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Is jQuery Still Relevant?

What is jQuery? jQuery is a JavaScript library that helps developers interact with HTML interfaces.  Its not a framework but simply a collection of functions that allow developers to interact with the DOM.  It also provides cross browser support and is easy to install.  It is well established and used… Read More

When Should I Use WordPress?

WordPress has matured from a basic blogging platform to a full fledged CMS. Its a great platform for building many types of sites but it shouldn’t be used as a “default” platform. You should use WordPress when… 1. You Are Starting a Blog WordPress is a blogging great solution. Its… Read More

Why Style Guides Are Important

Why use a style guide for your website? Imagine you are a new front-end developer at XYZ Digital Branding Agency. Its your first day on the job and your boss asks you to add a new page to a client’s website. You have a detailed mockup designed by Kimberly. She… Read More

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

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