How to Use Internet Explorer on Mac for Free

As a web designer or developer you’ll find yourself needing to test in multiple browsers. The lack of Internet Explorer on Mac is apparent when most clients notice issues in IE.Well Microsoft created this awesome site for everything needed to test in IE. I figured most people should know this since I was unaware so here’s a quick step by step guide. – Read More –

Add a Super Admin to a WordPress Network

Recently I was stuck with phpMyAdmin access but no WordPress Super Admin access in a WordPress network install.

Here is a quick post on how to add a user as a Super Admin with phpMyAdmin or using WordPress functions.

For those who don’t know the WordPress Super Admin in a network install gets to use the network admin page which is useful for managing blogs, plugins, and themes. – Read More –

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 –

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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