Web Development Archive

Verio – My Least Favorite Web Hosting Provider (Review)

Uh oh! It’s that time again! Remember how in my post titled GoDaddy Woes – Legacy Economy Package Cannot Be Upgraded For cPanel how I mentioned there were issues with Verio I’d likely bring up soon? No? Oh. Ok. Well, the time has come, as they continue to provide terrible customer support to their customers.

Internet Explorer 11 – Dev Tools Get A Bit Revamped

“Do you like Internet Explorer?” — Ask this questions to any web developer, and you’ll likely hear the answer “Heck no!”. And it’s for good reason: IE has played by its own rules instead of following standards, for ages. With every upgrade, however, they push towards remedying this. For that, they have my kudos…even though

GoDaddy Woes – Legacy Economy Package Cannot Be Upgraded For cPanel

Whenever I encounter issues with a hosting provider, I make sure to share the experience here, as was done with my experience with the bad MediaTemple GridServers. This post is dedicated to a gripe with GoDaddy Economy hosting accounts that were purchased a couple years ago. GoDaddy now offers cPanel as a free addon to

Fix: SimplePie Feed Randomly Disappearing

I had the distinct pleasure of getting to utilize SimplePie recently for a small project that was requested by a client. What is SimplePie? Here’s their description: SimplePie is a very fast and easy-to-use feed parser, written in PHP, that puts the ‘simple’ back into ‘really simple syndication It works well. Very well — when

Fix: MediaTemple Not Showing PHP Errors or PHP Notices / Warnings

MediaTemple is a great hosting company. They give you access to all the tools you need, especially when using a DV server, and they have awesome, responsive support. Unfortunately, their KnowledgeBase guides are a bit…outdated…and occasionally not 100% correct. It can leave you going “DERP! I did that! Why you no work!?” Obviously, this occurred

CSS: How to Easily Hide Content On Only Mobile or Only Desktop

One of the great things about Twitter’s Bootstrap 2 and Bootstrap 3 are the responsive utility classes. It makes hiding / showing content on only specific resolution sizes or devices easy. Other than the grid system, it’s one of the key features utilized in the framework. What if you wanted to bring that over to

Bootstrap 3: How to Enable Hover and Toggle for Nav

By default, Bootstrap 3’s navigation has menus toggle’able — you click to have them open / show, and click to have them shut (hide). Wouldn’t it be nice to also have menus open through hovering your mouse over them? Luckily, it isn’t complicated to do! And the best part? It only takes minor CSS to

WordPress – How to Fix “Briefly unavailable for scheduled maintenance. Check back in a minute.”

Just attempt to upgrade your WordPress website only to find that the following message is stuck? Briefly unavailable for scheduled maintenance. Check back in a minute. Yeah. It happens. Especially if the upgrade fails / times out. Luckily, it’s not tough to get rid of this error. All you need is FTP access! Load up

The Noun Project – Ideas for Icons

Icons and symbols represent a whole slew of different “things” on a website and often are associated with a word or phrase. What icon would you use to represent “Graduation”? Probably a graduation cap. What about an icon for “Strength”? A muscly arm works! …What about respect? Wow. That’s a tricky one! It’s unfortunate, but

WordPress – get_posts – Show Sticky Posts First

WordPress has a feature called “Sticky Posts” (it’s under the “Visibility” section for WordPress posts). As the name implies, the post will be pinned to the front page if checked. Unfortunately, get_posts seems to ignore this … and will show (by default) in Chronological Order…Which is fine usually. That’s how news should be. There are