Blog Posts Category: Tips and Tricks

WordPress, Twitter Bootstrap, Boilerplate and SASS

Posted on 8th, November 2013 12:38 PM by Spencer Hill

Posted in: Programming, Tips and Tricks, Uncategorized, Website Development

This article is intended to clearly and concisely explain, to developers, how to optimally integrate Twitter’s Bootstrap, HTML5 Boilerplate and SASS/LESS into a WordPress Theme. I begin by explaining what each of those are and then contrasting their differences to highlight how they compliment (not compete with) one another. Furthermore I aim to provide a definitive demonstration of how […]


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Learning Motion 5

Posted on 20th, October 2013 6:43 PM by Spencer Hill

Posted in: Video Production

This article is a semi-organized outline of questions I had from the first time I opened Motion to the time I completed my project. While Learning Final Cut Pro X I quickly envisioned animation and visual effects, including text, in my newest video. Since I’d enjoyed my experience with Final Cut Pro X, thus far, […]


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Learning Final Cut Pro X (FCPX)

Posted on by Spencer Hill

Posted in: Tips and Tricks, Video Production

The reason I started The Portland Company was to build a business that could fund film production. After nearly ten years, we’re rounding that corner to begin actually filming professional major motion pictures. Yay! So today I was working on an introduction film for a friends Kickstarter project working within Final Cut Pro X for […]


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How to place outgoing call with Google Hangouts

Posted on 24th, June 2013 3:16 PM by Spencer Hill

Posted in: Apps, Google Hangouts, Tips and Tricks

You can place outgoing calls with Google Hangouts now! Although there are a lot of articles that say you can’t (because it’s not obvious and Nikhyl Singhal indicated it was removed). Here’s how: Create a Google Hangout with any user (I created one with my personal Google account from my business Google Account). Select the “Video Call” option. […]


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How to change mouse settings on Chrome OS such as tracking speed and Australian scrolling

Posted on 23rd, May 2013 9:18 AM by Spencer Hill

Posted in: ChromeOS, Google, Operating Systems, Tips and Tricks

This article was originally written to explain how to increase the mouse tracking speed on Chrome OS devices (Chromebook and Chromebook Pixel) but as I was writing it I discovered two other issues that I’m sure others have experienced.   The Problem After connecting my Apple Magic Mouse to my Chromebook Pixel via Bluetooth I noticed […]


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What is website hosting and why do you need it?

Posted on 1st, January 2010 11:08 AM by Spencer Hill

Posted in: New Products or Services, Web Hosting

Some of our clients are unfamiliar with the terms “host” and “server”. We’ve written this article to help explain that.   The Internet is, essentially, a series of computers connected via wires or satellite. Just like calling someone on your phone connects you directly to them, visiting a website on the Internet is connecting to […]


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