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Benjamin Mize Patterson

educator • classicist • developer • eater of chocolate 🍫

I like to build things.

As an educator, I build a safe place for you to learn.

As a writer, I build images in your imagination.

And as a web developer, I build pathways that connect you to information.

Latest from the blog

Treading Lightly in the Encryption Minefield

A horror story, plus tips for using Laravel's encryption functionality

A Dash of Jekyll, A Pinch of Vue

Is it possible to incorporate Vue.js into a site built with Jekyll? You betcha! But watch out for a few sticky wickets...

Preserving an image's aspect ratio—the easy way

Perhaps the single most impactful aspect of a web site is its imagery, but images are deceptively difficult to use effectively. Let's discuss a technique guaranteed to preserve an image's aspect ratio, while ensuring it appears at the desired size on your web page.