Tips for Web Developers to boost their skills

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Developers from Web India Solutions share some tips that are proven to help you boost your skills in website development. We believe that there are no substitutes to experience but a clear knowledge in the field and constant practice can help you grow in this field at a faster pace. Our team of developers have always kept themselves well versed with the latest technologies in the field. Our developers are people who are looped in the codes and master the attributes in computing.

Let’s get to what our developers have to share:

Clear the Lists

Clearing the lists is part of the routine for most developers. But sometimes even the most experienced developers will get caught out though. Thus there is a simple solution, Just add the given CSS code to any list containing floating elements.
display: block; overflow: hidden;
This code automatically calculates the height attributes and thus fixes the issue.

SandBox
If a developer want to do a sandbox project or want to experiment CSS effects or new kinds of transition, and gets stuck in a situation where some code is not working as expected. Then keeping experimentation uncluttered by outside influences makes the code much easier to debug.

Web Inspectors
Developers can now preview CSS changes live on chrome and safari. Right click on any element and then choose ‘Inspect Element’. All the CSS elements will be shown in the inspection pane, you can add or edit elements and see the changes.
The web inspector can be enabled from menu bar (Preferences – Advanced – Show Develop menu).

Firebug
When it comes to testing your site for little CSS problems in multiple screen sizes (responsive site testing), the best solution put forward by most developers is the Firefox Developers Toolbar.
Firebug has the provision to display multiple screen sizes in one browser tab, this means you will never have to adjust your browser’s width to check your site perfection again.

Single Responsibility Principle
Every object on your code should have one function. It’s not advisable to pull all styles onto a .button class.

GitLab
While working on a huge project which needs robust versioning system, you can use GitLab. It is completely open source and free to set up on your own servers. The biggest advantage is that your code is backed up each time you use it.

Comment your codes
Developers who work in teams always give importance to commenting their codes. Commenting your codes, naming your layers and organizing your PSDs may consume a bit more time but this helps understand what things are and how they work.

White spaces
Shrinking down the white space and function names of your java script and CSS code will greatly reduce your page loading time.

Responsive site
Media queries are the backbone of building responsive websites. They match the media type (Screen size) of your device and display the CSS you have declared.
The code below is for screen resolution at 1200 px and applies red colour to the text body and for screen resolution less than 1200 px it will display black text body.
body { text-color:#000000; }@media only screen and (min-width:1200px) {body { text-color:#FF0000; }}
Experienced developers know that this can get difficult when you move on. To solve this issue, use the CSS framework like Amazium. This replaces the media queries with semantic classes.

Turn Off
Responsive sites means the user doesn’t have to double tap and zoom anything on your site, as all your content should be visible. Thus for responsive sites you need to disable user zooming and scaling.
<meta name=”viewport” content=”width=device-width, initial-scale=1, maximum-scale=1″ />

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