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Category Archive: Misc.

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.

iOS Simulator Workflow for Alfred v2.

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An Alfred workflow that allows you to open Xcode’s iPhone simulator and launch Safari. You can optionally specify a URL. Requires Xcode 5, iOS 7.1 SDK and Alfred power tools. Download iOS Simulator.

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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

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.

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