Development

Update MAMP Pro

The updating process with most Mac software is painless, especially App Store apps. Not so with MAMP....

Text only Pinterest link

As I've said a few times before, I prefer to keep control over the look of the social links that appear on this site. I also prefer to keep control over the source code and have an almost religious fervor against the iframed code bloat most social buttons produce. So when it came time to add a Pinterest link to the share section, I again went in search of...

Nested retina media queries with Sass

Since switching from LESS to Sass I've been excited to learn how Sass makes responsive web design easier with @content blocks and @media mixins. During a recent project I was interested to know if these mixins could be combined and nested with retina based media queries (mq). Could a retina-based mq be nested within a pixel based one? Turns out the answer is yes! Here's the media query mixin:...

Fontsquirrel.com saves @font-face

Note: This post is a continutation of Sorry Typekit, you're unusable (for now). With the launch of the new spigotdesign.com site I was very excited about the possibilities of using @font-face to spice up the typography on the site. Typekit was to be my weapon of choice here but it turns out that it's still unusable (for now). (more…)...

Webkit { background: transparent;} bug

I'm a Huuuuge fan of the Webkit Open Source Project. It's the engine behind Safari, Apple's browser for both OS X and Windows. If you haven't used it, give it a try. It's my most favoritist browser. I prefer it's Web Inspector over Firefox's Firebug plugin. Webkit is the experimental version of Safari and you can download their nightly build and essentially stay on the bleeding edge of what...

Sorry Typekit, you’re unusable (for now)

With the launch of the new site I decided to try once again to give @font-face another try. I've been disappointed in the past with how most browsers render embedded fonts, including Firefox on both the Mac and PC. So when the Great and the Good in the web community began touting typekit as the answer we've all been pining for, I naturally needed to know. Being the good...

YUI Grids vs Blueprint (CSS Frameworks)

CSS Frameworks have been around for a while now, and while there are many detractors, the benefits they provide make them an attractive option for speeding up development time, as well as simplifying complex layouts. After pouring through this Top 12 list of CSS Frameworks, the two that stand out the most are Blueprint and YUI Grids. I've boiled it down to these two because of their wide spread popularity,...

Hi. We are Spigot. Telemarketers pronounce it Spy-got.

We are a Park City, Utah based web design shop that excels at building custom websites powered by WordPress and WooCommerce. We love content - content strategy, content curation, content soup...????Have a look around the site. As you browse you'll find useful navigation links in the sidebar on the left. We hope you find them useful anyway... Please let us know what you think, shoot us a message here.