LetsEncrypt SSL Certs are the Future

Historically SSL certificates have been a veritable dog’s breakfast of confusion, complication, and cost. Enter LetsEncrypt.  Let’s Encrypt is a free, automated, and open certificate authority brought to you by the non-profit Internet Security Research Group (ISRG).  A group of world leading companies came together to solve the mess and a new, FREE, service was born […]

Planning Your Next Website

Your website is important. In this day and age, it’s potentially business critical, could be the the start of a massive amount of success or the end of your company/business. That’s why you need to take the time to plan it properly. Here’s a few things to keep in mind when thinking about starting work on that new, shiny website that […]

AODA & Accessibility Audits

A part of our initiative here at Charlie & Co.

Automatically resize YouTube and Vimeo embedded videos.

I’ve come into this problem a few times while building out sites so I’ve built a quick function to automatically calculate and resize (height) videos on your blog/website.  This is especially helpful on a site chalk full of videos like craiggoodwill.com.  Without further ado: [javascript]function resize_video() { // this function is helpful when using a […]

Welcome to the new site!

I just wanted to write a quick note to welcome you to the new Charlie & Company website. We hope you like it! Fear not, the portfolio will be growing very quickly, I just started this site Friday March 11 and am only putting projects from this year or newer! Allow me to shed some […]

Use jQuery to Automatically Size your Footer Height

I was working on a project lately and came across a problem that I couldn’t find a solution for online, so I made on myself. I needed to change the height of the footer to equal the remainder of the space between the bottom of the page and the bottom of the window. Most of […]

Slicing & Coding

Have you designed a spectacular website in photoshop, illustrator or fireworks and are stuck trying to find someone to change it into CSS/XHTML code for you? Look no further! Maifith Design sliced and dices sites and produces clean XHTML and CSS code that loads quickly with the least amount of bandwidth waste possible.  I’ve taken […]

The simplest solution is the right one.

I was working with a client’s programming team on a charts and data binding project lately when we came upon an interesting yet vastly frustrating problem. The files were built on a machine that had IIS and Apache running, which is fine.  The issue was that the date and client ID from the main page was […]

Do I need a CMS?

We get asked this question frequently enough. Our most common answer is — “That depends on your needs.” No one –needs– a CMS just because they have a website.  You need a CMS because you have a need for multiple authors, multiple levels of authorization or a media management tool. Some CMS’s come with a […]

Dealing with ugly Link Underlining

We pride outselves on having great design skills.  But you cannot just throw usability and accessability out the window when trying to acheive a good design. I recently read an article at Usability Post about the 7 most common usability mistakes.  While they were all valid, the most commented on was the underlinging of links […]

_gat is undefined: New Analytics Code

So Google has updated their analytics engine and added some new code for users to put on their sites.  That’s great, right?  It’s good to see a company releasing updates to a free product.  Not entirely. It would seem that their new code doesn’t work 100% of the time and it leaves out about 75% […]

Essential WordPress Steps

A lot of clients ask us for our most common practices and how to do menial WordPress tasks.  Not to say that these tasks are not important, they are just simple to do and can be done by anyone. There are a few things we do immediately after setting up WordPress for a client or […]