Mike vs Web: the blog and projects of a web developer fascinated by the web and all its technical greatness.

An Awesome WordPress Child Theme Tutorial

For this demo, we are going to use Semicolon as the parent theme. So obviously, it should be named: Comma. Period can be saved for another tutorial. Download the Semicolon theme into the WordPress site and we can get started by creating a new directory in the...

Voice Driven Google Map

Upon reading the HTML5 Rocks article regarding this awesome addition to HTML5, I had to try it out. I think most people that grew up watching Star Trek: TNG, would love the ability to speak commands to your devices; and to do it in a W3C standardized way is even...

Beerfinder: find beer by your location

After spending a couple projects working with Google Maps, I was interested in integrating another 3rd party API into it. I had also wanted to explore Foundation after reading about it being the “most advanced responsive framework”. Being a fan of beer, I...

Posting and Toasting with WordPress Formats

This tutorial is going to be about different ways to display your WordPress posts based on their Post Format. We’re going to set up 2 custom templates and 1 default that will be assigned to posts based on a switch statement. What an amazing finish to the NCAA...

Calgary Startup Weekend 2013

On February 8, the Assembly Coworking Space hosted a fantastic 3-day venture called Startup Weekend. With a strong desire to discover Calgary’s tech startup scene, I decided to throw my name in the hat. On February 8, the Assembly Coworking Space hosted a fantastic...

How to Make a Google Map That Gives Directions

Google Maps are extremely popular. They are used to map out locations, but also to display information about those locations, weather conditions in the area, and even detailed driving directions. They can be mashed up with third party APIs like Twitter, Yelp, or any...