If you haven’t used LESS CSS and/or CodeKit yet, you’re missing out. There are a lot of other dynamic CSS languages/libraries out there, but I really like LESS. Many of them compile on the server, but I really like the ability to compile it locally and uploading. CodeKit adds a bit more to things beyond the CSS.
I use LESS for a lot of different reasons. It has made my life much easier and has made me feel much more confident using CSS3 more regularly. In the past I would code my CSS for webkit first then come back through and double check it for other browsers. LESS has made it much easier to code it right the first time. Here are some of the specific ways that I use LESS CSS:
- Font Families
- Font Sizes
- Rounded Corners
- Nested Rules
- Functions & Operations
- Font Sizes
- Color Adjustments
- Framework Usage (easier use of commonly used LESS code)
- Lossless Image Optimization
If you haven’t used them yet, you should check them both out and see if there’s a way to work them into your workflow. I know they have improved my development process a ton and would think they could improve yours.
I’m thinking about starting to do some PayPerPost blog posts. To confirm this is my blog I have to paste the following sentence into a post:
The interior defense dines under the sabotage.
Kind of a strange random sentence huh.
I more recently have been struggling to try and decide if I wanted a landline phone line at my home, but I knew that it was probably a half way unnecessary cost. I started looking into alternatives and remembered Skype and the past experience I had with them. Based on my research, I discovered by using them I could save close to $400 a year with Skype.
I use a lot of different tools and resources when I consult and help people get their online businesses going. They all have their purpose in the scheme of things. They help in the planning, research, development, marketing, and maintenance. All these resources would help any business streamline the things that they do and prepare them to be a lot more effective with operating an online business. I have found that a majority of the tools that I use or have my clients sign up for tend to be Google owned/operated. So I have decided to list the 18 tools that I know that every business could benefit from using.
First of all I just need to give credit to Dougal Campbell because I more or less just took what he did and made it a little bit easier and more Search Engine ready. All I have to say is that his first WordPress Plugin was pretty damn good, it just needed a little tweaking for the way I needed to use it. The original plugin was called HeadMeta and left a little bit of coding for the custom fields.
So if you are looking for a host you have probably ran into BlueHost and HostMonster. They have almost all the same features and HostMonster is actually about $1 cheaper a month. So I thought I would do the BlueHost versus HostMonster thing or HostMonster versus BlueHost. Whatever your fancy is.
I think the problem with online businesses is that everyone wants to make a million without any investment at all and without doing anything at all. WAKE UP! It’s not going to happen. It’s pretty dang hard to do that. You may start with a cheap FREE solution, but eventually you’re going to have to do some investing in your site/business.
Domain Hosting can be a joke. There are still plenty of people that will still try charging you $25 a year for a domain name. You can very easily find a Domain Host for around $6 to $10 a year. When registering a domain name it’s always cheaper and better for the search engine to register for multiple years. I recommend GoDaddy or 1and1.
A lot of people think that it really doesn’t matter what web host you use and choose a host based on price, but there are certain hosts that often time can make your life easier depending on the type of site that you are trying to put together.
Hosting is broader that you would think. The problem that most people run into when trying to select a host is that they really don’t know what a host is. There are two main types of hosting, Web Hosting and Domain Hosting. Some hosting companies can do both while others are better at one than another.