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Code Web Development

Quick HTML Terminology Reference

It always helps to know what to call things. Someone asked a question about html terminology recently and I thought this might be useful to keep around… consider the following markup: <div class=”my-class” id=”my-id”></div>div is an element with two attributes (class and id) which you can use as selectors, in addition to the element tag (div), to target the element. Targeting elements […]

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Design Talks Web Development

Talk: Building a [Not So] Simple Navigation System

Memphis Web Workers User Group – May, 10 2016University of Memphis FedEx Institute of Technology As part of a complete redesign, we developed our navigation menus from scratch and ran in to quite a few challenges along the way. I’ve been working on a major redesign at work and even with the help of Foundation […]

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Code Web Development

Use SASS Mixins to Generate Class Names

If you need to generate a bunch of rules for n number of numbered classes, you can do it dynamically by using mixin arguments to generate class names Here’s a neat little trick I used recently. I was working with a simple single page form and each page of the form was hidden; I wanted […]

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Talks Technology Web Development

Talk: Building an Electronic Raffle for Campus Events

Tennessee Higher Ed IT Symposium – April 4, 2016Fall Creek Falls Raffles are held occasionally at events around campus. A coworker and I worked together to build an ID badge driven online raffle for campus events to replace the antiquated ticket drawing and number calling method used previously. Instead of getting a ticket at the door, attendees would […]

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Code Linux Web Development Wordpress

Using Shell Scripts to Back Up and Restore WordPress

Over the past couple of years, becoming comfortable with Linux has been one of the most valuable things I’ve done as a web developer and I’m always looking for ways to learn more. Diving in to shell scripting has been on the to-do list for a while now so here’s a case where I had […]

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Design Talks Web Development

Talk: Designing for the Mobile Web

Here are the slides for my talk at Tech Camp Memphis 2014. Abstract: Over just a few years, the rise of mobile technology has dramatically changed the way people interact with the web. As a result, the web community has adapted quickly to meet new challenges and ensure that websites look good and function properly […]

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Design Talks Web Development

Talk: Rapid Frontend Development with Zurb Foundation

Here are the slides for my talk at the Memphis Web Workers User Group on October 10, 2014. Abstract: Zurb Foundation is the self-proclaimed “advanced responsive front-end framework in the world.” I’ve worked with Foundation on a number of projects over the past couple of years and it’s an awesome tool. In this talk, I’ll briefly go […]

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Talks Web Development Wordpress

Talk: Customizing WordPress – Intro to Custom Post Types, Custom Taxonomies, Custom Fields & Custom Templates

These are the slides for a talk at the Memphis WordPress User Group on September 4, 2014 at CoWork Memphis.    

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Code Design Web Development

Compass Sticky Footer Mixin

When you’re dealing with browsers and markup, content tends to float to the top of the window by default. In most cases there is enough content on the page to keep the footer at the bottom of the window but, if a page doesn’t occupy the full height of the window, the footer is going to float […]

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Code Software Talks Web Development Wordpress

Talk: Open Source Software Development in Higher Education

Talk: I’ll be giving a talk about the role of open source development in higher ed institutions at the upcoming Tennessee Higher Education Information Technology Symposium in Chattanooga Tennessee. The talk will focus on the experience I had with the UTHSC-WPCAS plugin developed for UTHSC and encourage Higher-Ed tech professionals to consider open sourcing their […]