Tag: framework

Cargo Cult CSS

I’ve been sitting on this article for a while but finally was able to give it a good, focused read. If I’m honest, there are many great points to consider. I say that because at first glance it feels very anti-“modern” CSS, but what good is something if it hasn’t been questioned repeatedly (even when […]

Posted: May 01, 2014

Visual Basic, PHP, Rails. Is Node.js next?

Visual Basic, PHP, Rails. Is Node.js next? | Andrew Chen (@andrewchen). This is a really interesting discussion that got me thinking about my history with programming. In particular it got me thinking about how although the typical pattern includes a progression from VB to PHP to Rails and beyond, there are many programmers that stick […]

Posted: April 02, 2012

Backbone and Ember

Backbone and Ember | Boris Smus. I’ve been doing research in a personal capacity on both Backbone and Ember and find this comparison to be a great catch-up especially for newcomers but also if you’re familiar with both. JavaScript is super exciting to me, it has been for years, and I’m often discouraged by the […]

Posted: February 20, 2012

A 1000-Hour Head Start: Introducing The _s Theme

A 1000-Hour Head Start: Introducing The _s Theme | ThemeShaper. This is quite a nice big deal, a brand new WordPress theme framework for your perusal and use. Theme frameworks are a great way to get a leg up on building custom WordPress sites, they can save a ton of time. It’s still important though, […]

Posted: February 19, 2012


PressWork. This is super interesting. I like that this is the third (maybe fourth) free WordPress theme framework I’ve seen crop up in the past half year or so. What stands out about PressWork at first glance for me is how polished the site is, and how well along the screenshots appear to be. This […]

Posted: July 10, 2011

HTML Email Boilerplate v0.4

HTML Email Boilerplate v0.4. I’m a huge fan of boilerplates… for studying. I’m even more a fan of boilerplates that realize their place and provide the service of solid documentation. HTML email is ugly. Sure, there are some experts in that field that are really doing some magical things, but every time an HTML email […]

Posted: June 07, 2011

Best Lightweight PHP Frameworks of 2010

Best Lightweight PHP Frameworks of 2010 | Webification. I’m a firm believer in constantly reminding yourself that you don’t know everything and that there are, for sure, people out there doing things better, faster, and smarter than you are. It’s not because I’m some sort of manic depressive, it’s because I’m a realist and it’s […]

Posted: September 17, 2010

HTML5 Boilerplate

HTML5 Boilerplate – A rock-solid default for HTML5 awesome. This rocks pretty hard. I’ve got a ‘new site’ framework I use on each and every project consisting of the latest WordPress release and all of my favorite plugins. I maintain the framework on a consistent basis and it lets me get up and running with […]

Posted: August 10, 2010

Please Excuse the Wet Paint, it’s Just About Dry

One of the goals I challenged myself with for 2010 was to redesign Monday By Noon. I’m really happy to say that inspiration struck early, and I was able to launch the revamp much sooner than originally planned. I’d like to share with you the process I went through in designing the latest version of MBN, and also request that you check out the latest and greatest design.

Posted: February 15, 2010

Why I Like (and Use) Reset CSS

The CSS framework debate has been reignited a bit. New topic: reset stylesheets. Personally, I prefer working with reset CSS, but a great number of people have taken to the opposite.

Posted: April 21, 2008