How Google PageSpeed Insights Can Optimize Your Webpages

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Google PageSpeed Insights is a web-based tool that analyzes the content and elements of a web page. It will then generate suggestions to make that page faster and other optimization options. Google PageSpeed Insights is a valuable tool for online businesses and other professionals who want to improve their website’s visibility and potential traffic. Continue reading “How Google PageSpeed Insights Can Optimize Your Webpages”

Michael Mira is a writer, photographer and web designer based in Houston. He was born in Manila, and grew up in New York City and Texas.

5 Essential Skills Every Web Developer Should Know

 

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Web developers are expected to know a lot of technologies and programming languages. In fact, the list of things to learn is never-ending because of how fast technology progresses. We are in an era of innovation, which means new products and new skills to learn. But there are some skills that all web developers should know regardless of rapid changes in tech. Some of the skills on the list are common sense and you should already know how to do them. If not, there’s no shame in admitting you don’t know how to do something. Simply work on those skills that you don’t possess or you’re weak at. Continue reading “5 Essential Skills Every Web Developer Should Know”

Michael Mira is a writer, photographer and web designer based in Houston. He was born in Manila, and grew up in New York City and Texas.

Building Mobile Apps on a Budget

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If you’re a small start-up with a limited budget, using a framework to develop your mobile applications could put a dent on your bank account. However, there are low-cost options available. In this post, we’ll take a look at a few of these tools. They’re not ranked by quality or popularity because they’re all great in their own way and offer important features that will help you develop your mobile app. Continue reading “Building Mobile Apps on a Budget”

Michael Mira is a writer, photographer and web designer based in Houston. He was born in Manila, and grew up in New York City and Texas.

5 Hybrid Mobile App Frameworks You Should Consider

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In a previous article, I suggested using HTML5 frameworks for mobile application development. HTML5 has a lot of benefits, such as being less costly and complex than developing native apps. So it’s a great option for those who are not too familiar with coding, or for organizations that want a simple mobile app that is lightweight. Continue reading “5 Hybrid Mobile App Frameworks You Should Consider”

Michael Mira is a writer, photographer and web designer based in Houston. He was born in Manila, and grew up in New York City and Texas.

Optimizing Your Website Menu Bar for Mobile Devices

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Today, a large portion of internet users view websites on their smartphones or tablets. Since the introduction of the smartphone, companies who were early adopters to tech innovations quickly realized the importance of optimizing their websites for mobile-friendly viewing. More likely than not, your web host—whether WordPress, Squarespace, Joomla, Wix, and other platforms—already have a mobile editor for your website template. Continue reading “Optimizing Your Website Menu Bar for Mobile Devices”

Michael Mira is a writer, photographer and web designer based in Houston. He was born in Manila, and grew up in New York City and Texas.

Introduction to HTML5 for Mobile App Development

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More likely than not, your web host is using HTML5 templates. Popular web hosts like Squarespace and Wix use HTML5 because they are a hybrid of good old HTML and Flash. The only difference is that HTML5 is sleeker and more dynamic than basic HTML websites and is not dependent on Adobe Flash Player. Continue reading “Introduction to HTML5 for Mobile App Development”

Michael Mira is a writer, photographer and web designer based in Houston. He was born in Manila, and grew up in New York City and Texas.

12 Mac Shortcuts Worth Remembering

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If you’re a coding ninja, you know that speed and efficiency are keys to beating a tight deadline. There is a lot of coding to be done, a lot of screen switches (if you’re working with multiple monitors), and repetitive processes. So to slice your time in half, we’ve compiled 12 shortcuts for Mac users. Continue reading “12 Mac Shortcuts Worth Remembering”

Michael Mira is a writer, photographer and web designer based in Houston. He was born in Manila, and grew up in New York City and Texas.

The 6 Best Social Media Plugins for WordPress

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Unless you’ve been in hibernation for the past decade, you know that social media practically rules the internet at the moment, and will remain that way for quite a while. Continue reading “The 6 Best Social Media Plugins for WordPress”

Michael Mira is a writer, photographer and web designer based in Houston. He was born in Manila, and grew up in New York City and Texas.

The Top 5 Free Online Mobile Emulators

Today, mobile design is just as important as web design itself. Think about it, a majority of us are connected to our smartphones. According to the Pew Research Center, 64% of American adults own a smartphone and that 67% of cellphone owners are constantly checking their devices even when they haven’t received a text or call. Continue reading “The Top 5 Free Online Mobile Emulators”

Michael Mira is a writer, photographer and web designer based in Houston. He was born in Manila, and grew up in New York City and Texas.

Optimizing Your Website to Be Mobile-Friendly

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Google recently announced a new change in its algorithm that ranks mobile-friendly websites higher in search results. What does this mean for your business? It means you need to optimize your basic old-school website to be more mobile-friendly and you need to do it now. Continue reading “Optimizing Your Website to Be Mobile-Friendly”

Michael Mira is a writer, photographer and web designer based in Houston. He was born in Manila, and grew up in New York City and Texas.