“Designeveloper — a Practical Designer’s Guide to Next-level Your Developexpertise” Presentation – WordCamp Philly ’15

Bridging the designer/developer gap is a challenge not often accepted. Designers who are comfortable in PHP and in the ‘back-end’ of WordPress are rare enough that we’ve coined the term ‘unicorn’ to describe them. My personal favorite is ‘designeveloper’ (yep, it’s even on my Twitter bio). My transition began from a house painter and part-time graphic designer to a web designer for WebDevStudios. Over the course of my 4 years at WebDevStudios, I made the transition from a web designer to a developer and now even, a developer lead. I aim to give some practical insights and resources to help make that designer/developer transition and learning curve a little less scary. Maybe… even a little exciting.

— https://philly.wordcamp.org/2015/

Follow along with the slides over here.

Bookmarklet to Toggle Lists Display in Basecamp

I created another bookmarklet that allows some UI elements for toggling Basecamp list display. Very handy for unruly projects, or trying to drag and drop that pesky task from one list to another.

Script to Download High-Resolution Images from Instagram’s Website

For some unknown reason, at this time, Instagram does not offer a way to consume the raw images from their API. This means that the max-resolution available over the API is 612×612. This also means that those nifty… Read More

HTTPS Does Not Secure Your Website — perezbox.com

Tony Perez explains the implications with assuming HTTPS is the cure-all solution for your site’s security.

HTTPS is a mechanism for securing information in transit. It ensures that the information being transferred between a browser and web server is safe from what is known as an Man In The Middle (MITM) attack. This though is a very small piece of securing your website.

HTTPS Does Not Secure Your Website — perezbox.com

Better Javascript, a WDSLunch presentation

In March, I (re)presented on some of the fundamentals of writing better javascript for an internal WDSLunch presentation. The slides contain a ton of useful info and are an accumulation of a lot of tips & tricks I’ve learned along the way. I definitely recommend checking them out. The two resource slides at the end are gold. dsgnwrks.pro/wdslunch-better-javascript

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