Download All Google Fonts!

ARTICLE UPDATE Google has released the google fonts repo in the recent months, here is a link to that up to date repo. Googles Font Repository: This article was written in November of 2014, the Google repo’s first commit was created in March 6,2015! And the repo in this article now directs people or […]

Use ASP.NET MVC to Connect to MongoDB

I have recently ran into huge pain points when using MVC for doing things server side when I could be doing them client side and sometimes that also translates into headaches with SQL Server on the back end side because the technologies I’m using on the front end talk a different language as well as […]

Install MongoDB on Windows 8

Installing MongoDB on Windows 7 or 8 1) Go to and select the option to download the latest product release forWindows and you will have an option of choosing 32 bit or 64 bit. A 32 bit install has a limitation of about 2 GB of data. For developing, 32 bit is ok, but […]

Launch Sublime Text in Windows Command Line

As I start to delve into the JavaScript development world, I am using the command line more and more often as well as ditching Visual Studio for small projects or demos, etc.. Either way, I was looking for a way to launch Sublime Text from the Windows Command line. Below are the steps I took […]

Scaffold divs with T4 Template for Foundation 5 in MVC

Disclaimer: I have had problems following this tutorial in MVC 5.1, if anyone knows why or how to effectively edit the T4 templates for scaffolding in the most recent versions of MVC please contact me. Use this tutorial at your own risk. I’m going to relay the instructions I used to do this on my […]

Best of The Web Ahead Podcast for 2014

I have been posting the most recent podcasts of about every devcast there is over the past year. Somehow, when I relisted my links for 2014 I deleted The Web Ahead and somehow forgot about them. They have not been on my radar since December of of 2013. So I have decided to dedicate an […]

Using GoDaddy SQL Server w/ ASP.NET MVC5 & Code First

So even though I am a huge proponent of using Foundation over Bootstrap. This tutorial will be focused on the basic MVC5 APplication which utilizes Bootstrap. Once you are done with this tutorial I have several other tutorials specifically on removing Bootstrap & adding Foundation. They are both great Frameworks. In fact I have had […]

Google Docs with Syntax Highlighting

At the time of this writing the best option for adding syntax highlighting to doce inside a google doc is NOT by creating you code in a separate website or program and copying that into the google doc and hoping that it retains the color/formatting of the previous editor. But now we have an Add […]

SVG graphics not working in Windows Server/IIS 7.5

The only reason I put IIS 7.5 in the post is because that is the example I provide here, but the instructions are similar on older versions of IIS, just find the MIME Types and you should be able to use the same values. So most of my new sites have been using responsive frameworks […]

Ruby on Rails in Windows 8

As of this writing the most stable version of Ruby is 1.9.3p545 I installed Ruby first not knowing that Rails Installer actually has Ruby packaged in it. So I may have two different installs of Ruby on my Machine. One at C:\Ruby193 and the other in C:\RailsInstaller\Ruby1.9.3 This tutorial (documentation for myself) starts after I […]