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50 Projects for React & the Static Web

I’m proud to officially launch my first ebook 50 Projects for React & the Static Web. This free ebook includes 50 project ideas complete…

You’re Allowed to Overengineer Your Blog

A common thread in web development thought pieces is why you shouldn’t use a certain framework on your blog or why simply, you shouldn’t…

What is the JAMstack and how do I get started?

JAMstack sites are all the rage right now in the web dev world. And rightfully so! But what exactly is it and how can we all take advantage…

What is linting and how can it save you time?

One of the biggest challenges in software development is time. It’s something we can’t easily get more of, but linting can help us make the…

Put Down the Javascript - Learn HTML & CSS

A growing trend in front end development is the idea that you can dive right in to Javascript and succeed. Honestly, for better or worse you…

Destructuring the Fundamentals of React Hooks

Hooks have become a pretty powerful new feature of React, but they can be intimidating if you’re not really sure what’s going on behind the…

How do you find all of those blog posts?

I'm pretty active on Slack (most active, ahem...). I like to chat, because I believe strong communication is super helpful for teams, but it…

Custom Blacklist Contact Form 7

Easily set up a blacklist for those marketing lists that somehow get around Akismet. Throw the below in your functions.php file and…

Batch PNG Optimization

Easily create a script to batch optimize PNG files in Photoshop using TinyPng's Photoshop Plugin and Adobe's ExtendScript Toolkit. Jump over…

dpkg-scanpackages Stripping Name Field

dpkg-scanpackages isn't designed to take in some of the user defined fields Cydia repos use. Saurik points out in his How to Host a Cydia…

minimal.iOS.8

minimal.iOS updated for iOS 8, minimal.iOS.8 is a Winterboard theme for jailbroken iPhones. Now available on Cydia via the ModMyi.com repo…

minimal.iOS.7

With the recent release of Pangu, I was inspired to get back to work on more icon theming. Behold, the iOS7 version of Winterboard theme…

Frosty Deals, Daily Deal Hub

Finally launched, frostydeals.com is a pet project created by Broc Klein and myself that functions as an aggregator for one-day deals across…

hippify Javascript Plugin

Created this script with the need to swap high resolution images in when high ppi, non-mobile displays are detected. hippify on GitHub

minimal.iOS Winterboard Theme

Recently, I released a Winterboard theme for jailbroken iPhones called minimal.iOS. It's only the lockscreen at this point, but the plan is…

iPhone Lock Screen

Finally got around to updating my lockscreen. Wanted to go with something nice and simple Original lockscreen template with LS Nimbus iPhone…

Asynchronous Javascript Loading

These posts are going to be short until I reformat all of the previous ones. With that in mind, saved a couple seconds loading time on a…

Resume

Updated resume. Colby Fayock Resume

Pong-Fu Flyer Design

Potentially gearing up for a larger event, I was contacted to do a concept design for a flyer that would serve as a marketing effort for a…

Hair by Diane Website

To promote her company and get a foot in the door, I was asked by my mom to make a website for Hair by Diane. I wanted to create a modern…

St. Patrick's and State Patty's Day

Getting in the spirit for St. Patrick's Day and more specifically, State Patty's Day, I decided to create a background for my phone. 320x48…

Manning's

Mannings is a TV, furniture, and appliances store owned and managed by my grandfather. He has had this store for over 50 years and has never…

Hair By Diane

Hair By Diane is a recent start-up salon created by my mother. Prior to this salon and between other career fields, she has had over 2…

Bill Taylor

Studio and outdoor photography session with model Bill Taylor. Bill Taylor Image 1 Bill Taylor Image 2 Bill Taylor Image 3 Bill Taylor Image…

Design Official

Design Official is a mock design team/company created by two colleagues and myself to emulate the structure and teamwork needed in a typical…

Anthony Santiago

Studio photography session with model Anthony Santiago. Anthony Santiago Image 1 Anthony Santiago Image 2 Anthony Santiago Image 3 Anthony…

Filmore Album Art

Filmore wanted an album art design, front and back, for their upcoming single release of "City Lights." The member in contact was pretty…

Filmore MySpace Design

Filmore, a band out of Maryland, contacted me to create a MySpace web template for them. They requested a space theme, but did not have much…

Headphones and Sunglasses

Mock product shots for Sennheiser/AX. Sennheiser/AX Image 1 Sennheiser/AX Image 2 Sennheiser/AX Image 3 Sennheiser/AX Image 4

Wowee Zowee

Wowee Zowee was a student project that I created mocking the current fast food era. Many fast food chains will promote ridiculous food…

Tau Epsilon Phi Web Design

The Pennsylvania State University branch of Tau Epsilon Phi requested me to create a website for their brotherhood. For this project, I…

John Long

Studio photography session with Marine, John Long. John Long Image 1 John Long Image 2 John Long Image 3 John Long Image 4

Paper Heart

Paper Heart is a film that was created to look like a documentary of a girl who does not believe in love. As the film progresses, she finds…