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How to Send Mail Using PHP

In this PHP tutorial, you’ll learn how to send mail using PHP. Watch the tutorial below: Links mentioned in the video: How to Start a Blog in Less Than 15 Minutes Let me help publicize your blog My web developer resources page with more code snippets. Get the source code for this video as a supporting listener of the John Morris Show on Patreon If you get value from this code snippet, please consider sharing it with another developer or group who could benefit from it.

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Why I’m Joining YouTube Red

There’s been plenty of wailing and gnashing of teeth surrounding YouTube’s announcement of it’s new “Red” membership. And while there are plenty of good points being made, I’ll be joining YouTube Red as soon as it’s available (and think you should too). Here’s why: 1. The Nay-Sayers Actually Have No Idea (Even If They’re Right) You’ll find plenty of people already predicting YouTube Red’s demise, or how it’ll be bad for Creators or how it’s all about making money… and on and on. And, it hasn’t even launched yet! Truth is, nobody (not even Google) knows how this is going

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[Periscope] How to Search a Forum With MySQL and PHP

In this week’s WebDev Q&A, I answer questions on: Is it a good idea to self teach myself and still pursue a career in web development? Which front-end framework should I start with? How do I create a good search for my forum with PHP and MySQL? I don’t know where to start with web development! I want to learn how to get new clients, Watch below: Links mentioned in the video: Let me help you publicize your blog Take my “How to Start a Blog” free tutorial Follow me on Periscope to ask questions live If you get value from

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How to Parse XML With SimpleXML and PHP

In this PHP tutorial, you’ll learn how to parse XML using SimpleXML and PHP. Watch the tutorial below: Links mentioned in the video: How to Start a Blog in Less Than 15 Minutes Let me help publicize your blog My web developer resources page with more code snippets. Get the source code for this video as a supporting listener of the John Morris Show on Patreon If you get value from this code snippet, please consider sharing it with another developer or group who could benefit from it.

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What To Do When You Run Out of Blog Post Ideas

You’ve likely heard me harp on the importance of content for your online business; whether your selling information products, providing a service or shipping physical products. If you haven’t started your blog and aren’t producing content regularly, you basically don’t exist online. But most bloggers are in a  constant fight to consistently come up blog post ideas. Well, instead of racking your brain every week (or day) trying to figure out what you’re going to write about, use these tips to ensure you always have fresh ideas for relevant content that will impact your audience. 1. Create an Editorial Calendar This is

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[Periscope] How to Learn Object-Oriented Programming in PHP

In this week’s WebDev Q&A, I answer questions on: There is so much to learn and it’s changing all the time, how do I know where to focus and what to choose to pursue? How do I learn object-oriented programming? How can one tell if I am good enough? I’ve learned HTML and CSS, how do I make the transition into learn PHP, MySQL and Javascript? I’m learning how to work with databases, what all do I need to learn? Watch below: Links mentioned in the video: Let me help you publicize your blog Take my “How to Start a

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How to Start a Blog In 15 Minutes Or Less

As a freelance web developer or designer (or any online business owner really), you need to be consistently creating content on  your blog. Why? Blog content is how you get your name out there and get the attention of potential clients. It’s how you show those potential clients you know what you’re doing. And, it’s how you get potential clients to trust you enough in advance to hire you. Every single one of my clients has come as a result of the content I produce on my blog. In fact, my entire business is driven by my blog content. Without it, I’d

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How to Create a Zebra Striped Table With Odd Even Row Colors Using PHP

In this PHP tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a zebra striped table by adding odd and even classes in a loop using PHP. Watch the tutorial below: Links mentioned in the video: Link to the Complete Web Developer Course with discount. My web developer resources page with more code snippets. Here’s the code I used in the video: Get the source code for this video as a supporting listener of The John Morris Show on Patreon If you get value from this code snippet, please consider sharing it with another developer or group who could benefit from it.

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[Periscope] Tuesday Web Development Q&A: PHP Frameworks, Getting Clients, Confidence, Am I Too Old and More?

In this week’s WebDev Q&A, I answer questions on: Using PHP frameworks (should you or shouldn’t you) How to get freelance clients Building your confidence as a web developer What age is too old to become a web developer And more Watch below: If you get value from this video, please consider sharing it with another developer or group who could benefit from it.

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Add Active Navigation Class to Menu Item Based on URL Using jQuery

In this jQuery tutorial, you’ll learn how to add an active class to a menu item based on the page URL using jQuery… so you can highlight that menu item. You’ll learn: how use the jQuery addClass() method how to get the current page’s URL path in JavaScript how to split a URL in an array of parts how to use the JavaScript pop() method how to target an element based the value of a specified attributed using jQuery Watch the tutorial below: Links mentioned in the video: Link to the Complete Web Developer Course with discount. My web developer

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Set DIV Height to 100% of Its Parent Using jQuery

In this jQuery tutorial, you’ll learn how to set the height of a DIV to 100% of its parent. You’ll learn: how to set variables and target selectors how to get and set div height using height() how to target multiple selectors at once Watch the tutorial below: Links mentioned in the video: Link to the AJAX course mentioned My web developer resources page with more code snippets Here’s the code I used in the video: If you get value from this code snippet, please consider sharing it with another developer or group who could benefit from it.

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jQuery Tutorial: How to Build a jQuery Accordion

In this jQuery tutorial, you’ll learn how to build a jQuery accordion. You’ll learn: how to slideUp() and slideDown() different elements how to use relative selectors to target elements in jQuery how to use the click event to trigger functionality on click Watch the tutorial below: Links mentioned in the video: Link to the AJAX course mentioned My web developer resources page with more code snippets Here’s the code I used in the video: If you get value from this code snippet, please consider sharing it with another developer or group who could benefit from it.

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Responsive Web Design: Building a Responsive Menu

In this responsive web design tutorial, you’ll learn how to build a responsive menu. You’ll learn: how to target different breakpoints with media queries how to write the CSS to “flip” the menu from vertical to horizontal view at those breakpoints how to use jQuery to create a responsive navigation icon that toggles the mobile menu Watch the tutorial below: Links mentioned in the video: Discount link to Rob’s Complete Web Developer Course My review of the the Complete Web Developer Course My web developer resources page with more code snippets Here’s the code I used in the video: If

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Why Can’t I Get Work at Upwork But Others Can?

It boils down to how freelance sites work. They are designed to surface the best freelancers on their platforms. That doesn’t meant you’re not good if you’re struggling to get any traction. It means if you’re new to Upwork you’re at a big disadvantage. But, it’s also not hopeless. With the strategy I’m about to show you, you can quickly gain momentum and rise to the top where getting work is a whole lot easier. Think of this like an “Upwork Fast-Start Guide”. The benefit of following this formula is you virtually eliminate the advantage veteran Upwork developers have so you can:

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jQuery Tutorial: Submit a Form and Post Data Using jQuery and AJAX

In this jQuery tutorial, you’ll learn how to submit a form, post the data and format the response using jQuery and AJAX: Here’s the code I used in the video: Index.php Process.php If you enjoyed this tutorial and want to keep learning, check out my free tutorial site here: https://johnsfreetuts.com

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Build a Grid Layout For WordPress Using WP_Query

Here’s how to build a grid layout for WordPress via shortcodes and WP_Query: A lot of WordPress developers immediately rush to query_posts in order to create custom loops. But, query_posts is meant for altering the main loop of a WordPress page/post (actually, it’s not even recommended for that anymore). Using get_posts() is okay… but, if you want that real WordPress flavor using WP_Query is the way to go. In the video above, I show you how to use WP_Query to create a custom loop inside WordPress in order to build a Pinterest-style grid layout. Here’s the code I used in

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Pure HTML and CSS Dropdown Menu

Here’s how to create a pure HTML and CSS dropdown menu: Here’s the code I used in the video: If you get value from this code snippet, please consider sharing it with another developer or group who could benefit from it.

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The Truth About the The Complete iOS 9 and Swift Course by Rob Percival

This is my review of Rob Percival’s Complete iOS9 and Swift course on Udemy. I’m writing this review because it’s a very popular course on Udemy and a topic I know my audience is interested in… so I want to help you decide if it’s the right course for you. Here’s my review of the course: Overview The Complete iOS9 and Swift course is meant to be an in-depth treatment of building iOS apps using Swift. In the course you’ll learn the following topics: XCode and Interface Builder Inputs, Buttons, and Reactive Interfaces Apple’s New Programming Language: Swift Variables, Arrays, Tables, and

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Top 10 Web Development Courses on Udemy

This is my list of the top 10 web development courses on Udemy. My reviews are based on my experience with the course and my 10+ years experience as a web developer. I am an affiliate for Udemy, so if you choose to purchase a course using my discount links below I will (at no cost to you) earn a small commission. But, my reviews are based purely on my objective opinion of the courses. So, here’s my top 10: 1. Complete Web Developer Course – Build 14 Websites This is #1 because it’s the most comprehensive web development course

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