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Shift scheduling made easy

Wednesday, August 29th, 2018 by Servage
Are you ever working according to a schedule? Or maybe in charge of creating such schedules? Then you know about all the problems arising from shift planning. Getting the schedule done in the first place can be very tiresome. But afterwards, challenges arise as well. Very commonly is the management of people staying home sick, shift swaps between employees, holiday planning etc. Scheduling quickly becomes a very complex task, and simply managing it with an Excel sheet can be very inefficient. Thankfully there are many tools available out there, to make the task easier. What you really want is help creating the schedule based on predetermined parameters, like employee availability, holidays ...

Promote your offers regularly

Wednesday, August 15th, 2018 by Servage
Every business-owner knows how hard it is to get customers to buy something. It counts for retailers as well as online stores. Offline as well as online service providers. No matter the product, you are likely to find yourself in a highly competitive market, where other businesses are looming around like sharks, trying to get their share of the customers. Plenty of marketing methods evolve around spam, where businesses somehow send out information in bulk, to any recipient they believe could somehow remotely be interested. This is valid for email, flyer, posters, magazine or newspaper advertisement. Smart people have learned to optimize this process, using demographics and other user-derived information, so ...

Local development with PHP and MySQL

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018 by Servage
Developing quickly and efficiently is important to create value for your users. Having an environment which endorses swift programming and designing really helps you satisfy your customers better. So, how do you develop your web apps? Are you always working on the live code on the webserver? Or are you using advanced version control systems to roll out tested changes? Are you testing on a local machine, uploading your changes every now and then? Obviously there are some serious considerations and risk assessments to make. Please consider version control and some of the tools mentioned here. However, this article wont judge your development practices. This one os about development ...

Lightweight CMS for your websites

Monday, May 7th, 2018 by Servage
PulseCMS is a lightweight content management system for small websites that just need basic features - which are most of the sites out there! Core features PulseCMS is easy to install. It only requires a PHP webhost like Servage. No database is required because the CMS works with files alone. This improves performance. Rebranding and localization are possible, so you can even let your customers work directly on their own websites. Good for international users or if you are a web agency Content editing works with editable blocks defined in the HTML templates. It includes a simple WYSIWYG (What your see is what you get) editor for content manipulation. There is a function ...

Voyager admin tool for Laravel

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 by Servage
Screen Shot 2017-01-25 at 10.50.20Laravel, the most popular PHP framework, has recently got an alternative way to manage the framework. Voyager is a graphical admin tool that lets developers to create new models, media, menus and more with a GUI instead of a text-based terminal. Let's go through the features in more detail and see how you can install Voyager for your own web application powered by Laravel. Content Management Using BREAD One of Voyager’s main features is the ability to manage the content of your application using a graphical user interface. By default, you can manage users, user roles, media, pages and posts. Voyager uses BREAD functions to do this, which stands ...

Best IDEs and editors for web development

Saturday, March 11th, 2017 by Servage
code-editorA code editor is one of the most important tools of a web developer. It can save you from excessive typing, logical code errors, typos and can provide suggestions for better code. Therefore, you should pay attention to your code editor of choice. We have collected a list of IDEs and tools that are often preferred by professionals as well as editors that were the most popular in 2016. PhpStorm and WebStorm These two development environments are commonly found in companies. PhpStorm is a great choice for PHP development while WebStorm is targeted for JavaScript developers. Both of them also support HTML and CSS, and PhpStorm also supports basic JavaScript. Both of the ...

Alternatives to Git

Thursday, November 24th, 2016 by Servage
Version-ControlGit is by far the most popular version control system (VCS) at the moment. As a developer, you are most likely already familiar with it, and it is used at your current or future workplace. But Git is not the only choice when it comes to version control. Let’s see what are some considerable alternatives to it. Subversion Subversion (SVN) is probably the first alternative that comes to your mind. It is similar to Git in many ways, but there are major differences too. For example, SVN is a centralized version control system (VCS) while Git is distributed, which means that every developer has a copy of the repository on their local computers. ...

Tricks in PhpStorm to save your development time

Monday, September 19th, 2016 by Servage
phpstormPhpStorm is one of the most popular PHP integrated development environments (IDEs) in 2016. It has a huge amount of features and even experienced developers regularly come across new features they haven’t known before. Next we are going through some handy tools and shortcuts that are built into PhpStorm but may be difficult to find out on your own. PhpStorm is full of useful keyboard shortcuts. Here are a few that you will surely find useful. Keep in mind that these may be slightly different for you depending on your operating system and PhpStorm version, but these are the default ones for Windows. Ctrl + Shift + N: Find a file in your ...

Build a toolkit to support your development

Monday, August 19th, 2013 by Servage
We web designers fall under an artisan job category since part of our profession involves creative work using our own tools. Like a traditional craftsman, we have some project and time period and tools to accomplish our tasks. We have to select our own brushes, colors palettes and canvas. We have limited disk space and CPU power, as they have to carry their tools in a bag and go outside to work with limited resources and choices. We Need Selected Tools Like traditional craftsmen, we also have to choose our tools carefully. Our tools enable us to perform our work freely and according to our style and likeness. They must be powerful ...

Start web-development with these tools

Sunday, July 14th, 2013 by Servage
The internet is full of web design and development software, for all levels of skills and knowledge. For startup designers, it can be a bit challenging to find highly useful, yet free or low cost, software. I have written this post to introduce various design and programming software, which are well established and meet modern needs. CoffeeCup Editor In most web programming projects, HTML is at the core. Therefore, we all need HTML editors, likely with different capabilities. Dreamweaver (made by Adobe), is an often used tool among the diverse community of web developers. However, its ever increasing prices prohibits many who wish to purchase this tool. Therefore, I have found some ...