Do you control your site’s mobile experience?

I’ve been doing some much needed structural work, shoring up the support beams here at the Hypertransitory Towers of Doom, and I decided to take a closer look at how my site displays on mobile devices. It was functional, but I thought I would make a few adjustments. If you haven’t paid close attention to your website’s mobile appearance you might want to do the same.

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.

Templates and Themes: 5 reasons why you should use a template or theme when creating a website

5 reasons why you should use a template or theme when creating a website

I had a disagreement the other day with another designer friend of mine who took issue with my use of themes & templates and didn’t understand why I always start out with a theme or template. He argued that my work wasn’t really unique and that the web was being diluted with carbon copy sites […]

My Joomla SWMenu Video Tutorial now showing on the official site!

Good news, folks. Sean White, the creator of the SWMenuPro system for Joomla over at Swmenupro.com saw my video tutorial the other day and wanted to use it on his official site. Awesome! Now, he never asked me to do this, but I don’t have a problem promoting any software that saves me time and […]

On Web Hosting – My Thoughts

I’ve had a few questions regarding web hosting from friends and clients recently, so I thought I’d do a video with my general opinion web hosting these days. Let me know your opinions or tales if you have anything you want to share. I’ll probably do more videos because I have more specific web hosting […]

WordPress Related Posts Plugin and Database Woes

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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”┬áto 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: “http://www.example.com/” I […]

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 […]

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

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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 […]

Gallery site with free WordPress Theme ‘Mansion’

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I’d been meaning to set up a gallery ever since I started up this site. I wanted to have the “wall of images” type of look and I was afraid I’d have to resort to Flash to get it done. You can check it out here: [UPDATE] I took this gallery site down and decided […]

Using Facebook Lists to post different status updates to different people

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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 Facebook share thumbnail into your article from your Joomla website

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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 […]

Using Automatic and Transmission to download torrents automatically on the Mac

I’ve been meaning to set this up for awhile but I never got around to it. I finally decided to automate my torrent downloading so I don’t have to stay up all night to get the night’s TV shows downloaded. To get this working you’ll need Automatic from coding curious (http://codingcurious.com/automatic/index.html), and of course a […]