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Six CloudTech Hosting Optimization Tricks – Part 2

Our CloudTech team is back with some crucial plugins and command line tricks to optimizing your hosting solution.

Seven Digital Design Resources

We asked our Creative Team for their go-to resources for digital design. Here are some of their favorites:

Web-based REPL’s for many languages

I only just recently learned the term “REPL”. It essentially means “command line”. You type code in, it runs, you see output.

Read, Eval, Print, Loop.

Six Key Ways to Optimize Your Web Hosting

We asked CloudTech, our premium technical support team, for six ways to optimize your hosting solution. Faster sites, here you come!

Attracting and Retaining Good Digital Staff

Recruiting good digital employees feels like a nature documentary. It is beginning to become a jungle out there! Although there is no shortage of candidates, the good ones are much in demand and you can become pretty desperate.

Considerations for styling the < pre > tag

You’ve probably used it. It’s that very special tag in HTML that allows for the white space within the tags to actually be honored. For example, four spaces…

The 10 Best UX e-Books (for Free!)

From web design to prototyping and typography, our friends at UXPin have compiled this list of the 10 best e-books that teach UX design. The best part? They’re all free.

The Reactive Database System – Letting the Cloud Help You

Amazon Web Service (AWS) is known for its scaling and elasticity. Now, with some help from AWS Lambda, even your database can benefit from the power of the cloud (and save you money at the same time).

Are You Considering Your Clients’ Experience?

As user experience designers, we are hypocrites. We lecture our clients about the need to consider the experience of their users, yet we fail to apply the same standards to our own business.

You Should Probably Blog in Markdown

Maybe you’ll read that title and think: Damn, Chris. Little dogmatic isn’t it? There are lots of ways to do things, especially on the web. Why be all…

14 Resources for Creative Inspiration

There it is. You are standing at the base of a 1,000-foot wall, staring straight up. It’s unsurmountable. Certainly impassable. Your eyes cannot make out the summit; it may as well be a 10,000-foot wall.

Seven Amazing Web Development Resources

1: Font Pair – Fonts don’t exist in a vacuum, least of all Google fonts. With thousands of different fonts available, being able to maintain an aesthetically pleasing…

Loading and Using External Data in React

Hey JavaScripters! I’ve been learning a bunch about React lately. It’s very fun. It feels like a great way to write JavaScript. Seems to me it has almost…

Building Concentric Circles with Nice Color Palettes For Fun and Science

I was looking through my applications folder the other day, hoping to clean house a bit. I came across an app I used to love but haven’t used in forever: Simple Desktops. It’s an app for changing your wallpaper once in a while to a random, simple, classy design. One came up like this…

Best Practices in WordPress: Image Management

I wouldn’t be surprised if most WordPress users imagine their Media Library as being no different than a teenagers closet: A giant pile of disorganization, a haystack housing thousands of needles. You might have said, “Why doesn’t my Media Library use folders like everything else in my digital life?” There are many reasons, but properly adjusting yourself to use the Media Library will improve your workflow and make your website more searchable and accessible.

Top Seven Sites for UX Inspiration

We asked our UX team for their favorite websites for UX inspiration. Furthermore – Equinox’s blog is something to behold. Littered with great gifs and photography, every fold…