Chris MacSaveny = Web/App Developer + CEO of Day Owl

Don't Kill The Fish is available for iOS and Android

Don't Kill The Fish is available for iOS and Android

6 months 2 weeks ago

Our third game is out for both Android and iOS!  Please download it for your tablet or phone here:

Edges Endless is Out!

10 months 3 weeks ago

You can download Edges Endless for iPhones and iPads at edgesgame.com/play.  You can read up on the description and watch the video at edgesgame.com.

Edges - A Puzzle Challenge Is Now Free

1 year 6 days ago

A one month autopsy of the launch of my first iOS game.

How to market your mobile game in 2016

1 year 1 month ago

The programming has been done, the game is up, the marketing materials have been created.  Now it is time to get people to see it.  You have a number of options, and there is no silver bullet.  Here are the methods that we have used so far to promote Edges - A Fun Puzzle Challenge.

The Beta Test of Edges

One of the tutorial levels in Edges beta

1 year 3 months ago

My first app.  Edges is a puzzle game about matching.  The goal is to match the colored edges of all the squares on the board.  An easy concept, however, the game will get quite challenging.  The game is currently only planned for iPhone and iPad devices.

Close to 100 hours and 3 weeks of coding and finally the beta is under review for Test Flight beta testing.

Write A Book Nook

1 year 4 months ago

My girlfriend wanted a blog to write about the progress to publishing her first book. Being that her boyfriend is a web developer, I obliged.

Equal inner table cell spacing - just CSS width and padding

1 year 4 months ago

Instead of padding the left and right side of all your table cells you only want to pad the inner cells.  You want the table of images, perhaps, to fill the entire content area, but you want the images spaced the same inside the content.

Also, you may not have control over the markup of the site, and need to just use width and padding for the four cells.

MacSavACody Cup 2016

1 year 4 months ago

Who will win in the epic battle of Chris VS Kyle on the course in 2016?

DIY Woodworking Puzzle Frame

DIY Woodworking Puzzle Frame

1 year 6 months ago

The secret of this is buying little square dowels and gluing them to 1x2s.  You need a pocket to put the puzzle in, so without a router this seemed like the best way to do it.

After you have the pocket, the frame is simply mitered together and glued.

Woodworking Key Table

1 year 6 months ago

Made from Pine.  My own design, joined by pocket screws.  My favorite piece of furniture to date.

Present for My Girlfriend - A Woodworking Bookcase

Present for My Girlfriend - A Woodworking Bookcase - Anna White Plans

1 year 12 months ago

Built from the plans here: http://www.ana-white.com/2012/03/plans/kentwood-bookshelf.  Its become quite the collector of things in our living room.

My First Piece of Woodworking Furniture - Our Coffee Table

My First Piece of Woodworking Furniture - Our Coffee Table

2 years 1 week ago

My first piece of furniture out of my own design.  I learned a lot here.  You definitely want to glue up a table top like this, it took forever to do it with pocket screws.  I would also not have made it so chunky at the bottom of the table.

Cleaning up the old images in your Drupal 7 Drealty realtor site

2 years 9 months ago

Update, this is an old method not using drush. The best way to do this is actually use the routine Drealty provides: drush -u admin rets-purge-inactive

Only Set The Viewport Width For Mobile Devices

2 years 10 months ago

I know I am going to need this again. This saved me from a decent into madness figuring out why I couldnt get the iPad view to look right. Normally I don't make the iPad view of the site responsive. I just give the user the desktop experience. So setting the viewport to always use "width=device-width" was making the iPad have to scroll to see the 960 pixel width.

Scroll My Site - Easy Automatic Scrolling

3 years 9 months ago

My first web app has hit the internet.  Whether that crash will ignite world peace and cure cancer is up in the air, but one thing is for certain.  It's something that's not out there currently.

Changing The Default Value Of A Form Field In Your Custom Drupal 7 Module

3 years 10 months ago

I guess I couldnt stay in the dark about hooks forever.  They are actually quite useful.  Here was my problem:

I am using a custom profile type for a drupal commerce site in drupal 7.  It is a simple profile type with one simple text field called "From Name".  All I wanted to do was have this be prepopulated with the default value from their last order.  

Rex The Bloodhound Is Cozy

3 years 11 months ago

How To Easily Make A Quick Module In Drupal 7

How To Easily Make A Quick Module In Drupal 7

3 years 11 months ago

I still dont completely understand hooks and all that.  This is maily to have a library of functions you can use across themes.  I used to put everything in template.php, cause ya know, it works.  However then when i was in my admin theme i would get errors of "undefined functions."

Simple 3D Book Opening Effect For All Browsers

4 years 5 days ago

I first have to recognize this awesome web tool by microsoft.  It finally cleared up how to do this transition for me.  It shows a live preview of all these confusing css tranform properties.  As always, If you can get it to work in internet explorer you are pretty much guaranteed...

Browserstack helps you test your site in all browsers

Browserstack helps you test your site in all browsers

4 years 2 months ago

I always forget what site this is when I need it the most, so I'm listing it here.  This site is the perfect solution to test your site in a multitude of browsers.  I am always hearing from clients some wierd design issue on ie7 or ie9.  This site lets you virtually use basically every browser loaded with developer tools.

The site has shadows thanks to cssmatic

The site has shadows thanks to cssmatic

4 years 2 months ago

Cssmatic.com is my new favorite site. Shadows were a bit of a mystery to me Before. I would try to match colors and mess with the blurs and offsets to get the right look. However it just didnt seem that real.  Inset shadows were out of the question, and shadows were either black or a darker color than the background color.

Drupal 7 subfolder forwarding error in the .htaccess file

4 years 2 months ago

This was an odd problem.  All of the sites on our server are in sub folders.  So this site is actually cowleyworks.com/macsaveny.  The problem seemed to occur out of nowhere, but my guess is GoDaddy updated apache in some form.  So at around 3:00 half of my sites lost their background styles.

A conversation about web design

4 years 4 months ago

My coworker Jesse and I have a conversation about web design. We talk about the necessity of a good website and our process at cowley.

We shot it ourselves and I edited it with premiere cs6. The multi camera controls in premeire were awesome to work with.

My New Desk. With Hutch!

4 years 8 months ago

My Current Portfolio at Cowley

My Current Portfolio at Cowley

4 years 10 months ago

My current professional video and web development work (2011 to present) can all be found on my company's portfolio page.

The majority of the design work is done by my coworker Jesse Clayton, but I manage to do some interpretations on his design.

Jquery Slide to Top and Bottom of the Page

Jquery Slide to Top and Bottom of the Page

4 years 10 months ago

Pieced together from the internet. This code should give you that nice slide action to the bottom and top of the page.

Rex The Bloodhound Vs A Mouse

Rex The Bloodhound Vs A Mouse

4 years 10 months ago

Rex traps and sort of tortures a poor mouse.

I had to kill the guy cause Rex just wouldnt do it

Apps, Daria, and Trent

4 years 10 months ago

One of the first things I painted.

Simple Node Pager for the Menu System in Drupal 7

Simple Node Pager for the Menu System in Drupal 7

4 years 11 months ago

Ive been working with drupal 7 for about a year...  Self taught.  I like it.  

Its very coder friendly... But at the same time can be very intuitive for clients... As long as you set the site up correctly...

Compilation of videos from my first year at Cowley

5 years 1 month ago

I made this video to become more familiar with Cinema 4d and to showcase some of the Videos we have done at Cowley.

The 3d room is completely built in Cinema 4d.  I wanted it to feel like a technologically advanced gallery... with moving screens and walls.

Cowleyweb

Cowleyweb

5 years 1 month ago

Main site for Cowley Associates.

Built in Drupal 7.  Features the portfolio, bog, and services.

Redesigned the site from a flat looking flash site. Easily my best work to date.

Check it out at http://cowleyweb.com

Using db_query in Drupal 7

Using db_query in Drupal 7

5 years 1 month ago

Quick script showing how to use db_query in drupal 7.

Also shown is how to get the location module to sort by distance using "Use PHP code to determine latitude/longitude" given a zip code argument.

$zip = '';
if (isset($_GET['zip'])){
  $zip = $_GET['zip'];
}

Rex The Bloodhound Vs A Jar Of Peanut Butter

Rex The Bloodhound Vs A Jar Of Peanut Butter

5 years 1 month ago

A nice treat for Rex is the remains of our jars of peanutbutter.

Rex usually wins.

The Door

The Door - A painting by Chris MacSaveny

5 years 3 months ago

My Desk Space

5 years 6 months ago

A view of my desk at our Syracuse Apartment.

All prepped for a Saturday Freelance project.

Inserting a View anywhere in a page in Drupal 7

Inserting a View anywhere in a page in Drupal 7

5 years 6 months ago

Heres a simple bit of code that will let you insert a view anywhere in a node.  This is more efficient then making a page version of a view and giving it a path.

In my opinion this code is one of the most critcal snippets for any Drupal 7 developer.  Its a basic buiding block in any site I build.

You can still use your regular node formts/meta tags/etc.

Chris MacSaveny

Chris macsaveny

5 years 7 months ago

Hello. My name is Chris MacSaveny.

I snowboard, play guitar, code, and dabble with painting and design.  I am also now a homeowner, wood worker, and DIY guy.

I currently work at Cowley as a Web developer / Motion Graphics Producer.

Mad Men Painting

5 years 7 months ago

Just a painting of the mad men logo.

Featured at http://cowleyweb.com/blog/note-paul-cowley-mad-men

Choose Your Bar

5 years 7 months ago

Just a bit of nostalgia...

My buddy Jim and i started a bar reviewing site when we were at Illinois State University.. We later abandoned it...

But there's an article in the schools newspaper that proves it existed once... 0.o

UR Dealer Services

5 years 7 months ago

Not really that great from a design perspective... Although the logo isnt terrible.

The website is a functional powerhouse though. Built from the ground up in asp.net, dealers from all over the world use it to exchange faulty auto radios. It also has an administration area where the employees of Ur fill the claims.

Rex The Bloodhound

5 years 7 months ago

This is my dog rex sleeping in his papasan/dog bed.

Hes a oneish year old bloodhound/coonhound.

He is strong and has a weak digestive system.

Radios and More

5 years 7 months ago

Retail website for United Radio.

Updated the look, feel, and functionality. Done in asp.net.

Check it out at www.radiosandmore.com