An Occasional Thought...

An infrequent take on WordPress, WooCommerce, and the web.

January 19, 2014
Recently I was at a family members house where they had recently remodeled their bathroom. On top of this toilet is a dual-flush set of buttons wher you can push one, the other, or both simultaneously. Without any kind of clarifying indication, I am unsure what will happen when I press these buttons .
January 8, 2014
List items are one of those things that look the same in a browser, Word document, email, or anywhere else. Fortunately, we have CSS to help us make these lists a bit more exciting on the web! While there are many ways to style list items, we’re going to look at a way of adding an icon from the FontAwesome icon library using only CSS and pseudo-elements.
March 26, 2013
It’s finally here. It’s taken months of brainstorming and one furious weekend of work, but it’s finally live. Yesterday marked the official re-launch of TheBurnetteAdventures.com! Lisa (my wife) has been begging me for months to redesign our personal family blog because it was looking dated, to say the least. (It had a 6-month-old picture in the header of our 2.5-year-old daughter.) Rather than just retheme the Drupal 6 installation that was there, I decided to give the site a full refresh. Here are bascially the 2 phases that I went through in one furious weekend.
December 14, 2012
I’ve been a Vimeo user for several years, and a Vimeo Plus member for the last two. At FliteHaus, we have a Pro account as well to better serve our clients with video content online. The quick and simple reasons are this: great quality, broad device support, top-notch security, and video player customization. Let’s explore these more in-depth, one by one.
December 4, 2012
CSS-only ribbons are a popular effect. Sometimes you need a triangle that will make it look as though your element is wrapping in from the left, sometimes the right, and sometimes both. Below are a few snippets to help quickly create these little triangles to create the ribbon effect you desire. We will be using the :before and :after pseudo-elements to achieve this effect, so you will be limited to 2 triangles per element. Pseudo-element browser support for these is as follows: IE8+, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera.
November 7, 2012
I recently came across this talk on a relatively new site called BeSquare where you can watch primarily web development focused conference talks. I’ve watched a few so far, but this one stood out from the rest. Full disclosure though, they’ve all been pretty good, so I might talk about a few more in the future. The talk I watched was by Ryan Carson – CEO of Treehouse – and he talks about a lot of things, hence the title. The segments of the video that fascinated me though – as a young, business-concious developer – are the business aspects of how he runs Treehouse. I’ve embedded the video here, but included some notes of my own after the video. Note: It’s an hour and a half long, but worth every second for anyone looking to learn about how to run a successful business.
November 2, 2012
One of the best ways to stay creative is to engage in ongoing side projects. Without the demands of clients or the need to meet requirements for customers, you can have unlimited freedom over your project. That is why we, at FliteHaus, have put together a gallery of the best Drupal design on the web. We’ve decided to call it Drupal Paradise. Born out of a need to show our clients just how limitless the possibilities are for Drupal sites, we wanted to create a gallery to showcase the best of the best.