Another Certified Magento Developer

Congratulations to Briteskies’ Own Derrik Nyomo The Briteskies Team is so proud! Since joining Briteskies in 2008 as a Network Administrator, Derrik has established himself as an absolutely integral team member by taking on challenges such as design and development work. It was Derrik’s dedication to our clients and projects that piqued his interest in Magento Commerce website development, as well as becoming a certified expert. Derrik has worked on some of Briteskies’ most successful Magento projects, including Shoffee.com and JerrysHockey.com. Briteskies is a Magento Silver Solution Partner, and Derrik’s dedication to his profession results in Briteskies’ own ability to provide our clients with better service. Cheers, Derrik, on this fantastic accomplishment! Please help us congratulate Derrik by either leaving a comment below or tweeting @nobrowncow! website name server . sites list . web analysis...

Brand Marketing

Do You Really Understand Your Brand? If you’re your organization’s content strategist, marketing manager, social media guru or community developer, I don’t think I need to explain the importance of your brand, or the absolute necessity of promoting it. This may be one of the few things on which us Chief Storytellers and Captain’s of Company Recognition can agree, that our goal is to get what’s being promoted on the minds, mouths and facebook pages of our target audiences. And there are only about 1,000 different ways of doing so, courtesy of the seventeen best marketing for advertisers guide to social media success only if you don’t read the five rules of creative strategies for business; so I really don’t even need to delve into this topic, either. My message is so much more basic, fundamental really. It’s the dire importance of not only knowing your brand, but understanding and embracing it. To be perfectly candid, when I began working at Briteskies, not only did I believe that its brand didn’t make sense, but that no one else understood it either. As it happened, I was correct about the latter, but it was purely my unwillingness to get to know it and love it that left it flat-lined on the table. There I was, Briteskies’ Surgeon of Sounding-off, and I was letting our brand die. What I was unaware of, much like our clients, industry partners and colleagues, was that there was a very specific reason that our owner chose the aspects of our brand which are still used today, such as our twitter profile image for @nobrowncow, the...

jQuery: Set Scroll Bar to Center on Element

A Note from the Desk of a Developer If you have a horizontal (or vertical) scroll container and want to set the scroll to center a specific element in the container, you can use the following super simple technique. I’m going to show you how it was derived, because it’s important to know why, not simply how. Setup HTML: [html] <div class="outer"> <div> <ul> <li><div>Alpha</div></li><li><div>Beta</div></li>...<li><div>Omega</div></li> </ul> </div> </div> [/html] Setup CSS: [css] div.outer { width: 400px; height: 100px; overflow-x: auto; overflow-y: hidden; } div.outer > div { display: table; } ul { display: table-row; } li { display: table-cell; border: 2px solid gray; } li div { width: 120px; height: 120px; } [/css] With this setup, we should have a nice horizontally scrolling list of items of all the same width. |--DIV.outer---------------------------------| { Hidden Elements } ||--DIV-and UL------------------------------|/....................................| |||---LI---||---LI---||---LI---||---LI---||-//LI...||...LI...||...LI...||...LI...|| ||| || || || || // || || || || ||| || || || || // || || || || |||--------||--------||--------||--------||-//.....||........||........||........|| ||------------------------------------------|/....................................| |--------------------------------------------| jQuery provides a function, scrollLeft (and scrollTop) that lets you read or set the scroll bar position of an element at the pixel level. So, if we call $(‘.outer’).scrollLeft() and it returns zero (0) we know the scroll bar is all the way to the left. If the scroll bar is all the way to the right the value of .scrollLeft() will be the width of the inner element minus the width of the container. We will see how this fits in next. Consider following code: [js] var outer = $('.outer'); var inner = $('.outer > div'); outer.scrollLeft( (inner.width() - outer.width()) / 2); [/js] This code will...