Information about web development and technology, including PHP, JavaScript, and Laravel news and tutorials.

List of Free Web Dev Resources


After seeing other parents talk about their kids teaching themselves to code, I put together a list of free resources that have helped me become a web dev.

Installing Comodo Positive SSL Certs on Apache Ubuntu 14.04


If you are looking to do basic SSL encryption on your website, I recommend using SSL certificated from Namecheap. The most basic certificate is just $9 (USD). The process of buying a certificate is easy enough, but it can be hard to find good, basic instructions on how to install the certificate. That seems to always take a little more research than what's necessary.

Building a Christmas Music Light Show with a Raspberry Pi


A couple of years ago I really became interested in making a Christmas music light show using a Raspberry Pi. I've decided to put this post online to show you how to build the same show I built, and to talk about the challenges I had to overcome to get the show working. I'll also detail the hardware and software I used (links and downloads included) to make this show possible.

Letters from Zac

Zac Vineyard

Director of Marketing Tech, NNU
Web Developer