Web Development

What are good questions to ask Web Development Companies to ensure they are Qualified?

webdev: reddit for web developers - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 18:31

Our company is no longer using the web development company we used to use for our website (and also built our website). I have been tasked with finding other options for companies to take over managing our website and completing projects when they arise.

I can hardly speak the language of web developers so it is tough for me to get a good idea if a company is truly qualified or not. With that being said, what sort of questions should I ask them to know if they are qualified? (More info about our situation below)

I handle the very basic content of our website (with Drupal as our CMS). But anything outside of simple blogposts, changing page text, adding new pages (from current templates), I don't know how to do much. We are looking for a company to take care of the more extensive projects. Such possible projects could include creating new page types, embedding videos on our site, creating conditional webforms, security updates, etc. I want to make sure they can do things that are taken care of outside of Drupal (such as style sheets, anything with the server, etc.) or more extensive tasks in Drupal that I wouldn't understand. How do I know if a company can do these things when I don't even know what they are?? Thank you in advance!!

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I built a site similar to coinmarketcap with React. Suggestions? Am I good enough to apply for a react job?

webdev: reddit for web developers - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 16:35

Cryptocurrency Filter

On the homepage, filter and sort cryptocurrencies by several attributes, returning only those where data is above x, below y or between x and y. Combine several filters together to further refine your search.

On each crypto's page, see a description of the crypto with link for more info, a TradingView.com chart and a list of up to the next five events.

I have not finished creating summaries for all the coins. It's a manually process that takes a sometimes takes a few minutes per coin. I think I've only done the top 30 so far. And for coins outside the top 100 by market cap, the chart is just pulling the default(Apple) date from TradingView. Hooking that up is also a manual process per coin.

Everything else works though.

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How to deploy ASP.NET Core 2 MVC to web server?

webdev: reddit for web developers - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 16:05

Hi, I'm having troubles deploying a ASP.NET Core 2 MVC solution to my web server (hosted at hostdone.com, its using Plesk). Don't know if the host supports it or not, the customer support is awfully bad. What's your best way of deploying it? With or without Views? I've tried both, still no luck.

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Drupal 7 or Drupal 8

Drupal - Open Source Content Platform - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 15:42

Looking at redoing a website and curious about the pros and cons of Drupal 7 versus 8. I know drupal 7 has been around longer and has more modules, but with Drupal 8 around I am concerned about support for bugs and security patches.

Not real familiar with either, so any help will be useful.

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Bootcamp, self teach, or college?

webdev: reddit for web developers - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 15:10

I would like to hear from people in the industry. What is the best route to take for new programmers trying to land a job in tech? Coding bootcamp, teach yourself, or attend college for a CS degree? Any other options?

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At what point does encouraging my team to improve their code become micromanaging?

webdev: reddit for web developers - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 14:50

I [am the manager and lead programmer] of a small team of web coders (PHP). Sometimes when I get projects/tasks back for review, while the code works, it can be such that it's:

  • not DRY
  • not using Exceptions effectively
  • not naming variables/methods in ways representative of what they hold or do
  • not separating concerns (putting all logic in one giant block, rather than multiple methods that are easier to understand)
  • has overly complicated logic

So I usually end up doing one of 2 things: either refactoring it myself, and showing them how to clean it up; or I explain to them what needs work, then go back and forth as they make changes to improve, until it looks the best - to me... but in the end we're both frustrated from the process.

I know there's many ways to code something, but I feel what I'm getting back is not the best code, but I get the feeling members of the team think I just want it done 'my way', and are almost now saying "just tell me how to do it".

Has anyone else experienced this (from either side), or can someone offer any advise/links on how to explain what "good code" is, so they know what I expect?

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What are some methods you used when starting out to ease your job search?

webdev: reddit for web developers - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 14:46

I know one back end developer who joined a bootcamp just to use their network. Are there any other tactics (besides spam resume) that one might use to make things more streamlined?

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iOS Safari Bottom Nav Bar

webdev: reddit for web developers - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 14:24

I am aware that I can do nothing to get rid of the bottom bar when browsing in Safari on an iPhone. However, what I would like to know is if I can tell when the bar will be there?

Is the bar always visible on all iPhones using Safari or are there some cases with newer/older models/OS where it is a different size or isn't rendered at all? Knowing this could make it easier to develop a solution for at least some users.

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Requirements for a good website

webdev: reddit for web developers - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 14:17

Hello everyone

I've recently decided to expand my business by opening a farm stay in Italy. Like many other 60 years old men, my computer skills are quite limited, therefore I need to pay someone else to build a website. Nothing fancy (a.k.a. expensive), only the usual few page available in several languages and the reservation module.

I was hoping to obtain some intels about the specs I should absolutely asking for (e.g. programming language, protocols, hosting, things an expert user would find pleasant or annoying but I don't even know they exist, etc)


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How often do you git commit? And when should you?

webdev: reddit for web developers - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 14:17

I'm trying to incorporate Git into my workflow, however I'm having trouble knowing when I should commit a change. I'm a sole Web developer and work predominantly with WordPress, Vue and / or Laravel, but I struggle knowing when to commit the changes I've made.

I've read that you should commit very often, and after every change - does that mean that for every CSS style I change / add I have to commit? Or is that taking it too far...

Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks in advance.

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technique for unique address used on poll/questionnaire websites

webdev: reddit for web developers - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 14:15

Hi all,

as the title if possible. I have an idea for a teaching website (perhaps at this stage to satisfy my inquisitiveness) and would like the ability to give visitors who use my service a unique (but not secure) address that they can give their learners who shall then visit this address to see the page as customised by their teacher. I noticed that poll/questionnaire websites use this service, two examples;




Both end with unique (query) entries?

I have a number of years experience in programming (c++, c#, objective c etc etc) including heavy use in my system eng degree etc so code examples etc are welcomed although during this time, I've never wondered too much about this ability.

thanks in advance!

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Any suggestions for Wiki software?

webdev: reddit for web developers - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 13:59

I need to setup a wiki. I'd really prefer it to have a WYSYWIG editor for the users (I don't think wiki.js does that) It would ideally work well in desktop and mobile browsers, and saving to markdown would be a plus.

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Building A Static Site With Components Using Nunjucks

CSS-Tricks - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 12:57

We're so used to either a backend language or a JavaScript framework powering our data-backed components. I love me a Rails partial with a bunch of locals: {} or a <Component ...props /> but you don't have to give up on components even if working in static HTML. With Nunjucks, which has includes and templates and macros, we have a robust toolset for building component-based sites that are easy, fast, and secure to host.

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