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...

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...

The Amazing htaccess File

The .htaccess file is probably not you’re most updated file on your website, but it is crucial to making your website faster. I found this article on it and its delivers some valuable info. It includes tips on configuring Expires tags, blocking the bad bots out...