Scout: How to Fix Error #3214

After installing Scout / ScoutApp, the most awesome SASS compiler available, you may encounter an error when trying to run a newly created project. This error — called Error #3214, is easily fixed and means either 1 of 2 things: 1) You don’t have Java installed 2) You have Java installed, but not in a...

WordPress Site Hacked – Scan Your Files for Malicious Code

WordPress is one of the most common CMS / blogging platforms available today. It’s free, robust, and easy to use. This makes it a big target for hackers. They setup automated scripts to try and hack you either through WordPress itself, brute force attempts, plugin vulnerabilities, or other means. You can harden your website using...

How to Easily Make Local Copy of a Website

There are occasions where you sometimes want to copy an entire website onto your local computer. The range of difficulty for this varies from website to website. How much of it is backend-dependent? Do you have FTP access? Are paths relative or absolute? Etc, etc. Assuming you have absolutely no support from the website owner,...

Bootstrap 3: Change Stacking Order

Changing the stacking order of columns in Twitter’s Bootstrap 3 is actually easier than you may think. Excited yet? Calm down. Below is an example situation where you may want to change the stacking order. We have a nice 2 column row that has text on the left and an image on the right. This...

WordPress – Remove WordPress Upgrade Notice

Ah, the beloved upgrade notice. It’s always a nice encounter. It fixes bugs and, occasionally, introduces new features, to the beloved WordPress CMS. While I’m always for upgrading whenever possible, there are those who would like to stay with the version they have. This may be for reasons such as developers modifying the core WP...

Launched New Website – VRMonkey.com

Those who know me, know that I am very interested in virtual reality (VR) and all its potential applications. This isn’t limited to just gaming either. Anyway, the year 2014 is the year for VR. Are you interested in VR too? Then follow my new website, VRMonkey.com for the latest and greatest virtual reality news....

JavaScript – Execute Function After Page Loads – The Best Way!

A lot of people will shrug this off and just use jQuery’s $(document).load with jQuery. Well, sometimes you don’t want to use a whole library and want to use a standard JavaScript solution. You may be thinking then — okay, I’ll go ahead and use window.onload() Well, depending on what you are doing…that won’t work!...

Solution: Padding Doesn’t Show Before / After Linewrap

There are many weird quirks that you encounter as a web developer. Generally, they are small things that you would not likely expect to occur. And these small things seem very obvious and trivial to fix. So obvious, that after you try all the things that first come to mind, that you may overlook perhaps...

New Release: WordPress 3.8

WordPress 3.8 came out recently. You may be wondering — is it a big release? No, it’s not. WordPress has reached a state where most of how it’s setup is pretty much perfect. And so, the dramatic changes that were seen in previous iterations are now less likely. That doesn’t mean that updates don’t bring...

CSS Reset VS Normalize.css – Learn The Difference

Ever wonder what the difference between a CSS Reset and Normalize.css is? Good. Being curious is awesome. I’ll try to help explain the difference between the two and also provide some CSS Resets that are popular. What are CSS Resets A CSS Reset is exactly what it sounds like. It removes all styles from components...