Glen Stansberry
Glen Stansberry is a web developer and blogger. You can read more tips on web development at his blog Web Jackalope or follow him on Twitter.
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    How to Become a Freelance Web DeveloperFl web dev
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    Have you ever wanted to be a freelance web developer? Whether you're working for the man or developing as a hobby, there are some tried and tested tips you can use to ease yourself into the life of a freelance web developer - even if you only do it part-time. By working with many and varied clients, your web dev and business skills will grow at a rapid pace. If everything goes right, you should be able to make a good living doing something you love. So today we're going to go over how to actually become a freelance web developer, and all that goes with it.Read More…
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    50 Excellent Image Galleries You Can Use TodayGallery prev
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    Here are 50 of our favorite free image galleries that you can quickly plug into a design. They've been built with everything from CakePHP to jQuery to Ruby on Rails. A shout-out to all the developers involved in sharing their work with the community!Read More…
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    10 Rare HTML Tags You Really Should KnowDogtags
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    Web developers these days are often expected to know and work in multiple languages. As a result, it's tricky to learn everything a language has to offer and easy to find yourself not utilizing the full potential of some more specialized but very useful tags. Unfortunately we haven't been tapping into the full potential of these more obscure HTML tags as of late. But it's never too late to get back into the game and start writing code that taps into the power of some under-used tags. Here are ten of some of the most underused and misunderstood tags in HTML. While they might be less familiar, they're still quite useful in certain situations.Read More…
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    10 Challenging but Awesome Flash TechniquesFlash prev
    These days, most Flash developers know how to circumvent the multimedia platform's short-comings and properly utilize its strengths. Here are some very clever Flash techniques that you can apply to your site, making them more useful, beautiful and unique.Read More…
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    10 Reasons Why Your Code Won't Validate (and How to Fix it)600px green tick.svg
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    W3C validation isn't very forgiving at times, but it allows you to see errors that are generated by your markup. Lots of errors and warnings thrown by the validator are a good indicator that your XHTML isn't in very good shape, and might not look consistent across different browsers. Here are 10 sneaky validation problems that trip developers up, and how to avoid them.Read More…
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    Top 50 Wordpress TutorialsWp preview
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    As a web developer, you can broaden your potential client base and add value for existing clients by listing 'Wordpress' as an area of expertise. Of course, unless you want to bluff your way through jobs, you'd better have the skill to back-up that claim. This collection will help.Read More…
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    Are You Making These 10 PHP Mistakes?Preview
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    One of the best things about PHP is that it's a great language to just "dive into", thanks to its wide-ranging popularity. Anyone with the ability to hit "Search" on Google can quickly create a program. However, this also lends to a major criticism of PHP: it's almost too easy to find and reproduce bad code. Here are 10 PHP mistakes that any programmer, regardless of skill level, might make at any given time. Some of the mistakes are very basic, but trip up even the best PHP programmer. Other mistakes are hard to spot (even with strict error reporting). But all of these mistakes have one thing in common: They're easy to avoid. Take the time and make sure that your PHP is secure, clean and running smoothly by checking your site for these common PHP blunders.Read More…
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    10 Awesome Ways to Integrate Twitter With Your WebsiteTwitter tools
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    Web developers with social media savvy are in hot demand. Imagine what it would be like to promise your clients a web presence that is fully integrated with their Twitter strategy and makes it easier for their content to go viral on Twitter. Would be nice, no? Well -- why imagine? The tools for web developers to add a touch of Twitter to any site are out there and easy to use. Trust us -- your clients will love you for it! There's no better time to start utilizing Twitter integration tools than right now. Here are 10 of the most useful ways to start turning your site readers (or your client's customer base) into Twitter followers, and vice versa.Read More…
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    10 Most Bizarre Programming Languages Ever CreatedPiet
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    There is nothing more frustrating for a web developer than spending hours at a time fixing a bug that should just work. Often I'll get stuck in a programming state that feels like I have absolutely no idea what I'm doing, as if the language I'm using (CSS, PHP, whatever), is actually a foreign language. If what I've described sounds familiar to your, then this article will provide comfort and humor. Esoteric programming languages don't really serve any purpose other than providing a bit of fun or proving a proof of concept. But boy, do they provide a chuckle for the rest of us! Read More…
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    The Ultimate Guide to Building a Wordpress PluginWordpress
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    When it comes to adding extra functionality to a Wordpress blog, Wordpress users typically go and search for a plugin that might suit their needs. There are often plugins created for basic extended functionality, but what happens when you can't find the perfect plugin for your needs? It might be easier to just create the plugin yourself. Wordpress has an excellent plugin framework that makes extending the core Wordpress functionality quite easy. In fact, making a simple plugin is surprisingly uncomplicated, thanks to the excellent Wordpress documentation and other helpful articles around the web. If you think you'd like to take the plunge into writing a Wordpress plugin, here are some essential resources and tips to guide you on your way. This will carry you from the earliest stages of plugin creation to promoting your newly-created plugin, and everything in between. Read More…
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    10 Steps to Learn a New Coding Language FastBinary prev
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    Learning a new language can seem like a daunting task. However, as it is with all types of learning, there are certain techniques and practices that will help you learn the language faster and more efficiently. Here are 10 of the best practices that aspiring programmers can use to quickly start programming in a new language.Read More…
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    10 Principles of the UI Design MastersUithumb
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    Breathtaking and useful designs happen because the UI has been worked on tirelessly. It takes a real UI Master to understand how to make a terrific user experience on a website. Here are 10 extremely useful principles from some of the brightest minds in the User Interface field.Read More…