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An infrequent take on all things digital.

Why I Moved from Digital Ocean to Cloudways (and Digital Ocean)

Posted on February 1, 2018 in Hosting, Tool, Web Design, Web Development, WordPress

I'm not a server admin. I don't run server stacks and optimize buffer pools. This is where Cloudways saved the day.

Top CodePen Post of 2017

Posted on January 8, 2018 in Mobile, Tutorial, Web Design

Just a few days ago, CodePen released its top pens and posts of 2017. I was surprised to see one of my posts not only in the top 20, but in the top 10 posts of the year!

Two Oh One Seven

Posted on December 31, 2017 in Community, Drupal, Web Design, Web Development, WordPress

As 2017 comes to a close, it seems fitting to do what so many others are doing and reflect back on the year that was.

Style Previous Sibling Elements with CSS

Posted on December 20, 2017 in Javascript/Jquery, Tutorial, Web Design, Web Development

After having to look this up a couple of times now, I figured I'd share my approach. While you currently can't technically style previous sibling elements, I've figured out a pretty handy workaround.

My 52 (or 24)-week Photography Challenge

Posted on November 27, 2017 in Community, Photography, Social Media

So, the beginning of the year is always a time to set resolutions and commit to new challenges. As last year came to a close, I was starting to get back into photography a little bit and wanted to create something a bit more tangible to track my progress.

WordCamp Orlando 2017 Recap

Posted on November 18, 2017 in Community, WordPress

WordCamp Orlando was held last weekend and, as a newcomer to the WordPress community, I wanted to check it out and see how the WP community compares to the Drupal community...

Show Hidden Files in Mac Finder

Posted on October 25, 2017 in Tutorial

At this point in my development career, I pretty much always leave hidden files showing. Problem is, sometimes I need to show files on a new computer.

WP Ninja Forms Star Rating with FontAwesome Replacement Stars

Posted on October 2, 2017 in Tutorial, Web Design, WordPress

One of the most popular posts on this blog (and one of my most popular pens on CodePen) is replacing bullet list item styles with Font Awesome icons. I figured I’d follow that up with replacing the star rating …

Forcing www or non-www in WordPress with an htaccess

Posted on August 24, 2017 in Tutorial, Web Development, WordPress

Using the .htaccess file, you can force www or non-www URLs using the following snippets that should appear ABOVE any other code in your WordPress .htaccess.

Force SSL on a Drupal 7 Site

Posted on August 24, 2017 in Drupal, Security

As forcing HTTPS on sites becomes more and more important, I wanted to document the process in Drupal 7 for myself (and anyone else who might find it helpful!).