Tiffany May is a Web Developer and has been with Beacon since 2009. She discovered her passion for Web Development while editing Myspace Profiles in 2005. She then earned her A.A.S in Web Technologies from GTCC; graduating with Honors in 2008. Connect with Tiffany on Google+

Placeholder Images – The easy button

Ever hate having to find various stock or other imagery to fill in example image placeholders in earlier design/development stages? The easy button has arrived! – No more saving and moving and uploading. In fact if the size changes you will never even open up image editing software! All you have to do [...] read more »

The Casual Journey to Full Stack – Defining Base Terminology/Concepts

This is post 2 of a collection of posts. If you’d like to start at the beginning see: From Front-End Development to Full-Stack Engineering, the Casual Journey The front-end web development world as we know it is changing and it’s changing fast!  In my next few posts I will be going over a few new [...] read more »

From Front-End Development to Full-Stack Engineering, the Casual Journey

So you want to be a Front-End Developer? Get ready to be Full Stack! If you’re taking this journey you can go ahead and add Engineer to that title…. after you learn all this you’ll understand why you deserve to have the title of Full Stack Engineer!

More Free Social Vector Icons! (flat icon set)

This is a new set to go along with: Free Responsive Web Design (RWD), HTML5 and CSS3 Vector Logos Free Social Media Vector Icon Set You can download this set by right clicking on the below preview and using ‘Save Image As’. This icon set includes the following flat icons: Khan Academy Aim Quora Kickstarter [...] read more »

Free Responsive Web Design (RWD), HTML5 and CSS3 Vector Logos in PSD, AI and PNG Formats

I was working on my personal website over the weekend and decided I wanted to use the HTML5 and CSS3 logos within my portfolio. When I went to do this I realized I had no visual way to display Responsive Web Design. I searched and couldn’t find any official RWD logos or a version that [...] read more »

How to Clear Input Field on Click JavaScript

A walk through of an improvement to a small script that clears the search box input field on focus and returns it to it’s default value if left empty

Image not showing on Android Motorola Droid Razr Due to Color Mode (RGB vs. CMYK)

When you have a content system that allows for end users to upload their own photo the root cause of a development ‘bug’ could be something completely unknown to the developer, like how the image was saved out.

How to Override the Max Width of Twitters Embeddable Timeline Widget

According to twitters instructions the embeddable timeline widget has a maximum width of 520px. If you need your widget to be wider than 520px you will not be able to use the width attribute. Instead you will need to override it using custom CSS.

How to Pull WordPress Posts into External Website

I’m sure there are many ways to pull WordPress posts into an external website but here I would like to offer up a simple custom XML solution. No matter what back-end/server-side technology being used (PHP, ASP, ASP.NET, ColdFusion, Ruby, Perl etc.) on the non-WordPress site, most will offer up a way to parse external XML.

Website Building – Learned Keys to a More Successful Website Project

I’ve been doing Web Development for years now and have gained a lot of insight on what can make or break a website project in any given stage of the life cycle.  I typically am involved in full life cycle development (from start to end) and with this comes a lot of variables and unseen [...] read more »