Fun with code at Meet The Pros

Last week I spoke at Meet The Pros and, not surprisingly, my presentation was titled Fun with code. When I had volunteered to speak way back when, I envisioned myself talking about a bunch of code stuff and making it really interesting and fun. If you’re a regular reader of the Fun with code series here, you probably don’t remember any of it being terribly interesting or fun. It may be really helpful and useful, but it’s certainly too specialized…

Detecting a retina display

A few weeks ago, we announced that oxidedesign.com was fully retina optimized. For those of you who do not know, a retina display is a monitor or device that has more pixels per inch of space than a normal display. This basically means it is harder to tell where the edges of pixels are, allowing for an extremely crisp and clean appearance. This works great on the web for things like text, but a problem arises when displaying images. Since…

Access Restriction for Live Staging Sites

We have a lot of active, ongoing projects here at Oxide, especially when it comes to the web. In order to build and make changes to sites which can still be viewable for internal or client review, we run live staging versions of them on subdomains of oxidedesign.com. Don’t bother digging around looking for a secret gem though, because you can’t get in. At least, not anymore.

Put yourself out there

For most of us, landing a job in design didn’t just happen. In our field, there is an abundance of applicants and a minimal number of openings. This means that you’re going to have to do everything you can to even get noticed. If you’re getting ready to take the plunge into the frigid waters of the design job market, following these guidelines will help you to get noticed.

Extend post types with custom taxonomies

For part two of this series, I want to show how I extended the default functionality of WordPress custom post types and taxonomies in order to build a user-friendly way to associate posts from one type to another. To recap, in part one, we set up a couple of custom post types. To start this tutorial we’ll be using a very similar function to set up the taxonomy which we will leverage for post-to-post association.

Using custom post types for WordPress

Over the past few years, I’ve written quite a bit of code and I’ve had a lot of fun doing it. I’ve got tons of useful snippets in my back pocket and I’m just itching to share them with the world. I’m going to take this opportunity to start a new series here on the Oxide blog, Fun with code. To get things started, let’s outline a problem and uncover a situation which creative code can solve.