J Scott Smith


Articles - August 21st, 2014

Creating a responsive SVG with no aspect ratio

Recently, I was attempting to use an SVG as a background image that I had intended to fill background completely, even if it meant stretching and changing the aspect ratio of the SVG. Turned out that was trickier than I’d anticipated, and I had to figure out which attributes needed to be changed in my SVG to make it happen. So, if you ever need an SVG to scale non-uniformly, here’s how.

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Articles - August 17th, 2014

Listing entries from multiple folders with unique markup in Statamic

For this site, I had planned to list both “articles” and “notes” as entries on the homepage, chronologically. Turns out it’s trickier than I thought to format each of the entries differently but I was able to sort it out. I’ll go over how it can be accomplished with a just a hidden field and some conditional statements.

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Articles - August 12th, 2014

Installing Statamic on DigitalOcean running Ubuntu 14.04

DigitalOcean is a an SSD VPS cloud hosting service built for developers. This means you’ll have affordable and fast hosting but you’ll need to setup and configure the server yourself. I’ll walk you through the process I followed and pieced together to get my own site up and running which includes setting up Linux, Apache, and PHP.

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Articles - August 2nd, 2014

Welp, Let’s Kick This Off: Introductions and a Basic Plan

After a few years of really trying to bear down and learn about front-end development, I’ve decided to start this blog as a place to share what I’m working on. This will include sharing tips or tricks I come across, compiling resources that I find useful, or even just posting about some of my other interests. So let’s get to it.

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