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Prolonged silence from clients can be frustrating. There are only so many hours in a day, after all. Yet there is also frustration in their inability to consistently communicate with you. The post Dealing With an Absentee Web Design Client appeared first on Speckyboy Design Magazine.
Deciding to start a blog, whether it be for personal or professional use, is a great idea. With the rise in internet activity, especially on mobile devices, it makes... The post The Top Blogging Platforms of the Year (2020) appeared first on Onextrapixel.
A tournament bracket UI where you pick your favorite between two coding fonts and your choices are whittled down all the way to a final winner. A clever way to suss out your own taste and arrive at a choice.… The post Coding Font Game appeared first on CSS-Tricks. You can support CSS-Tricks by being an MVP Supporter.
Matthias Noback has continued his series about "mocking the edges" in your unit testing with this new post. In it, he talks about mocking "the network", those places where your application reaches out to external services to access data or perform other operations. In this series, we've discussed several topics already. We talked about persistence and time, the filesystem and randomness. The conclusion for all these areas: whenever you want to "mock" these things, you may look for a solution at the level of programming tools used (use database or filesystem abstraction library, replace built-in PHP functions, etc.). But the better solution is always: add your own abstraction. [...] The same really is true for the network. You don't want your unit tests to rely on a network connection, or a specific web service to be up and running. [...] The smarter solution again is to introduce your own interface, with its own implementation, and its own integration test. [...] Though this solution would be quite far from traditional mocking I thought it would be interesting to write a bit more about it, since there's also a lot to say. In his example he shows the use of a file_get_contents call to fetch stock information. He introduces a ExchangeRateService interface with a getFor method to provide structure for the "wrapper" around the network call. He then covers the idea of an "anti-corruption layer" to change up the interface to use models instead of just a string value (code included). He ends the post talking about the inversion of the dependency - the option to have a job pull the value out-of-band and then have the application use that value.
Managed website hosting can take a lot of the headache out of owning a website. Your host can handle all technical aspects of hosting, including automatic software installs and updates, website themes, and plugin troubleshooting and security. For most website owners, there are major benefits over using a dedicated server or running a server yourself. […]
A collection of the best free WordPress plugins for creating a coming soon page or adding a maintenance page to an existing website. The post 8 Free Maintenance & Coming Soon Plugins for WordPress appeared first on Speckyboy Design Magazine.
Web designers, regardless of their level of expertise, tend to look for ways to make their efforts easier and more effective. The same can be said for design agencies. Both designers and agencies also look for design tools and resources that can be game-changers. With respect to their ability to meet or beat the competition. […] The post Discover 15 Tools And Resources For Designers And Agencies first appeared on Web Design Blog Helping Website and Graphic Designers.
Google's "Page Experience Update" will begin rolling out in June. At first, sites that meet Core Web Vitals thresholds will have a minor ranking advantage in mobile search for all browsers. Search is important to our business, and this is the story of how we improved our Core Web Vitals scores. We built a tool along the way that we are releasing as open-source for anyone to use--and help us improve!
As there are so many things you already have to deal with as a freelancer, you really want to avoid stumbling into the freelance pricing trap. The post Getting out of the Freelance Pricing Trap appeared first on Speckyboy Design Magazine.
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