GitHub Forking and Pull Requests

How to Fork a GitHub Repository, clone it, branch it, make edits, and do a Pull Request Hurray! I finally started recording short tutorials on useful web development things. I’m tired of listening to men’s voices in tutorials all the time. It’s time for some women’s voices. I’ll start adding short videos to my playlist […]

Symlink for Sublime or Atom on a Mac

Did you know there’s an easy way to set up your terminal app to open things in atom or sublime? You just have to create a symlink. I keep needing this for my students so I’m keeping it here so I can find it! For Sublime, In a terminal window type: ln -s /Applications/Sublime\ Text.app/Contents/Shared/Support/bin/subl […]

A Good Markdown Cheat Sheet

As we build out our site infrastructure and document our development process in our github wiki, I’ve been learning a lot about Markdown. I’m loving the simplicity of this Markdown cheat sheet by Adam Prichard. It’s a boiled down version of Github’s documentation on writing markdown. It gets straight to the point. Gotta love a […]

How to stop an iframe video when closing modal

Needed to stop a video from playing and was impatient and having trouble getting it to work using YouTubes APIs. Found this solution and it worked right off the bat. https://gomakethings.com/stopping-youtube-vimeo-and-html5-videos-with-javascript/ Add this method to your script: var stopVideo = function ( element ) { var iframe = element.querySelector( ‘iframe’); var video = element.querySelector( ‘video’ […]

wordpress localhost subpages not working

I’ve been banging my head against the wall because a local install of a wordpress I’m developing would for some reason not let me go to any wordpress subpages. I kept looking at my permalink settings, they looked fine, tried adding mod_rewrite to my htaccess file. It didn’t make sense because the admin pages were […]

Jolene Kelley website is live

Jolene Kelley is a Craniosacral Therapist in Portland, OR. She hadn’t updated her site in several years. Her previous site was not responsive and while it did a good job of delivering information, it needed a refresh. Jolene was also frustrated that she was unable to update the site other than adding and editing posts […]

Termina plug-ins for sublime

  I’m using Sublime and iTerm. I like iTerm a bunch, I like Sublime a bunch, but I’m thinking about keystroke conservation… For now I’m going to install the Terminal package in Sublime so I can launch iTerm from a keystroke instead of command tabbing all the time. I may consider looking into Sublime libraries that […]

Gendered Dummy Data in Online Programming Courses

The test data/subject matter of all these programming courses I’ve been taking is always either dungeons and dragons or games or robots, seriously. Where are the programming classes that use glitter or barbie as test data/subjects. What about cleaning products, vacuum cleaners, diaper brands, laundry detergents.  No wonder men are so reluctant to share home […]

A great in-depth article about custom fonts in wordpress

I’m impressed with this very in-depth article about ading custom fonts. If you are looking for a specific answer, it’s easy enough to scroll down and find what you are looking for, but if you want a full primer, this has lots of great info. Adding Custom Fonts to WordPress with @Font-Face and CSS3

Don’t Panic

So… a few thoughts. The moral of this story is: I am relearning old (to me) stuff (JavaScript, CSS3, HTML5, bootstrap, mysql, WordPress) and learning new (to me) technologies (React.js, Angular.js, Ember.js, Node.js, git) at home, alone, utterly alone. So very utterly alone with my screen full of letters and number and brackets. Developing alone, learning […]

ReactJS For Stupid People

This person is hilarious. It’s also a great perspective on what React is and isn’t. http://blog.andrewray.me/reactjs-for-stupid-people/ Laughing outloud to this little tidbit: There are three separate, competing quickstart guides. I’m overwhelmed and I’m not even drunk. The sidebar below that is straight out of my nightmares, with sections that obviously shouldn’t be there, like “More […]