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“New” Website, rebuilt for ever changing technologies

“New” Website, rebuilt for ever changing technologies

Colleen Hintz is a force of creativity!

I immediately  fell in love with her work, and knew that I wanted to create sliding banners for each page, as well as use her vestments as a background for the body.

The Fruit of the Vine website was originally built in static HTML/CSS with Flash galleries.  I recently customized a wordpress theme for her, to match her old site, but work on touch tecnology and responsive screens. Enter and enjoy!
Each piece is an amazing work of art!

The fight for net neutrality has only just begun

The fight for net neutrality has only just begun

Urge lawmakers to reverse the FCC vote today.

What is Net Neutrality?

Net Neutrality is the internet’s guiding principle: It preserves our right to communicate freely online. Net Neutrality means an internet that enables and protects free speech. It means that ISPs should provide us with open networks — and shouldn’t block or discriminate against any applications or content that ride over those networks. Just as your phone company shouldn’t decide who you call and what you say on that call, your ISP shouldn’t interfere with the content you view or post online.

The internet without Net Neutrality isn’t really the internet.

What will happen to the internet now?

Without the Net Neutrality rules, companies like AT&T, Comcast and Verizon will be able to call all the shots and decide which websites, content and applications succeed.

These companies can now slow down their competitors’ content or block political opinions they disagree with. They can charge extra fees to the few content companies that can afford to pay for preferential treatment — relegating everyone else to a slower tier of service.

The consequences will be particularly devastating for marginalized communities media outlets have misrepresented or failed to serve. People of color, the LGBTQ community, indigenous peoples and religious minorities in the United States rely on the open internet to organize, access economic and educational opportunities, and fight back against systemic discrimination.

Without Net Neutrality, how will activists be able to fight oppression? What will happen to social movements? How will the next disruptive technology, business or company emerge if internet service providers let only incumbents succeed?

The fight is not over yet – contact your representatives! Go to https://github.com/save-net-neutrality

“It requires but a very small glance of thought to perceive, that although laws made in one generation often continue in force through succeeding generations, yet that they continue to derive their force from the consent of the living. A law not repealed continues in force, not because it cannot be repealed, but because it is not repealed; and the non repealing passes for consent.” Thomas Paine

WordPress Plug In Updates

WordPress Plug In Updates

Most users of WordPress are accustomed to seeing a number next to the plugin tab telling them to update one of their plugins, but do you know why it is important to keep your plugin versions up to date? (more…)