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WordPress Migrations for Redesigned Sites
WordPress Migrations for Redesigned Sites

Migrating a website to WordPress is a challenge only if you do not prepare.

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The Importance of Video Online
The Importance of Video Online

Video is projected to account for a majority of online traffic by 2017.

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What I expect from Philly Tech Week
What I expect from Philly Tech Week

So, Philly Tech Week has been going on for sometime now. What should we expect to see this year?

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A Day as a Developer at an Ad Agency
A Day as a Developer at an Ad Agency

I'm excited to have just started my new role at LevLane, an award-winning advertising agency in center city.

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Why You Should Create a Personal Website
Why You Should Create a Personal Website

Having your own personal website gives you a platform, outside of social networks, where you are in full control of what is displayed and how.

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Are vapes healthy?
Are vapes healthy?

Are vaporizers and e-cigs actually safe for our bodies?

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Experimental Children's App
Experimental Children's App

I recently released an app to experiment with my 2 & 3 year old siblings; it's basically a blank canvas with a color palette. It automatically clears every 20 seconds, but I think I need to bump this up to 60 seconds. More updates are coming soon!

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Hacking the Microwave with Linux
Hacking the Microwave with Linux

On top of a nice gui, this guy made the microwave smarter.

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HugeThinking.com Gets a Facelift
HugeThinking.com Gets a Facelift

It was time for Huge Thinking to get a new look.

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CSS3 Wildcard Selectors

Selecting styles are very similar to how jQuery selectors work.

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An App Security Checklist from Google

Security should be taken seriously. These are guidelines that apply to web development also.

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Making Badass Developers: Keynote
Making Badass Developers: Keynote

Keeping up with technologies can be tough, and this keynote is an absolute must-watch for any developer looking to improve.

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Self-hosting on a dedicated infrastructure beats usin..
Self-hosting on a dedicated infrastructure beats usin..

In using content delivery networks (CDNs), I've found them to be adequate for development, but not production websites.

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PHP Login Framework with OAUTH
PHP Login Framework with OAUTH

A minimal, yet extremely functional framework, with social network/OAUTH provider integration.

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Today I intend on...
Today I intend on...

Recently, I've found that -- prior to booting up my PC -- it is beneficial if I first focus on framing the day.

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Setting Up a Productive Ubuntu Work Environment
Setting Up a Productive Ubuntu Work Environment

As a developer, my environment needs to include all the necessary tools and should be devoid of distraction. Here's my latest setup with Ubuntu.

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Windows 10 ISO (Preview Edition)
Windows 10 ISO (Preview Edition)

I'm FINALLY upgrading to a solid-state hard drive, and it was seemingly impossible to get an ISO direct from Microsoft's consumer-facing website.

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Custom Youtube Video Player with Branding
Custom Youtube Video Player with Branding

Custom styling YouTube is now easier than ever. I've begun alpha testing across my websites, and it's been approved as a Twitter card!

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The Code: Story of Linux
The Code: Story of Linux

A documentary on how Linux came about. Check it out.

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Responsive & Seamless Fullscreen Video
Responsive & Seamless Fullscreen Video

An awesome snippet which prepares a video for awesome, seamless embedding.

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A Free Bootstrap 4 Landing Page Template
A Free Bootstrap 4 Landing Page Template

Modern Aurora, a template I just released on Key Medium under the GNU Public License.

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Open-Sourced Machine Learning by Google

I'm a newbie to machine learning, but I've always been fascinated by data science.

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A Less Annoying WinRar Trial Popup
A Less Annoying WinRar Trial Popup

I've been utilizing WinRar for many years now. The trial error is mundane, especially since it is just the same as the Pro version, minus the annoying trial dialog.

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Static Website Generators

How useful are static web generators, really?

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My Experiences with Hosting Service Providers: Custom..

Service providers need to meet their obligations and promises in a reliable, timely manner.

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Hiawatha: The No BS Web Server.
Hiawatha: The No BS Web Server.

Designed around security and performance, this web server is probably the best that's available for both high-end and low-end servers.

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Prevent Form Data Loss with jQuery

Dummy proof your app and ensure your data is saved, always!

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Private File Share
Private File Share

A totally new, awesome anonymous file-hosting service.

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Simple Search with jQuery

What this snippet below does: cleans up a search query and reloads a corresponding page to display the results. This is just for the front-end!

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Hyper-Responsive Interaction Design
Hyper-Responsive Interaction Design

Shorter attention spans demand creative, more modern implementations of interaction design.

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My 6 Favorite Responsive Frameworks
My 6 Favorite Responsive Frameworks

Among them are Bootstrap, Materialize, Skel, and Kube.

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Setup your Development Environment with Sass, Scout, ..
Setup your Development Environment with Sass, Scout, ..

It takes a bit of configuration, patience and proper setup. Once you're all setup proper, it's smooth sailing!

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Social Pop! Widget

An open-source social sharing widget.

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Text and Email Contact Form with Bootstrap, jQuery & ..

A simple form that can be used to send texts and emails via PHP, with jQuery and Bootstrap.

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