Welcome to CodeChef Marc

Down to Basics - Replacing Frameworks with CSS Grid

Submitted by Marc on Sun, 03/04/2018 - 15:24

Like many web developers, I've been using CSS frameworks for years - Bootstrap and Foundation being the main ones. Of course using these has been incredibly helpful when it came to layout and not having to worry about mobile responsiveness, layout percentages, mobile menu's built in, and some other extras like accordions and such. While I love these frameworks, I kept hearing about CSS Gris as a replacement and now that browser support has gotten really good, I thought why not give it a try?


FatHead Pizza - A Keto Staple

Submitted by Marc on Sat, 03/03/2018 - 16:22

Before going keto, one of the things we did on the regular was get a weekly pizza. Of course after keto, this isn't something we can do anymore. Until now! A few months after started eating this way, we stumbled on this beauty of a recipe that makes an amazing pizza replacement that is completely keto. It comes from The Fat Head movie website. I don't know how many times I've made this, but it's amazing. Top it with your favorite toppings and you're golden.

Three Times An Object

Submitted by Marc on Mon, 02/19/2018 - 18:05

When I was in High School, I took trigonometry and failed miserably. It frustrated me because up until that point, math had always been so easy to learn for me. Perhaps it was my dad spending time with me when I was 8 going over algebra, or that I got excited when I learned a new theory in geometry, but I took to math up until that point with little to no issues. Trig seemed like a foreign language to me and the more the class went on, the more lost I became.

Keep Calm and Keto On

Submitted by Marc on Mon, 02/12/2018 - 20:45

As mentioned in the about page, my wife and I started a ketogenic way of eating in June of 2017. Basically, we've kept to the diet for the most part and are both down about 30 lbs. However, this isn't the ultimate goal of our keto lifestyle. We've noticed tons of changes in our lifestyle from feeling healthier in general, sleeping better, better skin, less allergic reactions, and other amazing side effects. The main reason I started on this way of eating was the potential medical benefits. After some blood tests, I found my numbers put me into a possible pre-diabetic stage.


First Things First

Submitted by Marc on Mon, 01/29/2018 - 20:50

Starting off with Drupal 8 isn't much different than Drupal 7. Same installation process, same configuration, roughly similar interface once you're in. What's different for me at this stage is a change in hosting. I don't consider myself a "DevOp" in that I don't know much about and don't typically handle server configurations for websites. I'm a developer through and through so I focus on the specific web technologies like PHP, HTML, CSS, JavaScript and the like. So, when it came time to spin up a Drupal 8 site from scratch, I ran into a few bumps.