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Getting Started with Github and Git. A Guide to Shed the Fear

April 5, 2015 in category Web Development General tagged as , , , ,

If you are a developer , you need to learn how to use Git and GitHub. It’s a must.

Let me make a confession: I was reluctant to learn it too. Don’t ask me why. But I had to do it and I did it in a hurry. Not the best way. So, if you don’t know how to use Git and GitHub, let’s do it now, without pressure.

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WordPress Hooks, Actions and Filters. A Basic Introduction.

March 2, 2015 in category WordPress tagged as , ,

If you are getting into WordPress development, you have probably heard of hooks, actions, and filters, but do you really know what they are?

If you don’t, keep reading. In this post I aim to make a basic introduction to hooks, to help you better understand those fundamental elements in WordPress development.

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box-sizing: border-box — A More Intuitive Way of Sizing The Box Model

February 1, 2015 in category HTML & CSS tagged as , , ,

As you already know, the box model in CSS adds the padding, border and margin dimensions to the dimension of the box, expanding it. Meaning, the width of an element only refers to the width of the content area. This, besides being a little counter-intuitive, can be a problem when yo try to create a fluid layout.

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$_SERVER[‘DOCUMENT_ROOT’], Paths, and dirname(__FILE__)

January 26, 2015 in category PHP & MySQL tagged as

PHP failed to include file: File Not Found ”. Sounds familiar? Many times, this error occurs not because the file doesn’t exist but because it has been referenced in a wrong way.

How to correctly reference a file is an important yet sometimes overlooked subject in PHP (and any other programming language) that tends to confuse many beginner developers.

So, let me try to make things a little clearer.
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10 Techniques I Use to Have My Creativity Juices Flowing

January 21, 2015 in category Thinking Out Loud tagged as ,

Losing your inspiration is always frustrating, but when you have to think for a living it’s a big problem.

The ideas don’t come to your mind,  you lose your ability to solve problems, you feel stuck, and you lose productivity, focus and motivation, what drives you into a state of laziness and permanent blah mood.

You know the feeling — We all have been there. And I’m pretty sure you hate is as much as I do.

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GTD and Evernote: The Perfect Match

January 2, 2015 in category Freelancing - Productivity tagged as ,

I have organization issues. I admit it. I have sticky notes all over my desk and its surroundings, my computer folders are messy and full of documents of all sorts that I don’t even remember I have or can’t find when I need them, in my calendar there are notes about everything except what should be there… You can get the idea. And this is affecting my productivity. So, I have to find a solution.

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