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Why You Should Avoid CSS Frameworks

You Don’t Need Bootstrap I generally try to avoid using CSS frameworks like Bootstrap or Foundation in my projects. I like the idea of using a framework but I find that in practice they’re more trouble than they’re worth. Sometimes you don’t have a choice. If your team likes Bootstrap… Read More

A Case Against WordPress

Why you should consider moving your site off WordPress I’ve been using WordPress to build websites for over 10 years. Its always been a bit of a love/hate relationship. Most of the time I use WordPress out of necessity because a site requires a lot of updates and they need… Read More

Error Proof Your PHP with Type Hints and Return Types

Bug Free PHP with Types PHP seems to be everyone’s favorite language to criticize and dismiss. Its dismissed as buggy, irrelevant and overall a terrible choice. However PHP still powers a large percentage of the web. WordPress, the most used CMS platform is powered by PHP. A large portion of… Read More

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