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Feb
24
2015

WordPress Security Hardening

Since WordPress is open source software, one of the most important steps in creating a publicly used website is security. In fact, my earliest experiences with working on the WordPress platform was dealing with hacked and malware infected websites. It was almost always just a bit too late, as the client had nothing in place […]

Feb
24
2015

Micro Check Library Is.Js

When developing websites and web-based applications, there’s always a need to run some kind of Validation. Nowadays, the common solutions are to validate before the data hits the backend by using Javascript to validate the data in the form fields. It’s little libraries like IS.JS that make these little steps that much easier. IS.js is […]

Feb
11
2015

Accelerated Javascript Animation with Velocity.js

Velocity.js is an animation engine that incorporates the exact same syntax as Jquery’s .animate. Just implement Velocity.js into your project, and watch the increase in animation performance on your already existing Jquery animations. Take things a step further and see what Velocity can do. The Velocity.js features color animation, transforms, loops, easings, SVG support, and […]

Feb
2
2015

Vibrant Design

Here’s a recent site gone live. Congrats Vibrant! Turns out, my brother has worked with Chris and Ellen for years and we only realized right before launch. What a small world it really is. I helped produce this one-page solution with portfolio and an interesting suite of animations all done the css/javascript way and based on user […]

Jan
31
2015

Icon Packs and GruntIcon. Great solutions for SVG icons with support for older browsers.

A lot has been going on in the world of icons. Sprites have been in use for a long time now, but there’s new vector based solutions that provide developers with tools to make it that much easier to manage one vector graphic and output for all of the expected environments. In comes GruntIcon! We […]

Jan
15
2015

Adobe Edge Animate CC

Adobe Edge Animate CC is a relatively new platform from Adobe that is proving to be a powerful tool in website and web application development, while providing developers a tool similar to flash. Having already used edge animate for a few projects (creating html animations), I’m happy to say Adobe has created a great tool […]

Dec
17
2014

Fixed Positioning and Sticky Elements

I’m putting the final touches on a recent responsive website design project in Drupal and have made a new discovery on sticky items and fixed positioning. Typically “Sticky” elements are set as fixed positioning items. But what happens when you need to create an element that is both sticky and part of the document flow? […]

Nov
17
2014

Bootstrap and WordPress

A recent project had me building a highly customized wordpress website using the Twitter Bootstrap 3 framework. Custom websites can often be designed in such a way that comes into conflict with the way Bootstrap wants it. And when you may only be using a small portion of the Bootstrap functionality and UI, it makes […]

Oct
2
2014

Roots.io is Enterprise WordPress Development

Grids, boilerplate HTML5, deployment, git, grunt, bootstrap? You name it, the Roots.io WordPress theme development framework for professional development has got it. Just take a look, test drive, and see what this great starter theme has to offer. This is no RocketTheme folks, this is strictly for developers and custom built web applications. http://roots.io/ And […]

Oct
17
2014

Development Environments using Vagrant

I’ve been keen on learning more about quick deployment techniques. Vagrant is the new kid on the block. Create your development environment in seconds. Working within the agile development environment has you building local hosting solutions all the time. What used to take hours to setup can be run from SSH in a few commands. […]

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