So, I just launched the redesign for Ghost Gamer News (go check it out). It was a rather large undertaking that started 6 months ago with some general strategies and a survey, then a lot of planning for delivery.. And then procrastinating coding just a bit (because I have a lot of stuff going on ...
This may seem obvious to some, and honestly isn’t even that “modern”, but it’s a good rule of thumb: Let containers determine position, not the individual component itself (usually). I’m currently working on the core style system for components for the Ghost Gamer News website rebrand, and planning a relatively complex structure is just as ...
When I got into development, I got into it well before Stack Overflow. Before 3rd party libraries were commonplace and easy to find. Before the Internet was a thing everybody had. In some ways this has been good for me. I’m more comfortable troubleshooting my code, evaluating what code does, and generally speaking try to ...
It has been a long, long time since I’ve redesigned, relative to previous works. 1 year an 9 months ago, I launched with my open-source Glitch WP theme. Why the long wait? Well, I’ve been busy managing Ghost Gamer News (which officially launched just over a year ago), working at my fantastic day job, and ...
As a developer, I have a problem. Many developers have this problem, actually. When solving a problem, we sometimes stick with our initial solution a little too long after it proves to not quite be an adequate solution. This can be for a variety of reasons: Their is a perception that the solution will still ...
Ghost Gamer News has left it’s soft-launch status after 1 week of being live, and I’m happy to finally say it is ready for you to start visiting repeatedly and buying everything through the affiliate links. It has been a fun journey building it; there is still stuff to do, however. I’m awaiting approval from ...
Hey all, figured I’d provide a quick update as to what is going on in the world of my side hustles. While not as epic as all the big gaming announcements, they are going to keep me super busy this week! First off, the new Ghost Recon Breakpoint update (TU 2.1.0) provides updates to Gunsmith, ...
For a while now I’ve had an idea for a gamer news site; something dedicated to stealth & sniper games. While a niche topic, I know there’s enough interest based on my Ghost Recon Breakpoint sniper video traffic alone. So, I decided to start work. Ghost Gamer News, at least initially, will have a mix ...
Just a quick update to let readers know that the 1.0.1 version of Glitch is now out, and is also updated on the Glitch theme Github. Version 1.0.1 just adds search functionality (available in the navigation). Should’ve released with it, but I never used the search functionality in previous sites. Really should now given the ...
I realized today that I haven’t actually shared my hardware setup for design & development, so I thought I’d do a little writeup this morning before a couple calls and errand-running today. Without further ado, here’s the configuration. Windows Design & Development Hardware My Windows setup is probably the “biggest”. I’m running an Asus VivoBook ...