Raena Jackson Armitage is an Australian web developer with a background in content management, public speaking, and training. When she is not thinking about the Web, she loves knitting, gaming, all-day breakfasts, and cycling.

Raena's articles

  1. FullCodePress: Inside the Judging

    Here at FullCodePress, the 24 hours have passed—each of the sites are finished, and the Aussie and NZ teams are taking a well-earned rest. Now, it’s time for the judges to cast their careful eyes over each site. Let’s take a sneak peek inside the judging …

  2. Build Your Own WordPress Themes the Easy Way

    A custom WordPress theme is a great service to sell to a client, and creating your own theme for your blog is a fantastic way to let your personality and skill shine through — much more so than some run-of-the-mill theme you downloaded that five hundred other blogs are using. WordPress’ parent and child theme feature makes creating a new theme as easy as writing some CSS.

  3. Build a Better Privacy Policy

    Research on behalf of the US Federal Trade Commission reveals that a privacy policy is more effective when laid out clearly and simply, using tables and bullets. So why are we still using big slabs of text? Your challenge today is to find a better way to present your legalese.

  4. Beef Up Your Resume: Essential Skills for Coders

    The most attractive job candidates are the ones with a wide range of skills, and that’s all the more true when jobs are scarce. You probably already keep on top of the latest web development techniques, but savvier geeks are looking to enhance and complement their existing technical strengths. Let’s look at some skills that can help build on a code-heavy career.

  5. Make a Mega Drop-Down Menu with jQuery

    Mega drop-down menus are cropping up all over the place, and now that Jakob Nielsen’s given them a thumbs up, you can expect to see even more of these very soon. In this tutorial, we explore how to create one using a spot of jQuery.