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I'm Jason Rhodes, a designer and webmaker in Baltimore, MD. You could say I'm obsessed with a kid named Malcolm, his hot mom, Alton Brown recipes, pale ale microbrews, and awkward family comedies.

BlogThings

I think the kids call these “articles” now. I call them “things I spend too much time writing and then I throw away 90% of them in the end, anyway.”

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Sad Thoughts From A Penn State Alum

November 9th, 2011 ∞ Permalink

A lot of my fellow alumni are responding to this with sadness, but also with a reaffirmation about what makes Penn State great. I understand why, but I disagree with it. Our university spent years trying to duck this shame; I think it’s our duty now to wear it for a time.

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Cachesmack!

August 1st, 2011 ∞ Permalink

So at Johns Hopkins, we have to review changes on our production servers pretty often, and aren’t sure if a change didn’t make it or if it’s being obscured by the long production cache. A quick way to fix this is to just append a query string at the end of the URL, like this: [...]

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More Responsive Design, Please

March 30th, 2011 ∞ Permalink

Lots of talk about responsive design, one web, and the mobile context these days. Like everyone else, it seems, I wanted to get my own thoughts down on the subject. I’ll probably be editing and adapting this article as I keep thinking about it over the next few weeks.

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Blogging About Blogging

March 25th, 2011 ∞ Permalink

I really hate blog posts about blogging, so I’ll keep this really short.

Inspired by Chris Shiflett’s plea for more blogging, along with some really interesting conversations I’ve been having, I’m pledging to figure out a way to write more.

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BaltimoreTech.net

December 28th, 2010 ∞ Permalink

Mike Brenner and Myke Nahorniak built this new directory for Baltimore tech folks. Mike asked me to help build a WordPress plugin to connect people to meetups and startups and vice versa.

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CMA Stories

December 27th, 2010 ∞ Permalink

This network of church missionary blogs is built using WordPress 3.0′s Multisite functionality, as well as a custom-built YouTube manager plugin that allows users to upload and manage their videos from within the WordPress admin. It’s also a partially responsive design.

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Habitat For Humanity

December 27th, 2010 ∞ Permalink

I originally designed this site for Habitat for Humanity to be built in a custom PHP content management system. After building the custom CMS and turning it over, WordPress 3.0 launched. It was the perfect long-term solution for them so I am moving their site into WordPress 3 now.

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95 Scenes of Gilman Hall

December 26th, 2010 ∞ Permalink

Gilman Hall, an iconic building on the JHU Homewood campus, reopened this fall. Our team came up with a concept for telling the story of Gilman Hall in 95 scenes. I built a responsive, flexible grid of images and videos to showcase the 95 scenes in a unique, user-friendly way.

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JSONThings

You see what I did there? These JSON feeds pull in my content from other sites, accounts, etc.

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