Posts by Ted Mik

Mik Ted is the founder of InsertHTML and is passionate about all sorts of web design. He enjoys many things, including writing descriptions about himself in the third person.

An Honest Review of Amazon SES

July 6, 2015 at 1:15 pm By
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$75/month doesn’t seem like much considering your average cell phone plan usually costs more than that.  But when you’re sending out email blasts to your subscribers, that price tag is a cause for concern.  It also happens to be what MailChimp charges for only 10,000 subscribers. I own a few websites, and I have one site with a healthy list…

Creating A Less Hackable CMS

July 1, 2015 at 1:51 pm By

The leading website creators are not companies like Wix or Squarespace, but installed versions of content management systems.  Wordpress leads the charge, but there are millions of sites that are installed directly onto an owners server.  This gives them full flexibility for customization, but it also leaves them incredibly vulnerable. If you have an old Joomla 1.0 build and it…

The Delay in Drupal 8: A Bad Sign?

June 23, 2015 at 3:18 pm By

Haven’t thought about Drupal in a while?  You’re not alone.  But you might be surprised to know that even though the juggernaut that is WordPress is still #1, Drupal is #2. And sure, WordPress is bigger by a factor of 20, but ignoring that fact completely, Drupal is still important.  It is still the go to open-source CMS for anything…

InsertHTML Contributors

July 6, 2014 at 1:34 pm By

InsertHTML is a news driven website catering to web developers, designers and other web professionals. We feature news from around the globe and include Op-ed articles, with our opinions about new technology, code or companies. Reach out to use anytime! Navi Persaud Editor, InsertHTML. Ted Mikulski Contributing Writer, InsertHTML. Passionate web developer and small business owner. Nicole Gorman Contributing Writer,…

Design Showcase: 25 Flat Designed Websites

March 3, 2014 at 1:58 pm By

Flat web design started to prevail the industry somewhere at the beginning of 2013 and it hasn’t stopped yet. Websites, apps, posters, even company brandings – everywhere where there is graphic design involved you can see things shifting towards the flat-esque look. Yet it’s important to look beyond and understand that flat is much more than mere change in aesthetics – it’s also reshaped the way we think about web design. Flat is about showing less on the screen, but doing more with it. Flat is when visual styles are just means to help convey the message better, it is about reducing design down to essentials and celebrating content. Flat is simpler, clearer and content-focused design. In this post we’ve collected 25 beautiful websites showcasing the best flat has to offer. Enjoy.

CSS Button Hover Effects

February 6, 2014 at 2:00 pm By

Today I’d like to share with you a bunch of pretty neat CSS only buttons I’ve put together. I’m also going to go over their creation, and using them in design. Read on and enjoy!

Offline Persistence and Application Caching in Web Development

January 28, 2014 at 10:51 am By

Offline persistence (using the application cache) is this idea of content being available offline for users. This links together with something that the web is trying to grow around, which is application building. We covered this growth towards application building in an earlier piece here. The proverbial spiders of the internet are hard at work making this a possibility, and…

FullPaged: A Single Paged Layout jQuery Plugin with UI Animations

October 14, 2013 at 7:20 pm By

Single page layouts are taking off in a big way. It seems as if every product page nowadays is single paged, so I thought I’d have a little spin at it with this jQuery plugin. This allows you to create single paged layouts with a few optional custom UI elements such as fold up menus. Check out the demo and…

Why (and How) you Should Probably Use Web Notifications

October 2, 2013 at 6:28 pm By

Web notifications are a way to show users some sort of message in a browser standardized way. With Chrome 29, Google has fully implemented the Chrome Notification Center on Windows, Mac and Chrome OS, which makes the idea of using notifications a lot more enticing. Chrome’s Rich Notifications aren’t available to Javascript, but they show how notifications are evolving on…

[CLOSED] Template Monster Giveaway

September 28, 2013 at 12:39 pm By

Today we’re doing a giveaway! TemplateMonster is giving away a premium WordPress theme (average price ranges from $60 to $85) to 3 lucky winners.