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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 […]

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:

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, […]

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 […]

Send Email Notifications for Broken Images Using jQuery Ajax

Monday, December 1st, 2008

David Walsh posted a priceless and overly useful post about Send Email Notifications for Broken Images Using MooTools Ajax but the only problem with that is that he used MooTools ;). For those that want to do the same thing with jQuery here is the JavaScript code, please have a read at his post for […]

Notices, what notices?

Monday, November 24th, 2008

I’ve been using Blueprint css framework for a bit now mainly for the typography structure it provides.  But lately I’ve been investigating the rest of the framework.  Just a few weeks ago I noticed some of the default classes it has for forms error, notice and success. Although they do and look like you would […]

New Plugin Icon in WordPress 2.7

Sunday, November 23rd, 2008

If you are a WordPress plugin Developer then you most likely have used the “add_menu_page” function before.  With WordPress 2.7 you can now add an icon to your plugin to be shown in the new side menu in the admin area. php < view plain text > add_menu_page( $page_title, $menu_title, $access_level, $file, $function = ”, […]

New Favorite Actions in WordPress 2.7

Saturday, November 22nd, 2008

WordPress 2.7 will be release sometime soon and with it comes a new feature call “favorite actions,” it’s a drop down menu that is sort of a quick launch to your most used actions. Right now it only contains “Add New Post”, “Add New Page” and “Manage Comments”. Like with most features in WordPress, you […]

Slide in tab window using jQuery

Thursday, November 20th, 2008

Say you want to wanted to put little tabs – you know, the ones like what you get from a lawyer or a realestate again to point out important things – off the side of your page so that your users can click, bring that tab into view to see what important information you want […]

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