How to improve your chances on a Website Development job bid?

Was asked to contribute this to a LinkedIn article today —
Besides coding/CMS skills, learn/know these 3 things:

  • Speed: learn how to develop crazy fast pages — especially for mobile. Use a service like webpagetest.org to track the waterfalls of page loading (html, scripts, images, etc.) Use a CDN also! Use as many static loading pages (straight up .html with scripts, if any, loaded on the server-side) as possible!
  • Accessibility – use WebAIM, JAWS, and Lynx to check usability for vision, typing/mousing limitations, etc.
    For example, i saw a mobile form yesterday where one had to tap arrows, “<” and “>” way to many times to select a date. Could not type in the date, only tap/scroll it. That’s really bad for those with touch/mouse limits and bad for speed of entry too. When you make the site more accessible it helps with Speed too!
  • Security – better be using a WAF like WordFence, etc. where you tune each and every setting!

    Questions? Comment below please! 🙂

Featured Image Credit: https://foto.wuestenigel.com/woman-talking-on-her-mobile-phone-on-outdoor/ (CC by SA license)

4 life quadrants of combined Significance + Importance?

Minor yet significant? Yes! Minor and insignificant do not have to be synonyms.

Major yet mostly insignificant? Maybe. What if I just need to know it’s something I can not change? Then can mental and emotional peace/serenity start to come?

Major and significant? Of course. What’s your first thought? Is that combination good or bad? Or both?

Stay tuned for the rest of this post… 🙂

What’s using up your Google account/Gmail space?

Running out of space in your free 15 GB (gigabytes)?
Here’s how to free some space up!
NOTE: these steps work the best on a laptop or larger screen!

1st, look at a breakdown @ https://one.google.com/storage of the 3 main areas — Gmail, Google Drive, and Google Photos — that add up to your total of 15 GB (same thing as 15,000 mb(megabytes) ).

2nd, go to their Storage Manager @ one.google.com/storage/management Then go through each section they have and delete or backup download first the ones you can afford to get rid of. NOTE: It gives you a small sampling of your very largest files. (Not all of them. For a more complete list of your large files/emails, keep on reading.)

3rd, double check Google Drive by looking at their longer list of largest files @ drive.google.com/drive/quota Don’t need some of them? Right-click and delete them. (Or download and save to your local computer’s/phone’s backup drive/memory card first — before deleting them.)

4th, double check Gmail (or get a more complete list of large emails) — by searching for example “larger:10mb”.
Type that in the search box at the top of your regular Gmail view @ https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inbox
If you want bigger emails then adjust it to say “larger:100mb” for example, or whatever # in megabytes that you want to see. It looks like this:

Delete any you don’t need. Or open the email and scroll down and Download the attachment/file to your drive.
Then trash delete it!
P.S. need to limit the search to just 1 folder?
Add it’s name, for example the Sent folder like this — “larger:10mb in:Sent”.

5th, see even more of your largest Photos (ones that you do not show in the Storage Manager (that we talked about in step 2)) by going to … stay tuned; will finish this part soon! 🙂


I learned about Google Storage Manager first from https://gadgetstouse.com/blog/2021/08/16/delete-large-files-in-google-photos-drive-and-gmail/
Google’s Tips https://support.google.com/googleone/answer/9776477

YouTube #focus?

Problem: Too often distracted by YouTube.com’s suggestions??? (or it’s mobile website at m.youtube.com??? 🙁

Solution? Load the /feed link as in youtube.com/feed which is blank by default.

Boom! No distracting suggestions! Just an empty search box up top to search by! Nothing else!

“Living Room Concert For America”

They’re accustomed to performing in front of thousands in packed arenas from city to city. But on Sunday, some of the world’s most popular musicians will perform in a new setting:

Their living rooms.

Elton John will host the concert with performances by Mariah Carey, Billie Eilish, Alicia Keys, Tim McGraw and Billie Joe Armstrong. The benefit concert is being dubbed as “Living Room Concert For America.”

The musicians are being forced away from touring as arenas and stadiums worldwide are being closed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

The benefit concert will air Sunday at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT live on FOX. The concert will benefit Feeding America and First Responders Children’s Foundation.

Source: fox13now.com

Very nice; thought I would share this good cause.

P.S. Earlier today and last night was started a very special fasting from food for today and a day of prayer.  If you missed it please do see the very special message @ https://newsroom.churchofjesuschrist.org/article/president-nelson-fast-pray-relief-covid-19

inspiration/good thoughts

Creating is more about discovering than it is about inventing.  I would say it is almost impossible that others somewhere somehow have not thought of the same good idea. That is the nature of goodness.  That is the nature of light and inspiration.  #ibelieve