Improving your skills as a programmer

Being a website programmer can be a fun job. Often the job changes day by day and you will be faced with new challenges. As technology improves and advances, there will be new programming techniques that come out that will make certain jobs easier, more secure or just offer new functionality. As a programmer you need to stay in the loop of the world of the web to ensure that you know how to implement these new coding techniques. The best way to do this is to follow a number of sites that release information about programming and to attend meet ups that are often run by software of social media companies. Coding is a vital part of running a successful website and testing is key. Whenever you add any...
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Designing a beautiful website

When having a website created you need to consider not only functionality but how it will look on the screen (or in fact a number of different types of screen). Some things to consider are colour ways, positioning of logo and strap line, positioning of the main navigation and how it will function, photos and call to actions. Knowing what works on a website can be hard for the inexperienced but if you work with a design agency or web designer then they will be able to advise you what works and from their experience what doesn’t. Most design agencies will give you a number of visuals that you can look through and make a decision as to which one you like. You should also be able to combine a...
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Converting traffic

If you have a website you will probably be well aware of the importance of getting traffic to your website. There is no point in having a great looking and functioning website if you cannot get anyone to visit it. This is where web marketing comes in. There are a number of ways in which you can improve the presence of the website on the search engines. Web marketing is often outsourced to a third party or looked after by a dedicated department within the company. Once you have traffic to your site you need to then convert it in to sales. It may be that you have an ecommerce website so people will actually complete the sale on your site, or you may want the site to gain you...
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Looking for a job as a computer programmer

The job of a computer programmer can be fantastic. You may have the excitement of new tasks on a daily or weekly basis, can see the work you have created and how it is assisting other businesses to grow and will most likely be on a decent wage. When looking for work as a computer programmer you can of course go self-employed, but if you want a bit more certainty, then you may opt for an employed job. When looking for a computer programmer job to apply for it is important that you find a bit out about the company. It may be that you want to be able to have flexibility in the programming and use new and exciting methods. Some companies will have very strict policies on how...
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Updating your website code

If your website was built over twelve months ago then it may be worth having some of the code updated. There are new techniques coming out every day when it comes to coding and often these new techniques are more secure as well as improve page loading times etc. If you use a content management system such as WordPress you can quite easily update it through the admin panel, but be sure to take a full back of the site prior to doing this. Even if you update the content management system, you may still need to update other parts of the code that are not changed during the WordPress. Some code and site updates may cause other issues within your website, for this reason you should be sure to...
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