All posts tagged #web-development

How to prevent image hotlinking

Well, the technical part is pretty easy – and just a quick Google search away. There are even online tools that give you the code you need. The fun part is – what data do you send to the perpetrators. Now, it doesn’t seem like you can really do much harm. Yes, the obvious thing to do is to show an image...

Custom PayPal button with Font Awesome

I was checking my visitor stats the other day and noticed that at least one visitor got to my Simple Sharing Buttons Generator site while searching for a way to create a PayPal button using Font Awesome. The person may not read this article, but hopefully someone else will find this little walkthrough useful. Let...

Seting Up Multiple Flask Apps

"How do I set up a website that runs mainly on Python and the Flask framework and consists of several unrelated Flask apps?"

Make your own social media sharing buttons

So you just finished your very first web app and you’d like to let other people share it on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest or any other social network they use. This is really easy to do — most social media websites provide a code you can put on your website that takes care of everything for you. But you might be concerned about performance — typically...

Make your own “About Me” page, part I: Introduction to web fonts

Did you know that the <font> tag — a HTML tag that lets you change the style and color of the fonts on your page (and that is no longer supported in HTML5) — was introduced into HTML in 1995? That’s two years after the first version of HTML was standardized. And it wasn’t until 1996 that you could customize fonts with CSS. Follow tutorial...

Make your own web mashup

There are two major ways of consuming content on the web: you either use your browser to visit a website or you can directly “talk” to the site and ask for specific information using something called API (application programming interfaces). The second method lets you create websites that talk to other websites and combine the information they receive to create a mashup. Follow tutorial with Thimble