Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe. — Abraham Lincoln On the surface, web publishing seems like an easy task, especially with the new generation of content management systems that do all the legwork for you. However, anyone who’s worked with websites for a long enough time will tell you that it’s not foolproof, let’s say: You need to change the font size You need to add a call-to-action The site crashed and you need to restore it The new theme is great but the red border is horrible A plugin is breaking your site You need to migrate your site You need to add code snippets for added functionality Your traffic is great but ad revenue is dismal You want to A/B test your ads but don’t know how You would like to serve your own ads This can go on… All these issues are pretty common, you need to learn a little more than the basics to tackle them effectively. Keeping this in mind, … [Read more...] about Key Technical Skills for the Modern Web Publisher: Markup, Programming, Ops
Which programming language should i learn
The days are long gone when only students who enrolled in college with a major in computer science, mastered the art of programming. Those were the days when apart from a college degree, kids used to have a private tutor for mastering the techniques and had an added advantage over their peers, apart from self gratification. For those who might be thinking people like Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg were very successful dropouts, the fact is that they had a very strong background in computers and programming since their very young age. Mark even had a private tutor since age 7 and he mastered COBOL and BASIC at a comparatively very young age when others couldn’t manage to assemble a jigsaw puzzle. Bill Gates was building games at an age when others were finding a hard time playing them. The beauty of programming is that you can build whatever you can think of, with a tool set that would guide you through the process. A Computer is basically nothing without a set of … [Read more...] about 5 Best Websites To Learn Coding For Free
Hobbies define who we are. You might be wondering aren’t we defined by what our day job is or how much bank balance or friends we have? The answer is you simply are what you choose to be when you are disconnected from the world, calm and choose to do your own thing. Hobbies are where we devote our free time to or make up a time to pursue them relentlessly. A writer, blogger or a musician with a day job that lets them do their thing isn’t illustrated better by their day job. We all have an itch inside ourselves, a dream that waits inside silently to shine at some point of time. Although, for most of the people in the world, a hobby is something they wish to pursue as a career, but they can’t because it doesn’t pay the bills, at least it is what is occupied in inside most of the people’s minds. But the reality is something else. Why Hobbies are great for the curious mind? If you are like me, chances are pretty high that you cannot settle on one particular … [Read more...] about 10 Hobbies Worth Pursuing for Your Curious Mind
Every one who is jumping into wagon of blogging, want’s to get into the list of A List Bloggers. Saying, that they want to be popular, make handsome money and want their blogs to be listed as top blog everywhere. Though, have you ever though what make these Bloggers like Darren Rowse, Harsh Agrawal, John Chow, OM Malik so popular. Why they have cult followers and what make them get into the list of popular bloggers. Blogging is not a money-making scheme, rather its a platform for sharing knowledge. Ever wondered how and why those top bloggers earn the amount that we can’t even think of, what is it that makes them unique and stand apart from the millions of blogs in blogosphere? Well the answer is, that it is their habits that make them stand apart and be successful. By personal experience and observing top bloggers, I have realized a few habits that every “A List Blogger” has. How to Become One of the A List Bloggers Let me start with one thing first, … [Read more...] about 11 Habits Of A List Bloggers Which Makes Them Successful
This post is part of our question & answer series, and this question comes from Ranjeet : I am planning to start an educational guidance blog. And for that we have started to gather all information. What I want to know is; do I need to have good programming skills to start blogging? Since I am not good in programming will it be necessary for me to start learning? If yes, from what should I start and which languages should I learn. Hope you will take a little time to answer my question. Thank you. Thanks to Ranjeet for his question. This is a good question for us to address here, because it is a question that is on the mind of many new bloggers. So — in this article I will answer Ranjeet’s excellent question by laying out all of the information you need to know about programming languages (coding) as they relate to blogging. Some of the questions we will address are: Do you need to learn coding for blogging? Which programming language is important for bloggers? Can you … [Read more...] about What Programming Language Skills You Require For Blogging?