Bootstrap 3 UI Kit

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The good folks at BootstrapUIKit.com put together vector Bootstrap 3 UI elements in AI, EPS, and Sketch formats. Download the kit For more info on Bootstrap, check out the docs.

5 tools every web developer should know about

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Check DNS records with MX Toolbox Contrary to the name, you can actually look up all types of DNS (A, MX, CNAME, etc) records with mxtoolbox.com. Just prefix the domain name with the type of entry you’re looking for. Replace “domain.com” with your own search: a:domain.com mx:domain.com dns:domain.com etc… It’s … Continued

Mapping CSS styles with LESS

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Ever have a situation where adding a class or ID to your HTML markup is difficult? This is a common occurrence when working with content management systems or modules/plugins where the code is generated for you. A perfect example is Drupal, where adding classes often requires either writing a custom … Continued

Better Password Reset in Drupal 7

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Password resets have always been an issue with Drupal 7. Normally the password reset link goes to a landing page telling you to change you password, then it directs to the user account edit page and doesn’t force the user to change their password. So what happens is they never … Continued

A Web Developer’s Toolkit

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I’ve been running Gaslamp Media for over 5 years now. During that time, we’ve grown from a 2 person partnership to a firm with 7 full-time employees and growing. We’ve experimented with all sorts of software and hardware to help us run our business. Operations will always be a work … Continued

Who moved my app.css? (Roots Theme)

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If you’ve been using the Roots theme, you might be in for a surprise if you upgrade to the latest version (6.5.0+). The familiar base CSS files (bootstrap.css and bootstrap-responsive.css) and blank custom file (app.css) have been replaced with a single compressed file, main.min.css. The newest version of Roots is … Continued

Views Bulk Operations Shift Click Module

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Views bulk operation is sorely missing a shift+click function that lets you select a range of checkboxes without having to click every box. We wrote up a small Drupal 7 module that adds this functionality. It implements jquery shiftclick¬†into any VBO page. Instructions: Download the file Upload it to your … Continued

Download: Zip Code Latitude Longitude City State County CSV

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Here’s a convenient file with all the US zip codes and their associated latitude, longitude, city, state, and county. Mapping modules in Drupal and WordPress may require this database which isn’t always included due to size. Download: Zip Code Database

Tutorial: Use rsync on Linux based servers to move/launch your websites

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Project files move around several times during the development process. A standard cycle includes: Development environment – usually someone’s laptop/desktop or a private area of a web server Staging environment – usually on the web but password protected or not indexed by search engines Production/Live environment – this is ultimately … Continued

WordPress Roots Theme Configuration Tips

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I love using the Roots theme as a starting point for many of our custom themes we do for our clients. It’s responsive, lightweight, and comes with Bootstrap built in. However, it can be a bit difficult to get started for WordPress beginners (and even experienced themers alike) due to … Continued