SXSW 2017

What began as a local music festival in 1987 has grown into an international exposition of festivals, interactive media and conferences. Featuring the latest trends in technology, film, music, gaming, and more, SXSW has emerged as the unparalleled annual event for discovery, networking, and inspiration for fostering creative and professional …

How the Cloud is Influencing Tech

In the mid 1960s, Intel’s Gordon Moore predicted that the capacity of transistors and integrated circuits would double every year, envisioning the …

A Synopsis of CSS Preprocessors

Anyone who builds websites knows how time-consuming cascading style sheets (CSS) development can be, but delegating the task to a CSS preprocessor can alleviate the tedium and handle the “dirty work”. Sass (Syntactically Awesome Style Sheets), Less (Leaner Style Sheets) and Stylus are the top CSS pre-processors used by web developers today.

The Vertex WordPress Theme

To date, I have not gone with a premium theme. I’ve always built upon free or open-source selections using a child theme …

Mobile and Tablet Emulation

Since it would not be feasible to buy every popular mobile device on the market today to test applications, it is necessary as a developer to find ways to emulate various viewports. Until recently, I used Opera’s emulator that allowed the selection of device profiles from a dropdown menu. It worked fairly well though it was a little clunky.

Twitter Bootstrap vs Zurb Foundation

In a comparison of 2 popular website building frameworks, Twitter Bootstrap squares off with Foundation from Zurb. With much focus on responsive …