7 IT Security Certifications Employers are Looking for in 2015

The importance of reliable cybersecurity solutions has only been increasing in recent years, and with high-profile data breaches occurring so frequently, a growing number of companies are making greater security investments and pushing to hire the best IT security professionals available. According to the most recent IT Skills and Certifications Pay Index released by research…

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3 Ways Excel Training Can Make You a Better Employee

Microsoft Excel and the Importance of Training Because of the seemingly mathematical, formula-oriented nature of its infrastructure, some people mistakenly assume that Microsoft Excel is a program only for people in the tech sphere. However, it’s potential applications extend far beyond that, to practically any business and any job that deals in data. Since nearly…

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Resolve box-model woes with this simple CSS property setting

The CSS box model is both the guidepost and nemesis of many web developers and designers. While it specifies how spacing works in and around elements, the way browsers implement it can seem strange and paradoxical. Now that many browsing on mobile devices is so popular, the box model’s faults may be exacerbated by limited…

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Create responsive sites quickly with jQuery Mobile

If you need to create a site quickly that works well on all devices, jQuery Mobile is one option to consider. Despite the name, jQuery Mobile isn’t only for mobile devices, nor is it primarily a tool to extend JavaScript. Instead, you can think of it as a lightweight framework that allows you to get…

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A quick tool to see just how bad website performance is

No matter how many best practices you follow to maximize website performance, you can’t know if your performance is good unless you test it. That means not just subjective testing to see if pages seem to be loading quickly enough, but also tests that you can quantify. If you run such tests, you may be…

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A key requirement when animating with jQuery

JQuery’s animate method simplifies transitions. In particular, it can help avoid the need to calculate element positions in a cross-browser fashion. For example, the following code moves any elements having a class called “block” to the right by 10 pixels, without requiring your code to find out the current position and then add to it:…

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Make effective use of the differences between libraries and frameworks

Many developers loosely refer to jQuery as a “framework” or fail to understand the essential difference between it and bonafide JavaScript frameworks such as AngularJS and Bootstrap. Worse, by misunderstanding the difference, developers may miss the reasons to use frameworks or libraries. While both frameworks and libraries can help you enhance functionality and easily handle…

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Save bandwidth costs using Windows 8’s networking options

Many ISPs charge hefty fees if monthly bandwidth usage goes above a certain threshold. Unfortunately, it can be difficult for users to know how much bandwidth they’re using, and sometimes applications (rogue or otherwise) may download or upload huge amounts of data, unbeknownst to the user. To help users better manage their bandwidth, Windows 8…

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One trick to speed up slow file operations between servers

Moving or copying files between servers may sometimes be unreasonably slow or even come to halt. Unfortunately, any server slowness can affect a lot of people. One common culprit is that something may be going wrong with a feature in network interface cards (NIC) called TCP offload engine (TOE). TOE is supposed to help performance…

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