Why Separate Layers?

I’ve recently begun delving into more advanced web development technologies and platforms. I’ve found a number of very good courses on Udemy.com. Not knowing any AJAX or JSon, and wanting to beef up my skill in PHP and MySQL, I opted for a full course entitled “Web Developer from Scratch” which covers all these, basic HTML and JavaScript topics, and

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Membership Plug-Ins for WordPress

One task I’ve been asked to do for my new freelance client is to integrate a membership / protected content plug-in for their site. My initial research has returned a few candidates. Membership by WPMUdev WP-Members by RocketGeek PaidMembershipPro by Stranger Studios instaMember by Suzanna Theresia For their purposes, I believe we’re going to implement Membership plug-in. instaMember has a $47 pricetag (for a

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List of Certifications WGU IT

CIW Web Foundations Associate Done CIW Web Design Specialist Done CIW JavaScript Specialist Done CompTIA A+ Done CompTIA Network+ Done CompTIA Project+ Done Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) Database Admin Fundamentals Done Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) Windows OS Fundamentals  Done Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) Web Development Fundamentals Done Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) Networking Fundamentals  Done CompTIA Security+ CIW Database Design Specialist Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) Windows Server

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Accomplishments? Blog’em!

Well, here’s something that hit me: Use your blog to keep track of successes, accomplishments, lessons-learned, etc. when they happen. I’m not one to remember all the great things I’ve done at work, when it comes to job interviews, and I’ve struggled to remember them. So, from now on, I’m going to document them here! What, you already do that?

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Kindle Publishing

I work a contract at Amazon in Seattle, with the Kindle publishing section. Based on my previous experience at Ascentium producing graphic novels, I’m familiar with the whacky publishing template Amazon uses for its ebooks. And in my two-months-plus time there, I’ve learned a heck of a lot more. Most recently, how to alter the flow and layout of a

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CIW Web Foundations Associate Certificate earned

CIW Web Foundations Associate Certificate Earned On Saturday December 15, 2012, I passed the assessment and earned my Web Foundations Associate certificate through Certification Partners! The certificate is the first of fifteen that I’ll earn in my progress towards my BS in Information Technology through WGU (Western Governors University.) This particular exam tests on fundamental knowledge and skills in Site

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