Web Development

[Showoff Saturday] Is this site good yet?

webdev: reddit for web developers - Sat, 09/22/2018 - 18:36

I got some tips on performance, colors, and spelling last week. I think the site is good now but so far asking reddit for input has been the best way to find room for improvement. Love you all thanks for the help.

www.DevShirts.Club

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Do many interviews require coding challenges during?

webdev: reddit for web developers - Sat, 09/22/2018 - 18:21

I'm going to be entering the field in the near future. Wondering if interviewers will make me code complex JS or obscure CSS stuff on-the-spot while looking over my shoulder? I'm guessing many will, and I assume I won't have access to googling.

I get nervous when on the spot, and i'm afraid of being asked to code something obscure or unrelated to my job; like if I apply as a front-end dev and get asked to code JS algorithms or complex flexbox stuff.

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As a DevOps Engineer, what side project can I build that make people say WOW?

webdev: reddit for web developers - Sat, 09/22/2018 - 18:07

I am looking for making something worth enough that it adds a great deal of value to my resume. I am working with PHP, MySQL, Laravel, Ansible, Python, Microservices etc. Thanks.

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Making a Basic PHP Website?

webdev: reddit for web developers - Sat, 09/22/2018 - 18:05

I have a website with a free .tk domain from Freenom hosted by Netlify. I wanted to add PHP scripts to my HTML code, so I changed my "index.html" file name to "index.php", and added a basic <?php echo "hello world"; ?> and suddenly my browser can't load the page?

This is probably a really basic question, but what I can do to make my "index.php" file run again?

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How do sites like Desmos automatically convert text input into symbols?

webdev: reddit for web developers - Sat, 09/22/2018 - 17:40

on the left hand side of desmos.com/calculator

you don't even have to write it in latex or press a submit button

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Starting Bootcamp - Two Paths to Choose - NodeJS or .NET

webdev: reddit for web developers - Sat, 09/22/2018 - 17:12

I’m starting a coding bootcamp soon (I have minimal experience with JavaScript, but no formal training).

They offer a .NET path and a Node path. The .NET path also involves training in/learning C#, whereas the Node path only involves JavaScript obviously.

70% of the bootcamp will be frontend JavaScript/React for both “paths”.

10% will be database stuff for both paths.

20% of the bootcamp will be backend. So for the .NET path, that 20% of time/energy will be focused on learning C# and .NET, for node it’s just node.

I know there’s no clear answer as to which is “better”. But seeing as I’m new to the world of developing - which path would be more valuable to take? Will I have just as easy of a time finding a job with either path? Is one of those technologies likely to deprecate over time and become more or less useless?

What would you choose to do in my position?

Any thoughts are much appreciated. Thanks

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[Showoff Saturday] Junior Portfolio Site - Work in progress!

webdev: reddit for web developers - Sat, 09/22/2018 - 17:03

Hi, everyone! Just thought I'd share a junior front-end portfolio I'm working on. Any thoughts or first impressions would be welcome.

I'm self-taught, very green, and don't want to misrepresent myself or my skills whatsoever, but I listed technologies I've worked with to some degree (way more comfortable with the front end, but obviously interested in learning the back, too!). I'm fortunate to have a great senior developer mentor who tries to steer me right.

Since it's a WIP, please note that my resume is not uploaded yet, so the download button is currently nonfunctional, and I haven't added my projects to the portfolio (or GitHub) yet. I'm still working on them, too! (One is a photographer-style portfolio, with a MySQL database and custom admin panel, for example.)

Well, here it is!

https://ginazampino.com/

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Large Mass File Mirroring CMS integration - Does it exist?

webdev: reddit for web developers - Sat, 09/22/2018 - 17:01

Problem: Hosting ever growing numbers of large, high bit rate 1080p and 4k adult video files. Password protection is a plus and temporarily link generation is even better as I'm trying to bury it behind a pay wall. The typical webhost won't, can't, or charges too much for this amount of data capacity and bandwidth, and a basic free webhost sounds like a terrible idea.

So the solution I'm seeing is mass file mirroring to multiple "file locker" sites at once described here: https://www.raymond.cc/blog/22-must-use-free-file-spreader-websites-to-mirror-your-files/

I am looking for a simple CMS/plugin that can automate more of this process. Features like publicly listing the links to the urls at the file lockers and allowing users to click to report dead links, auto removing them from the list.

A CMS that supporting this and an easy shopping cart with CCBill integration to allow access to it gets 1 million brownie points.

I can do this exact thing reliably without mirroring on a tube site like PornHub, but they would charge my customers to view the videos in 1080p+ in addition to my prices and I don't think it'll fly.

I'm mostly interested in the automated redundancy to add reliability to unreliable free hosting, but am open to other solutions and am excited to hear your ideas.

Thanks!

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Need the browser's default style sheet? Here's Chrome's.

webdev: reddit for web developers - Sat, 09/22/2018 - 16:19

https://cs.chromium.org/chromium/src/third_party/blink/renderer/core/css/html.css

Many times I've wanted to reset styles for an element back to whatever the default was. It's always a pain to try to figure out all of the default styles that were applied to an element by the browser. Linked above is the source for the default html.css style sheet that chrome applies to every page. Hope this is useful to you!

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Drag link into address bar

webdev: reddit for web developers - Sat, 09/22/2018 - 16:04

Chrome Browser: If I click and drag a web link into the address bar, Chrome used to load it right away. With a recent update now I have to drag and press enter. Anyone know if theres a way to get back the old functionality?

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Questions about an offer I got to build a website

webdev: reddit for web developers - Sat, 09/22/2018 - 15:17

I have gotten an offer to make a website for a company that has the ability to do online booking. I was just wondering how much work would you guys think it would require to make something like this? I am currently working full-time as a dev and I do not want to take on something that might take too much time. If its something that could be done on a part-time basis, I should be able to do it. Thanks!

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[Showoff Saturday] Projects I've made while learning on my own.

webdev: reddit for web developers - Sat, 09/22/2018 - 14:29

Hey all, I've been learning web development off/on for about a year. I'm looking to eventually get started at a junior role in NYC. Here are the four biggest projects I've made so far:

  1. Steam Analyzer - Analyzes your steam library
  2. WineFan - A mockup brochure type site
  3. Bill-Splitter - Helps you split large bills between people
  4. Meal-Planner - Plans a week of meals, has a shopping list, and searches recipes by ingredient/name

All of them are made with HTML, CSS (one with Bootstrap), and JS. I want to learn more about server-side technologies (Node, Express) and frameworks (React/Angular). I also need to make a portfolio site that links to all of my projects.

It would be awesome to get some feedback on my projects, as well as any advice moving forward. I'm very eager to learn, I've already done 4 online classes (CS50/Udemy) but I started to build projects to aid the learning process. I'm also eager to apply, but don't want to start the process until I have a solid base as a self-taught developer.

Thanks for your time!

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[Showoff Saturday] Progress on my first real full stack web app. Looking for tips that you could have used when you started your first app

webdev: reddit for web developers - Sat, 09/22/2018 - 14:16

https://jfarris587.github.io/order-dashboard/

Since its [Showoff Saturday] I wanted to use it to "showcase" the progress on my first big real full stack app. I've done other projects before like weather apps, nutrition trackers, etc. But there were only front end and used for learning thing like React, and I didn't connect them to a database.

I have developed a real android application with a backend, that can be used by a company, but its not web, and i could have done things better and its an amateur project overall.

So, since I graduated last may, and want to get into webdev and looking to finally start my career, I've been working on real projects to get skilled and experienced enough to be able to land a real web dev job (hopefully sooner rather than later)...

BizBoard

The main idea behind the app was for me to build a full stack app, and to learn, (redux/nodejs)... but finding a meaning, I thought of small businesses. Many local businesses are pen and paper and don't have IT solutions (one example was the android app I made for).

The most needed thing for small businesses is a transition from paper to technology However, big Microsoft technology bundles and solutions may be too expensive, over their head, and offer too much. So the application offers a simple way for the small businesses like bakeries, tailors, barbers, etc. to track their orders and keep track of the details and forget the post-it notes they write all the call-in orders on.

It would be with them wherever they go. If they are out of office, and get a call about an inquery, they just pull out their phone and log it in. But this is just stage one of what I want to do with it as a project.

Technology:

  • ReactJS
  • Redux
  • SASS
  • MySQL
  • NodeJS
Advice?

So I'm looking for tips and advance on what I have so far. Is it a good direction and start to a project? Does the front end have a solid UI? Maybe there is one big feature I didn't even mention in the brief description. Obviously its just days started, so login, back end integration, and front end user interaction is not done. However, you can see the design, and interactions that would exist.

Maybe if I add one thing that makes it really unique it would be even better, but I haven't thought of anything yet.

I decided to use NodeJS because I've used PHP before and believe that learning Node would be beneficial and maybe I would use it more in the future. Perhaps that's a bad idea?

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Web Dev and schooling

webdev: reddit for web developers - Sat, 09/22/2018 - 14:15

hi, i'm not sure if this the right subreddit to ask this question, but I have looked into computer programming and most colleges offer 2 year. I know that for the 4 year, I'll have to take computer science, but i'm not into computer science and the hardware parts and all that external and internal things about computer. Just programming. Will employers accept if I got a 2 year diploma?

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How should I teach someone about Web Development?

webdev: reddit for web developers - Sat, 09/22/2018 - 13:25

Hello everyone, in about a month I'm supposed to hold a class to a group of students where I should teach the basics of Web Development. I think I will have about 2x4 hours of classes.

I was thinking about teaching them about pure basics of web development, along with a theory introduction(html,css,js, frameworks, libraries, servers etc...) but after that I plan on teaching them with a project. Something not too advanced but not too basic. Like using an API and stuff like that.

So, what do you think the project should consist of? Looking forward to your repiles.

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