Posts Tagged 'web-design'



Copy Writers, Bloggers & WebDevs – Forget target=”_blank”!

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If you regularly anchor links to external web pages, sites & blogs, chances are you don't always remember to use the target=”_blank” attribute. Even if you do, here's a cute shortcut to cut keystrokes.

I love jQuery. It's the absolute billy's walnuts! Here's another reason why.

When we think of jQuery, or Ajax, we tend to think of snazzy designer effects and usable content distribution, but it's just ...

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Easy-as-you-like! Adapt Square Boxes with Hassle-Free Curves

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Give your site a design lift with this simple CSS code snippet. Simply choose a radius and drop it in a div for a real easy way to add curves without any images or javascript.

This is super-fast to do and works for all browsers except IE (so there's a surprise). Still, 60% of the market isn't bad for a few seconds work.

I'll ...

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Is Woopra Gambling Dangerously on the Cool Factor?

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Desktop live web statistics service Woopra is gambling – dangerously, inevitably or both – with it's ratecard rollout, selling the cool factor to the ‘Web 2.0' crowd.

Maybe you heard, Woopra has announced an end to its 2-year beta programme, signalling costs for established web sites. The tracking service remains free for startup sites and ...

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Build a Sex-On-Legs WebDev Machine

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Install the ultimate web development toolbox: tweaked Linux Ubuntu with Windows via VirtualBox, Nginx, PHP, MySQL, best Firefox addons, Woopra & much more.

Here's the deal ..

My 2 month old HP Pavillion DV3500 decided to pack up the other day.

Looks like the motherboard, ‘cos I tried another ...

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Guvnr Gets Steroids – Pursuing The Holy Grail of Less HTTP Requests

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An often overlooked blog or web site improvement is reducing HTTP requests. Good for page load, improved usability, SEO and ultimately for traffic.

Normally I wouldn't bother writing a post about a site update but, begorrah, I'm so chuffed with Guvnr's new mechanics that ...

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GA’s ‘Site Overlay’ Creating Opaque Unlinkable Site

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The issue: Your website doesn't load properly after opting for a Click Pattern ‘Site Overlay' on your Google Analytics Dashboard, instead rendering opaque.

Links don't work, you can't see a way to disable the overlay and you may worry that your site visitors are leaving in their droves 😕

On the last point, fear not, it's entirely local, to the point the ...

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Video How-to: Install WordPress – Nice ‘n Simple

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So you wanna blog, huh? You’ve looked at the options and like WordPress. Maybe you like the scalability and personalisation that WordPress offers, but are put off by the installation process?

Don't be.

In this video I'll show you, video too, how to install WordPress, nice ‘n simple – including that bit about connecting it to a database. (Ouch! No, ...

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Video How-to: 10 Tips To Make WordPress Hack-Proof

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UPDATE: Sept 2013

This post has turned into a site, possibly the most complete WordPress security site ever produced.

Featuring hundreds of tutorials & forums, check it out: wpCop: Secure WordPress. Properly.

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Securing WordPress isn't this easy!

Yeah, sorry to break it to you but, having spent the last couple of years immersed ...

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Video How-to: Backup & Restore a Database with phpMyAdmin

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How often do you backup your mySQL database? Does the idea fill you with horror? Or do you think the “full backup” option at your ISP covers the database too?

If the answers are “not often enough, pretty much, and not so sure” then here's some help.

Watch this video to see just how fast ‘n easy it is to backup & ...

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jQuery Birthday, 1.3 Born, OpenSource Lives On

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Cruising about, looking for some material about javascript for a post I'm writing, and I find this post at Ajaxian.

Happy Birthday jQuery! v1.3 is Released

Well, maybe it's nearly Friday, I just cashed a nice check and had a cute glass of whiskey, but I wanted to show my appreciation for jQuery, John Resig's supercool javascript library, which turns 3 ...

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