Category Archives: Web Development

Adobe CS 5.5

For immediate release Significant Mid-Cycle Product Release Delivers Essential Innovation Across Flash, HTML5, Video, Mobile App and Digital Publishing Tools; Company Introduces New Subscription Payment Plan and Brings Tablets into Creative Workflows SAN JOSE, Calif., — April 11, 2011 — … Continue reading

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Display number of facebook fans in wordpress template

Ever want to display your facebook fans in a WordPress template without a plugin? I found a very simple code to do that. <?php $page_id = “YOUR PAGE-ID”; $xml = @simplexml_load_file(“http://api.facebook.com/restserver.php?method=facebook.fql.query&query=SELECT%20fan_count%20FROM%20page%20WHERE%20page_id=”.$page_id.””) or die (“a lot”); $fans = $xml->page->fan_count; echo $fans; … Continue reading

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Coders who care

I was checking out reddit.com this morning, looking for some cool new jQuery plugins to mess around with when I stumbled upon a post by kelli shaver that’s started a site for non profits that are seeking experienced developers and … Continue reading

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Firefox 4 more popular than IE9

Statcounter.com has data that states Firefox 4 is already more popular than IE9 with over 7.1 million downloads in its first day.  The main factor why Internet Explorer 9  is losing the race so far is that IE9 doesn’t support … Continue reading

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Recta theme in action

A while ago I released a few templates to the web development community. You can view and download the RECTA Slide theme if you go to  http://www.rectathemes.com/templates.html . I got an email today from the nice people at  http://www.fpcathens.org/. They explained … Continue reading

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How to get IE9 on Windows XP

As of right now there’s no way to run IE9 on a Windows XP machine. For me that’s not a problem because I develop all of my websites on my Windows 7 machine. If I need to fall back to … Continue reading

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Add custom field to a WordPress Page

I love WordPress. It makes my life as a web developer so much easier. It’s easy to add a custom field to a page. If you want to add a custom field to your WordPress template you can use the … Continue reading

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IE9 launching March 14th

According to the official Windows Blog (http://windowsteamblog.com/ie/b/ie/archive/2011/03/09/a-more-beautiful-web-launches-on-march-14th.aspx) IE9 will be available on March 14th 2011.   I for one cannot wait for this browser to reach market, driving another nail in the coffin of the horrible IE6.  It’s also a … Continue reading

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WordPress 3.1 is out!

Here is the full release changelog: (It’s HUGE!)   Internal Linking – click a button for an internal link and it allows you to search for a post or browse a list of existing content and select it for inclusion. … Continue reading

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IE9 compatibility Mode

As a front end web developer I find it useful to have all my tools handy at a moments notice. I like being able to test for IE9, IE8 and IE7 at the click of a button. IE9 makes it … Continue reading

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WordPress issue : “$ is not a function”

  Don’t freak out, it’s easy to fix. When trying to add a jQuery accordion script to a wordpress template I came across this firebug error. “$ is not a function”. Simple enough to fix, just convert all the “$’s” to “jQuery” … Continue reading

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Responsive Images using css

After much thought and too much time working with other peoples wordpress themes I’ve decided to create a new design for my site using Responsive design and Responsive images. For more info about responsive images check this article out. It … Continue reading

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