i’m a senior!

welp… i’m officially a senior web developer for competitor group, inc.

it’s huge.

it blows my mind that i’m a senior at something… especially when that something is typing letters, numbers, and symbols that eventually turn into a website.

if this was an awards ceremony, i’d like to thank my family, who have supported me through all my decisions in life; my loving fiancee, melissa, who has the patience of a saint with me and my work ethic; and my (biz) partner, geoff (for the reasons pointed out in this link). also my boss, scott, who has gone to bat for me countless times.

what’s next for me in this phase of my career?

PERFORMANCE. people talk about responsive, but they don’t talk much about responsible responsive. i intend to go back through work sites i’ve built to make them as lean and fast as possible.

so hopefully expect some scenarios/cases about those soon!

oh, and to mark the awesome first day of being a senior — my fiancee sends me this

senor_comic_high_res

ey ey ey!

 

A Great Workflow for SVG Implementation

the best method i’ve found to use a lean svg on your site — from eps to svg

reference:

some browsers can’t handle svg’s quite yet, so i’ve found this nice little lightweight javascript plugin that’ll switch out svg’s with their png counterparts (you’d have to have both files on your server)

Momski’s 60th Birthday

for mom’s 60th birthday, we surprised her with brunch aboard a hornblower yacht. this was the biggest of the hornblowers, the inspiration. she was surprised, we drank dramamines, mimosas, and feasted for a couple hours while the yacht cruised around the bay. it was a great day full of happiness, friends, and family
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Ridiculously Easy Chicken

This is a super simple recipe for roasted chicken. It’s even better than doing it in the slow cooker since the skin crisps up a little nicer!

Ingredients

  • Chicken leg quarters (I guess you can use any cut of chicken, but I recently discovered quarters and it’s changed my life)
  • Olive oil
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Paprika (seriously, this is the 2014 spice of the year/mvp for me)

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WordPress: Broken RSS Feed

This is one of the worst bugs I’ve encountered in a while. The worst because you really don’t know exactly where the issue can be fixed…

If you go to your site’s RSS feed (http://YOUR_SITE_URL/feed), you might see this message:

XML Parsing Error: XML or text declaration not at start of entity
Location: http://YOUR_SITE_URL/feed
Line Number 3, Column 1:
<?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”UTF-8″?><rss version=”2.0″
^

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