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  1. RobDoyle

    What kind of mobile phone do you use?

    I have an Iphone 6 but really like the latest Samsung phones. I have an old imac which I love. Still works great and never lets me down. I also have a PC that's newer and more powerful, so I tend to use everything lol. I am thinking of switching to a Samsung phone this year though.
  2. I am under the impression that a lot of designers and developers here use Macs for their everyday business. Do you carry that over by using apple phones or do you prefer android?
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    Doing Upwork While Learning

    Thanks Jack I'm still a few months off from where I want to be realistically skill wise, so forget this question. It's more of a money issue but I will cope ?
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    Doing Upwork While Learning

    I was just wondering what people here think of freelancing on Upwork in order to make some extra money. The reason I ask is while I am learning towards a junior developers job I could do with keeping the part-time job I have at the moment as it is for the evenings and free's up my days to learn. Ideally I could do with keeping this position until Christmas. The only problem is the money is poor and I may be forced into something else sooner with longer hours, which would have a negative impact. I could do with having a bit more control over my timeline. Does anybody have any thoughts on my approach? Thanks Rob
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    Too Old?

    I'm nearly 48 and i'm trying to make the transition to an agency job. I'm still building up my skills but hoping to make a breakthrough at the end of the year. Its easy to question your age especially when you are older, but I have a young family and I owe it to them for to try. Just need to stand out as worth employing. You really don't need to worry about being too old at 26 lol.
  6. RobDoyle

    Visual Studio Code

    what is the difference and benefits between using HTTPS or SSH when working with git?. I have it working with HTTPS at the moment but have had difficulties understanding using SSH.
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    Linux Full Installation

    I've used vagrant with virtual box on my windows system while doing a php project at uni. I kept on getting problems with it running. I've used xampp which seemed easier. I've now got Linux on one laptop, 2 windows machines and an older Mac. Shortcut hell lol.
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    Linux Full Installation

    I came across this page about basic Linux shell commands for beginners that seemed interesting: https://maker.pro/education/basic-linux-commands-for-beginners Would you agree with this?
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    Linux Full Installation

    I have Ubuntu running now on my laptop and it seems really quick. Network printer is working fine. Only things I have installed are Visual Studio Code and Chrome. I am going to get used to the terminal gradually but there are installers too to help me out. Only issue is that upon installing I had a warning saying hard drive may fail soon, which is odd as the laptop has shown no issues and is fairly new. Maybe a false positive, but better start looking at how to replace a laptop drive lol. All in all a good OS it seems.
  10. When you are designing a new website, do you design the mobile version first, or create the desktop version then scale that down?
  11. RobDoyle

    Wrappers and Containers

    Thank you Teodora. I've seen examples where both have been used in the same project. Full page container div that you mentioned has been the one I have noticed the most. :-)
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    Wrappers and Containers

    This is for HTML and CSS structure.
  13. RobDoyle

    Wrappers and Containers

    I am curious as to the difference between the two and when one should be used over the other. Thanks.
  14. RobDoyle

    Torn between UNI CHOICES!

    I recently completed a business Computing degree which is a lighter version of computer science and as these degrees cover so many aspects of computing I only did 1 ux assignment in 3 years and that was a group project designing a smart watch interface. You may learn more away from university on a specific topic.
  15. I have an acer laptop that is only a couple of years old. The problem is that it has not taken to windows 10 very well with some random crashes and blue screens. Because of this I stopped using it around 3 months ago. Its compact and has a great battery life from a full charge. After discussing Linux on another thread I'm thinking of dumping windows on this machine and install Linux as the primary OS. That way this machine will get used with my front end developer work and not be sat in a drawer gathering dust. Is this easy to do and what version of Linux should I install? I take it MS Office won't install on Linux. Is there an alternative? Thanks.