Firebug Web Developer: A Guide To Making Your Web Developing Life Easier

This one is an intro to Firebug tutorial for those looking to get started. The video deals with Firebug, Wordpress and TextWrangler but you can apply it to your own tools of choice (ie Joomla and Notepad, etc.).

Targeting the BODY tag with CSS in WordPress

I recently had cause to resort to an old trick to target a single page with CSS. It turned out to be a bit of an ordeal in WordPress, although I must admit it’s still easier than in Joomla.

Preventing downloading of your Facebook hi-res images

I was uploading some pictures to my Facebook Fan Page and I noticed the “Download in High Resolution” link on the bottom right of the image. A few months ago I had read that FB was going to implement this feature but I’d forgotten all about it.

Getting your Facebook share out of Facebook Cache HELL!


Actually maybe that should be Facebook Cache Limbo? It is a mystery. Anyway, great news, people! An issue that came up in the comments section of my previous article on Facebook thumbnails has been solved (or at least reliably worked-around). Commenter Nélio (man, you rock!) tipped us off to the existence of the Facebook URL […]

WordPress Related Posts Plugin and Database Woes

wordpress database woes

I’ve had this site running on WordPress now for a little over a year, and I’ve wasted a lot of time by not optimizing it. For this reason, I decided to enable my related posts plugin to try to encourage some more reading of the articles on the site. To that end, I finally got […]

How to style your module display positions better in Joomla 1.5

I did another video tutorial recently on Joomla module positions, and I used the old trick of adding “?tp=1” to the end of the url to display the module positions. If you’re unfamiliar with this, try browsing to your Joomla site and adding that to the end of the url. So if I had: “” I […]

How to add a stroke to a raster in Illustrator

Here’s a quick video tutorial on adding a stroke to a raster object in Adobe Illustrator. It’s not very intuitive so it’s unlikely you would just stumble onto the answer. It eluded me for years until I finally decided to hunt down the method. Adobe really should just fix this, already. There’s no reason in […]

Daz Studio 3D Character Tutorial Part 2

Here’s part 2 of my 3D character walkthrough using Daz Studio 3. Parts 3 and 4 are up on my YouTube Channel as well. In this one I go through changing the materials and colors on your props and models. I had to move kind of quick to get in under YouTube’s 15 min time […]

JOOMLA Drop Down menus with SWMenu Free

I just posted a video tutorial on setting up the SWmenufree extension in Joomla 1.5. It’s true that sometimes people don’t know what to do first when they install this extension, so I came up with a basic walkthrough. Here’s the vid (and make sure to subscribe to my YouTube Channel if you don’t want […]

Daz Studio 3D Character Tutorial -Part 1

This is the first part of a walkthrough showing how I design a character for True Tales of the Soryan Order in Daz Studio 3, then complete the job in Photoshop. I show the props/clothes/model I use, plus a little on installing on the Mac. Part 2 will be on posing and setting the materials, […]

Illustrator “Transform Each” tutorial

I had cause in a project recently to have to reduce the size of a bunch of objects to the same dimensions. Luckily, Adobe Illustrator’s Transform Each command was up to the task. Except… there’s a surprising limitation. Check the video for more info:

Magazeen WordPress theme and the return of the incorrect comment date issue


This site runs off of the free Magazeen theme created by the folks over at Smashing Magazine. I’ve modified it quite a bit from the default, but I really like it as a starting template. The problem I ran into right away was the annoying “comment date bug”. It became obvious fairly quickly that when […]

How to create a module position on the fly in Joomla 1.5

This is a Joomla tutorial I made on creating module positions because I saw a bunch of questions on this in the Joomla forums. Sometimes coming to grips with the module positions in Joomla is kind of a pain. So here’s the vid:

Using Facebook Lists to post different status updates to different people


I’ve been doing a lot of Facebook wrangling lately, but one issue had me stumped and I couldn’t find a clear answer. The problem: I have a Facebook Fan Page, and of course my own personal profile. I usually post my artwork and other stuff regarding this website, etc. on my Fan Page. However, I […]

Getting your Adobe Illustrator paths into Blender 3D

I’m working on a weapon for one of my characters from my online novel True Tales of the Soryan Order, and I started it as a vector from Adobe Illustrator. I thought I’d write this up because it took me a while to figure out a reliable method.

Getting your Facebook share thumbnail into your article from your Joomla website

Facebook & Joomla logos

I run this site using WordPress, but a lot of the other sites I develop are created with Joomla. Recently, I had a lot of trouble getting the thumbnail and meta-description from my sites to show up when I tried to share them on Facebook. Only the site name and the link to the article […]