Tag: web

Life , Soapbox

Web and Tech Predictions for 2017

What a year it was for the web and technology but where will it go in 2017? 2016 saw the advent of connectivity, responsive and simple. I believe 2017 will usher in some even more big changes into the tech and web. Here are my thoughts on where it is all...

December 29, 2016
Coding , Soapbox

Vetting A Freelance Developer

The other night I went to the Austin WordPress group. It was very casual and very friendly. One of the users pointed out to me that their website was made by someone who wasn’t a developer and in turn ended up with a very poor website. I realized from this...

November 30, 2016
Coding , Life , ReactJS

React This

Step 1: Read When you are a developer, we all must learn something new. I have been recently spending time with learning ReactJS. It is supposed to be a new way to build and develop UI based websites a lot faster. Instead of writing a ton of JavaScript code files,...

November 21, 2016
Designer Spotlight , Life

Designer Spotlight: Tamar Nicole

I don’t just know developers but also designers. So lets talk design, because every good website needs a good designer behind it. This is where my friend Tamar Nicole comes into play. She is big into working with non profits and philanthropy organizations. Which if you don’t know is a good thing....

November 15, 2015
Coding , Tools of the Trade

What is SASS?

No I am not talking about being sassy, I am talking about SASS or Systematically Awesome Style sheets, which is quickly being adopted as the new way to code your style sheets. Yes, there is now a kind of sort of quicker to code style sheets. I would say this...

November 3, 2015

What Makes Someone a Great Developer

I always seem to get asked this question. What does it take for someone to become a great developer? Well after putting many thoughts into it I believe there are many things that make a great developer and set people above the rest. THE WILLINGNESS TO LEARN MORE There usually...

August 9, 2015

Front End Vs. Back End and Then Some

There is always a big misconception with web developers and developers in general. I can not stop saying this enough. Now I bet you are wondering what is the difference between the two? A front end developer vs a back end developer? Well lets get started. Front End Developer-Everything you...

June 14, 2015

Rip It Apart – A Lesson in Learning

Probably one of the biggest questions I get asked in wordpress development or even by other coders is “how did they do that?” which often refers to a cool effect, or how a website pulls off some very insane over the top effect. Such as 3D parallax, a crazy menu,...

May 17, 2015

Tips for Newsletter Coding

If you are a web developer, sooner or later you are going to run into the issue that you will have to build a email newsletter. Like it or not, every developer I know has had to code a email newsletter that goes out to a ton of people. Here...

February 21, 2015

End< /27 ><28>Start

But now the rains weep o’er his hall…with no one there to hear…. #austin #weather #lumia1020 A photo posted by Orlando Villarreal (@commandzer01) on Apr 4, 2014 at 11:34am PDT   wenty eight years ago I was born, and here I am celebrating another year completed, another rotation around our...

December 17, 2014
Tools of the Trade

Tools of The Trade: Smashing Magazine

I get asked often what are some good design websites to follow. Probably one of my biggest and favorite ones that I follow is Smashing Magazine. Its a design website that puts out a great design book called “The Smashing Book“. This is definitely a book every designer should at...

June 29, 2014

So Uhh I Got A Pinterest

So I have finally gotten a Pinterest…mainly because it has finally come out in beta for Windows Phone. I really don’t know what I am going to use this for, but I think I am going to keep it focused to stuff I like. Don’t expect me to be posting...

June 15, 2014

WordPress Experiment: Parallax With Muse

So I have been trying to learn about more about Parallax design, and for lack of a better term. It is a programming and design feat. Parallax is a one page website that animates in crazy ways when you scroll to the bottom. You will see this with products being...

June 14, 2014
Coding , Life

Is HTML Enough to Build A Website?

Now that question is something I always get asked…”Orlando I am learning HTML…can I build a website now?” Well to put it bluntly…NOOOOO. HTML was the only thing you needed to know when the movie space jam came out. But now websites have evolved past that. The Web isn’t just...

May 18, 2014


Probably one of the biggest mistakes and errors I see in web development is the way websites set set their page links. Now when you are set a link that links to another page or section on the website you always want to have it without a page pop up...

May 8, 2014
Coding , Design

Why Responsive Is Important

Responsive is different from a mobile site, lets just get that out of the way. A mobile website is specifically built for mobile. Where a responsive website builds to the screen dimensions. Most people I have seen forgo responsive designs and or development. The reason for this is cost, time...

May 3, 2014
Design , Website Focus

Website Focus: MSNBC

So at least once a week I will try to focus on a website that catches my eye. This week is the revamped MSNBC website, now if you remember the old one, it was kind of like the yahoo of the new 3 big news websites. It wasn’t clear, it...

April 13, 2014