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Nick Stewart

Backend Developer

Nick Stewart is one of the longest-serving members of the VIA team. Beginning his career with us as an intern, in nearly 10 years he has become a core (and legendary) member of our Development team. His style could be described as unassuming, but his choice words and great work are evidence of a beautiful mind. You’ll find him as dedicated to your work as he is to his own personal growth, community and his limitless future.

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Journal Entries

WooCommerce Tips

By: Nick Stewart

Here at VIA, we have many clients that use WooCommerce, which is also our preferred eCommerce solution. Over the years, we’ve found a few helpful tips and tricks that make developing for WooCommerce a little bit easier.

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Nativescript with Vue.js
Nativescript with Vue.js

By: Nick Stewart

At VIA, we’ve been experimenting with the many different solutions to creating mobile applications with web technologies. We’ve done simple applications that wrap a webview (FacePaint Peggy) to more advanced hybrid applications using libraries such as Cordova and Vuetify.js, and naive builds with React Native.

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Nova
Nova

By: Nick Stewart

We are using Nova and loving it. Our developer discusses the uses and benefits of this CRUD admin layer, and how it's improved our process.

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Introduction to the Hubspot API
Introduction to the Hubspot API

By: Nick Stewart

The HubSpot API has been a great new tool to work with, as it offers an easy-to-use API and a clean interface.

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SVG Morphing
SVG Morphing

By: Nick Stewart

Although SVG morphing is awesome, it's sometimes difficult to do. Thanks to MorphSVG and GreenSock, SVG morphing can be a much smoother process!

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An intro into the Javascript Notification API
An intro into the Javascript Notification API

By: Nick Stewart

A brief intro into the Javascript Notification API - what it is and how to use it.

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CSS Animation and Shadows
CSS Animation and Shadows

By: Nick Stewart

You really shouldn't animate box-shadows if you don't have to. However, it can be done, and here's how.

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Bootstrap 3 Vulnerability
Bootstrap 3 Vulnerability

By: Nick Stewart

Earlier last year it was made known that Bootstrap 3.x suffers from a XSS vulnerability. This vulnerability allows malicious users to target the data-attribute and href attributes and pass code through. Here, you can access the progress on the fix.

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The Gutenberg Editor: What You Need to Know
The Gutenberg Editor: What You Need to Know

By: Nick Stewart

Big changes on how you interact with content are coming with WordPress 5.0 this fall. Here's what we know so far about the Gutenberg editor and what it will mean for your website.

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Phishing for Houses
Phishing for Houses

By: Nick Stewart

Phishing is “the fraudulent practice of sending emails purporting to be from reputable companies in order to induce individuals to reveal personal information, such as passwords and credit card numbers.”. Common examples are fake emails from banks or the IRS in an attempt to get your credentials.

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Creating Face Paint Peggy
Creating Face Paint Peggy

By: Nick Stewart

Recently we launched Face Paint Peggy, a simple HTML/Javascript game that showcases the power of creating mobile games with web technology. The game is available on Android and iOS for free.

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