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An update into life headed into 2019

It’s been a while since I’ve written anything, so here’s a brief update about the last month or so of 2018 and what’s coming in 2019.

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Self-developing a website vs. hiring a developer

Should you create a website yourself or hire a developer to building it? It’s a great question with no real right answer. Only what works for you.

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Why a website costs that much

When you get a quote for the price of a new website from a developer, it can be a bit jarring. But here’s what you’re really paying for with that new website.

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Where to find a developer for your website

Once you’ve got the plan for your small business website down, it’s time find a web developer to build it. But where to start your search?

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Determining if your small business need a new website

It can be challenging to figure out if your small business needs a new website. And it’s no small decision. So here are some questions to help you out.

Object-oriented programming in WordPress plugins

Creating a WordPress plugin is pretty simple. It’s just another functions.php file, right? But what if you tried creating a plugin with object-oriented programming.

Why you should always focus on the basics when starting web development

There are so many web development frameworks that it can be difficult to figure out where you should start. But the basics are always the right place to begin learning.

Gutenberg and small business websites

Gutenberg will present a drastic change for users of WordPress, especially folks who use it to power a website for their small business. But once you get passed the learning curve, the possibilities really become endless.

How Gutenberg is from a developer’s perspective

We’re still in this sort of waiting period for Gutenberg, the new WordPress editor. If you’re a WordPress developer, however, you need to be learning how to develop with it now.

What is SCSS and how to use it

In the final tutorial on npm, Gulp and SCSS, we finally get to the fun part. SCSS is an amazing tool that makes writing CSS much better and quicker. And you won’t want to go back to normal CSS again.

What is Gulp and how to use it

So as we continue to learn how to compile SCSS/SASS into CSS, we now stumble upon Gulp. And this is how we ultimately compile our CSS together for the browser to read.

How to add a WordPress admin page to add data to a custom table

So you have a custom table, but how do you get data in there the WordPress way? This tutorial shows you how to create an admin page and insert data into that table.