Responsive Logos

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Joe Harrison has put together a really cool experiment with responsive logo design. He has taken the basic principles of responsive web design—making websites look awesome on all mobile devices and computers—and applied that to popular logos. The result is awesome: ... Continue Reading

Comps with Compassion: Social Good Ipsum

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Remember what it was like to design graphics and websites without a good ol' Lorem Ipsum generator? Yeah. Life was tough back then. Now we have Bacon Ipsum, Hipster Ipsum and a entire Lorem Ipsum family! But there's always room for a new kind Ipsum, esspecially one that is full of compassion. ... Continue Reading

Keeping the Internet Clear of Outdated Broswers

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For the best Internet experience, you have to stop using outdated broswers. Web technologies change at a rapid pace and it's the only way to make sure you're getting the most out of your web experience — not to mention web security. Here's a cool resource that both church ITs and web developers can use to make the World Wide Web a better place. Check it: ... Continue Reading

BuiltWith Lets You Peek Under the Hood

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Calling all church web developers! Do you find yourself doing research on how other church sites are built and want an easy way to see what technologies went into it? I find myself constantly poking around in the console to find out about various technologies that go into different websites. Often times, I find this a pain, because I just want to see what they used to built it. Well, I have found a solution! ... Continue Reading

Atom: The 21st Century Text Editor

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Atom is the newest text editor on the block. For the past few months, it has been in an invite only beta. As of writing this, Github has released their new project as open source under the MIT license.  Atom has stolen my heart as my favorite editor. Here are some reasons why you might want to give it a shot. ... Continue Reading

Code Mode Light

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“You've been coding,” my wife says to me. Whenever I get my head swirling in code — usually something to do with WordPress — my head gets lost in a haze. I can't hide it, my wife notices it every time. I thought I was the only one who did this, until I read the story behind the Code Mode Light. If you already know what I am talking about, you'll giggle over this Code Mode Light description: ... Continue Reading

WordPress Cheat Sheet

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For you Wordpress developers out there, do you find yourself constantly Googling those commonly used Wordpress functions? Are you in charge of your church's website and you need access to those confusing little bits of code that do things? Need to immediately know how to insert Page Based Navigation? How about showing your site description? ... Continue Reading

MAMP 3 for Mac & PC

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MAMP 3 has been released! If you're running a killer web development environment, more than likely, you've installed MAMP (unless you're developing on your PC — until now). MAMP is improved over the previous version and now comes in a Windows flavor, too (coming soon). While the pro version will cost you (reduced price for those with a MAMP 2 license), they are still offering the non-pro version for free. For those that wonder why you would ever need such an app, here's why: If you are doing ... Continue Reading

900-Year-Old Viking Code Finally Solved: Kiss Me

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This is a fascinating story of 11th or 12th century Viking life with a fun little twist. While experts were able to determine the characters of their alphabet, the messages inscribed needed additional decoding. “The messages found so far seem to be either used in learning or have a playful tone.” It would seem as though Vikings enjoyed coding secret messages to one another with many of the messages being fun taunts. Here's one of those Viking codes: ... Continue Reading