic not just among…

The Low Hanging Fruit of Web Performance

There is so much to know about making websites fast. It’s rather incredible. Things like understanding servers and networks, how browsers parse things and make decisions, efficient coding…

The 15 best new podcasts for web designers and developers

Smashing Magazine recently compiled a shortlist of 66 podcasts that web designers and developers should be listening to, while UXcellence’s ‘rather comprehensive collection of design podcasts’ includes no…

Teaching Your Clients How to Use The Website You Built Them

So you’ve built your clients a website! That’s awesome. Let’s assume that part of the purpose of the project was to hand it off to them so that…

Writing Good Support Requests

I bet we’ve all had to write up a support ticket for a product or service we use. It’s almost always an email or some kind of text-based…

Why AWS is the best choice for creative agencies

Almost every day agencies are feeling the pull to embrace Amazon Web Services (AWS) for their clients campaigns or main site. But many times this can seem like one of those challenges where…

Browser Extensions I Actually Use

I’m a web developer and blogger. These are the browser extensions that I actually use right now. It’s an ever-changing set, and I’m never afraid to try new…

Practical Jokes in the Browser

I know April Fool’s Day is at the beginning of this month, but hey, now you’ve got a year to prepare. Not to mention a gool ol’ practical…

A Simplified Roadmap for Cloud Adoption

What Should You Learn Next as a Web Design Business Owner? Five Recommendations

One of the most important realizations when working in the digital field is that you can never stop learning. Digital (as a concept) is in a constant state…

Browser-Based SVG Editors

One of the coolest things about SVG is that, despite all the powerful stuff it can do, it’s still readable code. Wanna draw a rectangle? It’s not a…

The WordPress Philosophy: The Four Freedoms

This is the second post in a series on the WordPress Philosophy. Last month I described why WordPress has a Philosophy and why WordPress users should care about…

Design Microsites

It’s been an interesting trend the last few years to start seeing companies be very vocal about how much the value design. I suspect it’s a combination of…

How to Fall in Love with Amazon Web Services