Some PHP statistics and brief history. In 1994 Rasmus Lerdorf wrote logic to track his online resume which he called PHP Tools. In 1995 he released the source code for these tools to the public to use and improve it. The next year Rasmus added new logic to that started to show some features that we see in today’s version of PHP.
I work remotely as a freelance web developer from Virginia, on the East Coast of the USA. (EST, GMT -5) This does not stop me from taking on clients anywhere though. I provide website development services anywhere – nationwide, world wide. I work remotely from home so if you find me on the Internet, there’s a chance we could work
What is Web Hosting? Web hosting services are a piece of the puzzle in order to have a website show up on the Internet. At a minimum, you need web hosting service, a domain name and website code to create a “live” website. Your website code has to be on a computer that is connected to the Internet and can
What are meta tags on a website? To understand what meta tags are on a website, you need to know what meta data is. Meta data is data that describes other data. So meta tags on a web page describe things about the web page. They are hidden bits of information the help describe what a web site is about.
What is Back End Web Development? Backend web development refers to server side programming when building a website. PHP is a common server side programming language. Back end development also often includes writing code to interact with a database using SQL. This web programming logic you can not see, but makes the website function. The front end of a website
What does CMS stand for? In the field of website development CMS stands for: content management system. A CMS is a web based application that enables a user to manage website content through a collection of tools. The website data, or content, is stored separate from the code with makes it much easier to manage the website. Most of the
What Does Mobile Friendly Mean? Simply put, a mobile friendly website is a website that displays well mobile device. When smart phones really started becoming popular about 10 years ago, web developers had to figure out a way to address showing the same website on a large desktop screen, and also on various mobile devices (phones, tablets, ipads). A mobile
What are the parts of a website needed to get on the Internet? On a basic level you need the following parts to build a website: Domain Name Every website has a ip address associated with it. (Think like a phone number). Your domain name is an alias for your ip address to make it easier to remember. So instead
How to clear your browser cache While building websites, I often tell my clients to clear their browser cache (“CASH”) as changes are made during the development process. Often the response, is “How do I do that?”. I will explain here. What is a browser cache? A cache is a “container” or temporary location on your local computer that your