Category: Web Development Q&A

Weekly Web Developer Q&A (5/20/2016)

Subscribe to the Podcast [saf] It’s once again time for our weekly Q&A. If you sent me a question via email, Twitter, YouTube, Patreon, etc… check below. You may find your answer. Before, I get into the questions a BIG thank you to everyone supporting the show on Patreon. You are awesome and allow me to keep serving our community. I really appreciate it and I can tell you by the messages I receive on a daily basis that you’re helping change people’s lives. So, thank you! If you’re not a supporting listener and would like to become one, learn

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Weekly Web Developer Q&A (5/6/2016)

Subscribe to the Podcast [saf] If you sent me a question via email, Twitter, YouTube, etc this week… then look below because there’s a good chance I’m going to answer it. Crazy1985 via YouTube asked: “I am just going through the same thing and failed it, but I have learned that I need to learn more about specialising in something rather than being a Jack of all trades.“ Not 100% a question, but something I wanted to dive into. The single most important thing you can do to have more success as a freelancer is to stop being a “jack-of-all-trades”

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Weekly Web Developer Q&A (4/29/2016)

Subscribe to the Podcast [saf] If you sent me a question via email, Twitter, YouTube, etc this week… then look below because there’s a good chance I’m going to answer it. Jon via Patreon asked: “I have to say, after going through almost all of your videos that there aren’t many questions I have at this point of my own personal development. I guess the only thing I am curious about is what happens AFTER you win a freelance bid. How does working with a client remotely work, any tips on keeping them happy, how do you get paid, etc.“ First

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Weekly Web Developer Q&A (4/22/2016)

Subscribe to the Podcast [saf] If you sent me a question via email, Twitter, YouTube, etc this week… then look below because there’s a good chance I’m going to answer it. Knut via email asked: “I’m a student at a university in Romania. I study computer science and in about a month and a half i will have my final examination. The project I’m working on is a CMS for a website with stories about our town’s history. My question is, can you give me some advice about how should i proceed, like should i do it in plain php or

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JMS067: Using Flexbox to Build Mobile Responsive Web Designs

In Episode 67 of the John Morris Show you’ll learn how to use flexbox to build mobile responsive web designs, how to write job proposals on Upwork that win, the losing “WordPress is for suckers” mindset and more: Subscribe to the Podcast [saf] Here’s the line-up: Opening – 2:56 Tools Not Code – 8:36 WordPress Is For Suckers – 23:34 Flexbox Examples – 36:03 How to Write Job Proposals on Upwork – 52:03 Weekly Q&A – 1:10:26 Links mentioned in this episode: Using CSS flexible boxes CSS3 Flexible Box If you liked the show, give it a like and share with the

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JMS066: The New CSS Grid Layout, Niche Down to Niche Up and More

In Episode 66 of the John Morris Show: the new native browser support for CSS grid layouts, getting started with web development, niching down to niche up and more: Subscribe to the Podcast [saf] Here’s the line-up: Opening and Patreon [2:56] Native browser support for CSS grid layouts [10:14] Long-term thinking and patience [21:54] How to get started with web development [42:57] Niche down to niche up [1:01:25] Weekly Q&A [1:11:06] Links mentioned in this episode: CSS Grid – The Next Evolution of Web Layout The future of layout with CSS: Grid Layouts Grid by Example If you liked the show,

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JMS065: Why Mimic Donald Trump, Udemy’s Pricing Shake-up, Dominate Local Business Marketing and more

In this episode of the John Morris Show, why I think more developers should think like Donald Trump, Udemy’s new pricing bombshell, how to rake in clients from local businesses and more: Subscribe to the Podcast [saf] Here’s the line-up: Opening and warning [2:56] Udemy’s pricing bombshell [11:40] Why developers should mimic Donald Trump [28:43] How to create stunning business cards [50:52] Raking in clients from local businesses [1:02:34] Weekly Q&A [1:18:19] Links mentioned in this episode: Announcing Updates to Udemy Pricing and Promotions 50+ Best Free PSD Business Card Templates If you liked the show, give it a like and

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JMS064: Is Apple Wrong For Blocking the FBI? How I Make YouTube Thumbnails and More

In this episode of the John Morris Show, seven surprising Upwork proposal mistakes I see every day, Apple stands up to the FBI, how I make YouTube thumbnails and more: Subscribe to the Podcast [saf] Here’s the line-up: 7 surprising Upwork proposal mistakes I see every day [3:21] Apple standing up to FBI over encryption [18:20] How to win the mental game with Michael Phoenix [29:34] How I Create Catchy YouTube Thumbnails in Photoshop [45:30] Thinking of social media as branding [1:07:02] Weekly Q&A [1:18:59] Links mentioned in this episode: 7 surprising Upwork proposal mistakes LibreStock Flickr Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic Interactive

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JMS063: Where Do I Start With My PHP Application, Tax Tips For Freelancers and More

In this episode of the John Morris Show, I cover the process I used to build my PHP applications and avoid “blank page syndrome”, I reveal my tax tips for freelancers, the art of being persistent, changes in iTunes podcasting platform that affect you and more: Subscribe to the Podcast [saf] Here’s the line-up: Opening and my Freelancer.com rant [1:25] iTunes new podcasting platform and how it affects you [10:46] The secret to getting anything you want in life: be p________t [24:00] Where do I start with building my PHP applications [34:24] Tax tips for freelancers [51:32] Weekly Q&A [1:07:30] Links mentioned in this episode: What

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JMS062: How to Create a Mobile App Landing Page in Photoshop and More

In this episode of the John Morris Show, how to create a mobile app landing page in Photoshop, the future of web design hidden in the history of architecture, calling myself out and more: Subscribe to the Podcast [saf] Here’s the line-up: Opening and subscribe [1:25] The Future of Web Design in the History of Architecture [4:51] Calling myself out [18:28] Design a mobile app landing page [28:51] 5 powerful reasons to start saying no [45:21] Weekly Q&A [58:25] Links mentioned in this episode: The Future of Web Design is Hidden in the History of Architecture Design an App Landing Page

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JMS061: Unlock the da Vinci Code In Your Designs, Begging For Money, Be Negative and More

In this episode of the John Morris Show, unlocking the da Vinci code in your designs, begging for money, why you should be more negative and more: Subscribe to the Podcast [saf] Here’s the line-up: Opening and Getting Views on YouTube [1:25] The Genius of WordPress and Why It’s Doomed [15:53] Why You Should Be More Negative [32:11] How to Unlock the da Vinci Code In Your Designs [43:06] Begging For Money [54:18] Weekly Q&A [1:04:14] Links mentioned in this episode: The Genius of WordPress (and why it’s doomed) An Introduction to Static Site Generators History of the Golden Ratio Pearsonified’s Golden

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JMS060: How to Pick the Right Fonts, Don’t Be THAT Guy on Social, Bye Java and More

In this episode of the John Morris Show, how to pick the right fonts for your web design, bye-bye Java, 7 future web design trends, don’t be THAT guy on social when chasing clients, answering your questions and more: Subscribe to the Podcast [saf] Here’s the line-up: You never go full caveman (ever) [1:25] Bye-bye Java and 7 future web design trends [9:44] 19-year-old dude syndrome (don’t be THAT guy) [27:58] How to pick the right font for your web design [38:36] How to make prospective clients like you [50:34] Weekly Q&A [1:01:24] Links mentioned in this episode: Oracle says goodbye

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JMS059: The Sad State of Web Development and More

In this episode of the John Morris Show, how to deal with haters, the sad state of web development, how to meet new people and more: Subscribe to the Podcast [saf] Here’s the line-up: How to deal with haters [1:25] The Sad State of Web Development [12:50] How to Meet New People The Right Way [27:10] How to Use White Space In Your Designs [38:47] How to get back in the freelance groove after the holidays [52:45] Weekly Web Development Q&A [1:01:06] Links mentioned in this episode: The Sad State of Web Development Proposed new tag: IMG How to Meet

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JMS058: How to Pick the Best the Best Color Scheme For Your Website

In this episode of the John Morris Show, my big thank you to you, inside CES, how to overcome fear and be aggressive with your career, color theory and my process for picking a website’s colors and more: Subscribe to the Podcast [saf] Here’s the line-up: Thank you! Please listen to this [1:25] Insights for Web Developers From CES [13:54] Get Aggressive With Your Web Development Career [29:37] Pick the Best Color Scheme For Your Website [40:37] Advice for the Freelance Developer [54:56] Weekly Web Development Q&A [1:12:41] Links mentioned in this episode: 12-inch Samsung Galaxy TabPro S runs Windows

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JMS057: 4 Responsive Web Design Principles Every Web Developer Should Know

In this episode of the John Morris Show, I share the 4 responsive web design principles every web developer should know, CES, Oculus Rift, how I’m launching my wife’s freelancing career, answers to your questions and more: Subscribe to the Podcast [saf] Here’s the line-up: Dealing with depression during the holidays [00:47] CES, Oculus Rift and how it relates to web development [13:00] How to avoid being a “hard to work with” developer [22:26] Responsive design principles every web developer should know[31:09] How I’m launching my wife’s freelance career [44:19] Answers to your questions [59:02] Links mentioned in this episode:

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JMS056: Send Form Data Via Email, 2016 Web Design Trends, The Risk-Takers Mindset and More

In this episode of the John Morris Show I share the Web Design trends to watch in 2016, how to send form data via email, the risk-takers mindset and how to capitalize in a competitive industry and more. Subscribe to the Podcast [saf] Here’s the line-up: Before You Write Your New Years Resolutions [00:48] Web Design Trends to Watch in 2016[13:57] Risk-Takers Mindset and Capitalizing In a Competitive Industry [26:58] How to Send Form Data Via Email [31:30] 4 Trends That Will Disrupt the Way We Work by 2021 [40:54] Weekly WebDev Q&A [52:00] Links mentioned in this episode: The

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JMS055: 6 Common PHP Security Issues and Their Fixes And More

In this episode of the John Morris Show I share what web designers can learn from the Miss Universe gaffe, 6 common PHP security issues and their fixes, is it worth trying Upwork, answers to your questions and more: Subscribe to the Podcast [saf] Here’s the line-up: Why Web Development in 2015 Is Different [00:44] What Web Designers Can Learn From Miss Universe [9:58] A Winning Mindset For Web Developers [19:31] 6 Common PHP Security Issues and Their Fixes [25:20] Is It Really Worth Trying Upwork? [33:03] Weekly WebDev Q&A [40:14] Links mentioned in this episode: Corrected Miss Universe Winner Card Google’s Password-Free Login Experiment

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JMS054: PHP 7, MVC, Writing Your Upwork Bio, Weekly Q&A and More

In this episode of the John Morris Show we dive into the new features in PHP 7, using the MVC design pattern, writing your bio on Upwork to get more clients, our weekly Q&A and more: Here’s the line-up: Opening and Managing Negativity in the Web Developer Community [00:37] The New Features in PHP 7 [13:40] The Thinking Trap That Stops Most Developers From Being Successful [24:28] MVC: What You Need to Know [35:08] Writing Your Upwork Service Description [48:27] Weekly WebDev Q&A [1:03:34] Links mentioned in this episode: Head First Design Patterns The MVC Pattern and PHP MVC For

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JMS053: How to Use a Queue To Speedup PHP Processing Tasks

In this episode of the John Morris Show we cover: how to use a queue to speedup the processing of tasks in PHP, the advice an ex-Microsoft engineer has for developers, what this year’s holiday means for web developers, the little-talked-about secret to success on Upwork and answers to your questions: An Ex-Microsoft Engineer’s Advice to Programmers I would advise folks in software to do one thing, and that’s write. Learn how to write … It’s actually useful. You need to know how to express yourself. And it’s really tough for a lot of engineers to step up and do public speaking… Once

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[LIVE Q&A] Do you believe in the myth of the full stack developer?

In this week’s WebDev Q&A, I answer questions on: Do you believe in the myth of the full stack developer? How do I process checkboxes using PHP? How do I use PDO in my web pages? Watch below: Links mentioned in the video: Get the best price on Bluehost web hosting (affiliate) PHP Multiple Checkbox Array Handling How to Structure Database and Object Model How to Insert Form Data Into a MySQL Database Using PHP Let me help you publicize your blog Take my “How to Start a Blog” free tutorial Follow me on Periscope to ask questions live When

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[Periscope] How do I create a multilingual website using PHP?

In this week’s WebDev Q&A, I answer questions on: How do I create a multi-lingual website using PHP?  What about SEO is important to learn for developers? Who should I follow for SEO? How do you create a site key for hashing passwords in PHP? Watch below: Links mentioned in the video: Get the best price on Bluehost web hosting (affiliate) How to Add PHP Multilingual Support to a Website With I18n Freelancing Tips Playlist 10 Questions You Must Answer Before a Client Says Yes MD5, SHA-1 or BCRYPT For Hashing and Storing Passwords With PHP? Let me help you publicize your

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[Periscope] Do I Need to Learn WordPress?

In this week’s WebDev Q&A, I answer questions on: What text editor do you use? Why? Can I make my whole living as a web developer? Where’s the source code? Do I need to learn how to use a CMS, like WordPress? What’s the right learning path to take? Watch below: Links mentioned in the video: WordPress Theme Development With Bootstrap (affiliate) 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 this video, please consider sharing it with another developer or

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[Periscope] What WordPress Development Tutorial Should I Invest In?

In this week’s WebDev Q&A, I answer questions on: What WordPress development tutorial you should invest in? The key to continually getting freelance clients Sending emails with PHP’s built-in mail() function Watch below: Links mentioned in the video: Pippin’s Plugins WordPress Development Tutorials iThemes WordPress Training WordPress Theme Development With Bootstrap (affiliate) 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 this video, please consider sharing it with another developer or group who could benefit from it.

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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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[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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[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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