Posts By: Alicia Ramirez

ScrollMagic for Beginners Tutorial

ScrollMagic is a JavaScript library for creating scroll interactions. It lets you create animations that start and stop at specific points during the scrolling of a page. It’s quite powerful, but can be intimidating for beginners, since unlike Skrollr, it’s all done in JavaScript. In this tutorial, I’ll cover the basics of adding ScrollMagic to a… Read more »

My Adventures in SVG Optimization

I recently created an SVG version of my logo using Sketch and while you should always optimize your images, the resulting file really needed it. It was quite large (as far as SVGs go): 89KB. It really needed to be optimized. Trying to optimize it wasn’t as straight-forward as I thought. I tried different online apps,… Read more »

5 Tips for Learning App Development

For the past few years, I’ve been teaching myself how to make native iOS apps. I’m still not super strong, but I hope to release my first app in the fall (I’ll keep you posted). I hope the following tips will help you do the same. 5 – Do it as fast as you can The… Read more »

Skrollr for Beginners Tutorial

Skrollr is a scroller library that allows you to perform animations or changes to your web page’s content based on screen position. For example, you can make a div slowly appear, or slide in, as you scroll down the page. You can see it in action here. This tutorial will cover the bare minimum you need… Read more »

Advanced Custom Fields Google Maps Tutorial

Update (Oct. 31, 2016): Google Maps now requires that you have an API Key in order to add maps via ACF. The tutorial reflects this new requirement. One of my go-to plugins is Advanced Custom Fields. It is versatile, and makes adding custom fields to posts, pages, custom post types, and even user profiles a breeze…. Read more »

Move WordPress from MAMP to a Server

There are many ways in which you can migrate your WordPress site from MAMP into its final home, to make it “live”. The way I’m going to show, has worked well for beginners. What you will need: Access to the cPanel (or similar) on your server Migrate DB plugin (or similar) in your local installation… Read more »

HTML5 is for Slackers

I can’t deny it, I’m an old curmudgeon when it comes to HTML validation. I remember with fondness the good old days of XHML and a draconian W3C validator that wouldn’t let you get away with anything. I miss the unquestioned pride of a green “This Page is Valid HTML 1.0 Strict”. Why this old lady rant?… Read more »