Philip Leesha joins Pixafy as a senior front-end web developer after developing experience at another digital agency. His background makes him a great addition to our team. We asked him our standard interview questions as he was settling in:
Q: Where are you originally from? Do you still have family there? Do you have any siblings? If so, what do they do?
I am originally from Suffolk County, Long Island. I have very little family there. Most of my family is spread out throughout N.Y. and the rest of the country. I have one older sister, who currently is trying to get her doctorate in research psychology. (more…)
Great developers are always learning. They know that there’s always room to grow, and with a rapidly-expanding list of cutting edge technologies to wrangle with, it’s imperative to stay informed. Thankfully, there are many resources that help developers increase their knowledge base, including plenty of free or low-cost tutorial sites, blogs, and even Twitter streams that are readily available on the web.
Twitter can actually be a useful tool for tech-minded learners to keep abreast of interesting trends, development tips, and new releases. Pixafy asked our own developers which Twitter accounts they find essential and received a wide range of responses, from accounts that are informative, to inspirational, to just plain fun!
Here are 25 developer-centric Twitter accounts we like – no guarantees, but following them *just* may help you become a more amazing rockstar developer! (more…)
Let’s be honest, debugging/testing a site can sometimes be vexatious and time consuming. It can take hours or even days to figure out why a feature isn’t working properly. To help alleviate this process, we at Pixafy have come up with a list of 10 tips and best practices for tackling this issue.
Here are recommendations from our team: (more…)
When working as a front-end developer or an engineer, hitting a mental block can be one of the most frustrating parts of the job. Still, no matter how much you want to avoid it, sometimes it can’t be helped.
So how do you get past it? We asked our team to offer their suggestions, and we developed this list of 10 suggestions: (more…)
In my last post I gave an example of how JSON-P can provide a solution to the restrictions that the same-origin policy places on asynchronous requests. In the event when a developer wants to place an AJAX call between two different domains that she owns, JSON-P will allow this, but what if I want to allow others to access my content using AJAX? (more…)
Kurt Kemple has joined Pixafy as its latest front-end developer. He took the time out to answer out standard interview questions as he settled into the job.
Q: How did you discover Pixafy? What led you to apply for the job?
I discovered Pixafy on Craigslist when searching for a new job. I wanted to find a place to make a career from doing what I love, web development. I wasn’t satisfied with my previous employer because I wasn’t doing what I love. (more…)
Here at Pixafy, I’ve built a fair share of WordPress sites. I have learned over time that whether the site is a blog, a grid of images or even a one page site, once I understood the WordPress structure, I was able to customize WordPress to what fit my needs at the time. This understanding led to developing a few practices to make this process easier each time. (more…)
Last time we looked at select boxes and how to hide them in a technique we call “Hidden Box.” I am going to take you through a different approach to making a style select box. But this technique doesn’t use a drop down box at all! That’s why it’s called:
“The Total Faker” (more…)
Part of the obsession with building a great web site is that it’s fast. When you go to sites like Facebook, part of the marvel of it is that everything appears so quickly and seamlessly. So when you do something like add advertisements or widgets to your site, it becomes a real drag when your previously zippy pages now take forever to load. The stakes are high: with each second a page takes to render, the number of people who abandon visiting your site increases. (more…)