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SXSW 2017

What began as a local music festival in 1987 has grown into an international exposition of festivals, interactive media and conferences. Featuring the latest trends in technology, film, music, gaming, and more, SXSW has emerged as the unparalleled annual event for discovery, networking, and inspiration for fostering creative and professional…
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How the Cloud is Influencing Tech

In the mid 1960s, Intel’s Gordon Moore predicted that the capacity of transistors and integrated circuits would double every year, envisioning the future of the digital revolution, hence “Moore’s Law.” As storage mediums become smaller, more powerful, and less expensive to manufacture, it has allowed for the storage of large…
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Successful Host to Host Migration

When the decision was made to go forward with a full migration of 2 domains, each with WordPress Multiuser installs, a plethora of sub-domains, files that have accumulated over the last 2 decades and a dozen email accounts, I was sweating a long, drawn-out endeavor that would occupy all the…
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Twitter Bootstrap vs Zurb Foundation

In a comparison of 2 popular website building frameworks, Twitter Bootstrap squares off with Foundation from Zurb. With much focus on responsive design these days, both of these frameworks are ranked at the top. Bootstrap is currently up to version 3.2 where Foundation is now on release 5.3. Among the…
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Web Design Trends to Look For in 2018

Recently studying the new trends in web design to expect in the coming year, many ingenuitive, and sensible ideas arose. Though some have been around at least a little while, others just seem like progress. Nevertheless, here’s a list of things I’ve picked up on that you might see in…
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A Synopsis of CSS Preprocessors

Anyone who builds websites knows how time-consuming cascading style sheets (CSS) development can be, but delegating the task to a CSS preprocessor can alleviate the tedium and handle the “dirty work”. Sass (Syntactically Awesome Style Sheets), Less (Leaner Style Sheets) and Stylus are the top CSS pre-processors used by web developers today.

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The Vertex WordPress Theme

To date, I have not gone with a premium theme. I’ve always built upon free or open-source selections using a child theme for my customization. There are a few premiums though that I really would consider purchasing, such as Parallax, Divi and one that has recently caught my eye, Vertex….
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Mobile and Tablet Emulation

Since it would not be feasible to buy every popular mobile device on the market today to test applications, it is necessary as a developer to find ways to emulate various viewports. Until recently, I used Opera’s emulator that allowed the selection of device profiles from a dropdown menu. It worked fairly well though it was a little clunky.

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