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    Gather Feedback Using the Amazing UserWell

    Most websites and mobile apps collect all sorts of data to try to gain insights into what users are doing, not doing, and to gain insight into what users may want. Those metrics are useful but there's a more valuable way to get information: direct...

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    Image Optimization Strategies Compared

    We all know the stats. Slower website performance is strongly linked to higher abandon rates and lower conversions. What you may not know is that the main culprit is bloated web page payloads, bringing down our otherwise performant web pages via images.That being said, images...

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    Monitor Your SEO Placement with SEObase

    Search engine optimization is big business; both SEO experts and their customers want to track the effectiveness of their keywords, campaigns, and competition. To get and measure those results, however, you need the right tooling monitor those results. SEObase is an awesome tool for doing...

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    Now is the Time to Get Your Business Protected from Cyberthreats

    Malware has been a problem for decades, one that was exacerbated by the the rise of the internet, file sharing, and digital assets. Whether it's keyloggers or other types of malware, they'll make your computer slow and insecure, all without you knowing. And if you're...

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    Sharpen Your JavaScript Skills with Pluralsight

    JavaScript recently turned 25 years old, and while it started by dominating over the client side world, this beautiful programming language is well on its way to taking over the server side. JavaScript isn't just thriving -- it's evolving with new syntax features, patterns, frameworks...

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    10 Amazing Media Tricks Made Possible by Cloudinary

    Cloudinary is my go-to place for transforming and optimizing media before delivery. By simply modifying the URL of an image or video, you can customize its size, presentation, Instagram-like filtering, and various other aspects. I previously posted about the 10 excellent image tricks and...

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    Sports Data for Developers: SportdataAPI

    Most of the side projects I consider starting revolve around sports, since I'm a huge sports fan. I spend my Saturdays watching soccer, Sundays spent watching soccer and NFL, and of course the mid-week Champions League and Europa League matches. One problem I've...

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    Curate Custom Content with mediastack

    I used to have a personal aggregator of sites I enjoyed but maintaining it was a nightmare. I needed to grab each site's RSS feed, categorize their contents, deal with errors and individual rate limits, etc. I had to tear the whole project down because it...

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    5 Most Common Developer Portfolio Mistakes

    A portfolio site is one of the best marketing and sales tools you as a web developer have in your arsenal. And if it’s set up right, it’ll save you a bunch of time having to: Chase down new clients, Spend time convincing them to work with you,Answer...

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    Easy Stock Market Quotes with marketstack

    The stock market is wild right now, at least in the United States. Between pandemic, political events, and everything else going on, the stock market is one swing after another. There are a host of services that give you stock quotes but I don't trust them;...