A straight forward code snippet showing in 2 easy steps how you can easily register your own sidebar in Wordpress to create your own widget area. Continue reading
June 29, 2012
Anyone who’s into web design & development knows that it’s important to keep up-to-date with the latest technologies. The best way to do this is to read quality blogs and online magazines. I’ve put together a list of the blogs I find are the most useful and interesting as a front end web developer. Continue reading
May 23, 2012
There’s a huge buzz around responsive web design at the moment. As I mentioned in my previous article, mobile web browsing is expected to overtake desktop browsing within a few years. Now designers are using responsive design to ensure their sites adapt to different devices. But is it worth jumping onto the responsive bandwagon? Is responsive design an important step in the evolution of web design or is it just a gimmick? Continue reading
April 15, 2012
Now that mobile browsing is expected to overtake desktop browsing within the next few years, web developers have to think about how their sites will appear on mobile devices. This post will talk about future-proofing websites with responsive design. I’ll demonstrate an example of a 3 column front page design, complete with JQuery slideshow.
March 25, 2012
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Use Twitterfeed to automatically update your social networking websites directly from your blog!
Twitterfeed is a social media publishing tool that can handle multiple social networking accounts on your behalf! It keeps a close eye on your blog’s RSS feed and posts new entries to your Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn accounts. It’s easy to setup and you can create multiple feeds to different blog categories. Continue reading
Looking for ways to jazz up your website? With new CSS3 techniques it’s easy to add some nifty text effects that can make your site really stand out. What’s great about these effects is that they degrade gracefully; that is to say that, if a browser (in this case, Internet Explorer) does not support the new CSS rules, there is a satisfactory fallback.
Check out the demo of some text-shadows in action. Continue reading
July 10, 2011
If you want to improve your search engine ranking, here are some tips for search engine optimization (SEO).
This article talks about how to write well written content, how interlinking can help with page rankings and, if you’re using Wordpress, which plugins can help.
Cheesetoast has moved from Joomla over to WordPress! Having become more proficient with using WordPress I decided to make the switch. Joomla is a great CMS, but WordPress is just way more fun to play around with.
Although HTML5 is becoming more popular with coders, there are still those who are hesitant about adopting the latest markup for fear of the lack of support from older browsers. Luckily, there are some cool new HTML5 form attributes that degrade gracefully in older browsers (even IE6!).
This summary of some new attributes will discuss HTML5 autofocus field, placeholder text, form validation as well as new input types (email, numbers, URL, etc.).
A short list of Wordpress plugins that I would recommend. These plugins can help with SEO, improving download speeds, database backup and contact forms. Continue reading