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Optimize your images with Google's Guetzli compression algorithm

The following guide walks you through the steps of optimizing jpeg images using Google's new Guetzli compression algorithm. Google unveiled Guetzli some time ago, a JPEG encoder that promises up to 35% […]

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Run color blindness tests on your websites

Color blindness affects a large percentage of the population. Studies have shown that up to 8% of males and 0.5% of females of Northern European heritage are affected by red-green color blindness […]

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Speed up WordPress editing with shortcuts

A large part of the Internet is powered by the content management system WordPress. While some call it a blogging platform, WordPress is more than that thanks to its extensibility. There are […]

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WordPress: block anonymous Rest API access

The most recent version of WordPress ships with new REST API capabilities which plugins, apps, services, or the WordPress core can utilize. The WordPress development team pushes new features to WordPress all […]

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DuckDuckGo's plan to become the programmer's search engine

The search engine DuckDuckGo is working on improving results for programming related search queries using its instant answers feature. If you are a programmer, especially when you are just starting out, you […]

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Refresh multiple browsers with a hotkey

Browser Refresh is a free program for Microsoft Windows devices that allows you to quickly refresh multiple web browsers with a single keystroke. Please note that refresh refers to loading open web […]

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Microsoft Desktop App Converter Guide

Microsoft showcased its Desktop App Converter program some time ago to highlight how easy it is to convert some desktop programs to Universal Apps format. The main idea behind the tool was […]

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HTTPS Checker: scan your web page for HTTPS issues

HTTPS Checker is a free program for Windows that provides you with the means to scan all pages of a website for HTTPS related issues. Rolling out HTTPS on an established site […]

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Hide elements on a page in Chrome, Firefox and Edge temporarily

Some web pages annoy the hell out of me with page elements they display to me when I'm opening them in a web browser. Maybe it is this silly "we use cookies" […]

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Microsoft releases free Windows Apps programming course

Microsoft's Windows 10 development for absolute beginners course hast just been published by the company to its Channel 9 website. The course is specifically designed for developers with little programming experience. While […]

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Atom 1.0 Text Editor for coders by GitHub is out

I reviewed a third-party build of the text editor Atom for Windows back in 2014 and concluded that it was an excellent option for programmers thanks to the impressive set of features […]

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Google may strip content off your site to make it faster on mobile devices

Google Inc. runs a field test in Indonesia currently in which the company redirects mobile search users who are using slow Internet connections to a transcoded version of the original page that […]

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Caddy is a 3MB web server for your home computer

Caddy is a powerful web server for home computers that takes less than a minute to setup and requires no deeper knowledge of webmaster or administrative services and technologies. If you want […]

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Book Review: The Beginner's Guide to Android Game Development

The Beginner's Guide to Android Game Development by James Cho is a complete Android game development course for beginners who have little or no programming experience. Whenever I read a statement like […]

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Look up all Reddit submissions of a domain

I monitor several groups on Reddit that are of interest to me personally. What I like about Reddit is that you get tips and links posted by thousands of users who share […]

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How to test quick changes to web pages before making them

Most developers use a local development environment that replicates the live website. They use it to test any change made to the website before it is pushed to the live server. This […]

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Find out if websites get loaded from cache and how to force reloads

When you visit a website in a modern web browser for the first time, contents get loaded from a web server to the local computer. While some resources may be loaded from […]

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How to change the WordPress excerpt length

WordPress creates a lot of pages on a website and the majority of them are created by pulling information from single articles that you create. There is the homepage that lists the […]