What is Timeboxing?

Timeboxing is a goal-based strategy that people use to increase productivity and reduce the time spent plotting how to get the work done.   The concept is simple. You put a time limit on tasks, meeting agenda points, investigation time, anything, so you or the team stays focused on the common end goal and the precious […]

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What is Responsive Web Design?

Responsive design is the process of building a website that will automatically adjust to the screen size of any device.  Early Design When the internet first went public in 1993, computers were the only devices rendering websites. Desktop screens were typically 800px or 1024px wide. As a result, developers created websites for just two sizes, […]

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Semantic HTML: A11y Series – 4

What is semantic HTML? Semantic HTML forms the building blocks of the web. They are the correct ingredients to make a cake. It’s the difference between putting 4 cups of flour into a bowl or putting flour, butter, sugar, and eggs into a bowl. One of those makes a cake (or in our case, a […]

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Alt text with Images – A11y Series 3

What is alt text? Alternative text, more commonly known as alt text, is the text that users will hear if they are unable to view an image – an alternative option. Alt text is a short, written description of an image, which fully describes the image when the image cannot be viewed. Alt text is […]

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Colour & Accessible Websites – A11y series 2

What does it mean to be colour blind? Colour vision deficiency, more commonly known as colour blindness, causes difficulty identifying and distinguishing between certain colours. This is usually genetic and is present from birth. However, it can appear later in life due to other health conditions, medication side effects, or exposure to certain chemicals. Many […]

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Accessibility in Code – A11y Series 1

Why is accessibility so important? When we’re writing code, who do we write that code for? Ourselves? Other developers? Future employers? No. We write code to build websites for other people, which means that we write code for our users. So why would we build websites that 20% of our users can’t use or view […]

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What are Python Modules?

In short Python Modules are just files with Python code. Python modules refer to files with the ‘.py’ extension that contain: Python statements Python classes Python definitions (functions) Data in any form acceptable to python, eg(lists, dicts, objects, arrays) Usually, modules would be grouped in packages that can be installed in your local development environment, after […]

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What is Asynchronous Javascript?

Asynchronous JavaScript is best described as being able to multitask while running one program and working on another. In other words, if your program is running a particularly long task, asynchronous coding allows you to work on other tasks while that code is running.  Code Institute graduate Guillermo Brachetta explains Asynchronous JavaScript with some intriguing […]

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Relational Databases

Databases, in combination with a Database Management System (DBMS), allow persistent storage, easy administration, and safe manipulation of information and are therefore among the most important computer applications. Data in a database is structured according to one of the multiple sets of rules. Proposed in 1970 by E.F. Codd, the relational data model is the […]

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Python Cheat Sheet

Python is one of the most popular programming languages. It currently takes first place both in the Tiobe index and the PYPL index and has been named Language of the Year in 2007, 2010, 2018, 2020, and 2021. This popularity stems both from Python’s versatility and ease of use. Python can be used for Web […]

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