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Adobe. Tom Chatfield – Language and digital identity. At some point in the past two million years, give or take half a million, the genus of great apes that would become modern humans crossed a unique threshold. Across unknowable reaches of time, they developed a communication system able to describe not only the world, but the inner lives of its speakers. They ascended — or fell, depending on your preferred metaphor — into language. The vast bulk of that story is silence. Indeed, darkness and silence are the defining norms of human history. The earliest known writing probably emerged in southern Mesopotamia around 5,000 years ago but, for most of recorded history, reading and writing remained among the most elite human activities: the province of monarchs, priests and nobles who reserved for themselves the privilege of lasting words. Mass literacy is a phenomenon of the past few centuries, and one that has reached the majority of the world’s adult population only within the past 75 years.

This sheer quantity is in itself something new. Letter To A Young Programmer Considering A Startup. I regularly get emails from young people, usually those with an interest in programming, who are trying to make decisions about school and/or their professional futures. This post is for those young people. If you’re in your late teens or early twenties, you’ve grown up in a world that has come to idealize startups, their founders, and the people who go to work at them.

If you’re in school, maybe you’ve felt pressure or been incentivized to drop out and join or start a company. If you’re already out in the working world, perhaps you feel that your non-startup job is in some way inadequate, or that you’re missing out on valuable experience and potential wealth. The generation you’ve grown up in has, for the past few years, teetered on the brink of being “lost”. Jobs are scarce, and going to university offers no assurance of landing one. Big, old corporations are no longer guaranteed safe havens in which to build a career. Everyone’s path is different, and your choices are your own. Teach Yourself Web Design in 10 Years. Not My Idea I'm a huge fan of giving credit where credit is due. This post is fully inspired by an amazing post by Peter Norvig that I read at the start of my programming career. It changed the way I thought about development in general and has really been a motivation throughout my career.

The Idea Norvig's basic argument is that most books and training resources claim to be able to teach you development in 24 hours, 30 days, or 2 weeks. Norvig says: The conclusion is that either people are in a big rush to learn about computers, or that computers are somehow fabulously easier to learn than anything else. A few days ago, someone emailed me looking to get started with Web Design, particularly WordPress. Step 1 - HTML and CSS HTML ( Hyper Text Markup Language ) and CSS (Cascading Style Sheets ) are absolutely the fundamentals of any web design project. HTML is just mark-up and is fairly easy to master. CSS is where things start to get fun!

Step 2 - JavaScript and PHP. What Does a Web Developer Do? WordPress. WordPress is a free and open source blogging tool and a content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL, which runs on a web hosting service.[4] Features include a plug-in architecture and a template system. WordPress is used by more than 18.9% of the top 10 million websites as of August 2013[update].[5] WordPress is the most popular blogging system in use on the Web,[6] at more than 60 million websites.[7] Overview[edit] WordPress template hierarchy WordPress has a web template system using a template processor.

Themes[edit] Plugins[edit] Multi-user and multi-blogging[edit] Prior to WordPress 3.0, WordPress supported one blog per installation, although multiple concurrent copies may be run from different directories if configured to use separate database tables. As of the release of WordPress 3.0, WordPress MU has merged with WordPress.[14] Mobiles[edit] Other features[edit] History[edit] Awards[edit] In 2007, WordPress won a Packt Open Source CMS Award.[27] Release history[edit] First Steps With WordPress. Languages: বাংলা • English • Español • Français • 日本語 • 한국어 • Nederlands • Português do Brasil • Română • Русский • ไทย • 中文(简体) • (Add your language) Now What?

You've just completed the 5 Minute Installation of WordPress or one-click install from your web host. Now what? Let's take a step-by-step tour through your WordPress site and see how the different functions work and how to make your new site your own. During the first part of this tutorial, please don't change anything within the program unless it is part of the tutorial.

Log In View Log In Form Begin by logging into the “administration area” or the back end of your website. Start at the Top View Site Link After logging in you are on the main Administration Screen called the Dashboard. At the top of the screen is the area called the "toolbar. " Test Drive Your WordPress Site The layout you are looking at is called a WordPress Theme.

Let's look at the post for a moment. Scroll down the page and notice the bar at the end of the page. WordPress Hosting Review: see the best UK WordPress hosts. With the help of 252 WPShout readers, I’ve put together a comprehensive and independent review of the best UK WordPress hosting. These are the results. Last March I asked for people to review their hosts so I could find out which hosts were the best for hosting WordPress powered sites. A fantastic 252 people responded and I’ve now put together all of the answers into the promised comprehensive list. There were a lot of hosts which only received one or two reviews and for those I can’t really offer a verdict as two reviews isn’t going to be representative.I’ve used the answers to the questionnaire to provide a simple fact based verdict on 12 hosts, giving them a verdict of Recommended, Consider or Avoid. Thank you again to everyone who submitted their answers. I’d like to stress again the results are completely unbiased and unaffiliated . 1&1 had six reviews, all of which ranked the overall experience as “good” and had no problems with downtime.

Avoid. BigWetFish Recommended. BlueHost GoDaddy. Free WordPress Hosting: Is It Really Worth It? Is free WordPress hosting a cheap gimmick or a genuine budget alternative? As it is, normal WordPress hosting can be very cheap, especially if you have modest requirements for your site. For a few bucks a month, you can get shared hosting with a reliable provider, and this will serve you just fine, in the early days at least. Even so, merely “cheap” ain’t good enough for some folk. There will always be the austere penny pinchers who want their hosting, like the WordPress software, to cost nothing at all.

And there are, indeed, many providers who will host your site free of charge. Is free WordPress hosting for me? That depends. Yet for all its convenience, is fairly restrictive in terms of how much control you have over your site. So if you want to experience WordPress in its raw and fully-customizable state, but refuse to open your wallet for the privilege, then free hosting might be the solution for you. What to expect from a free WordPress hosting provider Advertising. 45 brilliant WordPress tutorials for designers | WordPress. (Image: © Alexandra Bruel) WordPress is one of the world's most popular publishing platforms.

It's highly customisable, very easy to use and it's completely free, making it an obvious choice for anything from a simple blog to an online design portfolio. Because of its enormous popularity, there's a wealth of WordPress portfolio themes available, plus plenty of WordPress tutorials online to help you get to grips with the CMS. But with so much choice, things can often get confusing. To save you time, we've picked 25 brilliant WordPress tutorials from around the web. 01. Perhaps the most frightening part of getting started with WordPress is the business of actually installing it. 02. This complete guide to creating your first WordPress site is a great place to start if you're a total beginner, or someone with a bit of experience looking to fill holes in their knowledge. 03. 04. 05.

Next page: Intermediate WordPress tutorials. Learn WordPress For Free With These 10 Great Resources. Mastering The WordPress Visual Editor. Though WordPress is increasingly on the verge of becoming a fully-fledged application framework, the humble post editor remains the area of the interface users spend most of their time in. It’s a part of the backend that’s seen significant improvements over the last number of years – the recent move to version 4.0 of TinyMCE in WordPress 3.9 being a highlight – but there’s still plenty of room for improvement. One of the most common problems users have with the editor is the need to constantly switch between editing and preview modes to see how content will actually look live. In this article we’ll tackle that exact issue and break down how to customize the WordPress text editor to look and function like your front-end design. Why Would I Want to Customize the Editor?

When you’re busy bashing out an initial draft of a post or page, the final look and feel of the text is the last thing on your mind. Let’s be clear – there’s nothing intrinsically wrong with the Preview button. Going Further. Learn about Java Technology. Java is the foundation for virtually every type of networked application and is the global standard for developing and delivering embedded and mobile applications, games, Web-based content, and enterprise software. With more than 9 million developers worldwide, Java enables you to efficiently develop, deploy and use exciting applications and services. From laptops to datacenters, game consoles to scientific supercomputers, cell phones to the Internet, Java is everywhere! 97% of Enterprise Desktops Run Java89% of Desktops (or Computers) in the U.S. Run Java9 Million Java Developers Worldwide#1 Choice for Developers#1 Development Platform3 Billion Mobile Phones Run Java100% of Blu-ray Disc Players Ship with Java5 Billion Java Cards in Use125 million TV devices run Java5 of the Top 5 Original Equipment Manufacturers Ship Java ME Why Software Developers Choose Java Java has been tested, refined, extended, and proven by a dedicated community of Java developers, architects and enthusiasts.

32-bit and 64-bit explained. Will this 32-bit software run on my 64-bit operating system? Or Will this 64-bit software run on my computer? If you have asked these questions then this tutorial should help you to understand the concepts of 32-bit and 64-bit computing. We'll look at your computer system as three parts: the hardware, the operating system and the application programs. At the end we'll look at some of the common questions people have. 32-bit versus 64-bit As the number of bits increases there are two important benefits. More bits means that data can be processed in larger chunks which also means more accurately. 32-bit systems were once desired because they could address (point to) 4 Gigabytes (GB) of memory in one go.

Since 1995, when Windows 95 was introduced with support for 32-bit applications, most of the software and operating system code has been 32-bit compatible. Here is the problem, while most of the software available today is 32-bit, the processors we buy are almost all 64-bit. Yes it will. Yes. Web server. Multiple web servers may be used for a high traffic website, here four SunFire X4200 servers are installed together The term web server can refer to either the hardware (the computer) or the software (the computer application) that helps to deliver web content that can be accessed through the Internet.[1] The most common use of web servers is to host websites, but there are other uses such as gaming, data storage, running enterprise applications, handling email, FTP, or other web uses.

Overview[edit] A user agent, commonly a web browser or web crawler, initiates communication by making a request for a specific resource using HTTP and the server responds with the content of that resource or an error message if unable to do so. The resource is typically a real file on the server's secondary storage, but this is not necessarily the case and depends on how the web server is implemented.

History[edit] Common features[edit] Path translation[edit] See also[edit] How to Setup local host with Latest Apache, PHP and MySQL Packages. Testing many things (CMSes, themes etc.) on the internet for me and many others is sometimes a big pain and it has many disadvantages. You need to buy a domain, to pay for hosting, to use your internet providers slow upload speeds to upload a files over ftp, whenever you want to change some configuration of Apache or PHP you have to contact your hosting provider and wait some time until they response and I could continue with other disadvantages.

There are many all in one packages, which will install all together like WAMP or XAMPP, but I do not like them. In my opinion, they make a lot of uncontrolled rubbish on the computer and they are not often up to date. But they are good as a very fast solution for people who do not want to learn how it all works and they only need the fastest way to install local web server, to test their projects. Who Should read this Tutorial? Quotes in tutorial Requirements Downloads Apache 2.2.15 win32 x86 no ssl msi PHP 5.3.2 VC6 x86 Thread Safe Installer.

Google Chrome OS vs. Ubuntu: Page 2. Printing and Other Peripherals Generally speaking, devices such as headsets, keyboards, mice and external media devices all work fine on both operating systems. Since both Ubuntu and Chrome OS use the Linux kernel, this makes sense. Unfortunately, this doesn't mean that what works on one platform is going to work the same way on another. For example, Bluetooth devices, USB headsets and webcams have the same level of compatibility across the board and generally work easily without any configuration. Ubuntu advantages and disadvantages: There are very few USB devices that won't work out of the box on Ubuntu. However, sometimes wireless devices can be problematic on Ubuntu. Chrome OS advantages and disadvantages: Chrome OS offers the same great USB device support as Ubuntu. On the downside, cloud printing and scanning are horrid on Chrome OS.

And the Winner Is... I've given it a lot of thought and after much deliberation, I've come to this final conclusion: Ubuntu destroys Chrome OS. Hypertext Transfer Protocol. The Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) is an application protocol for distributed, collaborative, hypermedia information systems.[1] HTTP is the foundation of data communication for the World Wide Web. The standards development of HTTP was coordinated by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), culminating in the publication of a series of Requests for Comments (RFCs), most notably RFC 2616 (June 1999), which defined HTTP/1.1, the version of HTTP most commonly used today. In June 2014, RFC 2616 was retired and HTTP/1.1 was redefined by RFCs 7230, 7231, 7232, 7233, 7234, and 7235.[2] HTTP/2 is currently in draft form. Technical overview[edit] URL beginning with the HTTP scheme and the WWW domain name label.

A web browser is an example of a user agent (UA). Other types of user agent include the indexing software used by search providers (web crawlers), voice browsers, mobile apps, and other software that accesses, consumes, or displays web content. Introduction to HTML.