How to Get the most Value from a WordPress Site

September 20, 2018 | blog


There is quite a lot that clients can do to make sure that they get the most value out of their WordPress site – blogging and SEO are just the start.

The Functionality that htaccess Provides

September 17, 2018 | blog


Modifying the htaccess file can improve your SEO, can improve usability of your site, improve server response time, help save you headaches, and more.

The Weather Sucks: my newest pet project

September 14, 2018 | blog, featured


Not long ago, I got really frustrated with the way the weather app I used worked. I wanted to build something better looking, faster, & easier to use

Codier: Front-end coding challenges

August 21, 2018 | blog


Through some Reddit thread a while back, I was introduced to Codier, a collection of front-end coding challenges. It’s pretty cool but has one drawback.

Tool Reference

June 16, 2018 | blog


A Reddit Post encouraged me to start maintaining a list of useful resources for web designers/developers.

Semantic UI: A Light Review

February 11, 2018 | blog


In my previous posts, I outlined how I found working with Bootstrap and Bulma as part of a greater series on my company’s search for a new front-end framework. I’m now to working with Semantic UI and, though I like it, I’m not sold. The first problem I had with Semantic UI was that it […]

Bulma: A Light Review

February 9, 2018 | blog


In my previous post, I outlined how I found working with Bootstrap as part of a greater series on my company’s search for a new front-end framework. I’m now to working with Bulma and I really do like it. I really like how easy it is to get started, but there are some intricacies that […]

Bootstrap: A Light Review

February 8, 2018 | blog


In my previous post, I outlined what Gittr is looking for in a framework and how I’m going to go about finding it. This post is the first of 3 reviews. Overall Overall, Bootstrap has met my minimum expectations. I was able to build a good looking, responsive, adaptive, accessible, fast site. But it wasn’t […]

Comparing Frameworks

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Since I founded Gittr with my business partner, Brennan, we’ve used the MaterializeCSS front-end framework. It’s got all of the standard components a modern framework should have: a decent grid, modals, tooltips, navigation options, dropdowns, buttons, and more. It also offers SASS and JS source files so it’s modular, expandable, and you don’t have to […]

CSS-Cropping: How To Preserve Aspect Ratio

July 10, 2017 | blog


I do a lot of “profile” type sites – a basic profile image with descriptions and maybe some social media links. One thing that I’ve always struggled with was the ‘circular’ profile image. I circumvented this for a while by hard-cropping in photoshop or requesting square images, then slapping the border-radius on it and calling […]