Controlling CSS/JS WordPress Plugins Utilize

Optimization, Web Development, WordPress, WordPress | Posted by Keefr November 19th, 2014

wordpressWordPress is great as a content mangement system, but mix in a couple plugins and the like, and some of the optimizations and performance tweaks you’d typically do on a static site go straight out the window.

The article below does a good job about explaining the functionality of plugins, their usage of JavaScript and CSS, and how to reign it all back in.

Taking Control of the CSS/JS that WordPress Plugins Load

9 Basic Principles of Responsive Web Design

Responsive Design, Web Design | Posted by Keefr November 18th, 2014

responsive webHere’s a great article with animated illustrations of the principles of responsive web design. It’s a great refresher or primer.

9 Basic Principles of Responsive Web Design

CSS Dropdown Menus Done Simply

CSS, Web Development | Posted by Keefr October 27th, 2014

CSSDropdown menus have come a long way and become a lot more easy to setup and maintain — and in this day and age, it can be done totally with CSS. Below is a simple example of how to do it well, but still simply.

Another Simple CSS3 Dropdown Menu

CSS Shapes

CSS | Posted by Keefr October 24th, 2014

CSSUtilizing CSS shapes, you can create layouts that previously only were possible on the feature pages of a magazine or newspaper.

But now, browsers are catching up and CSS shapes allow for text to follow shapes and paths.

Getting Started with CSS Shapes

Streaming Videos Through Amazon S3 Cloudfront and HTML5

HTML, Web Development | Posted by Keefr October 23rd, 2014

markup-htmlAmazon Web Services is a wonderfully powerful and affordable way to host files on the Internet. The one small problem is the documentation just plain sucks. Recently, I started the move of transitioning my company’s videos off of YouTube and onto Amazon’s S3 and CloudFront services. While I had used S3 before, I’d never used CloudFront, which makes a huge difference in performance. Regardless, I needed a little guidance setting it all up and came across the article below, which was perfect for configuring everything.

Streaming Videos Through Amazon S3 Cloudfront and HTML5