Want to Boost Your Web Development Skills? Then Follow These 3 Easy Tips

Adam Trunnell, May 9, 2018

Here are some of the best tricks and tips of the trade straight from professional web developers.

Website development can be challenging. A great website can bring awareness to your brand and generate leads. A poorly designed website, on the other hand, can drive traffic away. Therefore, it is imperative to make sure that your website is developed with the user’s experience in mind. Unfortunately, there are many obstacles that can come up during development, which is why it is helpful to enlist the expertise of a company like JEMSU. Here are some of the best shortcuts, tricks, and tips from our web developers.

#1 Use Your Sandbox

A sandbox, an isolated computing environment, is a very helpful web development tool. In fact, it is one of the best tools that you have to help you keep things uncluttered. Using a sandbox, you can run a program without affecting the application in which it is running in. This makes your code much easier to debug if it does not work as you thought that it would. Use your sandbox to try new techniques, transitions and effects.

#2 Easily Clear Floating Elements

A float is a CSS positioning property. In web design, page elements that have the CSS float applied to them remain part of the flow of the web page. The floated lists element is often a source of frustration for many developers. Clearing the floated list and setting the right height can be a pain. To simply and easily adjust the height, just add two of the following CSS properties to any container within the list:

  • Block
  • Overflow
  • Hidden
  • Display

Once you do this, you will notice that the height attribute is automatically calculated.

#3 Utilize Web Inspectors

Web inspectors are among the most useful web development tools available. Safari and Chrome both allow you to preview changes live. Just right click on Inspect Element and all of the CSS will be shown in the inspection pane to the right. You can then easily add new elements or edit existing ones right here to see the effect of your chang

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