One of the many sites I work on is a genealogy site for Breathitt County Kentucky.  It’s a simple informational site using only HTML, javascript and CSS.  No server side scripting available.  It’s been a good walk back in time for me as I’ve become so accustomed (read “dependent”) on doing everything server side with PHP.  Recently an update “demanded” some means of calling attention to it without being too annoying or flashy and also without using an image as there was simply no room for it.  It also needed to load fast.  Enter javascript and CSS. more »


I am not a fan of the lazy path of web site development the internet is burdened with today.  The reliance on super heavy frameworks, mainly javascript but also CSS and others.  I see sites loading dozens of them, which first off may not play well together but adds so much load time and weight to a web site that eats your computer’s ram.  Often times loading a framework to utilize one or two effects rather than just learning how to add a tiny bit of code instead.  It’s lazy.  Anyway, here’s a great post that discusses this very pervading problem.

The Cost of Javascript Frameworks

Macs are fabulous machines.  From the beginning they seemed to focus on and excel in publishing and also music production.  Today this is no less true although Windows has caught up generally, yet there’s still nothing like a Mac for those two types of work.  Macs however are not without their own challenges.  Installing Soundflower on High Sierra is one such example. more »

Have you ever had a situation with a PHP site, where you are including document files to display on the site and need to display the recent revision date for the included file?  If you’ve ever quickly tried to accomplish this you may have discovered it’s not immediately obvious how to achieve it.  Here’s the answer. more »

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