Alex Thorpe

Free WordPress Theme: Easy Portfolio v1.1.0


Intro I have been working on this theme for a while and it is finally ready for release. Easy portfolio is an easy to use theme for creatives to get there work without the need for learning how to code. The design is simple but highly customizable, giving you the ability to make it look and function how you want. From start to finish you will be able to create a site in under 30 minutes that looks as good as any create professionals site already on the web.   Features include: Responsive design Touch friendly image galleries Drag & Drop image uploader Built in […]

Free Doctor Who Background for Phone, Tablet or Desktop


I was feeling creative the other day and made this vector tardis. If you don’t know what a tardis is then I suggest you watch an episode of Doctor Who, it really is an amazing show.

CSS Image Sprites for Retina (HiRes) Devices

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With the new crop of ultra high definition devices coming onto the market it is important to make sure your site not only continues to load quickly but all your icons and graphics look how you expect.

Learn how to drag, drop & chart a file using HTML5

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This is going to be an in depth tutorial teaching you how to build a complex web application using html5, CSS3 and Javascript. It is geared towards people with an intermediate level of experience with web technology and should take 2-3 hours to complete. The end goal is to get a webpage where a user can drag and drop a csv file onto it and the page reads the contents of the file, loads it into a chart and prints the chart onto the page. Click the button above to download all required libraries including Modernizr for detecting browser support, highcharts for creating graphs, normalize […]

Snake! an HTML5 game for iPhone & Android


This is my first HTML5 game for mobile phones. Snake! is an updated version of the classic Nokia game from the 90’s

Mobile Device Policy & Development in Enterprise

As mobile devices become more powerful and ubiquitous in the workplace companies need to begin supporting and developing for these consumer devices.  The old command and control framework of IT management providing a limited number of hardware devices needs to be re-evaluated and adapted to the new workplace. By adapting a ‘bring your own device’ policy management can decrease costs, increase worker happiness and improve data security. Major companies like Kraft Foods gives employees a stipend to purchase a device for use with their corporate systems. A key part to this bring your own device strategy is leveraging the cloud to roll out software to […]

Top 10 iPad apps for Business, Jan 2012


With the new year starting I thought it would be a great time to recap the best business apps available for the Apple iPad. Each of these apps are ones I used almost daily during 2011 and will continue to use into 2012.

Getting Started with Salesforce – Part 1


This is part 1 of a 3 part series detailing everything you need to evaluate and setup a system. Part 1 will go over what Salesforce is and how to get set up with a developers evaluation account. Part 2 will cover setting up your computer for coding with the Salesforce platform. Part 3 will cover resources where you can learn more about  Salesforce, Visualforce, APEX and As a Information Systems Developer one of the most advantages platforms to learn is Salesforce. With over 80,000 companies and 3,000,000 users they are one of the top software companies in the world. Salesforce is a […]

96 Free Vector Icons for iOS, Android, Windows Phone or Web Apps


  A while ago I was working on a large mobile project for a company I was interning with and I had a very hard time finding good clean icons for the interface. With that in mind I thought it would be great for other UI designers and coders to have access to what I did not. The minimalist icons are designed to look great on any background and both black and white versions are ready for use. Included in the download are 96 png icons in sizes: 128×128, 64×64, 32×32 & 16×16. Fully editable illustrator file with all the icons is in the download. […]

Free Professional Business Card Template


I know how hard it can be to create a business card so I have done the hard part for you! This is a free photoshop business card template for you to download, use and change anyway you want. All layers are in folders for easy updating and color changes. To create your own QR Code just go to QR-Code Generator and follow the instructions. Enjoy!