Thoughts

The IE6 Gorilla and Taming Expectations

By / June 16, 2010 /

Internet Explorer 6 is a Gorilla. Maybe even a monster. …it is to us website developers, anyway. What I have come to realize is that the best way to tame that monster is through managing expectations. Here is why. Outside of the Flash environment, I have always felt that pixel perfect design on the web…

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WordPress 2.9 Image Editing is Awesome!

By / October 24, 2009 / Comments Off on WordPress 2.9 Image Editing is Awesome!

I installed the bleeding edge release of WordPress 2.9 using the WordPress Beta Tester plugin last night, and I must say that the new image editing feature is awesome!  It is no Photoshop, but it will allow us to resize, scale, crop, rotate, and flip images in a WYSIWYG fashion.  Pretty fantastic! Add to this…

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GNU-GPL Court Decision Pushes Debate to WordPress’ Favor

By / October 1, 2009 / Comments Off on GNU-GPL Court Decision Pushes Debate to WordPress’ Favor

A decision in an French court ruled in favor of stricter protections for GNU-GPL license-holders (a.k.a. the People).   While not definitive in any sense of the word, this is good news for WordPress, which has long maintained that its source code and software built on its source code be kept open and accessible. There has…

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The Benefits of Using WordPress Widgets in Places Besides the Sidebar

By / August 18, 2009 /

Today I installed a WordPress widget in the footer of my blog.  I also installed one in the post meta of my “single.php” file.  Why do this?  Why wouldn’t I want to do this?  Hard-coding anything is sooo last year.  Seriously. One of the great things that WordPress does is allow average Joe User to…

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How to Change the […] in WordPress’ the_excerpt Hook

By / August 11, 2009 /

WordPress’ “the_excerpt()” hook has a long track record of annoying people.  On the one hand, it is a totally awesome way to grab a quick summary of the article.  On the other hand, it totally sucks, because it doesn’t provide any options (a.k.a. “parameters”).  By default, it leaves the equivalent of pigeon droppings on your…

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