Blogs about other things related to webdevelopment that do not fit in on of the other categories

How to create a good design as a developer

Posted in Development on October 8, 2018

I’m a developer, not a designer. But my customers expect the web applications, online platforms, websites and administrative panels I build for them to look at least ‘fine’. For big projects I usually work together with real designers, but in smaller projects there isn’t always a design budget. Still our applications should look nice and our customers should be happy to work with them.

In this post, I will describe the design guidelines I use for the most important aspects of a layout: grid, fonts, margins and colors. Then I will apply them to an app that was recently developed by my colleague.

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New project in Bitbucket and Source Tree

Posted in Development on December 2, 2014

Source Tree is the free desktop interface for Bitbucket. No more complex command line commands that no one can remember. In this blog we will explain how to setup a remote repository in Bitbucket and clone that into your local Source Tree app.

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Web application development using Laravel

Posted in Development on November 12, 2014

We love to build websites, webshops and web applications using Laravel. The framework handles all the features that are common between applications, so we can focus on what’s important: the application itself. There are many aspects related to web application development using Laravel and here, we provide an overview of posts we wrote on this subject.

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Using Git in team development (part 2)

Posted in Development on September 17, 2014

The second part about collaboration using the version control system Git. Here we discuss the heart of this collaboration with the Git commands push and pull. Because the major CMS systems around (e.g., WordPress, Drupal, Joomla) work with databases to save your sites configuration it is also important to sync your database between the developers, and more importantly, between the local development environments and the staging and live environments.

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An introduction to regular expressions

Posted in Development on January 7, 2014

Regular expressions are used in almost every programming language. You find them in many types of applications and are also known as regex or regexp. These powerful expressions may seems very complex, but luckily they have a clear structure. Once you understand how to read and write a regular expression, you are likely to keep using them in your code. This blog post described the very basics of regular expressions to get you started.

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