2 new css tricks – Outline and Square Box!

I love learning new css tricks that solve layout problems. Creating a row of boxes that are squares at any size with a border. The trick is in the padding, this blog post led me in the right direction.

div {
outline:1px solid white;

That’ll do it! Eureka!


Gravity Form locked by user

Recently had a client who had full access to WordPress, but couldn’t access a couple of forms. Clicking on the edit post link launched a modal stating the Form was locked and in use by “User”, trying to request access provided no results. Next I logged the user out of the CMS, no luck. Thanks to this blog post, just deactivating Gravity Forms and Reactivating the plugin solved my issue. Turns out there is a transient cache, that doesn’t get cleared.

Oil Painting

IMG_6203Finally got a chance to sit down and paint, must make this a more common occurrence. Here’s a quickie, 3 hr oil painting. Yes, the big white blob is cauliflower.

WordPress Theme with Gumby Framework

I’ve spent the last year developing sites using wordpress as a cms. I spend a lot of time copying and pasting code from previous projects to new development sites. So here I will attempt to create a css/sass framework them using Gumby. Why Gumby, well, I just wanted to start somewhere. I could have started with Bootstrap, but using Less doesn’t seem the way to go. Gumby uses Sass and I’ve got a working knowledge of the preprocessor. So here it goes. Day One.


I’m going to call it something cheesy like “Gumpress”… blah…

Mediashepherd launched

Today, one of my clients launched www.mediashepherd.com. This site aims to help those in publishing find resources they may want or need that may be difficult to find. This site is built using wordpress and yields many customizations. Look for more to come.

Found tech

Found this Old school camera cleaning out the mother in laws house. Pretty cool, wonder if it still works. I imagine it would be hard to find Film.

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Monogram logo sketches

As part of my portfolio website, I decided to make my brand a random monogram. Started sketching my “Y” in different styles. Here are the first 2. Ornamental script and Capital Swash. Now, off to digitize!



Working with Bootstrap

Started my first app with bootstrap today, without reading the documentation it’s not to hard to get up and running with some basic styles. I’ve been trying out a few CSS frameworks, Zurb’s Foundation for one, and seem to like both. Below is a starting point for this internal application.



Glass guilder

As one who has always been fascinated with old design techniques and craftsmanship, such as letterpress, this is extreme. Watch this documentary following David A. Smith has he creates the album artwork for John Mayer.

Sass and Scss

I guess that I am just a bit late to the boat, but have finally discovered Sass preprocessing. And, I love it! Using Sass is super easy and makes css development fun again. Just having the ability to create variables for your clients color schemes and call them throughout each file is worth it. Check it out if your not preprocessing your CSS. http://sass-lang.com