JavaScript Exit Overlays & Session Storage

Posted by: Mike Langston on August 7, 2017

A while ago I was asked if I could create a last minute conversion popup, or as I like to call them Exit Overlays. The idea was to catch users before they decided to leave the website and offer them some type of promotion to entice them, whether that was a discount, or newsletter sign-up, […]

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Using Rails Gems to Learn and Launch your App

Posted by: Mike Langston on December 5, 2015

Learning Ruby on Rails can be a difficult task when you just start out. Having to learn the MVC architecture, rails standards, routes, and where to place some of the logic (controller or model). Its scary, but don’t let it consume you, push forward and keep learning. I have found that when first learning Rails […]

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Knowing SQL

Posted by: Mike Langston on August 12, 2013

Learning web design and development, many times you focus on HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. You may even focus on the latest trend in design. I am here to tell you that SQL (structured query language) is the second most important language you need to learn in web development. The Internet is filled with data and […]

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Why You Should Design For Mobile Devices

Posted by: Mike Langston on July 3, 2013

The Internet is changing, and so is the way we get our information. We use to read newspapers, magazines, or watch the news on television. Not any more. The Internet changed all of that, and now smartphones are changing how we view the Internet. More than half of US adults own a smartphone and within […]

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Staying In The Know

Posted by: Mike Langston on July 2, 2013

The question has been asked over and over again by many, “How do you stay current with web design and development?”. It is not easy! It takes time, dedication, and helpful resources. As a web designer and developer I spend half my time researching, and learning new things. This is part of my job, a […]

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Stumbled onto Angular JS

Posted by: Mike Langston on May 15, 2013

On my path to enlightenment with JavaScript, I stumbled onto Angular JS. At this point I am just experimenting with the framework and growing my skills as a JavaScript developer, but I can say that it is an interesting framework that uses a MVC like architecture.  I haven’t created any useful applications at this point with Angular […]

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The road to JavaScript Kung Fu

Posted by: Mike Langston on May 6, 2013

Over the past few years I have learned some of the basics when it comes to JavaScript, and jQuery. I can work my way through some sample code and make really cool animations with click events, but I haven’t mastered the art of JavaScript programming. The journey begins. Over the next few months I will […]

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