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Git Push Deployment
30 Jan 2016

Git Push Deployment


Git is the most popular version control system for web and software development, and is a must have in any developers toolkit. Most people use it only for tracking changes in your code, but it can also be used to quickly push changes from your local environment to your staging or production server.

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Let's Encrypt is a new SSL Certificate Authority: It's free, automated, and open. In Public Beta.
26 Jan 2016

SSL Certificate Installations with Let’s Encrypt


An SSL Certificate, or Secure Socket Layer, is the industry standard way to encrypt data to and from the server. SSL Certificates allow you to visit a website with HTTPS and it turns on that little green padlock icon in the address bar. It is often required for HIPAA or PCI Compliance, since it secures […]

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26 Sep 2013

Cleaning up a evalbase64(decode()) hack


Over the years I’ve had a few people ask me to help fix hacked sites. The most common hack I’ve seen is an Eval(base64_decode(…)) insertion. A single line of code that evaluates to any number of malicious results. The  line is generally inserted into every file of a site. Cleaning out every theme file, plugin […]

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13 Aug 2013

The Big Green Ball Analogy


Over the years I’ve had to explain what I do to a lot of people. More often than not, I’ll have to explain some basic concepts of the languages that I use as well. The web design and development industry is a pretty popular one, and like most tech centered jobs i deal with a […]

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16 May 2013

Troubles with SASS and Remote Development


I’ve recently started using Syntactically Awesome Stylesheets (SASS) to write more dynamic (and awesome) CSS on my projects, but quickly ran into an issue. As anyone who has ever worked with SASS knows, you have to compile the code into normal Cascading Style Sheets for any browsers to read it. That wouldn’t be too bad […]

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02 Mar 2013

.htaccess block linking to your images


through the power of .htaccess we can prevent anyone from linking to images on your site. If someone tries to post an image from your site in their blog, you can redirect it to a new image of your choosing. Basically this is checking if the referrer of the image is your domain, if it is not, […]

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