Managing a GoDaddy domain with a free Gmail account

Paying business rates for a custom domain at Gmail stinks. Paying GoDaddy for email is even more crazy. Forwarding to Gmail then replying as the domain identity is ideal - but Gmail changed a policy in late 2014, forcing you to route SMTP through GoDaddy. The instructions are all broken, everything is broken, help! (I have the solution) [ Continue ]

Differentiation as a new UX Designer

This week, in one of the more active UX groups on LinkedIn, I was asked an interesting question. A designer asked what advice I might have for entry level folks seeking to differentiate themselves in an increasingly competitive market. It's a good question. After all, the dearth of senior level UX talent has lead to skyrocketing salaries on the high end; which has in turn lead to a glut of entry level talent chasing the horizon. I took most of the weekend to mull a reply. When I wrote it up, I thought it was worth re-posting here. [ Continue ]

Checking Out the Chrome Dev Tools Mobile Emulator

In what might be my favorite browser-related development since flex-box support, Google Chrome 32 brought us mobile device emulation inside of the standard developer tools. This is more than just a responsive view portal, it's a full on user-agent spoofer with touchscreen emulation. If you're a front end engineer, you want this. You want this so bad. [ Continue ]

Making Custom Fields Work with Yoast WordPress SEO

Yoast's WordPress SEO is the default solution for a huge portion of the online WP community. Unfortunately, it can be a little tricky to make the plugin play nicely with custom fields. Joost added the wpseo_pre_analysis_post_content() to make it a little easier, but didn't include any meaningful documentation on how to use it. Let's get to work. [ Continue ]

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