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Use Your Resources

Posted by Zane Harnish under Development

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I was tempted to title this article something to the tune of “Reinventing the Wheel”. If you didn’t notice, I decided not to. It just seemed too cliché. You’re welcome.

A Call to Arms

Posted by Zane Harnish under Development

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The web industry is always changing, and changing fast. Anyone who has worked in any related field knows that you have to be careful when you blink, or you might end up on the wrong end of a major shift. A large part of our industry is trying to predict what’s next and position ourselves to get there first. At times it can be a daunting task, but personally I find it one of the most interesting pieces of the job. At times, you can find great new ideas to begin implementing into your work. Other times you can find something new that you don’t like. Over time as I’ve taken time to look forward, I have seen a certain threat looming in the background. It seems like it’s always been there, although far away, but I think it’s getting close enough that we examine it a bit more carefully. For some people, maybe it has blended in with the scenery and seemingly become a non-threat, but I see it differently. Some might even laugh at the idea that I would call it a “threat”. But what I am speaking of is (generically) the “website builder”, or even worse the “free website builder”.

The Dangers of Copy & Paste Programming

Posted by Zane Harnish under Development

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As time goes on, the demands for more advanced functionality in websites rises. Web browsers are becoming more and more powerful as people expect more and more power from them. This can leave web developers in an interesting position. Many have only mastered the art of HTML as well as basic CSS, but when a client is looking for a website with a higher visual appeal or more advanced functionality, that isn’t enough. Learning more advanced CSS is now more important than ever, and jQuery is growing ever more important. Unfortunately, developers don’t have time (or desire) to learn new languages that will only add complexity to their work. This inevitably leads to one thing when certain features are sought after – copy and paste.