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Preload Replace - Taking it beyond text replacements

By Clinton Reeves / Posted 6.19.2014 / In Code, Code Process, ExpressionEngine, Tips, Code Tips / 0 comments

In this article, we take a deeper look into ExpressionEngine's Preload Replace tag and explore different ways you can use it throughout your templates.

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How normal is your Relational Database?

By Clinton Reeves / Posted 5.12.2014 / In Code, Code Process, Design, Design Process, Tips, Code Tips / 0 comments

In this article, we dive head first into some exciting database normalization action!

Emmet: write even less, do even more brought to you by The META Q

Emmet: write even less, do even more

By Mike Wenger / Posted 4.29.2014 / In Code, Code Process, Tips, Code Tips / 2 comments

As a developer, I always want to find ways to make the way I write more efficient. Emmet is the perfect tool to do just that.

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Backups with Statamic and Rackspace Cloud

By Clinton Reeves / Posted 3.4.2014 / In Code, Code Process, PHP, Statamic / 0 comments

Introducing Rackspace Back-o-matic - a small shell based flat file backup system built with Statamic and Rackspace Cloud.

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The 10 most anticipated U.S. web conferences of 2014

By Matt Steele / Posted 2.4.2014 / In Code, Code Process, Inspiration, Events / 3 comments

There are hundreds of web related conferences in the U.S. every year, but it's likely that you’ll only be able to attend a select few. So I’ve made your decision a little easier by putting together a list of 10 conferences just about any web pro would be interested in attending. This list contains a good mixture of CSS/Sass/JavaScript as well as some back-end technologies. Hope to see you out there!

ExpressionEngine’s Config Variable: Optimize your mistakes brought to you by The META Q

ExpressionEngine’s Config Variable: Optimize your mistakes

By Clinton Reeves / Posted 1.7.2014 / In Code, Code Process, ExpressionEngine / 0 comments

In this article we take a look at the ExpressionEngine $config variable and explore quick and easy ways to override troublesome configuration errors saved to the database.

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The pros & cons of using a front-end framework

By Matt Steele / Posted 11.5.2013 / In Code, Code Process, CSS, HTML / 3 comments

Front-end frameworks have become quite popular over the last few years, and there are a lot of them out there to choose from. But how do you know if and when a framework is right for your web project? While there are lots of benefits in using frameworks, there are also some potentially serious pitfalls.

How to configure your local MAMP environment to run under an HTTPS connection brought to you by The META Q

How to configure your local MAMP environment to run under an HTTPS connection

By Clinton Reeves / Posted 10.29.2013 / In Code, Code Process, Tips, Code Tips / 7 comments

Information security isn't just for production level systems. In this article, we'll walk you through setting up your local MAMP Stack to run under an SSL Connection.

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Regex-cellence: An introduction to Regular Expressions

By Clinton Reeves / Posted 4.2.2013 / In Code, Code Process, PHP / 3 comments

On the surface, regular expressions appear to be cryptic and confusing, but they don't have to be! In this article, I'll explain how Regex works, and show you how to go about reading and writing your own statements.

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Inherited projects

By Clinton Reeves / Posted 2.26.2013 / In Business, Business Process, Code, Code Process / 1 comment

New projects aren't the only source of work you are going to encounter as a web developer. In this article, I dive into some of the ins and outs of taking over a project built by another developer.

Development trash: Pick it up before you pass it on brought to you by The META Q

Development trash: Pick it up before you pass it on

By Terris Kremer / Posted 2.12.2013 / In Code, Code Process, ExpressionEngine / 2 comments

When it comes to development, the old saying about another person's trash just doesn't apply. Let's clean up our ExpressionEngine projects for ourselves and for all the lovely developers who may end up working on it someday too.

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