ShortTail is an elegant, easy-to-use YOURLS client that talks to your server through an integrated API to shorten web links using your branded domain.

Over the past couple of months I have been starting to mockup a decent number of user interface designs for other developers on my team at Kindred. Once a design is semi-finalized, the developers typically start the coding process by building out assets (page components, CSS, etc.) that they then use to structure the website or application.

This year I was encouraged to attend Code PaLOUsa, the Louisville-based developer conference. Code PaLOUsa was held at the Louisville International Convention Center for its fifth year, as the conference has grown since its inception. Some sessions were great, others I probably could have skipped, but the conference as a whole turned out to be a worthwhile experience. I'm definitely planning to return next year.