10 Points to Keep Your Design Simple

Meet expectations Don’t overwhelm people Only present a few choices at a time No jargon or compu-speak Consider the abilities of different users Visual clarity – includes a clear visual hierarchy Understand the problem It’s been tested – make sure it works! Account for context It’s not just usable, it also has to create a…

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Are you a UX statistic?

Most websites fail at UX despite it’s importance to conversion and retention. Checkout this great interactive infographic on why UX is so important.   From Vitamin T: Are you a UX statistic?

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HTML5 starter template

As a front-end developer I find myself starting HTML5 templates a lot. I have a HTML5 template that is basically a simplified version of Boilerplate, but sometimes you don’t need so many assets. That’s why I created a Gist that is a simple HTML5 starter file: <!doctype html> <html lang=”en”> <head> <meta charset=”utf-8″> <title>HTML5 Starter…

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1200px grid PSD available in 12 or 15 columns

Most displays these days are widescreen, over 1200px. The idea of these Photoshop files to give designers and designer-wannabes (like me) a base for designing 1200px websites. 1200px.com also provides a similar file, but if you work with Twitter Bootstrap as I so you need 12 columns so the 15 column files is not enough.…

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Starter HTML5 file

As a HTML5 dev I find myself starting new HTML5 files a lot. Sometimes I need build something comprehensive, but most times I need to built a quick template. I added this Gist to Github to help me. Maybe it can help others as well. <!doctype html> <html lang=”en”> <head> <meta charset=”utf-8″> <title>HTML5 Starter Template</title>…

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Downtime during the beginning of 2013

GregPike.net has been down for a while now… some of the time. It was and may still be a memory issue with my server. I tackled a checklist of things to prevent downtime so everything should be okay. Happy coding!

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How to fix Failed to add the host to the list of known hosts (/home/USER/.ssh/known_hosts).

This is kind of a cheap fix and you should only do it if you are the only person who uses your computer but it is as simple as: sudo chmod 777 -R ~/.ssh/

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Error Elephant

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Installing new RAM in HP Pavillion 2000 (or any laptop) leads to blue screen on boot

Are you sure the RAM you have installed is good? Assuming yes, the obvious problem is your BIOS. If you are opposed to updating your BIOS you can always try this simple solution: Boot up the machine. Load the BIOS settings. Press the key for Save and Exit. Even though your BIOS might have detected…

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Code refactoring

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