going beyond the basics

Alfred Color Themes

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Various colored themes for Alfred v2. You can download all on Github as well. Gray Download Gray   Red Download Red  Purple Download Purple   Blue Download Blue   Green Download Green   Yellow Download Yellow   White Download White   Black Download Black Or…. Download all from Github.

Alfred Misc.

iOS Simulator Workflow for Alfred v2.


An Alfred workflow that allows you to open Xcode’s iPhone simulator and launch Safari. You can optionally specify a URL. Requires Xcode 6.1 and Alfred power tools. Download iOS Simulator.

Alfred iPhone Apps Misc.

Password Generator Workflow for Alfred v2

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A workflow that allows you to generate random passwords. Optionally, you can specify password length as well. Requires Alfred power tools. Download PassGen for Alfred v2.

Alfred Misc.

Manchester United – Alfred Theme

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A personal theme created for Alfred v2. Download Manchester United Alfred (v2) Theme (theme file) Download Zip Version Get Alfred (it’s amazeballs)


Adobe Fireworks – Creating the Nology Interactive Mascot

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Some background… I have had the privilege of working with Nology Interactive for the past 13 years on some very exciting projects such as the Chicago Marathon, Best Buy, Fox Sports and more. Most of what I do is Design/Front-end and WordPress development but we offer a wide range of digital services. If you are curious […]

Adobe Fireworks Misc.

WordPress as a CMS and the Plugins To Making UX Better

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As a web designer/developer who works with WordPress and who cares not only about end user experience, but also the client experience, I have a set of plugins that I will typically install by default. I believe the less a client has to think about, the better. To me, custom shortcodes are not a good […]

Plugins WordPress

Loading Javascript in the Footer of your WordPress Theme

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If you want to load all Javascript in your themes footer, you can do so by removing them from the header and re-adding them to the footer. I am not sure where this snippet originated but it is one to add to your WordPress toolbox.

PHP WordPress

Woocommerce – Display custom field on order details page


With Woocommerce, You can use a filter to display custom fields in emails. But have you also wanted those custom fields to display on the customers order details page? If so,  read on… To add custom fields to the order details page, you will need to be familiar with creating template overrides. If you are […]

Woocommerce WordPress

Gravity Forms and Custom Notification Routing


I had a need to do custom routing that the built-in functionality did not cover. More specifically, when using the Address fields (Street Address, City, State and Zip). For whatever reason, this is not an option in Gravity Forms. If you need to filter the Address.State field, you can hook into “gform_notification“. In this use […]

PHP Plugins WordPress

Sketch and Adobe Fireworks: Thoughts / Comparison

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With Adobe’s decision to kill off Fireworks, there has been a lot of discussion of what would replace it. Most seem to be pointing to Sketch. So… I decided to do a video on my thoughts of Sketch and how it compares to Fireworks. I wanted to compare some of the common things that I do in […]

Adobe Fireworks Misc.

Adobe Fireworks, You Are Better Than Your Maker. Adobe Inc, F*&^ Off.

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First off… Adobe Fireworks is my tool of choice for wire-framing, proto-typing and design. Its value is in its ease of use and the seamless integration into my workflow. I simply love it. This is also true for just about every Fireworks user out there. With that said… Fireworks will no longer be apart of […]

Adobe Fireworks

Create One-Pixel Bevel Button in Adobe Fireworks

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What it looks like… How to do it…

Adobe Fireworks

WebResource.axd and ScriptResource.axd 404 error with WordPress


While working on a WordPress project, one of the requirements was to keep an existing web application in ASP.NET which also meant that this would be on a Windows server. No big whoop, right? Here is something I learned… The rewrite rules for WordPress in the web.config can interfere with calling the WebResource.axd and ScriptResource.axd. […]

Misc. PHP WordPress

Dynamic Subpages in WordPress

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When working with client websites (or your own), it important to make it easy to navigate content. In many cases, you will have a horizontal top (parent) level navigation menu and you might have drop down menus to drill down through child pages. This is helpful, but not easy to use, especially if your menu […]

Misc. PHP Plugins WordPress

WordPress: Load jQuery From CDN

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Add the following snippet to your function.php file to load jQuery from a CDN.

Source: WordPress Codex

jQuery Misc. PHP WordPress

Simple jQuery Page FadeIn/Loader

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Have pages load with a subtle fade effect using jQuery. Simply include jQuery and add the following. Simple!


Create QR codes!

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Just for the heck of it, I created a QR code generator based on google APIs. Nothing special. Just a tool that will allow to create a QR code and add it to your site. It will let your users to take snapshots of the QR code on your site using their mobile device to […]


Super Easy Copy Filler with a Click

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I used to use www.lipsum.com for copy filler… Not anymore. I now use this super handy Mac App, Littleipsum. It is super easy to use and will help streamline your workflow. Every little bit counts.


iPhone App – Stanky Cheese (free)

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As mentioned in a previous post, I am learning to develop for the iPhone and needed an app to get my feet wet. The idea of the app came from my 9 year old daughter. It was a prefect app to get my feet wet and was fun to make. It is a fart app […]

Games iPhone Apps Misc. Objective-C

Objective-C and “For Loop” with Fibonacci


I am in the process of learning to develop for the iPhone and of course the primary language is Objective-C. One of my first assignments after an introduction to Objective-C was to create several console type apps. One of which was to display the first 20 values of the Fibonacci sequence. I had no clue […]