The primary purpose of this blog is to share my thoughts with others. Topics often cover design, development and things of that nature. These are compositions, lists, references and resources that I feel are valuable enough to pass along.

February 27th, 2018

Free Fonts that Aren't Google Fonts

Google Fonts truly changed the web font game. It’s fantastic to have access to a variety of superb typography. And everyone else seems to think so too. Visit any website and you’re likely to find a Google Font.

February 23rd, 2018

Seeding a Database with Knex

I was looking for a way to put data in my database. I wanted something that was organized and simple like Rake, but also agreed with Node. To my suprise, NPM didn’t have many of packages to choose from. I considered Serialize, but wound up using Knex which made migrations a piece of cake.

March 6th, 2017

A Month Without Coffee

My first cup of coffee was at my grandma's. I wasn't allowed to pour my own. But was heavy handed with the sugar. My coffee tasted of cream and was nearly the same color. Ever since that morning I've been drinking coffee almost daily. Shout out to my Grandma.

November 22nd, 2016

Facebook's New Job

People are mad. And rightfully so. Many believe the fake news on Facebook altered the results of the 2016 election. And it probably did, but Facebook shouldn't be held responsible.

November 17th, 2016

Not the Same

Library and frameworks both allow you to do more and write less. They share other similarities but shouldn't be used synonymously – although they often are. This creates confusion, so I'll try my best to clear things up.

July 29th, 2015

Basic Git Commands

Features are added, files are refactored and bugs are removed. For this reason seasoned developers use version control. There are plenty of benefits to using version control. Below you can find the main reasons I, as well as many others, love it.

November 18, 2015

Finding Photos

Finding stock photos can be a hassle. Luckily there are websites that host free high-quality images. I curated a list of some of my favorites here. It will be updated frequently so only good links are present.

June 18th, 2015

Website Deployment Checklist

There are many things to focus on when the time comes to launch a website. Concentration is imperative during this time. Forgetting to complete a small procedure could be detrimental. I have composed this Website Deployment Checklist. When used it can mitigate the risk of unforeseen things happening. It has proven itself valuable time and time again.

October 14th, 2014

The Hamburger Button

Traditionally, global navigation is applied to every page of a website. Recently, sites have begun to house drop-down menu often to as a hamburger icon. This minimized menu is often displayed as a button with three lines stacked horizontally, referred to by some as a hamburger icon. The unique benefits to each navigational approach will be further explained.