Latest Blog Posts & Articles

Anchor Links and Fixed Headers

Offsetting Anchor Links with a Fixed Header

I ran into an issue recently where I wanted to use anchors to jump to different sections within a long web page. The problem was every time I clicked the page would jump, but a fixed header would cover part of each section’s content.

Move the Web Forward

An awesome guide to getting involved with web standards and browser development. Tips for all skill levels and expertise. This is a must-see site, so click on over and learn something new and how you can get involved and give back to the web community.

Visit https://movethewebforward.org

Do Clean URLs Still Matter?

Keyword stuffing, uppercase, lowercase, hashbangs, shebangs, query strings, underscores and dashes, websites, web apps, oh my! URLs are something I have been researching and reading about a lot lately and I am a bit shocked by the thoughts of some very smart folks.

Google +1 Button

Google +1 Button Validation Error

Since Google recently added +1 Metrics to Webmaster Tools and Social Engagement to Google Analytics, I decided to add the Google +1 button to my website. All went well until I ran my site through the W3C’s HTML validator. The new button caused my previously valid site not to validate.

Adaptive Web Design

Just got confirmation that my copy is on the way. I cannot wait to read this one! If you haven’t heard about it yet, I would suggest you click the link and check it out.

Reeder Logo

Reeder App

I know some folks say RSS is dying. Apparently, those folks haven’t seen the number of feeds I subscribe to. I have tried many feed readers over the years and I have to say Reeder is my new favorite!

New Design Time

Finally, I have finished updating this website’s design. It took much longer than expected, but overall I am pleased with the new look and feel. I also took the time to clean up some code that had been bothering me for a while. Please feel free to let me know what you think!

Please Excuse the Mess

Just a quick note to ask everyone to please excuse my mess as I push out a new design here on pixelflips. Between a full-time job and two kiddos, it almost takes an act of Mother Nature to have a smooth release. So if things don’t look quite right don’t panic just yet.

Think Vitamin Membership

As an end of the year gift to myself, I recently purchased a membership over at Think Vitamin Membership. I was mainly looking for some tips & tricks related to jQuery, but what I got was a whole lot more. The amount of training videos available is outstanding and covers everything from HTML and CSS to PHP, JavaScript, and more!

Happy Holidays

It’s been one crazy year for me and my family, but overall it’s also been a great one. I have moved around the globe (TXL to SFO for you frequent flyers) and my new job has been challenging, but a much-needed change. This time of year I like to reflect on everything that has happened this year and look forward to the year to come.