Web developers are helping each other, newbies in the industry can consider the tips for all web developers below as a guide in coming up with the best and outstanding web designs and layouts that attracts traffic. The truth is, there are so many open sources that web designers and web developers can view as a reference, there are tons of mobile programming hacks, and a number of tips for responsive web development.

The list below presents the top ten tips and tricks for all web developers that will serve as a helpful guide for all of their development projects.

  1. Team Hacker. A team of web developers had been using Pivotal Booster and Pivotal Tracker with their project management which has a bug or feature tracking ability. Developers recommend the use of Pivotal Tracker because it has lightweight options and is generally simple.
  2. White Space. This trick can be done by shrinking down your white space as well as the function names of the CSS and JavaScript. This will help you in reducing the load times of your page. You can do this by combining all the files from CSS and Java to one or two files then passed through using YUI Compressor.
  3. If Then. This is recommended to those who are fan of Mac Application, the TextExpander. It allows the developers in assigning shortcuts to any huge chunks of texts.
  4. Actions. Even an expert developer forgets how Photoshop Actions make their lives easier. So it is advised that you use Photoshop Web Workflow. After it is installed, all you need to do is click whatever layer within the Photoshop then hit F1. This will grab the layer place a new document with exact dimension then will ask you to save it for Web Window.
  5. Dotted Lines. Unboxed offers an intuitive and smart idea on how you can track your progress within coding pages. This is because there are times when a developer works by the front end then use ‘todo’ or ‘incomplete’ CSS class that gives a dotted outline within the elements. Your page will not work when they are not finished, so this will help you in seeing what needs to be done before launching your website.
  6. Fixed Position. In cases that you wanted to have a fixed contact bar or a navigation located by the bottom of the website, then you need to first remember that there are only a few browsers that supports the ‘fixed class’. This is true with mobile platforms wherein Windows 7 replaced ‘fixed class’ with a ‘static’, this is not a good thing actually. Among the browsers that supports the ‘fixed class’ include Android 3 and higher, Mobile Safari running on iOS5 or higher, and Blackberry 7.0 and higher.
  7. Active Phone Numbers. Experts recommends the use of href> tag and not  http:// as the protocol that you use with tel:
  8. High Vs. Low. This is mostly useful with sites that are capable of retina screens. There are actually two solutions when it comes to switching images that depends on the responses of the screen resolution. One you can use the JavaScript framework named: retina.js that uses @2X of Apple’s naming convention in swapping the standard images to a higher resolution version. You can also supply high resolution images with iOS devices by using webkit image set.
  9. Perfect Pictures. This is a tool from Unboxed that uses the comparison of the initial design versus the actual front-end which is spits out during the development process. This helps you in overlaying the jpeg version of the design right on the page.
  10. Sprite Me. With this, you can turn background, buttons, and icons to sprites and speed up your page downloads. You can combine several images in just one file to reduce the request volumes that your client need to make towards your server. This web developer tips encourages you to group your images according to type.