Web Design

RSS Feeds and a New Perspective on User Experience

Last week, I received an email from a visitor to the site letting me know that my “Subscribe” link was broken. As a blogger, this was one of those “Code Red, OMGWTFBBQ” moments. I wanted to fix it quickly so all three dozen of you who subscribe to my RSS … Continue reading →

This morning, I’ve been reviewing JavaScript functions. The entire Mozilla JavaScript guide is a blessing. It’s easy to read with good examples.

In What’s so bad about HTML Comments as structure?, Greg Schoppe explores the problems of using HTML comments instead of an existing standard like JSON in the upcoming Gutenberg editor for WordPress.

In my morning JavaScript JavaScript reading, I’m catching up on arrow functions. The ES6 In Depth: Arrow functions article by Jason Orendorff is a good rundown of how they work.

I’m also still exploring James K Nelson’s tutorial on React’s Most Basics, which runs you through the core of what the React.js framework does without having to understand Babel, JSX, or anything else. Just plain JavaScript.

New Design: Retro-fitted

Well. It’s done. It took me a few days and several complete redos of the entire design, but I think I’m finally content with this new theme. I call it Retro-fitted because the colors are a kind of throwback to some past that I certainly didn’t live in.

Some observations on theme design

“A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.” - Douglas Adams I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what makes a good blog design and when to release that design to the world. I’ve ultimatley concluded that … Continue reading →

Make Your MySpace Profile Look Like Facebook 2

I’ve had many requests to update my fairly popular Facebook Mimic theme for MySpace. I finally promised myself that I’d do a complete revamp of the theme once I hit 2,000 downloads. Well, that time is now. Download: Before downloading, you should know that this theme is a div overlay … Continue reading →

How To Create Tabs Using jQuery

Tabbed sidebar elements are in. Why bother making users scroll down the page, when they can simply click a tab to quickly access various parts of your site? Another popular thing is jQuery, “The Write Less, Do More, JavaScript Library.” I’ve gotten a lot of emails asking how I created … Continue reading →

Facebook-Mimic Theme Gets More Attention

Yes, you read that right. The Make Your MySpace Proflie Look Like Facebook theme I created back in February has gotten a little more attention on the web in the last week. I never planned on getting as much attention as this on my blog. One could always hope, but … Continue reading →

Back From Spring Break & A New Theme

So, I’m finally getting around to blogging this week. Yes, it’s been a long absence, and I know I said I’d be back on Monday or Tuesday. I actually did come home on Tuesday, but I’ve been lazier than I’ve ever been this week. I have accomplished a few things … Continue reading →