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Expert Ready, Set, Code!

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The Backstory My love for CSS all started with CSS Zen Garden. When I was new to writing CSS, I was blown away with how the same HTML could be styled so many distinctly different ways. As I spent more time in the wonderful world of web development, I grew to be a fan of unconventional, experimental, and clever CSS. As expected, I ran across a handful of neat projects along the way. From creating...

3 Steps to Help Secure Your WordPress Site

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As the world moves more and more to conducting all business online, it’s more important than ever before that your site is secure and up to date. There a few simple things you can do that keep your site less susceptible to getting hacked and keep that business flowing! Because let’s face it…no one has time for that red screen of death. 1. Update Site Themes and Plugins Regularly...

Creative ways to save on technology

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It’s a good practice to perform maintenance in your company occasionally. Deep cleaning with a purpose, to save money. The biggest reason people won’t perform deep cleaning is time and difficulty associated with the change. Instead, they keep paying month after month when they could, with a little effort, save money. I will describe how you can save thousands of dollars by eliminating...

Your web framework is a risky dependency

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Provocative title, no? How could something like Ruby on Rails, Laravel, CakePHP, et al be a risk when it provides so much value? That, my friend, is short term thinking. You’re absolutely right, in the short term these frameworks have a lot of value. But ask yourself this. Given the choice, would you step in and work on Rails 4, Laravel 4, CakePHP 2 (or 1!)? What happens when the new...

Expert Tools – Vol. 1

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Let’s cut to the chase—finding the PERFECT color palette can be a difficult, tedious, and time consuming process. Thankfully, with every problem comes a wonderful solution. Recently we started using coolors.co and our experience has been fantastic. Upon visiting, you’ll notice two options. “Start the generator!” and “Explore trending palettes”. Both options are...

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