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Archive for November, 2007

So You Want More Tag Buttons for WordPress

Thursday, November 29th, 2007

If you are anything like me, you find using the Rich Text editor for Wordpress to be a bit daunting for any number of reason. For me, it is mainly when I go to add custom code and go back to the visual editor and it just disappears. Yes I know I can go in and hack the thing to get it to appreciate my code, but really, I find that to be to much work. Besides, I found a really nice alternative, Quicktags!

Gmail upgrades the chat feature, adds group chats and better emoticons

Thursday, November 29th, 2007

Not sure if you have noticed just yet, but Gmail has made changes to there chat feature, adding support for group chats and better emoticons. Just launched! Chat just got better with group chat and new emoticons. Group chat Chat with multiple people without multiple windows. Invite your friends to a group discussion. To start […]

Adding RSS feeds to the tip / sponsored link web clip Area in Gmail

Wednesday, November 28th, 2007

Here is a quick tip for adding rss feeds of your favorite sites to the tip / sponsored link / web clip area of Gmail. The area in question: We will do this by going to “Settings” which will be at the top right of the page.  Once there go to “Web Clips” and in […]

Using EM for Font Size: learning on the go

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007

With my current design and layout I am trying to use EM for my font size so that it will expand correctly when an end user resizes their font. The problem is, I am not using it correctly; I thought I knew, but I am sadly mistake. As you can tell by some crazy looking […]

jQuery: Select what you want – part 2

Monday, November 26th, 2007

In my first post about jQuery Selectors call Select what you want, I went over some basic selectors that I use on a daily basis within a web based training framework I put together using jQuery. What I would like to cover are some of the situations I have ran into over the past year […]

jQuery: Select what you want – part 1

Sunday, November 25th, 2007

In an earlier post I wrote about what are the fastest basic selectors and found out some interesting stuff with regards to speed for some basic selectors. In this post I am going to go over some not-so-basic selectors. I am going to try not to repeat what Karl has said in his two posts, […]

jQuery: what are the fastest selectors?

Friday, November 23rd, 2007

Update 12/07/2007: per Brian Cherne comments, I decided to run these test again in Firefox with firebug lite instead of firebug and the execution times were dreastically different. So, to “level the playing field” I would suggest that you turn off firebug or disable it for the page and refresh, you will get the firebug […]

Web 2.0 is not a design aesthetic

Wednesday, November 21st, 2007

In my Stumbling, I came across a slide show that normally I would just stumbled over, but since I was just trying to kill time I decided to click through it. To my amazement it was very informative and I felt the need to propagate it’s message. Keep in mind that I am in not […]

Accessible and Search Engine Friendly Image Rollover with CSS and Sprites

Wednesday, November 21st, 2007

I’ve been using StumbleUpon for a few weeks now and have found a ton of sites that have given me a ton of knowledge, some that have confirmed my thoughts of quite a few things and sites that just made me shake my head at. One such site was talking about CSS Image Rollovers and […]

Benjamin Sterling Galleries: WordPress Photo/Image Gallery Plugin for Flickr & Picasa

Tuesday, November 20th, 2007

New Version and Name Change The “Benjamin Sterling Galleries” plugin has been renamed and recoded with a ton of new features. The new URL is http://benjaminsterling.com/photoxhibit/ and although support will still be given for this version (1.6.2) I would suggest you checking out PhotoXhibit Comments for this post are closed, please go to PhotoXhibit for […]


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