Felix Stockwell

One of my clients has engaged Felix Stockwell to do some design/illustration for him, based on my marketing suggestions, which I am also charged with also bringing into the website. Pretty exciting. First task will converting the line drawing into paths.

Security of the Shared Hosting I Offer

All our servers are tuned to the highest security levels, keep all software up-to-date and install all necessary security patches. On all ours shared servers ConfigServer eXploit Scanner is installed. CXS allows to perform on-demand scanning of files, directories and user accounts for suspected exploits, viruses and suspicious resources (files, directories, symlinks, sockets). CXS prevents … Continued

Vectorizing with Potrace

Kind of expected that between Affinity Photo and Affinity Designer, it would be relatively simple to make a vectorized tracing of an image, similar to the result from the Adobe Capture application. Apparently the auto-tracing feature is not yet developed for Affinity and in the forums someone recommended a command line tool called Potrace. Install … Continued

Batch File Renaming

May have posted on this previously. Just had a bunch of audio files that I wanted to remove a specific phrase from the name. Looped through the matching files and did a move to the output of a string editing command with SED: for f in string_to_remove_*; do mv “$f” “$(echo $f | sed ‘s/string_to_remove_//g’)”; … Continued

Troubleshooting Cross-Origin Resource Sharing Problems

All of a sudden two of the videos we’re hosting on AWS Amazon S3 started getting Cross-Origin Resource Sharing (CORS) errors, saying that there was no header. Spent a bunch of time with the crossdomain.xml file, permissions of the files as well as the bucket cors configuration. Found a site to test cors, but am … Continued

Mastering Responsive Typography by Zell Liew

It might have been through the book, Designing with Web Standards by Ethan Marcotte and Jeffrey Zeldman that I first learned about making Typography the foundation of website and web application design. Two awesome books Ethan Marcotte and Jeffrey Zeldman recommended are The Elements of Typographic Style by Robert Bringhurst and Thinking with Type by … Continued

When a Permalink URL is Frozen

Had made a plugin that created a custom post type, services with a category service_areas. The category archive page was loading at URL service_areas/some_category, but we also wanted a custom page to be listed at service_areas, which I ended up doing by using a page template. Also using the following code to create the page … Continued

What Doesn’t Suck about WordPress

This post by Scribu encapsulates the trepidations many developers share about wordpress. My friend Chris offers a nice response: https://gomakethings.com/in-defense-of-wordpress/ More thoughts from Jeremy Horland: PRO: 1) WordPress is now the dominant web platform. https://trends.builtwith.com/cms https://w3techs.com/technologies/overview/content_management/all Market Share: Top Website Platforms 2) WordPress is a convergent platform PhpBB, Buddypress, and many other projects are far … Continued