• Metaweblog API in codeignitor using XMLRPC

    Originally this blog was built in codeignitor, however I decided to switch it up to wordpress for practice. During the construction of the original I decided that I wanted to handle different blogging software, and so I researched the metaweblog API and built it into codeignitor. Below is a base...


  • Starwars like opening crawl with css3

    I won’t go through the minor details, but rather highlight the things that make this tick. I also set this up for webkit only, I tried getting it work in firefox, but couldn’t get the rotateX to work (not yet supported?) and didn’t bother with IE, as IE will only...


  • Simple keyboard navigable numbered menu.

    After seeing a numbered navigation on a site that was non-functional, it gave me an idea for a functional one. I built this up as a little mobile style site, though I haven’t really tested it on a mobile device so I can’t say for sure how well this works...


  • Discovering Redis

    I’ve been reading a bit about noSQL databases, and I recently came across redis. I saw it implemented in a URL shortening app, and loved the simplicity of it. For those not familiar with Redis, it is a key value store that holds the data in memory (saving to disk...


  • A quick look at Sinatra

    I’ve been wanting to dig into ruby for a while now, and I recently came across a tutorial for building a URL shortener using the noSQL key value store Redis and a ruby framework called Sinatra (the tutorial can be found at net.tuts.com). After reading that I knew I wanted...