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  • Create Image Thumbnails with ImageMagick

    ImageMagick is, for lack of better term, magic.  You can throw just about anything at it and succeed.  With that in mind, I was recently using Google Page Speed to see how I could improve my website and it occurred to me I wasn't generating thumbnails for...

  • Export an Image from Layered Photoshop PSD from Command Line

    I've been fascinated by basic image manipulation these days, which led to my Get the First Frame of an Animated GIF with ImageMagick and How to Create Screenshots in Firefox posts.  It was brought up in a comment to the Animated GIF post that ImageMagick can also...

  • Website Builders that Donât Suck

    I Never Pursue My Awesome Ideas I'm constantly struck with ideas for new web projects. Unfortunately, I rarely act on them because I have too little time and they're too much of a hassle to see through. At least ten times over the last two years, I started...

  • CSS Vertical Center with Flexbox

    I'm 31 years old and feel like I've been in the web development game for centuries.  We knew forever that layouts in CSS were a nightmare and we all considered flexbox our savior.  Whether it turns out that way remains to be seen but flexbox does easily...

  • Design Websites in 2015 with These Top Notch WordPress Themes

    This year is setting out to be a fulfilling one for web designers. We are quickly breaking away from the symbiotic relationship to coding. Also, we rejoice in working with option-rich, premium WordPress themes. These high quality themes help us create high end websites a lot...

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  • How to Create Screenshots in Firefox

    Firefox's developer tools have been well-noticed due to the wealth of functionality they provide, but one tool you don't hear too much about is Developer Toolbar, which looks much like the console but serves a completely different purpose.  One of those purposes is allowing developers to create...

  • Get the First Frame of an Animated GIF with ImageMagick

    ImageMagick has been the industry standard for image manipulation for as long as I can remember.  Hell, I remember using the ImageMagick extension when I first learned PHP over a decade ago.  Anyways, I've noticed recently that many sites which host animated GIFs will have a static image initially and will...

  • Add a Submenu to the WordPress Admin Bar

    A while back I wrote Add Menu Items to the WordPress Admin Menu, a post detailing how you can add items to the left side, existing "posts" menu bar.  Adding menu items has served me well but it's not as customized as I would like --...

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  • Write Simple, Elegant and Maintainable Media Queries with Sass

    I spent a few months experimenting with different approaches for writing simple, elegant and maintainable media queries with Sass. Each solution had something that I really liked, but I couldn't find one that covered everything I needed to do, so I ventured into creating my...

  • Professional & Personal Goals for 2015

    The turn of the year is a natural time to get deep, think about how the past year went and put together goals for the new year.  Most goals become "pie in the sky" but it's important to aim high, right?  I've been thinking about the past...