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Why Use SSL?

This is important because the information you send on the Internet is passed from computer to computer to get to the destination server. Any computer in between you and the server can see your credit card numbers, usernames and passwords, and other sensitive information if it is not encrypted with an SSL certificate.  Using an SSL [...]

By | March 30th, 2017|Design|0 Comments

Development Tools

The work of any developer is going to be improved or hurt by the tools they are using.  As my grandfather used to say, "you need the right tool for the job" and I think that simple but wise statement applies to development tools as well as construction equipment.  I will take you through explain [...]

By | January 11th, 2017|Web Development|0 Comments

WordPress 4.7

Version 4.7 of WordPress, named “Vaughan” in honor of legendary jazz vocalist Sarah “Sassy” Vaughan, was released a few hours ago for download or update in your WordPress dashboard. New features in 4.7 help you get your site set up the way you want it.  The latest version was released today along with the twentyseventeen [...]

By | December 6th, 2016|WordWatch|0 Comments

WordCamp US 2016

I just got back from WordCamp US 2016 and it was great.  The talks were cool and I learned about some new WordPress things.  I stayed with my friend Evan Herman just like I did last year for this conference and it was just as much fun.  I also got to meet a lot of big players in [...]

By | December 6th, 2016|WordWatch|0 Comments

Local Weather Page

I created a web page that will get the weather withe the OpenWeatherMap API.  The page will display various different weather stats for the weather at the zipcode you put in.  In addition to the changing weather stats, there are also a few other surprises, test the web app at: http://www.benrothman.org/project1

By | November 30th, 2016|Design, Web Development|0 Comments

Wordcamp Baltimore

  I just went to #WCBalt (Wordcamp Baltimore) and it was awesome (as usual).  I went with my friend Evan and we learned a lot of cool stuff about the use of Wordpress.  I have been to a lot of Wordcamps, some big and some small.  I expected Wordcamp Baltimore to be one of the [...]

By | November 23rd, 2016|Design, Web Development, WordWatch|0 Comments

use pointer events in css

pointer events allow the developer to write css code that applies to clicking with the mouse and touching a screen with a finger.  Instead of writing two set of css events for 'click' and 'press', just use pointer events to divide the amount of code that needs to be written in half. https://css-tricks.com/almanac/properties/p/pointer-events/

By | October 28th, 2016|Web Development|0 Comments

You Are In Grave Danger! Upgrade to WordPress 4.6.1

There were a few security flaws that were part of Wordpress 4.6 that were a lot more important than the changeling made them out to be. I recommend upgrading Wordpress immediately, to save yourself from security vulnerabilities!

By | September 9th, 2016|WordWatch|0 Comments

Use Slack

Slack is a great way for any team or business to communicate. Slack allows you to chat with a single person or a team to give notes, links or images. Slack is free to use online or you can download the desktop application aswell for the same functionality. To use the application effectively, all members [...]

By | September 7th, 2016|Design, Web Development|0 Comments

WordPress 4.6: Pepper

Upgrade your Wordpresses everybody! What's New?: - Streamlined Updates - Native Fonts - Inline Link Checker - Content Recovery - "Under The Hood" features that improve the core of Wordpress and make it faster.

By | August 16th, 2016|Design|0 Comments