Category Archives: Web Dev

Online website scanners (malware, virus, etc.)

Not sure if these are all legit, but here’s a few I have used. https://sitecheck.sucuri.net https://www.siteguarding.com/ http://scanner.pcrisk.com/ https://www.virustotal.com https://app.webinspector.com/ I also created a Norton account, and also use their services, which I’m hoping is legit, useful, accurate, etc. https://safeweb.norton.com

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Great article: I spent 3 months applying to jobs after a coding bootcamp. Here’s what I learned.

Very interesting article… I spent 3 months applying to jobs after a coding bootcamp. Here’s what I learned. https://medium.freecodecamp.com/5-key-learnings-from-the-post-bootcamp-job-search-9a07468d2331#.fm5i2ipmu Also, here’s a great list of interview questions for front-end folks: https://github.com/h5bp/Front-end-Developer-Interview-Questions

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CSS Font-Size: em vs. px vs. pt vs. percent

And the debate goes on.   CSS Font-Size: em vs. px vs. pt vs. percent  

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Why I DON’T hate Dreamweaver

For the most part, I don’t use Dreamweaver as a code generator or design tool. I used it to write and edit code. These are the things I like about it. If another IDE does all this better, then I am … Continue reading

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Websites With Beautiful Video Headers

http://webdesignledger.com/websites-with-beautiful-video-headers

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Handling Long Words and URLs (Forcing Breaks, Hyphenation, Ellipsis, etc)

All from css-tricks: There are times when a really long string of text can overflow the container of a layout. For example: URL’s don’t typically have spaces in them, so they are often culprits.Here’s a big snippet with all the … Continue reading

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Link not working when behind a stacked DIV?

You have a div stacked on another div, and the div below has links that aren’t clickable because of the div on top. Even if the div on top has a transparent background. Try this: pointer-events: none;Important note: if the … Continue reading

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40 Resources Every Designer Should Know

Awesome collection of design resources. 40 Resources Every Designer Should Know http://www.otherfocus.com/40-resources-every-designer-should-know/ 

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git – the simple guide

http://rogerdudler.github.io/git-guide/

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Yes, I did reinvent the wheel. I spend about 3 hours creating a Captcha type form validation script.

I had a custom form in a WordPress page that submitted to PHP form handler. I needed some type of Captcha style validation function. All the plugins I found used form plugins, and all the PHP scripts I found required … Continue reading

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Copy file names (Win 7)

Copy file names 1. Highlight one or more files for which you’d like to know the path in Explorer.2. Hold down the shift key, and right-click any of the highlighted files. 3. When the context menu pops up, left click … Continue reading

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Meteor – A better way to build apps

https://www.meteor.com/

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box-shadow needs border-collapse: separate to work in IE9

box-shadow: -3px 2px 5px 2px #dbdbdb; border-collapse: separate;

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So much to learn, so little time – gotoandlearn.com/archive.php

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50 Useful CSS Snippets Every Designer Should Have

Basic to advanced CSS stuff. Read comments, as they offers some additional insight. http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/css-snippets-for-designers/

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Interviewing a front-end developer

Interesting questions, and insightful into what some are looking for in a front-end dev. http://blog.sourcing.io/interview-questions

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Cool Designer/Dev site – jasonweaver.name

http://jasonweaver.name/

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Great font-end designer/developer, Nick Jones – www.narrowdesign.com

http://www.narrowdesign.com/

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Frontend Development Tools

https://github.com/codylindley/frontend-tools

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The best of 2013 for designers

Cool stuff http://www.webdesignerdepot.com/2013/12/the-best-of-2013-for-designers/

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Am I Responsive

http://ami.responsivedesign.is

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Emergent Web Technologies – class

I hope this site stays up a while, but it might not. http://iam.colum.edu/Jon.Petto/classes/ewt/

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Web Fonts and the Critical Path

Interesting article by Ian Feather. Web fonts can be kind of mess in my opinion, and this article offers some interesting implementation of web fonts that tackle UX issues that haunt us all. http://ianfeather.co.uk/web-fonts-and-the-critical-path/

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.htaccess – redirect domain to a subfolder.

.htaccess – redirect domain to a subfolder. RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^(www.)?YourDomain.com$ RewriteRule ^(/)?$ subfolder [L] Here is a working example. This redirects a request for “designbytroy.com” to a subfolder called “designbytroy”. RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^(www.)?designbytroy.com$ RewriteRule ^(/)?$ designbytroy[L]

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PDF hosted on S3 not rendering in FireFox

I was having a problem with a PDF document showing up in the browser. The PDF was on an Amazon S3 server and it was called from an HTML file. When I clicked on the link, the browser was blank. … Continue reading

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