I whistle all the airs from that infernal nonsense Pinafore.

Friday Five: Web Development Resources
  1. validator.w3.org – the W3C markup validation service
  2. jshint.com – a tool to detect errors and potential problems in JavaScript
  3. fortawesome.github.io/Font-Awesome – the iconic font designed for Bootstrap
  4. stackoverflow.com – the best place to get technology questions answered
  5. scriptsrc.net – the quickest and easiest way to make sure your project always has the latest scripts included

LogoThief: Shaming Design Plagiarists

Google Hates Me

For some mysterious reason the Google PageRank™ of this website dropped to zero about a year and a half ago. I really have no idea why. It didn’t coincide with any major design changes and I didn’t do anything black hat here (or even white hat) that would have caused that. Every few months I […]

Friday Five: Feeds to Follow

Five great development blogs to which you should subscribe:

WordPress Wednesday: Safe Function Calls

If you’re editing a WordPress theme template file by adding a call to a plugin’s function, you need to be careful. In six months or a year you’re going to deactivate or delete that plugin, and you’re going to get a big ugly fatal PHP error on your blog. You can avoid it, though, by […]

WordPress Wednesday: Admin Lists

Right now I’ve got just under 3,400 posts here on this site. That makes it sort of a pain when I’m browsing through them in the back-end because by default the WordPress engine is set to display lists of posts fifteen at a time. I frequently have twenty or more drafts and / or scheduled […]

WordPress Wednesday: Pithy Quotes Plugin

If you look at the top of this page you’ll see that there is a short quip displayed in my header. Every time you visit any page, it changes. I have about fifteen little quotes in my database and they’re set to display randomly with each refresh of the page. I wrote a plugin which […]

WordPress Wednesday: Thesis Theme Tag Text

Today I’m going to explain how to make your WordPress blog display a special note based on a tag associated with a post. This tip is uniquely written for users of Chris Pearson’s awesome Thesis Theme, but if you are crafty enough with WordPress, you’ll be able to use it regardless of the theme you’re […]

Daily David

General Stuff Kenny Powers on Twitter — way more fun than the CDC on Twitter Crimes committed by Ferris Bueller during his Day off. Great quote from WWTDD?: “Honest to God, I’d throw myself down the stairs with a light bulb in my mouth to see Megan Fox naked.” The Spatial Distribution of the Seven […]

WordPress Wednesday: Delicious Links

Delicious is a social bookmarking service that allows users to tag, save, manage and share web pages from a centralized source. With emphasis on the power of the community, Delicious greatly improves how people discover, remember and share on the Internet. Lots of people use Delicious to store bookmarks online, and as a blog publisher […]

WordPress Wednesday: Submit to Facebook

I am not a fan of Facebook. I hardly ever visit the place and am usually just annoyed by all the little “applications” that people send me constantly. But … it is a terrific way to get traffic to your site. People on Facebook tend to be the type that just click everything they see. […]

WordPress Wednesday: Amazon QuickTags Plugin

I published a few articles back in early 2005 and late 2006 explaining how you can edit your WordPress quicktags.js JavaScript file to add new buttons to your Edit Post menu. At the time this was the simplest way I knew to change the WordPress interface. Since then, however, every time a new version of […]

WordPress Wednesday: Displaying Huge Archives

Once you’ve been blogging for a few years, you’re going to realize that your archives page is huge. For the casual one-post-each-week blogger, it might be okay to display the titles or even excerpts of posts on your archives page. But what about you and your twenty-posts-per-day blogging habit? It won’t be long before your […]

WordPress Wednesday: Create a Twitter Widget

The team at ProBlogDesign has posted an excellent tutorial explaining How to Create Your Own Twitter Widget. The instructions are very detailed and by following them you’ll learn quite a lot about how widgets work.

Web-Community Manager Job Opportunity

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WordPress Wednesday: How to Display the Age of Your Site

If you scroll to the bottom of this page, you’ll see that in my footer I display how long I’ve been publishing this site. It’s pretty simple to do this; all you really need is the DateDiff plugin and PHP’s default date() function.

WordPress Wednesday: Current Plugins

Here’s a handy list of all the WordPress plugins I’m currently using to publish this site.

WordPress Wednesday: Scheduled Posts

There are dozens of awesome features in the WordPress CMS, but one of my favorites is the ability to schedule a post for future publication. You can write a birthday wish to someone months in advance so you don’t have to worry about forgetting. You can plan to have an anniversary note appear on your […]

WordPress Wednesday: LaunchPad

LaunchPad is a killer WordPress “domain parking” theme. It’s the perfect way to let visitors know that something cool is “coming soon” when you’ve registered a domain name but haven’t yet had a chance to actually build anything. This high-impact, minimalist layout (example) comes pre-configured with two RSS subscription options — via email or feed […]

J.Crew Follies

I am astounded by how bad the J.Crew website is. The .jsp filenames indicate that the site is Java. It is tragically slow and the senseless implementation of AJAX makes it near impossible to use. It’s almost 2009! How can there be so many horrible shopping cart systems on the ‘net? And for such a […]