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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

Using Grunt with WordPress

Over the past year I’ve adopted quite a few new tools into my everyday development workflow. These include SublimeText, Git, Sass/Compass, and Grunt. After incorporating these into my development process I’m not sure how I ever got anything done without them. Today I will discuss how I use Grunt in… Read More

Using Sass Mixins for More Semantic Markup

CSS Frameworks like Twitter Bootstrap are wonderful for creating sites quickly and easily but they provide a lot of styles that go unused and require a lot of style related markup. OOCSS address serious problems with current CSS practices. But it comes at a high price. It requires… Read More