CodeGeek team wearing blue beanies
CodeGeek team wearing blue beanies

Web Standards, Blue Beanies, and You

November 30 is Web Standards Day. For many, this observance doesn’t rank up there with New Year’s or even Flag Day, but its existence has impacted your life more than you probably realize. Have you ever: given your phone frustrated squinty eyes because a site you were visiting wasn’t mobile-friendly? found a website hard to... Read more about web standards »
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Looking at a website from a mobile device
Looking at a website from a mobile device

Mobile-Friendly Sites Boosted in Search Rankings

In May 2016, Google rolled out an algorithm change that boosted mobile-friendly sites in mobile searches (it did not affect desktop searches). Keep in mind that people use their smartphones on the go, but they often use them from their homes, too. Research also has found that 42% of people use mobile devices while researching... Read more »
Animated image showing parallax scrolling
Animated image showing parallax scrolling

Parallax Column in Pure CSS

Earlier this year I came across this incredible technique for creating the parallax effect (where objects closer to the viewer appear to move faster than objects in the distance) using only CSS. I’m sure you’ve seen parallax on the Internets before, you know, that site where an image moves off screen more slowly than the... Read more »
Overlapping 2D and 3D elements in a mobile image
Overlapping 2D and 3D elements in a mobile image

Overlapping 2D and 3D Elements in Mobile Safari

This may seem like an arcane subject, but if you are using 3D transforms in CSS, understanding it could save you some headaches. In our case, we were working on a client site with the following heading: The heading was marked up as an h3, and “RETIRED” was wrapped in a span with a flip... Read more »
New CodeGeek team member Chris Alexander
New CodeGeek team member Chris Alexander

Introducing Chris Alexander

We welcome Chris Alexander to the CodeGeek.net team. Chris joined us in September and works from our office at The Hive in downtown Fort Collins. Chris is an experienced programmer specializing in PHP as well as several other languages. Chris works on several large CodeGeek.net projects including creating a custom web application for Colorado State... Read more »
Viewing YouTube videos on a mobile device
Viewing YouTube videos on a mobile device

YouTube Audio and Video Out of Sync – (Window) Size Matters

A common request came from one of our clients the other day: “I want to include some YouTube videos on my website. Can you do that for me?” No problem! We’ll simply get your videos uploaded, find the handy “Embed” code YouTube automatically generates and put it right where you want on your webpages. The... Read more »
Logo for Firefox Nightly
Logo for Firefox Nightly

Develop and Test Websites for Multiple Devices Using New Firefox Tools

Update: Wait, there’s more! As you know, tech changes quickly, so we’ve got more to say on this matter. Check out our post Multi-Device Testing Using Firefox and Chrome to learn more. In a recent Firefox Nightly release, Firefox has added a “Responsive Mode” to their built-in web developer tools. The new Responsive Mode tool creates... Read more »
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Logo for JustTrails

Customer Case Studies – JustTrails.com

Have you ever tried searching for hiking trails, mountain biking trails, or snow shoeing trails online? We just finished building and launching a brand new website for client Al Walsh that makes it much easier to find trails in the Fort Collins – Laramie – Cheyenne area: JustTrails.com. Al came to us in December describing... Read more »