Better Late Than Never… Published a Book to iBooks Store

I’m happy to say that, after years of delay, I was able to publish The Bunny Rabbit in the Flower Garden, a self-published children’s book that I did the illustrations and layout for, to Apple’s iBooks Store. Back in 2012, my friend Casey and I collaborated on creating and self-publishing a children’s book. She wrote it, I illustrated it and put the whole thing together in InDesign. My original plan had been to publish exclusively to the iBooks store, since it…

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Digging the Wanna Isotope plugin

I wanted to give a shout out to the awesome folks who made the Wanna Isotope plugin for WordPress. When I was developing this theme for my site, I really wanted to make my portfolio page filterable, and I looked into creating my own implantation of Isotope, mostly because it didn’t occur to me that there might be a plugin already made. But once I discovered there were Isotope plugins for WordPress, I tried a number of them and found that Wanna…

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CSS only responsive drop-down menu

Recently I decided to redesign my father’s copywriting site. I wanted to keep the look of the site, which he liked, but update the design to be responsive. One of the biggest challenges for me when designing any site is working with the site navigation. Styling it for different screen sizes, and implementing drop-down navigation on smaller screens, is a dark art. But I figured now was as good time as any to tackle it head on. I wanted to…

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Events Organiser Google Maps scrolljacking fix

First, major props to the Events Organiser plugin. It is super nice and very developer-friendly. When I redesigned my friends’ website, thewagband.com, I found it to be a great solution for listing their upcoming gigs, which is probably the most important function of the site. I liked how it displayed a nice big Google map of the venue each gig was to take place at. There was only one small issue that began to bug me as I interacted with the…

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