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Free General Purpose Mail Merge

From time to time, I’ve needed to create a template file and populate it from a spreadsheet.  In Microsoft Word, this is pretty simple, using a feature called Mail Merge. However, sometimes I’m not working with a Word document. So, I created a script that provides that same functionality for any plaintext or zip encoded […]

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Add Auto-sensing File Type Icons to lists of downloads, with FontAwesome and CSS

[row] [column lg=”8″ md=”8″ sm=”12″ xs=”12″ ] Recently, I needed to create a downloads area that was going to be managed by a client.  It’s a reasonably straight forward task, except for one snag: They wanted icons next to the links, denoting what filetype the download was.  I could have created a few custom classes […]

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Rapid Prototyping for Strangers Pt 1 – Knitting Counter

I’ve always been a big proponent of learning how to rapidly create prototypes.  It doesn’t really matter what field you’re in, from architecture to programming, fast prototypes are gold. Recently, I’ve been brushing up on my javascript, designing various web utilities.  One of the best ways I’ve found is to create bespoke code for strangers online. […]

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