7 Skills Developers Should Invest In for 2016

Every minute of the work day is an opportunity for developers to “develop” their craft. During this time, they can either make the decision to expand their skill set or chose instead to remain stagnant. Sadly, many choose the latter. Determining where to invest your time and energy for growth as a developer can be…

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Making a career change: Why you should choose tech

Changing careers is a major life decision, and it can be a stressful time of one’s life. People switch careers for a variety of reasons – maybe they aren’t happy in their current career or maybe there are not enough job opportunities for making a decent living. The idea of returning to school for several more…

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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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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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Avoid this easy mistake when troubleshooting CSS code

One of the most common ways of troubleshooting code is to comment out certain parts to see how the application would behave without them. This technique is also highly useful with CSS, since you may want to test how a site would look with certain CSS selectors or property assignments removed. However, commenting sections out…

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