If you’ve ever been to a University of Tennessee sporting event, you’ve seen illustrator Danny Wilson‘s talent on display. Such iconic designs as the Thompson Boling Arena court and the artwork on UT Football season tickets are Danny’s handiwork. This past Sunday, my church shared this video about some artwork Danny created as a part of our series on The Book of John.
In case you didn’t get to see this tribute to Zaevion Dobson before Super Bowl 50, here it is.
Once of my first projects this year was a refresh of the Love Worth Fighting For Marriage Event website. Notable in this build was our move away from WordPress as our event listings backend and on to a Google Sheets + Sheetrock.js powered view. I’ll explain how I made this move below, but first here’s a […]
MailJet Markup Language (MJML) is a responsive email framework created by the team at MailJet. It’s built as a Node package which lets you code your emails in MJML. Then it will convert them into responsive HTML for your email campaigns. They’ve also built plugins for Atom and Sublime. MJML is a markup language designed […]
As freelance web developer, I like to avoid subscription fees for the tools whenever possible. However, there are several subscription-based tools I use that are worth the money. Here’s my top five: Harvest I love tracking time with Harvest. The service offers multiple apps for quick access to timers whether I’m at my desk or on […]
podcast profile is a simple service for showing which podcasts you listen to. Over on Product Hunt, one of the developers shared about the development of the app and the motivation behind it: We sat down for a hackathon last weekend and created the current (rough) version. The idea: When we talked to people about […]
Wow! Is this thing up to code?
Starry Station is a “smart wi-fi” device. It helps you keep track of the devices connected to your network and monitors the health of your broadband connection. Starry Station IQ takes the guesswork out of troubleshooting. All of your devices are represented by either a blue or a red orb: Blue means healthy, red means […]
I’ve gone old school when it comes to shaving. Through the years I’ve dabbled with the latest multi-blade disposables and electric razors. However, back in 2014 the Rockwell Razors Kickstarter campaign turned me on to the idea of using a double-edge safety razor. The safety razor’s form was first described in an 1847 patent (Wikipedia). […]
A teacher friend of mine sent me the following question: One of my students wanted me to ask you a question – He wondered if you could make websites in other languages using WordPress, and if the code would also be in another language. My reply: We need to make sure we’re distinguishing between the […]
Contentful is a “headless” CMS. In other words, it’s a content management system with no display layer. They worry about building a backend that your content creators can easily use, and you query their API for JSON formatted data to integrate into your frontend. API-first, not browser-first All the created content is accessible via an API. […]
I’ve got a couple of databases that I like to backup nightly and upload to my Dropbox. Key to this process is Andrea Fabrizi’s excellent Dropbox Uploader script. Dropbox Uploader is a BASH script that gives me Dropbox upload, download, list, and delete capabilities. Until now, the script I’ve used didn’t delete my old files […]
restdb.io is a “plug-and-play” database service. Use their service to build your database, add your data via their system’s GUI or API, and query your data for use in your application. You could use their system to build all sorts of websites and web applications. Their system could power your backend while you wire it […]
If you’ve watched the NBC Nightly News this week, you may have noticed that they used footage from the Knoxville area during the past two evenings. On Wednesday night, they used a shot with some Karns firemen covering a weather related car accident. Last night they started the broadcast with shots from Knoxville’s Depth of Field Productions. Their Drone in the Snow! footage has been making the rounds.