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Archive for December, 2008

Chrome For Standalone Web Apps

Friday, December 12th, 2008

Thanks to Seano I have been using Google Chrome to make my life easier.  How you ask?  Well, Chrome has a really nice bookmarking feature that will allow you to create a standalone instance of Chrome for what ever bookmarked site you want.  I use it religiously for Pandora , Google reader,, hulu, and […]

Portfolio Layout Idea Using jQuery

Thursday, December 11th, 2008

The Inspiration A few weeks back a good friend of mine needed to put together a website to display some of her drawings/portfolio pieces. And of course I decided to go with my jqGalScroll plugin but it got me thinking that there really should be a better way of displaying her work. After digging around […]

Separating Pings/Trackbacks from Comments in WordPress 2.7

Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

With the coming release of WordPress 2.7 we now have an easy way to separate out your pings and trackbacks from your comments. I will be using the default theme WordPress comes with to show you have to do this.  Below is the important code you should focus on:

Skribit: A tool for getting post suggestions

Tuesday, December 9th, 2008

When coming up with topics to write about I really struggle; I would equate it to a root canal.  I just never know what you the read would really be interested in reading about.  In my mind, everything has already been writen about and that makes it even harder.  I know I can put my […]

Developer Tools That Don’t Get Enough Love

Monday, December 8th, 2008

Jing The concept of Jing is the always-ready program that instantly captures and shares images and video…from your computer to anywhere. Why I think this tool should get more love? Ever needed to explain something over the phone to someone and they are just not getting it? So what do you do, you take a […]

Tip for weekending 12/06/08

Saturday, December 6th, 2008

Backwards-Compatible Spam and Delete Buttons for WordPress Add Spam and Delete buttons right to the comments for WordPress installs below 2.6. Disabling the update nag Removes that nagging “WordPress [Version] is available! Please update now” message from your admin area. Add Your Website to Firefox’s Search Bar Using OpenSearch XML The ability to search right […]

WordPress: Theme Test Drive

Friday, December 5th, 2008

Have you ever needed to see what a theme looks like with your content but you did not want to have to recreate your whole site on a testing server and import all your data?  Well, Theme Test Drive to the rescue. You simply download the plugin, unzip it, upload it to your WordPress install, […]

Password Strength Indicator and Generator

Thursday, December 4th, 2008

Sometimes you want to show your user the strength of their password and although there a quite a few jQuery “plugins” that do this there are none – that I’ve found – that let you set the class of an element so that you can do a graphical representation of the strength. What I have […]

Really Simple History: Ajax history and bookmarking library

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008

For some time now I have been using Really Simple History for my applications that use a good amount of AJAX. RSH is exactly what it sounds like, it is a really simple way of adding history and bookmarking to your AJAXified apps.  To see it in action have a look at the Mason’s Graduate […]

From the horses mouth: 2.7 Gets Here in Two Days!

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

This is so overly great, WordPress 2.7 will be release on Thursday. This is huge and which means I need to get my butt in gear in getting my plugins updated. As promised, here is the advance notice that WordPress 2.7 is coming to, and will go live on Thursday, December 4, 2008 at […]

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