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A Beginner’s Journey to Launching a Website

In September 2018, I was just a few months into my journey of learning web development. As I'm sure is the case with many new developers, it was a big task for me to learn not only the basic skills required, but also keeping current with the fast-moving industry. Just as I was getting to the level where it felt as though I could build a simple website, I started to realize that it was only the first step.

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CSS-Tricks on Flywheel

I first heard of Flywheel through their product Local, which is a native app for working on WordPress sites. If you ask around for what people use for that kind of work, you'll get all sorts of answers, but an awful lot of very strong recommendations for Local. I've become one of them! We ultimately did a sponsored post for Local, but that's based on the fact that now 100% of my local WordPress development work is done using … Read article

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It's always fun to watch developers discover Netlify for the first time. It's so easy. One way to do it is to just literally drag and drop a folder onto them and it will be online. Even better, connect a Git repo to a Netlify site and tell it what branch you want to watch, then any commits to that branch will automatically go live, even running your site's build as it does it. I heard one developer say, "It's Read article

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Helping a Beginner Understand Getting a Website Live

I got a great email from a fellow named Josh Long the other day. He is, in his words, "relatively new to web design" and was a bit stuck on the concept of getting a site live. I should say that I'm happy to get emails like this an I always read them, but I typically can't offer tech support over email. If I can respond at all, I normally point people to other community resources.

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Going From Dumb Little Idea to Real Website in Like 10 Minutes

I live in Bend, Oregon. I woke up with the dumbest idea ever that there should be a little food truck map website and it should be called Vend, Oregon. It's not my finest idea, but hey, I'm full of those. Fortunately, we don't have to spend all day on this.… Read article

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One of the interesting things about Media Temple is the breadth of hosting solutions they offer.

Among their least expensive plans is WordPress-specific hosting. Just $20/month, but very powerful and fast hosting, thanks to it being tuned just for WordPress. WP-CLI is installed right on it and it auto-updates WordPress core for you. Not to mention it's all on SSD's, you get SSH access, and you get 24/7 WordPress-certified support.

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Sponsor: Enterprise WordPress on Media Temple

Media Temple is the host we both use and recommend here on CSS-Tricks.

Hot off the presses: Media Temple has launched Enterprise WordPress Hosting. This is for large-scale WordPress sites that need the scaling and high-availability of AWS, all managed by the crack engineers at Media Temple.

A little behind the scenes: everything is built on Docker containers. When a high traffic event happens that requires scaling up, that happens in seconds. Media is uploaded and stored on S3, … Read article

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Sponsor: Media Temple

Media Temple has been my host here at CSS-Tricks since forever.

One of the things I particularly like is the customer support team. They have all the angles covered:

  • They have really robust documentation. I land there from web searches all the time, not even thinking to directly reference their docs.
  • Need help right now and not finding it in the docs? They do real time support through chat and phone. They are also 24/7/365 on Twitter at @mediatemplehelp
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