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Custom Posts Made Easy using PODS

We specialize in custom PHP development and we currently use WordPress to do most of the CMS-related work.  If you are a one-person-shop, you might not have the skills in house to build custom content types and that is where PODS comes in. PODS is a very simple way to get rolling with custom post…

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Finding the DNS and Registrar Information

In the 90’s, if you wanted a domain name, you would pick up the phone and call InterNic. You would tell them you wanted a domain, they would ask you which one, they would say “Ok, it is yours”. Life was great. If you needed to make a DNS change, you’d pick up the phone…

Development Tools

Our Development Tools (Part 1)

What are CSS Preprocessors? We have used two different preprocessors at Sideways8, LESS and SASS. Preprocessors are used in many different languages and have been around for a very long time. The idea is very simple, a preprocessor is a program that takes input, processes it and produces an output that can be used as…

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Another Browser called Opera Neon

In 2000, I was using Windows 98 and ran Netscape, IE, Mozilla and probably a few other obscure browsers. As a web developer, I had to see what it all looked like on all browsers. Here I am in 2017, and a new browser came around, but it immediately reminded of the glory days of…

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Gravity Forms Running Total

The use case is pretty short and simple. Adam asked me if there is any way to come up with a total given on a specific field. For example, if there is a donation page, and people are donating money to a cause, he wanted a way to display how much has been given to…

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Get Your SSL Certificate Now

In October of last year, I wrote about SSL certificates, and told people to start getting an SSL certificate, even if you don’t think you need one. Any site that has a password field, or accepts credit cards, it needs an SSL certificate. If you do not, your rankings in Google will go down. I’ll…