Will Bontrager has been programming since mid-1980's. His programming has been exclusively for website, internet servers, and software related to websites since 1997 — a couple decades.
This book is for you. It contains 52 technical tips and information, bite-sized for easy comprehension — written by someone with nearly 2 decades of experience writing software for websites.
Be the person who seems to always have instant answers when others have tech questions. Learn one technique every week for a year. Or one a day for 7½ weeks.
A sample of the technical tips and information (Techbits) in this book include:
• Automatic scrolling to the bottom of a div.
• Working with the Ajax same-origin policy — must-know if you'll be using Ajax.
• How to prevent form submission — for demos, illustrations, and other reasons you may have.
A Techbit is a short write-up of a skill or technique you are likely to need for your website — information, how-to, or preventive measure related to website operation, web page design, content formatting, or web page features such as forms and responsiveness.
Here are more Techbits found in the book:
• Three ways to set a cookie — when one method isn't feasible, another is likely to be.
• A link to launch an email app — so they don't have to use a form to write to you or to recommend your website.
Because copying code from electronic books can be difficult, web pages with easy-to-copy code have been created for buyers of 52 Good-to-Know Techbits. Also web pages with demonstrations mentioned in the book. And, 52+ additional tips presented in videos. The Appendix has more information.
There are 4 categories of Techbits:
-1- Presenting Your Content — Techbits offering various approaches to presenting, formatting, making responsive, shaping, and getting attention — related to content on a web page. There may be some techniques here you have no idea could be done.
-2- Production Tools and Timesavers — Techbits with methods and tools to save time and frustration. Plus information website developers really must have at hand.
-3- Website Management — Techbits with information and code addressing cookies, www and non-www domain URLs, secure sites, a content theft prevention method, and other techniques it's good for website owners to be aware of.
-4- Create, Enhance, and Manage Forms — Techbits describing different actions that can be done with forms. These are techniques to make your forms more efficient, more effective, more responsive, or more profitable.
If you develop or maintain websites, 52 Good-to-Know Techbits is an absolute must.
Buy it now. I'm virtually certain you'll be glad you did.