Tips & Tutorials Archive - The Media Temple Blog

Don’t Let Cost or Security Concerns Slow Down Your Cloud Journey

In this article, Media Temple examines why cloud costs and security are legitimate concerns, but also why they should not be constraints to public cloud adoption, especially since…

Using IntersectionObserver to Check if Page Scrolled Past Certain Point

When a web page scrolls, that’s a DOM event. I can find out how far a window has scrolled at any time with window.scrollY. I can listen for…

Tools & Techniques for Cross Browser Testing

One of the unique job responsibilities of a front-end developer is to make the sites we build work “acceptably” across the browsers the project has decided to support….

The Personal Touch in Managed Services

It’s an old axiom: Technology companies tend to focus on their offering rather than the people using it. As a result, they ignore the underlying problems that their…

Six tips to build better design systems

It’s been the year of the design system. Companies launch new design systems almost every week, and most executives now understand their value. Design systems includes style guides,…

How To Clear The Cache in Chrome

“Caching” is when, rather than fetching a new copy of an asset like an image, HTML, CSS, or JavaScript file from the internet, the browser uses a copy…

What’s Wrong with UX: An Interview with Laura Klein

Laura Klein has worked in user experience (UX) for more than 20 years, written two books (Build Better Products and UX for Lean Startups, and as the principal…

Infrastructure as Code: A DevOps Dive

If you’ve ever had to manage servers that are in a traditional data center, you know how difficult and time consuming it can be. Even if you’re not…

Getting First and Last Items in Array (and splitting all the rest)

I needed to get the first item from an array lately in JavaScript. Hmmmm … lemme think here. I remember that .pop() is for snagging the last item from the array, like this: const arr =…

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…