Marcus D. Burnette

designer at heart, developer by trade

and sometimes I write, create fonts, or sculpt 3D models

Latest Writing

February 12, 2014

As a site developer for a web development agency, I often have the need to send clients pieces of content (pages, blog posts, team bios, etc) for review. These are pieces that cannot yet be live in the site, so they need to remain unpublished and be reviewed.

Sending links to clients with a login string in the URL is a great way to speed up the process, but I had to write a module to iron out the wrinkles for our clients.

February 7, 2014

While the source code for this tiny web app is freely available on github, this post is more about the process of meeting a personal need.

I wanted something that suited my own specific desire: finding a movie's rating and release year quickly.

February 2, 2014

Lately, I've been trying to take a look at how I develop forms. Fields need to be validated and it's always better for the user to be notified on the spot.

But what if we can format the users' fields for them as they fill them out? Then we can avoid possible form - or worse, shopping cart - abandonment.