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Great Front End Development Resources to Glean From

Note: I will be adding more probably on a daily basis, as it will of course be very helpful to moi! I finally took the plunge and started a web development course at NYCDA in downtown Manhattan. Seems like a lot of the dev bootcamps and schools are situated downtown. I know I will study further after this course, it's just a matter of where and exactly what. I found that because of visual creative background, Front End made sense for me to pursue. It also fits well with Wordpress Development! ... Continue Reading

Great Git Related Resources

So I have been using Github a lot lately both for the web development evening intensive course I'm taking, and for my own projects. No matter how big or small, I'm pushing them all to gh-pages  as well as into my regular Github repositories. gh-pages is a great way to host your projects for free on Github so the world can view them easily, and you can host them for free! You can either auto generate a gh-pages website based on Github resources, or you can create project pages manually. I ... Continue Reading

Switching Careers in Mid-Life: How to Ignore Preconceptions and Biases

A good number of people get why I decided to start an evening web development intensive program at The New York Coding and Design Academy. I just began 2 weeks ago, and am so loving it. It is the smartest move I have ever made. I know that if I work hard and way beyond the scope of the course(s), I will be able to get a job as a Front End Web Developer in media. I have 14 more weeks to go, and with each week that I learn, create, and finish, I tell myself that I am one week closer to my ... Continue Reading

Why mobile first should come first in web design and development

I just wrapped up my first customization of the Brian Gardner (BG) Mobile First Theme the other day. I love it because it is truly a "mobile first" theme, and I consider that a very important aspect of web development today. It's no longer simply about the desktop or even laptop anymore. Just about everyone has a tablet or smart phone with them everywhere they go, and their UX and UI has become a number 1 priority. People like to surf the web, search for interesting content, or even make ... Continue Reading

Bluehost has failed me big time

I have been with Bluehost for over 8 years now. Until recently, I was very happy with them. However, this year, especially in recent months, my websites have been very, very slow to load. I was told tonight that it is a Bluehost issue, but their policy is to fix the server the customer is on, and not move the customer to one that works. The problem is, that for the first time ever, I paid up front for a year. And this is when things got to be the worst ever. I regret having done that. maybe it's ... Continue Reading

Why you may have been having problems removing Jetpack Related Posts from specific posts [contd]

So tonight I asked a seasoned WordPress Developer about "removing Jetpack Related Posts from specific posts" code. he told me that it shouldn't have mattered whether or not the add_filter was [crayon-56bca14117831728805301/] or [crayon-56bca14117845727390232/] However, as I had mentioned in my previous post about this issue, it didn't work. I even made sure to copy and paste it right into my functions.php file on my staging and live production environments, and it didn't work. The code I ... Continue Reading