Koa.js: A happy path to async/await

Koa.js: A happy path to async/await

With the future of Express uncertain, a lot of people are looking for another framework to take its place. There are numerous options to choose from with the top 2 being Hapi.js and Koa.js. This post isn’t going to claim…

Progressively Enhanced Isomorphism with React

Progressively Enhanced Isomorphism with React

Notice: This post is outdated. The React community has settled on Redux as the main Flux implementation. That said, the idea of changing form output based on render target is still valid. A better solution would be to code the…

Introducing Proficionym

Introducing Proficionym

I tend to use little app ideas to try out various JS frameworks. This time, my sights were on React. I am also thinking of applying to a company that uses React to speed up their “legacy” Angular app. So,…

Useful Magento Template Methods

Useful Magento Template Methods

Magento is, in my opinion, the most powerful e-commerce platform available for PHP. The community edition is completely free, but that comes with a downside. The documentation and the forum are not very helpful. StackOverflow is definitely a great resource…

How To Flush W3 Total Cache Programmatically

How To Flush W3 Total Cache Programmatically

When working with WordPress you will likely need to create custom post types and you will also probably be working with a caching plugin. The problem is that caching plugins typically only flush the cache when normal posts and pages…

Better Responsive Image Semantics

Better Responsive Image Semantics

Responsive Images are a tough nut to crack. The W3C is currently considering several possible implementations. Until a standard is reached, people are using various client-side and server-side solutions. The Current Landscape Many client-side solutions end up downloading two copies…

Blog Post URL Structure: Are the experts wrong?

Blog Post URL Structure: Are the experts wrong?

The internet is full of SEO experts recommending that blog posts should not have the date in the URL. As you can see by my URL structure, I disagree. They have various reasons, but none of them are convincing to…

New CSS border spec idea: Extra-border

New CSS border spec idea: Extra-border

The idea behind an “extra-border” css specification is to allow specific visual styles without requiring non-semantic markup or :before/:after hacks. I also think multiple extra-borders per element would be a good idea if possible. The layering of extra-borders could produce…

KnockoutJS and Progressive Enhancement for Select Form Fields

KnockoutJS and Progressive Enhancement for Select Form Fields

Some Background Info I’m working on a mobile hybrid app that uses knockoutJS for it’s forms. There is really no need to worry about progressive enhancement for a mobile app. At least less need. Then in another related project, I…

Server Change

Server Change

Well, if you use a budget vps provider you probably already know. If not, SolusVM had a major vulnerability that was exploited on a number of hosts in the past weeks. My previous provider was one of these victims. However,…