New ways of thinking about and coding CSS (part 2)

Although it has been a few months since I did the first post in this series, I have decided to continue with looking at SMACSS architecture for CSS and how it can help organize and enhances your CSS.

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What is Responsive Design

Right now this buzz word Responsive Design is flooding the web development world. So what is it, and how is it shaping the future of the web? (more…)

New ways of thinking about and codeing CSS (Part 1)

CSS is a unique language. There is a million ways to both writing and formating your CSS and most of them are valid, but are all of them beneficial? In this part we are going to look at OOCSS and how to use some simple steps to simplify your code.

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Getting to know Concrete5

Recently I had a freelance project where it came down to what kind of system to power it. Though I am normally somewhat of a wordpress fan, this time I decided to do something different. I decided to use Concrete5 to power the website. (more…)

View your MAMP Pro virtual hosts on your devices

Recently I came across a problem while developing my new website revisions, which was I wanted to view my virtual host on my iPhone. As I was researching this topic there was some complicated instructions for doing this using a program called Squidman, Although this approach may or may not work for you, I found that a little bit more simpler approach ended up working for me in the end. (more…)

Coda 2: the do-all editor

Panic has been around since before the days of iTunes and still make some of the best Mac apps ever made, including Transmit, Candybar and others. So when Coda 2 came out I just had to give it a try. (more…)

Easy ‘no recovery system’ fix using 10.6 snow leopard

Recently I decided to upgrade from Snow Leopard to Mountain Lion, and though the price was right at $20 there was one glitch that I ran into in the install. (more…)

Frog CMS

FrogCMS is a Content Management System (CMS) based on simplicity and ease of use. Though it is not a fully featured package like WordPress or Drupal, this little gem of the system is really fine for a website that is just a bunch of pages that might change often (more…)

Review of PureEdit

Ever since WordPress came out I have always wondered why there are so many different CMS’s out there? Well, if you have ever tried to mold an existing website in to WordPress you will understand with me why the are more than one out there, WordPress is just not that flexible. Many developer’s have tried to fix this problems by making the “content hooks” easier to work with by doing things like making the editable div tag a class with a certain name in it, or creating simple%pathto('content')% tags. While these are okay and a little easier for “code-phobic” designers to work with, they still requires you to fix the code on the actual page.

PureEdit is an innovative CMS that only touches your MySQL and that’s it. Using tables and field tags (such as “body_txt“) it will read the abbreviation of the field suffix and will create an form in it’s backend for say a client to use while again remaining it’s “hands-off” self. Very useful I think, how about swinging by pureedit.com and giving it a try?

Why SOPA is bad and why you should care

UPDATE: The bill(s) mentioned in this artical have not been passed (yet), but I will keep this post around though as a reminder as what almost happend and what could happen again (if these bill ever do get passed).

You have probably heard about SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and the tragic consequences on the internet as we know it. If you haven’t SOPA and it’s sister bill PIPA (Protect IP Act) are bills on the U.S. House and Senate floors that will allow major corporations like MPAA, CBS, EMI to take down a website for no more than a infringing link. This bill (SOPA) could possibly ruin social networking as we currently know it and prevent new startup companies from flourishing on the web. (more…)