Author: Katy Wyman

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Quick (And Free) Screenshot Editing with Picasa

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Being able to create perfectly sized screenshot images of websites is a must-have skill for every web developer’s toolbox. Here are just a handful of instances where you may need this technique: Creating screenshots of sites you’ve built for a portfolio Sending previews of work to clients Submitting your work...

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A Web Inspector Tutorial for Front-End Developers

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Every browser comes with a handy tool called the Web Inspector which can help you, the developer, get a better grasp of the code behind any website. In this tutorial we’ll walk you through some of the Inspector’s handiest features. If you’ve ever worked with content management system like WordPress,...

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How to Avoid Being a Shady Developer, Part 2: Privacy Policies

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In order for users to utilize your service, they have to be at least somewhat informed about it. In order for users not to hate your service with a fiery passion, they have to not be barraged with newsletters and popups that they weren’t expecting. Drawing the line between those...

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The English Major’s Guide to Writing Code

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The Oxford comma is a perfect example of what frustrated people about English class. Students were once taught that no comma was necessary before the conjunction in a series. If your brain has long since rejected grammar terminology to make room for more frequently used information, here’s an example: The...

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How to Avoid Being a Shady Developer, Part 1: Ethical Terms Defined

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Clarifying the ethical aspects of your project is just as important as designing its nuts and bolts. In part one of this series, we’ll define some terms and start addressing the ethical components of your project. We’ll eventually use what we learn today in our privacy policies, user agreements, and...

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Student Story – Kimberly Eggett

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Meet Kimberly, Aside from her full-time career as an Instructional Technology Facilitator, Kim is a mom and upcycle crafter, so it goes without saying that she has a lot going on. Despite her many commitments, Kim’s interest in technology remains strong. To satiate this craving, Kim initially turned to traditional...