We all have good ideas, right? But sometimes these good ideas take more skill than we have at our disposal to bring to life. Maybe you’ve thought of the perfect “app for that,” but haven’t ever programmed a line of code in your life — …continue reading
One of the questions I am asked all the time is how I learned to write software. That question is always followed by “will you teach me?” Creating applications is a complicated process, but that doesn’t mean you can’t learn. You may already have some …continue reading
Hey there Chris,
I’m attempting to delve into the world of coding and Web development in order to successfully begin creating applications for mobile devices as well as for Web sites; I hope at some point to be able …continue reading
Reese Matthews writes:
I’ve only seen a few of your videos, so I don’t know if you’ve touched on it, but there is a bigger problem than “Does __________ browser suck?” or “Is __________ secure?” If you haven’t, perhaps you could talk about it.
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For the longest time, I’ve used Google Analytics for tracking visits and pageviews to my websites. Google has done a great job at accumulating tons of information about my sites and the visitors that stumble upon them. Lately though, I’ve gotten the feeling that it …continue reading
I’ve been developing Web applications for a few years now, and the pace at which things are evolving recently is mindblowing. All these new technologies, like HTML5 and WebGL, completely rewrite the book in how and what we can use the Web for.
Developers …continue reading
I have been a fan of open source software for many years now. Not only do I use open source software, but I also develop a bit myself. A few years ago, a version control system by the name of Git wandered out …continue reading
AshleyCox432, a member of the LockerGnome community, asks via YouTube:
“What are your views on Web-based CMS (content management systems) compared to hand-coding a Web site? Do you feel that a smaller (lesser known) CMS is as good or better than the more popular …continue reading
Google+ makes it obvious that offering readers the ability to click a Google +1 button on your site is a must. While Google has indicated that it may use the Google +1 button statistics as a factor in search results, more important will be having …continue reading
I’ve been suggesting that, over time, more and more applications will be moving into a cloud space, thus making the need for local software less important. Perhaps there are some applications that are a ways away from this, but for the most part I think …continue reading
Google announced it was planning to start notifying site owners about outdated CMS software back in November 2009. Until today, I hadn’t actually seen one of these notifications. For several sites running versions of WordPress 3.1.x this morning, I received an email telling me that …continue reading
Being a webmaster while living under Google’s shadow sucks. No really, it’s not just about providing great content or even using proper Web site code to make things work anymore. Now we’re faced with adding ugly little +1 buttons, begging Google for forgiveness when something …continue reading
It has been said that Facebook is fast becoming the portal that could render traditional search a thing of the past. I happen to think these people are thinking like geeks and not like regular folks who find Facebook to be more of a social destination, but that’s another …continue reading
YouTube is adopting a Creative Commons License and encouraging users to opt-in to the most liberal CC License so that their content can be used in mashups.
Why does YouTube want mashups? Is it out of the goodness of its heart? Is it because it …continue reading