Final Processbook for imd465 →
This is the preliminary work for imd465. More to come next quarter!
This is an extension to sass that Foundations uses in its framework. It has all kinds of mix-ins that make creating css a blast.
This way cool little app lets you create your own icon fonts from vectors and from other icon fonts. Say you don’t want to use all the icons in a font collection, the browser still has to load the entire font. With IcoMoon, you can create an icon font just with the icons that you are using. Check it out.
Database Schema →
This schema has been revised many times and still may alter in the future, but it is in a good place.
A Flexible Approach to Responsive Navigation |... →
This looks like a pretty cool way to make the navigation for my tab menu.
Blog Tag Laravel | Big Name →
Here are some video tutorials about laravel. They seem to be made for beginners and I appreciate that. I especially think that the one about deploying your website to different environments and the one about folder structure are rather interesting and useful.
Tools of a Kind
There are two web tools that I like to use together to figure out my typography. It is not a perfect solution, but it can be quite helpful. Gridlover + Font Friend Bookmarklet Gridlover gives you some great sample text that you can adjust as needed and font-friend lets you try out what your web fonts look like in the browser as well as all the google web fonts. Give it a try!
Icon Font →
I have seen tons of icon fonts being created latlely. I have even turned a font that I created into an icon font for me to use on site. This is not the font that I created, but it is one that was created to go along with the framework that I am using. It is rather limited in it’s selection, so I may try another, but it will definitely work for the prototyping.
Wireframe Sketches →
I created these sketches trying to keep in mind media queries and mobile implementation.
Placeholder Images →
I have been using placehold.it for a couple of years now and today the service was down and I needed to use it so I went searching on google and I found this. It works almost exactly the same. Quite a handy little tool!
Parallax Scrolling Scripts and Plugins |... →
I am interested in doing my home page with parallax scrolling…maybe depending on the design. this is a nice round up of plugins.
Laravel-Generator · GitHub →
Learning something brand new can be a real pain. I mean starting at zero. I should create a website that links to tutorials, books, and videos that start you at the very beginning of a topic. Say a person wants to learn how to code HTML, well they pop over the launching pad and click HTML and they get to choose how they want to learn … video interactive or written and off they go on an...
A new computer on the way...and it's a Mac?
I have decided to take the plunge and move to a mac. I really like windows, but it just seems as a developer, I could really use the tools that are created for a mac to make life easier. I have been kind of thinking about it for a bit now because many tutorials explain how to do things on a mac, and they don’t for windows. This is highly frustrating. The thing that tipped me over the top is...
I updated php on my server last night so that I can run newer scripts. It was a bit scary. I thought I was going to break everything but, I only broke it a little, and was able to work out the problem myself using: <?php phpinfo() ?>. I moved it up and down in my file structure to find out where the problem was and I eventually worked it out. YEAH!
Unix for Mac OS X Users | Video Tutorial from... →
The course teaches Unix from the ground up, starting with the basics of the command line and graduating to powerful, advanced tools like grep, sed, and xargs.
Facebook-Style Inline Profile Edit Fields with... →
This may be something fun to implement for editing a field.
Foundation: The Most Advanced Responsive Front-end... →
I have used twitter bootstrap in the past as a framework for my work. This is another framework, but this one is focused on responsive design. It does not have as many dodads as bootstrap, but it does use an interesting grid structure. I like the idea of using the new css3 box sizing. I know this means that ie7 would not be supported. I need to decided if ie7 is necessary to my particular project.
PHP Security Consortium →
This tool allows you to draw and create database schemas (E-R diagrams) directly in browser, without the need for any external programs (flash). I have found it extremely handy in visualizing how my database will work. I can also export it into mysql.
Tuts Premium Course: Laravel Essentials →
This is a new video tutorial series by my favorite tutorial writer, Jeffery Way.
What is Object Oriented programing (OOP) in PHP?
I want to create my new project by using Object Orientated Programing, so I have done some research into using OOP in PHP. So, from the articles I have read and the videos I have watched, this is my explanation of OOP. Object Orientated Programing (OOP) is a way to group code together by a common theme for reusablity. You create objects that have attributes and actions similar to a physical...
Nav Map →
Information Architecture →
These are sketches of the tables the the basic layout of the pages.
Real-World OOP With PHP and MySQL | Nettuts →
A Detailed Overview of the Model-View-Controller... →
Audience Analysis and Personas →
Laravel Video Tutorials and Source Code →
I watched this great tutorial series on the PHP framework Laravel. I really gives a good introduction to the framework. I think it also gave me a basic idea of what MVC is.
Another Name Change
I have Changed the name yet again and I think this one will be final. My application is called Pockit -> like Pocket it. Open up your Pockit and pockit. I think I could use the word pockit as a noun or as a verb.
How to Connect to a Database with PDO | Nettuts →
To put it plainly, if you’re still using PHP’s old mysql API to connect to your databases, read on!
Creative Brief Draft 2 →
I went over the initial draft of the creative brief with My instructor and we tore it apart. here is the second draft.
I have thought about the name Hissist and though it sounds nice when I say it, but others read it is sounds like they are hissing so I have changed the name to “Vitae”. It is a latin word that means of life. This may not be the final name… I have not decided if I love it or not. We will see. Maybe I should choose something more literal. Here are a few more brainstormed ideas. ...
Competitive Analysis Draft 1 →
I searched and searched for apps that did what my app will do and then I did a analyzed what I found. Here is the result.
MVC for Noobs | Nettuts →
More ideas for the fields in the app.
Creative Brief Draft 1 →
This draft of the creative brief hammered out the main points. It still needs some finesse and collaboration.
This is a worksheet that helps people plan for the end of life, but it has some good information on it for organizing life. It also gives me the idea of adding some way a next of kin can access the site if the user dies… Maybe.
How to Connect to a Database with PDO | Nettuts →
We’ve covered PHP’s PDO API a couple of times here on Nettuts , but, generally, those articles focused more on the theory, and less on the application. This article will fix that! To put it plainly, if you’re still using PHP’s old mysql API to connect to your databases, read on!
After I decided to create a personal information app, I started to brainstorm about the app. I created a list of words that I could use in creating a name and a brand. When I brainstorm I write down anything that comes to mind whether it is good bad or crazy. Personal Person Me Special home Private Not Public Tight-Liped Confidential Hush Secretive Secret Information Info Secure ...
Topic of project
I brainstormed some ideas for my Senior Project and narrowed it down to the bolded options. School turn in documents Media (Books & DVD&Music) (my Library)(bar Code Reader) Resume Builder Real Estate Management Create my own simple CMS for a coffee shop or restaurant or a product Invoice Builder Social Media Organizer (links to all you social Media Pages) Medical History Personal...
Quick Introduction to Moqups - Moqups →
The Moqups App is a really great HTML5 App for creating high fidelity, resolution independent SVG mockups and wireframes. It seems like it may be quite awesome!
How to Create a Web Service: Start to Finish |... →
This tutorial is meant for those who can write a PHP function, know what jQuery is, can handle their CSS well, but would like some insider info on how a web service is built from scratch. How should I organize my files, where should I keep my functions, how should I start planning the thing, how should I connect to the database, how should I handle AJAX calls and how should I manage my 404 pages...
MVC Frameworks for Building PHP Web Applications →
In this course, author Drew Falkman tours four open-source PHP frameworks: Zend, Symfony, CakePHP, and CodeIgniter. The course covers basic framework concepts; explores the Model-View-Controller (MVC) pattern as a means of simplifying, organizing, and maintaining code; and details the ins and outs of developing basic applications in each of the four frameworks. Topics include: Why use a...