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I started this website as a place to share my portfolio and projects, but slowly started documenting solutions to problems I ran into while doing professional development. As I grow, I hope to help other developers fill in their gaps of knowledge, learn difficult concepts fully, and learn technologies that will boost their career.

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I mainly teach custom WordPress development, Sage.io WordPress stack, Laravel Blade Templating, JavaScript(ES6), and CSS/SCSS.

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More Blog Posts

  • Let’s Learn Laravel Blade: Layouts and Partials (Part 3)

    In the last post, we saw how easy it is to conditionally display markup and use inline logic in blade templates. Conditionals are a very useful tool and you will probably use them often. In this post, we will explore how to reduce repetitive code and help adhere to DRY(don’t repeat yourself) principals. What’s one […]

  • 5 Useful Time-Saving Bash Aliases

    Defining bash aliases has always been a neat little trick for saving time on the command line. When learning about aliases, a few ideas may immediately jump out. There are also some you may not have thought about. I hope to uncover at least one of those. In this post, I’ll list 5 of my […]

  • Getting Sassy: 3 Useful Ways To Use SASS Mixins

    For years now, SASS has given CSS the functionalities that native CSS wish it could. These includes variables, selector nesting, mixins, extends, and much more. One simple but very powerful thing SASS gives you is the ability to outsource a similar set of style rules into a reusable “function”. This lets you centralize style logic […]

  • Let’s Learn SASS & SCSS: Diving Deeper into Mixins & Extends(Part 5)

    There are four posts before this one. You can check out part 1(getting up and running, part 2(setting up the build), part 3(nesting and variables), part 4(diving into mixins and extends). Mixins and extends are cool, right? In our last article, we dived into the basics of both and have a good idea of what […]

  • Advancing Your WordPress Workflow: Managing ACF Field Groups The Right Way

    If you develop custom WordPress themes, there’s no doubt ACF (pro) is in your toolbox. Simply put, it feels like a natural extension for developing custom themes. If you still haven’t picked up this tool, I’d recommend hopping over to their website and see what you’ve been missing. Out of the box, you get powerful […]

  • WordPress: How To Create a Custom Admin Button with ACF

    There comes a time in a WordPress theme’s life where custom PHP is needed. This can be a packaged plugin that’s used across multiple client sites, or a single theme. There are several ways to approach a custom admin button. A common approach is invoking a JavaScript function on click, then using AJAX to send […]

  • CSS Tip: Using a Nested Link to Fill an Entire Div

    Hyperlinks are a big part of every webpage, even if they’re not completely apparent. Typically you’d only have text or maybe wrap a <button> element with a link. Sometimes, a design called for an entire <div> (or any other sectional element) to be a clickable link. A typical example is an entire block with some […]

  • Make Internet Explorer Cross Browser Testing Less Painful With SCSS

    We’ve all been there. We don’t want to do it, we don’t think we need to do it, but it’s necessary. Unfortunately, Internet Explorer (11) is a necessary evil for most business requirements. Certain businesses even require earlier versions than that. *shudder* Fair warning, this article is only keeping the most recent version(11) in mind. […]

  • Prettify Your CSS: Simple Linting Rules For Readable Code

    Every web developer has come across CSS at one point or another. For most, it’s a necessary evil that’s easy to learn, but difficult to master. After some time, you start to get the hang of it and maybe even pick up something like SASS and/or flexbox. One thing you may not realize: your code […]

Featured Posts

  • Let’s Learn SASS & SCSS: Getting Up And Running (Part 1)

    If you’ve been in web development long enough, you’ve probably heard of SASS/SCSS. That’s no surprise, considering it has been around for so long(over 10 years), and it’s included in many popular build systems. Webpack builds such as create-react-app and Vue CLI templates come with easy SASS support. If you’re using your own build system, […]

  • Testing File Uploads With Cypress.io

    Cypress is an end-to-end testing framework designed to provide coverage for front-end UIs. Learning how to automate tests has its learning curve, but the benefits grow with your application’s complexity. I was tasked to test a process that involves uploading multiple types of files. In particular, application/pdf and image/* mime-type files. Doing this with Cypress […]

  • Advancing Your WordPress Workflow: Managing ACF Field Groups The Right Way

    If you develop custom WordPress themes, there’s no doubt ACF (pro) is in your toolbox. Simply put, it feels like a natural extension for developing custom themes. If you still haven’t picked up this tool, I’d recommend hopping over to their website and see what you’ve been missing. Out of the box, you get powerful […]

  • Getting Sassy: 3 Useful Ways To Use SASS Mixins

    For years now, SASS has given CSS the functionalities that native CSS wish it could. These includes variables, selector nesting, mixins, extends, and much more. One simple but very powerful thing SASS gives you is the ability to outsource a similar set of style rules into a reusable “function”. This lets you centralize style logic […]

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Demo 1
Defining Reusable Column Extends with SCSS

Quick Note: The atSmall type mixins are just basic media queries. Since these kinds of layouts are common, they also need to be overwritable if I want to change the spacing. Generally, the ‘default’ spacing is defined in the extend/mixins. Example Use Cases To get the layout working, you only need a container class and […]

Demo 2
Discord Bot: Reddit API Ask Feature

The Purpose Some Discord bots have a feature where you can “chat” with the bot(i.e: Cleverbot integrations). I decided to take a spin on this concept and utilize the Reddit API to answer common questions. A user from the server asks a question using the b!ask command, then the bot gives a random answer from […]

Demo 3
React.js Modal Using The Hooks API

Modals are a classic piece of application functionality, made even easier with libraries like React. You could go with a library, but you can often make your own with less than 100 lines of code. Using the hooks API, you don’t even need a class based approach. This example is going full functional! Defining The […]