Resources

Below is a list of resources that I have used and recommend based on my experience. As things change and new options are available, I will update this page to reflect my latest recommendations.

Note that some of the links below are affiliate links. See the disclaimer if you have any questions.

Web Hosting

Web Hosting

SiteGround is my Hosting company of choice. I have been using them for over a year and am completely happy with all they have to offer.

WordPress Themes and Plugins

Hestia is the WP theme that this blog was built on. It is simple to use, but offers a lot of customization for a free theme.

Themeisle is the maker of the Hestia theme. If you like what Hestia offers, but need more features from a premium theme. They offer over 30+ themes and 10+ plugins.

Ad management plugin with advanced advertising options to automatically insert ad codes on your website.

Migration tool for all your blog data. Import or Export your blog content with a single click.

A Syntax Highlighter built in PHP and jQuery that supports customizable languages and themes.

Take the guesswork out of WordPress security. iThemes Security offers 30+ ways to lock down WordPress in an easy-to-use WordPress security plugin.

Bring the power of the WordPress.com cloud to your self-hosted WordPress. Jetpack enables you to connect your blog to a WordPress.com account to use the powerful features normally only available to WordPress.com users.

Easily add the smart bar with social media follow buttons (not share, only link to your profiles) to any place of your WordPress website.
Backup and restore: take backups locally, or backup to Amazon S3, Dropbox, Google Drive, Rackspace, (S)FTP, WebDAV & email, on automatic schedules.

Code and Text Editors

Visual Studio Code is a code editor redefined and optimized for building and debugging modern web and cloud applications.
CodePen is a social development environment for front-end designers and developers.
Sublime Text is a sophisticated text editor for code, markup and prose. You’ll love the slick user interface, extraordinary features and amazing performance.
The Sublime Text package manager that makes it exceedingly simple to find, install and keep packages up-to-date.

My console/terminal of choice. Lots of features to make you more productive.

HTML Resources

This page lists all the HTML elements, which are created using tags.

CSS Resources

A list of all the standard CSS properties.

JavaScript Resources

General information about using the JavaScript language.

Screen Capture

Easily record your screen with the option to also record from your webcam.

Powerful and easy to use screenshot utility.

Hardware

My computer of choice. Fast, powerful, and the ability to run both Mac OS and Windows in one machine.

High quality mic that won’t break the bank.

Amazing low cost webcam.

Images

Beautiful high quality free images and photos you can download and use for any project. No attribution required.

Easy drag and drop layouts for professional looking images and logos.