Design, Read

Web Video Backgrounds

Video backgrounds can be one of the coolest ways to enhance your website!  Don’t believe me?  Check out these super cool sites.

  1.  Coulee CreativeCoulee Creative
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  3. Humboldt Coast
    Humboldt Coast

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Coding, Read

Setting Up a Local PHP Development Environment

Perhaps setting up a local server on your personal computer is second nature to some, but I remember the process being rather confusing back when I first started trying to develop local sites using PHP.  Because PHP is a server-side scripting language, running a local server is necessary in order to view the product of your code.  Otherwise any PHP script will just display as text rather than executed code in your browser window.  In this post I will be showing you how to set up a local server on your personal computer.  I’m using Mac OS X Yosemite, though I imagine the process is similar for other operating systems.   Continue reading