Create a Hipster Logo in Photoshop

You’ve probably noticed a very popular trend recently of vintage styled logos, or “hipster” logos. Here’s a quick tutorial to craft up some of your own with resources and inspiration to inspire your hipster creation. For this tutorial I’ll be using the phrase “Visit the Sea, Travel Authentically”. – Read More –

WordPress Performance Plugins to Speed up your Site

One drawback to using a CMS like WordPress is loads of files included in each page load. Luckily most of your CSS and javascript files are registered within WordPress, allowing plugins to take easily control of them. Here’s a list of three performance plugins for WordPress to speed up your site that I constantly include in sites I start. – Read More –

Pebble Watch Review

The Pebble watch offers some pretty basic features accessible from your wrist for around $100. Skipping songs while driving, seeing who texted me without taking my phone out, and checking the time is most of the functionality I get out of this awesome gadget. – Read More –

Automate Your Home Lights with SmartThings

Take control of your home with a SmartThings hub, I recently bought one and now I’m addicted to adding more and more to my home automation setup. If you search “z-wave” on Amazon you’ll find plenty of gadgets to connect your home. Most recently, I added the GE Z-Wave Outlet which lets me turn the outlet off and on remotely. I use it to control the living room lights which we always turn on at night but now the new GE Outlet can automate this during sunrise and sunset. – Read More –

5 Awesome jQuery Plugins from 2013

Here’s my list of some of my favorite jQuery plugins I stumbled upon in 2013. Some of my favorite places to look for new jQuery plugins include Github’s Trending page and Webdesigner Depot’s “best of” posts. Not all of these are jQuery plugins but great Javascript plugins too.

Magnific Popup

Magnific popup is by far my favorite plugin of the year, I’ve always struggled finding great Lightbox plugins but they are usually flawed, Magnific knocks the competition out of the park. It runs fast, displays images in a huge modern fashion, and has all of the options you could ever want.

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LIFX Review

Everything is getting smarter in the house, well now we finally have a smart lightbulb. The LIFX lightbulb originally started on Kickstarter over a year ago destroying their goal of $100,000 with over a million dollars from backers. – Read More –

Simple Rules for Great Web Typography

Wanting to learn more about web typography I picked up this book and learned quite a few tricks, I recommend that anyone interested in web typography pick up this book. But here’s a summary of what I learned with some simple CSS. – Read More –

I Don’t Drink Coffee and Love My Keurig

I’ve only had a Keurig in my house for a couple of months and must say, it has completely changed what I drink. Normally I’d be chugging down bottles of water when I’m at home and now it’s all over the board. Right after having my first cup of tea from the Keurig I was instantly hooked. WOW, a warm drink anytime, no more microwaving or boiling water and it heats up extremely quick. – Read More –

Macbook Air 13″ 2013 Review

Since 2010 I’ve been using a 13 inch Macbook Air and it has been by far the best laptop I’ve ever used, until now. The 2013 model of the 13″ Macbook Air is almost the exact same form factor I love with an even faster processor and incredible battery life.

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