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John Vine, Lead Software Engineer
Lead Software Engineer

John carefully crafts a great user experience for the many types of visitors to college and university websites, while maintaining focus on best practices. He specializes in custom HTML, CSS and JavaScript, including server side logic for more complex solutions. Over the last 6 years, John has helped to optimize websites for Beacon clients Clark Atlanta University, Husson University, Hawaii Pacific University, CSU Pueblo, Lees McRae College. John holds a bachelor's degree in Game Development from Full Sail University.

Building a paginated listing with only HTML and CSS for Responsive Design

By John Vine | March 10, 2015

Most paginated listings on the web are managed either with server side logic, javascript, or a combination of both. With the first option, the user's browser wait on network traffic back to the server and back down again. Even if the data is as succinct as possible, a bad connection or crowded wi-fi can make your site look slow.

Parsing xml feeds with javascript

By John Vine | October 28, 2013

There can be any number of reasons to parse xml. Perhaps you want to set up a custom search of an RSS feed. Maybe you need to render a data report from yo…

3rd Party Plugins, A Cautionary Tale

By John Vine | August 20, 2013

One of the many questions you’ll have to answer when developing your website will be whether to use custom built in house solutions or easy to integrate 3…

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