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Upcoming End of Life for Two PHP Versions
November 21, 2018 Mike
  There is a lot involved in maintaining a website even beyond what can be seen on the surface. Supporting software for the website can be something that is forgotten at times. One such software important to sites that use WordPress, Drupal, and ...

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Website vs. Web App: Which is Best for Modern Business
November 16, 2018 Brian
  Most have a good handle on what a website is these days. If you need information about something, you search for the website for that thing. It is just the way that things are done now and it has led to the internet as we know it. As more ...

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Why Every Website Needs an SSL Certificate
August 1, 2018 Mike
There was once a time when having an SSL on a website was an optional sort of thing. It was there to provide a little peace of mind to commerce customers. The little green lock in the corner of the web browser has largely gone unnoticed up until ...

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Continuous Integration: Let the Robots Have Your Back
May 2, 2018 Mike
  Continuous integration is a bit of a buzzword, but it could be a very important part of your workflow. The idea behind this is the development team pushes their code into a shared repository frequently that has an automated process to verify and ...

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Web Design & Development Process: Part 2 - Relentless Ideation
February 28, 2018 Clint
  Last time we were talking about Aggressive and Invested Requirements Gathering. It was all about taking ownership and putting some passion into figuring out what this thing needs to be so that you get it right and you make something you and the ...

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Web Design & Development Process: Part 1 - Aggressive and Relentless Requirements Gathering
January 31, 2018 Clint
This is the first part in a series on how not to ruin your life on your next Drupal project. Sound extreme? Well, if you’ve ever suffered the crushing defeat of working your tail off on a lengthy project only to sit there at the end after launch ...

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Website Analysis Tools Part 2: Performance Testing with WebPagetest
January 17, 2018 Jay
Last time, I wrote a bit about finding potential site improvements using a site auditing tool called Lighthouse. One area where Lighthouse was useful, but fell a bit short in my opinion, was in analyzing website performance - that is, the speed at ...

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Website Analysis Tools Part 1: Auditing with Lighthouse
January 10, 2018 Jay
No website is perfect - but it is certainly possible to come close! Fortunately, there are numerous useful tools available to website developers to help take a website from "good" to "great". In this series, I'm going to take a look at some of the ...

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Website Analysis web development

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Bringin' the Development Local
December 27, 2017 Mike
  Building a website is often a highly collaborative effort with many different moving pieces. One of the toughest to coordinate is where the team builds it. Should your team be working directly on a remote server or on their own local copies? Does ...

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