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Tech Stuff Web 101

Web Lingo 101: 4 Backend Dev Terms You Should Know

1. Domain Your domain is simply the primary URL that someone enters to find your website. For example, one of mine is rachelzampino.com But it doesn’t have to be a .com, it could be a .org, .net, .design, or tons of other possibilities. PRO TIP: You can own as many domains as you want, and […]

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Tech Stuff Web 101

Why I Learned Web Dev (and Why ALL Designers Should!)

Don’t get me wrong, I love design, and it’ll always be my main priority. But I’ve always had an interest in development too… Here are a few reasons why I got into development; and why you should consider doing so too! 1. Dev helps me rest my design brain. At the risk of sounding entitled…being […]

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Web 101

CSS Basics for Designers: 5 Terms to Learn

1. em Similar to the concept of vectors in the design world. An em is a relative unit of measurement. It is better than using pixels (px), because it adapts based on the screen’s size. Similar to the way that you can create a vector graphic and scale it up or down to whatever size […]

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Web 101

Web Lingo 101: 8 Web Terms You Should Know

Try using these words to better communicate with clients, coworkers, or a developer. They will think you really know your shit…because you do. 😎 1. Breadcrumbs Breadcrumbs are little sub-navigation links that are typically near the top of the page. Most commonly used in online stores to show which subcategory you’re currently in. Just like […]

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Web 101

Quick Type Spacing Tricks Using HTML

How often have you been working on your website, needing a 1/2 space or a 4x space, to position your type juuuust right? 🤔 Never? Yeah…that’s what I figured. But don’t rule it out! I’ve run into a few weird scenarios with specific fonts or layouts where I HAVE needed something to do exactly that. […]

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Chrome Troubleshooting Web 101

Having Weird Website Issues? Try Clearing Your Cache!

Literally THE first thing I recommend to my clients when they’re experiencing an oddball issue is to try clearing their cache. Probably about 8 times out of 10, it will fix the problem with almost no effort…and no pulling your hair out! This mainly applies to: issues with loading or formatting issues on a website […]

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Chrome Troubleshooting Web 101

How to Find Your Screen Resolution

Sometimes you need to know your exact screen resolution to be able to troubleshoot sizing issues on the web. Introducing one of my favorite, and easiest to use, tools on the web: whatismyresolution.com I find this comes EXTREMELY in handy when a client is telling me that they’re seeing something weird or awry on their […]

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Photoshop Web 101

Saving Images for Web Using Photoshop: 2 Methods

Method 1: Save for Web Using Photoshop’s “Save for Web” feature, you can easily save your images without ruining the quality like many other image compressors do. This method works best if you only need to save one image, or maybe up to five or so. Otherwise, you will want to use Method 2. Step […]