Video Screencasts

#88: Intro to Compass/Sass

Ask a bunch of designers what they wish CSS could do that it can't now, and you'll get a big list that reads much like the list of features for …

#87: Moving Up with MAMP

Working locally with MAMP is awesome, but what about when you need to take that site live? Last time we got a version of WordPress installed locally, now we'll take …

#86: First Moments with MAMP

I'm way behind the times on this one, but until recently, I have never really developed locally. Everything I did was "going commando" and working directly on servers. The situation …

#85: Best Practices with Dynamic Content

One of the articles I updated during "May is Maintenance Month" was an article about dynamic content. The idea was a simple website where clicking a link would fade out …

#83: Thoughts on SEO

Fair warning: more rambling than usual. Listen to my thoughts about SEO. What I think I know is that SEO is a series of fairly obvious best practices. A SEO …

#82: CSS Image Switcher

Roll over a link, watch the image above change. That's what we build in this screencast, only we don't use any JavaScript to do it. The trick is some simple …

#81: AJAXing a WordPress Theme

Watch me bumble my way through adding AJAX functionality to a WordPress theme. The idea is that any internal link on the site will load into the main content area …

#80: Regarding Wheel Invention

A couple needs a photo gallery for their wedding, where everyone can browse and upload their own photos from the wedding. Beginner developer: I know of some great software we …

#78: On Web Advertising

In this screencast I discuss online advertising. What it is, how it works, and why it isn't evil (except when it is). I talk about my experiences, the different services …

#77: Styling an Individual Article

The idea of "art directing" posts is very popular lately. It's the idea of applying unique styling to an article on the web in the way that print designers uniquely …

#76: A Tour of jQuery on a Live Site

I'm busy, you're busy, we're all busy trying to meet deadlines and get things done in this crazy web world. I love learning new technologies when I can, but I'm …

#75: How Not To Design a Checkout

You'll have to forgive me here folks, this isn't a very constructive screencast. I was frustrated at the crappy checkout process for a software product I was trying, so I …

#74: Editable CSS3 Image Gallery

We build a pretty typical image gallery design pattern, a grid of images that pop up larger when clicked. But this image gallery page makes use of hot semantic HTML5 …

#70: Random Pet Peeves

I just randomly go through some little annoyances and gripes I have with everything from OS X to Photoshop to WordPress to CSS. I thought of about 5 more the …

#69: First Ten Minutes with TypeKit

I got the invite from TypeKit, signed up, and had beautiful custom fonts rocking my page in just a few minutes. I'll show you the entire process from start to …

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