Let’s Do Simple Stuff to Make Our Websites Faster

“On average, 80% of the end-user response time is spent on the front-end” – Steve Souders  4 Things You Can Do Right Now:  Turn on HTTP Compression – Is your content gzipped? It should be. Find out here: gzipWTF.com Cache Stuff – Server & client. Here’s a plug-in that makes it super easy for WordPress: W3 Total […]

How To Download and Install Sublime Text

If you’re going to code (HTML, CSS, PHP, or any language) you’re going to need a text editor. I’d recommend Sublime Text. It’s free, AND it’s the best. Here’s a super quick video on how to download and install Sublime. Note: Sublime is free, but until you purchase it you will get a pop-up asking […]

How do I Set Up A Domain: with GoDaddy?

You’ve purchased “the next big thing” domain at GoDaddy.com! Congrats! Now that you’re ready, there are three things you’ll need to get up and running. First, you may also need to also purchase hosting if you haven’t already. If that’s the case read my recommended hosts and/or How To Setup Hosting. 1. Once you have […]

Where do programming languages come from?

Mother tongues! The evolution of programming languages is as follows. This is a chart I use in my Programming for Non-Programmers class that traces the root of programming languages through the ages. It’s a bit dense, but if you zoom in real close it starts to make sense. Start with “C” the mother of all […]

How to Use Dropbox as a Web Server

The quickest and cheapest way to host HTML/CSS/JavaScript files on the Web is to use Dropbox. Here’s an example of something I’m hosting on Dropbox: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/182494/SHARE-LINKED/cookie-pfnp-site-link/index.html Here’s how you can host files on Dropbox: Get a Dropbox Account. Put your working HTML files in your Dropbox shared folder. Right click on the file you want to […]