Entries by Chris Castiglione

10 Fast Ways to Become a Better Writer

“Writing doesn’t just communicate ideas; it generates them. If you’re bad at writing and don’t like to do it, you’ll miss out on most of the ideas writing would have generated.” — Paul Graham The sun’s been down for hours and you are alone with a warm drink next to your laptop. You’re burning the […]

What is Javascript?

Key Takeaways JavaScript is a programming language. It’s one of the three front-end languages. JavaScript is responsible for the “behavior” of your Website. It’s how HTML elements and CSS style animate and move around on the page. There are many popular JavaScript frameworks (i.e., free code to help you succeed). Some of the popular JavaScript […]

5 Of The Best Blogging Platforms

Are you ready to kickoff your content marketing strategy, but confused about which platform to choose to start your blog? If so, then you’re in luck. In this post, we’re going to look at the pros and cons of each option. You will get a clearer idea of the best blogging platform for you. A […]

The Best Text Editors for Beginners

What text editor should I use? What is a text editor, and why does it matter which one I use? Text editors are programs that type simple text without the sort of formatting a word processor will so rudely slip in. No comic sans, no forced margins, no line breaks (I just tested this with a […]

What is iOS Development?

Key Takeaways Swift is the language used to make apps for iPhone, iPad, and Mac OSX (desktop) apps. Why Swift? Well, You don’t really have a choice. Apple decided that part for you. The rule is: if you want to make an iPhone app, and get it into the Apple Store, then you’re going to […]

What is Payment Processing?

Key Takeaways Payment processing allows you to accept payments online. Here are three options to get you started: Easy: Services like Gumroad or Shopify are easiest. They come with basic themes and customizations. Medium: The Stripe checkout button. You’ll need basic development skills, but in exchange, you can customize the experience a lot more. Advanced: […]

What is Responsive Design?

Key Takeaways Responsive design means writing code ONCE, and having the page look great EVERYWHERE. A great, responsive site should be able to adapt to various screen resolutions. It will look good on a desktop computer, iPhone, iPad, or any of the other devices that people carry around in their pockets. Your Assignment: Learn Responsive […]

50 Ways to Get a Job

Podcast episode also available on iTunes and Spotify. 50 Ways to Get a Job is a career book with fifty proven exercises you can use to find meaningful work. Last week I met with Dev Aujla to discuss his favorite takeaways from the book. One thing I have concluded after my chat with Dev: Resumes alone […]

What is WordPress?

Key Takeaways WordPress makes it easy to create websites. How easy? That depends on your skill level. At its core, WordPress is really just an easy way for you to make updates to your website. You can update text and images, and create new pages without touching a line of code. WordPress is actually two […]