Portfolio Redesign

It has been a while since I updated the UI for my personal site. I guess it is a good thing that I have been too busy to really be that concerned with it. However, it has been in need of a update for over a year now. With a…

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New Directions

Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek. -- Barack Obama Since I first began this blog many things have changed. First of all I was able to…

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Custom Terminal Prompt

For all you hardcore geeks out there, First of all I want to point out that I have never been that comfortable working this close to the metal. However, recently, I find myself working more in terminal for certain tasks. I have to admit after learning the basics it makes…

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Codepen

So I finally set up a codepen account. This is a simple toggle checkbox I was playing around with. Feel free to use in your projects! See the Pen Checkbox Toggle Switch by Nathan Shumate (@nzshumate) on CodePen. …

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Art Project

Auguries of Innocence an interpretation by Nathan Shumate just wanting to express one of my favorite poems using a digital medium... Stanza 1 Stanza 3 Might finish all if I can find the time...…

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WordPress adding P tag

Anyone else ever have this problem: You are in your favorite text editor writing some awesome markup for a new page on your company's website. Once finished you open up the text editor built into WordPress and paste your work. Next thing you know there are strange margins appearing on…

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My Front-End Workflow

WOW!, it seems like the industry is changing everyday, old technologies are dying left and right. To stay relevant we must adapt to and implement the newest techniques and tech. Either get with the times or get out of the way, as it is not slowing down anytime soon. Today…

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Merry Christmas

As a web developer I could not get away with just any run of the mill paper Christmas card, so I went interactive. Best viewed in Crome. SEE IT HERE Using a good bit of CSS3 and JS I was able to make this fun little christmas card. The coolest…

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Some Inspiration

Was hanging out the other night listening to Pandora Radio when I stumbled across a song by Emancipator. I never really heard any of their stuff before, but that evening it was really speaking to my mood. After watching a few of their music videos on YouTube, I found one…

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Hello World!

Hi I am Nathan Shumate, @nathanshumate0 on Twitter. I work as a Front-End UX Developer. That is a strange job title and it is actually a hybrid of two positions. However, I am sure any of you in the industry know, you have to wear many hats to stay relevant…

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Ghost: First Impressions

So, I guess I am late to the party, but I just heard about Ghost for the first time last night. Maybe that just shows how busy I have been lately. First off, what is Ghost? According to its Aussie creator: "Ghost is an Open Source application which allows you…

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Sketch App: Photoshop Replacement?

Sketch is Good For the last week, I have been using Sketch app, by Bohemian Coding, for building user interface elements and mockups. Is it a Photoshop replacement? Not quite, but it could start to find its way into my workflow more in the future. The best part about it…

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