Studying web development in college, we used to argue over which was better way to install WordPress on our local computer. WAMP and XAMP were at the time the more popular options at the time. Sometimes using these servers can cause a lot of pain and heartache for hours trying to everything to work. Now I have come across AMPPS as the best solution installing a local server for either testing out WordPress developments or other CMS for music, gaming, social networking or e-commerce.
Click here to download AMPPS.
Using AMPPPS is straight forward one click install for everything.
However some tricky problems may arise. It possible to get error while you are trying to run Apache such as:
Apache port 80: is being used by another application.
First option is to panic, second option use try workout what other process or service is using the same port as Apache. Use to the command prompt to see what is the PID of the program that using the same port.
C:\> netstat -aon
It is still possible that you cannot find the source of the problem. It is possible that if you are using Windows that you may have installed Internet Information Services(IIS), which is a curse and a blessing at times. To solve this, we have to go to our control panel, find the administrative tools(which can be a little hidden if you are using Vista), then open IIS Manager. Select “HTTP Response Headers” and then press stop.
While AMPPS can have some problems in its installation, it is such a joy to use with the freedom just click and install new software toys to play with.
I do not know to express how much this made me happy today. Having a favicon that responsive for all mobile and desktop devices probably should not give me this much of a kick, but it does. Tomorrow Google will start punishing websites that arent not responsive to mobile devices by pushing them drastically down the Google rank. Having a favicon that is ready for different devices, with different pixel sizes, is just one more responsive trick one can do to stay one step ahead of the game. Just another reason why you SEO advisor should be a web developer.
But why have a favicon in the first place? As my sister puts it, a favicon just gives your website that extra little professional polish that it needs to stand out in the global market. One many reasons why your small or medium sized business should be using WordPress as its custom management system(CMS) is that it is easy to install plugins to do all these repetitive tasks for you. Setting up responsive favicons is easy, but boring to do and take up an entire day. But with Real Favicon Generator the task is done with in minutes.
Real Favicon Generator prepares your favicon for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, Samsung, iPad and more.
Just go to Appearance in the admin menu and select Favicon. Select and upload your image, which should be larger than 266px in width and height. Double check that it works, and all done.
After spending sometime talking to peers in the web industry, I deduced that HTML5, CSS3, Bootstrap and AngularJS are the current industry standard for web design. At this day of age, responsive web design that is easily viewable by desktops, mobile and tablets is a must. WordPress is still the CMS of choice for most small to medium businesses.
After spending time planning carefully what I wanted, I built a website to promote professional skills. There were bumps along the way, but it is all a part of the learning experience. Even though this website only took me three hours to get up and running smoothly, each hour took a day to plan ahead. Planning is the longest and most essential part of good web project management.
Now I am ready to take on new clients, business opportunities and adventures. Confident knowing that I can take the web head on.
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