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PHP Statistics on the Internet

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.

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Where are you located?

I work remotely as a freelance web developer on the east Coast in the USA. (EST, GMT -5) Located in Virginia Beach, VA, I work with clients locally in Hampton Roads. But, I also provide website development services anywhere – nationwide and worldwide. I work remotely from home so regardless of where you are, there’s a chance we could work

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Why Do I Need Web Hosting?

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

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What are meta tags on a website?

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.

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What is Back End Web Development?

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

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What is a Content Management System (CMS)

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

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What Does Mobile Friendly Mean?

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

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Parts of a Website

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

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Clear Browser Cache

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

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What is a Webmistress?

Webmistress Webmistress Definition The definition of a webmistress is a general term for a female webmaster. A webmistress is also a webmaster, but not the other way around :  )  (Fire man/ Fire Woman, Police Man/ Police Woman ). The term is not used much in the web development industry. I would be surprised if I ever saw a job
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