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Rules of Programming

Learn. Learn. Learn. Everyone always questions me on why I like to build a custom CMS rather than use something packaged like WordPress or Joomla. The answer is actually quite simple; I like to learn. I strongly believe that if you’re not willing to learn how to do it on your own, then you shouldn’t be doing it in the first [...]


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How jQuery Saved My Life

Well, maybe not my life, but definitely my sanity (both of equal usefulness and importance.) It started out as a bit of an accident, actually. One day at work as I was slaving away with my DOM coding – which always feels like a mild punishment when I need to do it – I was searching for the answer to one of the many questions [...]


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Why Dreamweaver is Making You Lazy

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard of Adobe Dreamweaver. The general idea behind Dreamweaver is that it’s a tool that helps programmers create websites – but in reality, the sole purpose of the program is to allow anyone to list ‘Web Programmer’ under their occupational skill set. It’s a jammed packed program [...]