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Why You Should Use Sass for Modular CSS

Organization is extremely important in Web Development. When starting a new project always take some time to plan out file structure. Doing this at the start of the project will save you and your team a lot of time and frustration. Organizing CSS can be difficult because splitting up files… Read More

Five Useful WordPress Tricks I Just Discovered

I’ve been developing themes and plugins with WordPress for over fours years now and it seems like I learn something new on every project. There are so many useful functions built into WordPress just waiting to be discovered. Here is a list of my latest finds. I hope these are… Read More

How I Learned to Love WordPress

I’ve been using WordPress for over five years now but I’m really just starting to enjoy working with it. Mostly it’s been a love/hate relationship. I never really embraced it and pretty much used it reluctantly because I had no choice. Lately I’m taking a different attitude toward my WordPress… Read More

Website Pre-Deployment Checklist

Before launching any website it is important to ensure quality and functionality. No one wants to launch a site for a client only to get swamped with angry calls and emails because the site isn’t working. This is a checklist that we use to prevent this nightmare. Content and Style… Read More

Why Infinite Scrolling Needs to Die

One of the most overused and poorly implemented UX trends of the past few years is Infinite Scrolling. Infinite Scrolling sounds like a useful UX feature. When a user scrolls to the bottom of the page more content is automatically loaded. No more clicking from page to page to see… Read More

Are You a Web Designer or Web Developer?

This is a question I’ve been asked on almost every developer interview. “I see you also design websites. Do you consider yourself a designer or developer?” Well, I enjoy both but I consider myself more of a developer. Also, while I design layouts and very simple graphics I am not… Read More

Why I’m Building My Own Sass Utilities Library

CSS frameworks like Twitter’s Bootstrap and Zurb’s Foundation have become extremely popular over the last few years. Their popularity is well deserved. They are very well designed and fun to use. They also help speed up the development process and make it easy for non designers to build beautiful websites. Read More

The Importance of Server Side Form Validation with PHP

One important feature of HTML5 is improved form input types. This makes client side validation easy. Now we can validate emails, urls, and phone numbers without using JavaScript. This can make it tempting to use rely on the client side and use lax server side validation. Especially when you need… Read More