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How to Debug using Xdebug and PHPStorm from a Remote Server

How to Debug using Xdebug and PHPStorm from a Remote Server

        Filed under: How to, Web Development

I know what you’re thinking. Who in their right mind would want to develop using a remote server when you have Docker and all that other useful stuff? But, trust me, if you come into this unfortunate situation, you’ll be sending me all your love (or a beer, which is almost the same thing). Scenarios:…

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How to Setup a New Git Repository

How to Setup a New Git Repository

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Git is a popular version control system for tracking changes in computer files and coordinating work on those files among multiple people. Every Git directory on every computer is a full-fledged repository with complete history and full version tracking abilities, independent of network access or a central server. This article contains the very basic steps to…

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Continuous Deployment for Drupal 7 (part 2)

Continuous Deployment for Drupal 7 (part 2)

        Filed under: Drupal, How to, Web Development

  Hi again! If you haven’t read the first part of this article, then you might want to give a look at Continuous Deployment for Drupal 7 (part 1) before moving onto this one. If you already read it, then great! Let’s continue then. At this point you know that to implement your continuous deployment workflow for…

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Create an email forwarder in Google Groups – the right way

Create an email forwarder in Google Groups – the right way

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Google Groups is a great tool because it allows you to have discussions inside your organization (or with the entire world, if you want). It works as a sort of forum, accessible through a URL, where people can go and check the discussion topics and post their replies — they can reply over email as well. From time to time…

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Continuous Deployment for Drupal 7 (part 1)

Continuous Deployment for Drupal 7 (part 1)

        Filed under: Drupal, How to, Web Development

  Working with a CMS such as WordPress or Drupal makes life easier for Web Developers, but once you want to start doing things the right way, a bunch of terms fall into your mind, such as: package managers, development environments, APIs, continuous integration, continuous development, etc. And you start wondering: how can I do this while…

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7 Simple Steps to Create Accessible Documents with Microsoft Office

7 Simple Steps to Create Accessible Documents with Microsoft Office

        Filed under: Accessibility, How to

We’ve all had to do a group project at some point in our lives, now imagine you’re in a class and the project involves collaborating on a document, but you have low vision or no vision at all. How can you be expected to get the job done? This is what countless disabled students and professionals…

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New security vulnerability in Microsoft Internet Explorer

New security vulnerability in Microsoft Internet Explorer

        Filed under: How to, Web Design

Microsoft recently reported a serious security vulnerability (remote code execution) in Internet Explorer 6, Internet Explorer 7, Internet Explorer 8, Internet Explorer 9, Internet Explorer 10, and Internet Explorer 11. Understanding the exploit: This is the description of the problem in the official announcement. The vulnerability exists in the way that Internet Explorer accesses an object…

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Drag-and-drop content layouts in WordPress

Drag-and-drop content layouts in WordPress

        Filed under: How to, Web Design, WordPress

WordPress is a great Content Management System (CMS), but it often falls short when dealing with pages (or posts) that require a layout different than a linear one. Fortunately, WordPress is very flexible in terms of extensibility, allowing the developers around the world to create plugins that improve or add new features to the CMS. For…

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How to make Balsamiq mockups look more professional

How to make Balsamiq mockups look more professional

        Filed under: How to, Usability, Web Design

Balsamiq Mockups is an intuitive software to create wireframes, or website skeletons, used to conceptualize a website or application before the design stage. By default, Balsamiq Mockups gives a sketchy look to these graphics, which make them look unprofessional. This is a wireframe created with Balsamiq, using the default settings that come with the software:…

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