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How to edit your hosts file

Sometimes testing a development website requires the use of production domains, like testing 301 redirects. Here's how.

Fynydd Open Source License

This is the license for all Fynydd open source projects. Use of any of our open source projects is subject to acceptance of this license.

Run shell scripts from the macOS Services menu

If you're a macOS / OS X developer and use utilities like Sass or Compass I've created a simple way to launch them from bash files using the Finder.

A sublime coding experience

Here's a great theme and color scheme for Sublime Text 3. It's flat, modern, low contrast, and based on the Material Theme.

Publish a site in Visual Studio using implicit FTP over TLS/SSL

Here's a simple solution for deploying a web application to a server using implicit FTPS on port 990 with the Visual Studio Publish feature.

Properly handling HTML5 video

We looked at how sites handle video and became keenly aware of some important considerations: choice, mobile and autoplay, energy consumption, and formats.

Thoughts on adding Apple Watch features to your iOS app

With the release of the Apple Watch, developers have been scrambling to add support to their apps. But there are considerations that need to be top of mind.

Test your website for Google’s new mobile-friendly algorithm

Google recently announced that starting April 21, 2015, they will be expanding the rankings in search results to favor websites that are "mobile-friendly".

Five reasons to start using Swift

Apple's Swift programming language looks great, but learning it would require a big time investment squeezed into an already busy schedule. So why do it?

Track opens and click activity from Outlook 2013 emails

Here's how to create a rich HTML email that can have opens and click-throughs tracked, and which can be sent directly from Microsoft Outlook 2013.