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December 8, 2008

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Developer Tools That Don’t Get Enough Love

by in Web Development on December 8, 2008 @ 2:00 am

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 […]

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December 6, 2008

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Tip for weekending 12/06/08

by in Tips on December 6, 2008 @ 10:00 am

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 […]

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December 5, 2008

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WordPress: Theme Test Drive

by in Tips,Wordpress on December 5, 2008 @ 10:00 am

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, […]

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December 4, 2008

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Password Strength Indicator and Generator

by in Javascript,jQuery on December 4, 2008 @ 12:00 pm

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 […]

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December 3, 2008

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Really Simple History: Ajax history and bookmarking library

by in Javascript,jQuery,Tips,Web Development on December 3, 2008 @ 12:00 pm

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 […]

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December 2, 2008

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

by in Wordpress on December 2, 2008 @ 11:08 pm

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 WordPress.com, and will go live on Thursday, December 4, 2008 at […]

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Blog News Ticker

by in Accessibility,css,jQuery,Wordpress on December 2, 2008 @ 12:00 pm

Recently I had been asked to help put together a post scroller widget for a WordPress install but sadly after it was nearly completed it was agreed that it would not “fit” the site it was meant for. And it is true, some sites, depending on who the site is meant for – the targeted […]

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December 1, 2008

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Send Email Notifications for Broken Images Using jQuery Ajax

by in jQuery,Tips on December 1, 2008 @ 12:00 pm

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 […]

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November 25, 2008

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Web Tech November Meetup Presentation

by in jQuery,Presentations,Web Development on November 25, 2008 @ 1:35 pm

Last night I had the opportunity to speak at the Web Tech November Meetup in Baltimore about jQuery.  I focused mainly on traversing since I believe once you fully grasp some of the built in jQuery traversing methods you can do just about anything using jQuery and do it easily. Preparations I spent about three […]

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November 24, 2008

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Notices, what notices?

by in css,Tips on November 24, 2008 @ 2:00 pm

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 […]

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