Insight & Insanity

web development with a dash of life

Collapse Pages in the WordPress Menu Builder – Expandler Plugin

While working on a client site I ran into a usability problem with what was otherwise a relatively simple WordPress installation. The “blog” needed to have the same menu structure as their primary site, but be easily updated. I could have gone through the hassle of pulling the menu structure from their primary site via […]

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Magnific Popup WordPress Plugin (unofficial)

Updating to v2.0.0 will wipe our previously entered custom styles. But gained is control over what elements Magnific Popup is applied to. Great for limiting it to single posts and pages or within specific elements. In a previous, and highly popular article, I went through (with the help of many others) how to implement Magnific […]

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An Event Apart Chicago 2014 Notes

Jump to Day 1 Jump to Day 2 Jump to Day 3 Day 1 Understanding Web Design Jeffrey Zeldman Impossible to deliver a good product when your clients and their bosses bosses don’t understand what we do. We only get to empower clients if they understand what we do. Hired because you know what you […]

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Easy Image Captions in DNN with jQuery

One of the many features that DNN has overlooked, or has decided just isn’t worth their time is image captions. Yea, you can install a module, but why? Why would you want to install an entirely separate piece of code to do this one simple task. It should be built in, but until then, it […]

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Essential Apps for a Developer Using Windows

There are millions of articles just like this one telling you which apps you need for any Windows install. It is all relative and based on personal preferences. But maybe, just maybe, I can point you to a couple of apps you haven’t used before and may want to give a try. There are a […]

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Open Command Prompt (in current directory) with Sublime Text

I recently, perhaps behind the curve, switched from using a desktop application for working with SASS, JS, and Images in projects. Applications such as CodeKit, PrePros, and Koala (as great as they are) all have their issues. The main issue being the stability of applications themselves versus command line. Applications overtook command line years ago […]

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