Virtual Host Configuration in XAMPP

Posted by Jerold Haas and filed under Blog, Tips & Tricks

Using virtual hosts is much easier for development systems than using the default alias “project” style. Having a URL such as http://example.dev/index.php instead of http://localhost/example/index.php is much clearer, works better with some website “extensions” involving paths and routing, and stored passwords are much easier to manage in browsers. Let’s face it, it’s just better all […]

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Post Control/Revisions

Posted by April Sadowski and filed under Blog, Tips & Tricks, WordPress

WordPress has a nasty habit of keeping a cluttered mess of post revisions. There is a nice little snippet of code you can add to your wp-config file to limit how many are keeping house in your database: [code xclass=”prettyprint”]define( ‘WP_POST_REVISIONS’, 3 );[/code] You can also remove post revisions completely with this snippet: [code xclass=”prettyprint”]define(‘WP_POST_REVISIONS’, […]

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Web Usability: Human Factors or Engineering Psychology

Posted by Jerritte Couture and filed under Blog, Usability

The term “usability” has been a well known website design/development buzzword for quite a few years. Go to any reputable Web shop’s website and you will almost certainly find some kind of reference to how they focus on usability. Words like “intuitive,” “user-centered,” and “human factors” are commonly employed to show that they will design your […]

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Bootstrap Tabs and WooCommerce

Posted by April Sadowski and filed under Blog, Tips & Tricks, WordPress

I’m working on a site that uses Bootstrap and needs WooCommerce implemented with it. While styling the tabs wasn’t a requirement, I decided to adjust the output so it would render with the Bootstrap tab engine rather than WooCommerce. I could also make the styling uniform with the rest of the site without any bloated […]

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Setting up Roots locally on Windows 8

Posted by April Sadowski and filed under Blog, Tips & Tricks, Windows

So one of the biggest headaches I have is that some sites assume I know everything. When Roots (which we use) tells me to install Grunt locally, the confusion just increases. How do I do that? I watched tutorials and it didn’t make any sense. So here’s the run-down and walkthrough. Make sure you set […]

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The case of the missing gravatar

Posted by April Sadowski and filed under Blog, Bugs & Fixes

Our minds were telling us we were not crazy, but the browser was saying the opposite. Gravatars worked for everyone but Jerritte on our bio pages. His Gravatar was updated, but it wasn’t showing here. We only saw him as the mystery man. He deleted his avatars on Gravatar and reloaded them and nothing happened. […]

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Automatically log out Members and Send to Login Page in Umbraco

Posted by Jerritte Couture and filed under Blog, CMS, Tips & Tricks

Background One of our clients came to us the other day and requested that a password-protected area of their website be set up to automatically log out users from the password-protected area after 15 minutes of idleness. They were concerned that there might be a security risk to their site if users left their workstations while logged […]

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