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Me vs. A Minor Edit in Squarespace – Episode 1

I was recently tasked with creating one of those ‘back to top’ scrolly buttons in a Squarespace site. I built a vanilla HTML prototype, which worked across all browsers, within like an hour. However, upon migrating my little script to Squarespace, I found...

WTF is SSHing into a server?

You know that moment when you realize, “Uh oh, I’m in WAY over my head?” I have a lot of those. A few years ago, I was asked by a colleague to SSH into a server and grep for a file. At the time, this sounded like total nonsense to me – however,...

Deploying an App to Heroku (with Git) for Beginners

After recently completing a Rails 4 tutorial, I was faced with a frustrating challenge: how the !#$% do I get my new app out in the internet? A former colleague had suggested using Heroku for app hosting while I was in the learning stages. Since the kind of beginner...

Setting up jQuery

Oh, the pain of trying to implement a pre-made script from the internet when you don’t understand how it works! I used to go through this all the time –  I’d find someone’s plugin for a sweet jQuery carousel or lightbox or hover effect, but I...