Web Development Archive

SASS + Compass – Automatically Compile On Windows + Mac OS

SASS + Compass can really help keep things organized. It allows you to design in a modular fashion and write functions that help not only speed up writing CSS files, but also in cutting down redundant code. The main problem that people new to SASS may be facing is that it needs to be compiled

How to Fix – Mac – Error Installing SASS (PATH, gem executables will not run.)

New to Mac OSX? Having issues installing SASS? It’s actually pretty simple since (most likely) Ruby is already installed for you. Go to Applications > Utilities > Terminal And type in… sudo gem install sass Easy right? Having Ruby preinstalled really takes the battle out of it! It’s harder to install on Windows since you

HTML / CSS Techniques for Hiding Elements – And display:none VS visibility:hidden

There’s more than one way to hide content. You can z-index it behind other content (such as a DIV) by setting a negative value: #theContent { z-index:-11111 } You can move it off the page: #theContent { position:absolute;top:-9999em;left:-9999em; } These two ways are not necessarily the best way to go. More common ways are through

Guide: Ubuntu Server – Dynamic Internal Network IP for WordPress, FTP, SQL

At work, we have dynamic IP addresses assigned to our workstations. This is typical for work environments. Unfortunately, this is an annoyance for those in the field of web development, who use IP addresses for things like FTP, MySQL, and WordPress configurations. Drupal doesn’t care if your IP changes. However, WordPress does. You will be

Google Fonts – The Solution to Custom, Fancy Web Fonts

In my line of work, I often receive PSD (Photoshop files) of Web Layouts, which I have to then turn into HTML, CSS, etc. These layouts almost always use a custom font that looks amazing. Unfortunately though, as most web developers and designers know, you cannot use any font you’d like on the web. It

HTML5 – localStorage vs sessionStorage

Ah, HTML5. It brings a lot of different functionality to the table that was once missing in the old 4.01 HTML standard. CSS3 and HTML5 will, one day rule the web browsing world. And for good reason too. One of those reasons, is the introduction of STORAGE. There are two types: (1) localStorage (2) sessionStorage

CloudFlare – The CDN That Saves Your Server!

Recently, I had encountered a bit of a “situation”. At one of the companies I work with, we have a VPS server that was getting a TON of HTTP traffic. One website (alone) was sometimes even receiving over 1 million GET requests in a single day. Unfortunately, the “little server that could”, could no longer