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May 28, 2017

Working with Voyager on the Front-end

Written by Tony Lea - 4 minute read

While working on Voyager many people often ask how to interact with data on the front-end. This question usually comes up because many people think that Voyager is a CMS, and when they realize it's not they are wondering how to show the data on the f...

July 5, 2016

Laravel Cookies

Written by Tony Lea - 1 minute read

Using Cookies in Laravel is super easy. Take a look at how we can use cookies in Laravel below: First, Set a cookie you can use the following code: $ref = 'my cookie value'; return redirect('/')->withCookie('ref', $ref); Second, get a cookie valu...

March 16, 2015

How to create a Video Membership Site

Written by Tony Lea - 1 minute read

Let's say you wanted to create your own Video Membership site. What would you use for that? Your first instinct might be to go with Wordpress and this is definitely a viable solution; however, there are going to be a lot of disconnects and a lot of f...

September 7, 2014

Computer Cats

Written by Tony Lea - 1 minute read

Here's a roundup of some awesome cats p'laying on computers. Every now and then it's fun to do a post that distracts us from the computers a bit. Enjoy: With all this laziness, no one is going to kill any bugs or get any work done; ho...

September 6, 2014

UsePanda - News & Inspiration for Designers and Developers

Written by Tony Lea - 1 minute read

One of the tools that I commonly used to stay up-to-date with the latest design and development news is UsePanda. UsePanda can be used as a chrome extension or as a webpage. The chrome extension is great. After activating the extension, every time yo...

September 3, 2014

Pexels.com - Free High Quality Images for your site

Written by Tony Lea - 1 minute read

Finding the right image for your featured product or the fullscreen background of your website can make or break the viewers perception of your app. That's why it's important to find the best high quality images for your app or product website. There...

September 2, 2014

Chartist JS - Simple Responsive Charts

Written by Tony Lea - 1 minute read

If you are looking for a simple and easy to use responsive chart solution. Chartist JS may be exactly what you are looking for. Chartist JS was created by a community of developers who were unhappy with the current charting systems available today, s...

September 19, 2013

Installing Laravel on Amazon EC2

Written by Tony Lea - 1 minute read

Amazon EC2 makes it very easy to scale the servers that our web applications live on. This video tutorial will show you how to load up an Amazon EC2 ubuntu server and setup Apache, PHP, & MySQL on the server. I will then go through the basics of sett...

August 13, 2013

OS X and Composer Error 'PHP.ini does not exist'

Written by Tony Lea - 1 minute read

So, I finally decided to move away from using MAMP, which is great; however, I am having to do a lot of troubleshooting. After getting my MAMP stack all setup I was adding all my Laravel projects and going to get all the latest vendor resources via C...

July 26, 2013

5 Things Only Developers will find funny

Written by Tony Lea - 1 minute read

So The newest article by buzzfeed has been getting a lot of... 'buzz' (sorry for the lame reference)... Anyway they have done a good round-up of some things that developers will find funny. That's cool, but there are also some things in that article ...

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