Faster Font Loading with Font Events

Web fonts are great and make the web a more beautiful space; however, loading them can be slow, which results in an unwanted side effect: FOIT (Flash of Invisible Text). I’ve experienced FOIT on my website, particular on mobile connections, but with the help of some homework and fantastic resources, plus some JavaScript and CSS, I managed to fix it.

Canary All-in-One Home Security Device Review

Canary is an all-in-one home security device that’ll watch your home and make sure everything is OK. It’s packed with features like motion detection and video recording, temperature and air-quality sensors, and remote access to control it, see recorded videos, and watch live.

Enhance Google Search Results with Rich Snippets

Allow Google to create and provide rich snippets—detailed, relevant information for users based on their search queries, such as the average rating of a product or restaurant, or preparation time and rating of a recipe.

Git Command-Line Shortcuts

A lot of my time is spent in Terminal and a majority of it is spent typing Git commands. I created a set of keyboard shortcuts with Bash aliases and functions to speed up my workflow and save me hundreds of keystrokes every day.

Terminal/Bash Command-Line Shortcuts with Aliases

Keystrokes are valuable especially if you live in the command line, and thankfully Bash (Terminal’s default command-line interpreter) allows you to create shortcuts using aliases.

Responsible Social Share Links

Social share scripts are convenient and easy to copy & paste but rely on JavaScript and add additional overhead to your site, which means more HTTP requests and slower load times. Instead, use share links that don’t require you to load scripts for each social site.

Finding the Right Development Tools

Modern web development is rich with an endless stream of new technologies, frameworks, tools and resources available at our fingertips. With new tools becoming available seemingly every day, it’s easy to dive in and get lost in trying them out, but once you’ve found the right ones, there’s a lot of value in developing consistency and sticking with what works.

August Smart Lock Review

Spend less time fiddling with keys when unlocking your door; instead, unlock your door with an app on your smartphone; better yet, have it unlock as you’re walking up to it. August Smart Locks allows you to do just that. Well… sometimes.

Mujjo Leather Wallet Case for iPhone 6 Review

Couple iPhone 6’s Apple Pay and Mujjo’s Leather Wallet Case together, and you’ll find yourself carrying fewer cards. Not only is the case functional, but it’s also pretty—it’s bound to catch eyes and start conversations.

2014 Year in Review

From our new daughter, one year at my new job, and my spiritual growth to learning and giving back as a developer, 2014 has been a full, enlightening year. As the year closes, I want to take time to pause, reflect upon, and be thankful for some of its moments.

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