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React

How do I create a React App quickly?

Biz Cook • June 12, 2018

Theres a lot of buzz around React—so obviously you want to learn a bit more about it too. Good news, starting your first React App is easier than you might think. We will be using the…

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Diversity

Allies for Inclusion & Diversity in Tech

Laurel Johnson • June 11, 2018

My company recently signed the MN Tech Diversity Pledge which is a cause we feel strongly about. My coworkers and I have been collecting resources to help guide us as we look at ways we can…

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Wordpress

Why can’t I add more than 27 languages using WPML?

Darren Hagen • June 4, 2018

I ran into this recently when a client wanted to add over 28 different languages to their WordPress site. I got through 27 no problem but for some reason every time I tried to add a…

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Animation

Simple Optimized Parallax

Mitch Peterson • May 29, 2018

Parallax – you love it or you hate it, but web designers will incorporate it into new designs regardless. This web design trend has been all the rage over the past few years, with countless javascript…

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jQuery / Javascript

How do i access my cookies in PHP and Jquery?

Sarah Berg •

So, being 7+ months pregnant gives you some weird cravings… Like cookie brownies. Not a cookie and a brownie, they needed to be baked together (very important). Anyways, probably not what you came to read –…

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Uncategorized

The Argument Against Dropdowns

Laura Kressin • May 21, 2018

Dropdowns, common sites in menus across the web, can help an individual, company, or organization present all of their web content to their users immediately.  Do you want to know about the history of our company? …

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jQuery / Javascript

Can Bézier curves be quickly parameterized by arc-length?

Mike Wang • May 1, 2018

In graphics, organic and natural-looking curves are most commonly produced with Bézier curves. In a Bézier curve, each curve segment is described by a set of 4 points (8 numbers total, since graphics are 2D). A…

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CSS

Can SVG animations use less CPU?

Mike Wang • April 30, 2018

Animated SVGs have become very popular in web design, and for good reason: they make art easier to translate from designer to developer, they’re light-weight in terms of filesize, and they’re just plain pretty to look…

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PHP

How do I cache my WP Query?

Pat Kavanagh • April 23, 2018

Caching is a great way to help improve your site’s page load time. We can achieve a lot of these caching goals through plugins and various server settings, but sometimes you need to get a little more…

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CSS

How Can I Target only an iPad Pro?

Brent Reno • April 17, 2018

Recently I was working with some third-party animations, and they were not rendering properly on an iPad pro. I needed to fall back to the backup image we had in place, but  I didn’t want it to also…

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Sass

Sass Mixins for DRY Themes

Laurel Johnson •

Keeping themes as DRY (“Don’t Repeat Yourself”) as possible makes themes easier to update, tweak and maintain.  When a client requests a change to an element that’s used throughout their site, a dry theme gives you the ability…

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SEO

What are some best practices to improve SEO with WordPress?

Biz Cook •

It is hard to know where to start when trying to make your website show up at the top in search engine results. I’ve outlined a few areas for developers to focus on as they try to…

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jQuery / Javascript

How do I properly use .map(), .filter() and .find() in ECMAScript 2015+?

Loren Wright • March 26, 2018

Back in 2015, ES5 introduced .map(), .filter() and .find() methods for iterating over arrays. Yay! Cue confetti cannon. Programming has never been so easy! That all sounds great, but what does it mean? This means that you can now iterate over an…

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Wordpress

How do I use the password field on Formidable Pro?

Darren Hagen • March 19, 2018

So I decided to build a simple RSVP for my wedding website using a formidable pro form. The trouble with that is obviously if people that aren’t invited to your wedding want to just RSVP then…

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PHP

Birchpress – How Do I Export Client Appointments?

Sarah Berg • March 12, 2018

As of 2015, from what i’ve read on forums and the Birchpress documentation, you can’t — as of a few minutes ago, i have at least something working! This is just a PHP script that you…

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