Switching my WordPress sites to https on GreenGeeks

I've used GreenGeeks hosting for years now and I really enjoy their services. I'm going to briefly talk about my experience moving two of my WordPress sites to SSL on GreenGeeks shared hosting. Moving to https used to be a little more of a pain in the butt, however thanks to Let's Encrypt and forward-thinking [...]

Design is never done

"People are time bound entities transiting from cradle to grave. Any "solved problem" that involves human beings solves a problem whose parameters must change through time." - Bruce Sterline, 2005 The bold emphasis is mine. This quote is from a Luke Wroblewski tweet that resonates strongly with me as a web designer/developer. If the point [...]

My Terminus Drupal 7 cheat sheet

The Terminus documentation is amazing. However, I tend to only use a couple commands over and over so I created this post so I can continually reference it and have some "copy/paste" ready commands to use on my projects. Get a URL to the latest snapshot of my production database Adding a new module and [...]

Drupal 7: Implementing designs & patterns using Paragraphs

I know the sun is setting on Drupal 7, but I think it's still got a few good years left and someone may find this useful. Design systems and pattern libraries are all the rage now. If you're on Drupal 7 and using Paragraphs, you may be wondering how you can go about implementing patterns [...]

Challenges of getting into a ‘deep work’ state

Read Cal Newport's book Deep Work for a refreshing take on the state of our minds in the 21st century. Also, the following video is a must watch if you think that social media could be impacting your attention span. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3E7hkPZ-HTk I've been noticing more and more lately how social media use has an effect [...]

Using utility classes (like Tachyons) on a Drupal 7 project

We all want to move quickly to create awesome interfaces right? Well, if you're on Drupal 7, you know that it isn't exactly the best system to quickly make great front end interfaces with. I've recently found that using Panels/Panelizer and the Tachyons' spacing classes, I can crank out interfaces very quickly. This is beautiful [...]