A couple of posts back I wrote about the problem of my site using too many resources on my host’s shared server. While the ultimate solution was revealed in that post, I’m going to reveal some tips that helped me improve this site’s performance by almost 100%, even though they weren’t the cause of the original issue.
For the last several months, life has been pretty good. I’ve been hanging out, relaxing, having fun and doing some good work. Except -unbeknownst to me, my website had been under attack the entire time.
Even though I’ve switched to Google Chrome as my primary browser, I’ve only done so because it’s just barely more speedy and efficient than using Safari. And only that because I was forced to scour the web for extensions to make the difference. This is the tale of those 10 Chrome plugins…
Good news, people…I’ve discovered the most fun you can have with Wordpress -and it’s with the Advanced Custom Fields plugin. Come on in and join the party!
I absolutely loved this show. It ran for three seasons in the early 2000’s before it was cancelled out from under us like so many other good shows. But now, thanks to the power of Kickstarter and social media, it’s back.
Farewell Google Reader and Adobe BrowserLab. These are two services I used almost daily for the last several years. It just goes to show that even deep-pockets Google isn’t willing to maintain a free service forever if they’re not getting anything out of it.
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.
Welcome back Hypertransitory readers, you’re just in time for another Hypertransitory Mystery -this time it’s the mystery of the unexplainable PageRank.
I gotta tell you guys, sometimes it’s difficult for me to decide what CMS to use to build my new projects. I’ve got a new site coming up, and as usual my choices are a toss-up between Joomla and WordPress. Let the battle begin!
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.).
We’ve all done it before: Get up in the morning, head off to work, and only when you’re ten miles away from home do you realize you forgot to get your torrents downloading with your Transmission client. You’re probably just like me, you like to have things downloaded and ready to watch when you get […]
Man, that PopUp Domination really gets your attention, doesn’t it? I was reading yet another post about list-building for your website and of course the PopUp Domination plugin was brought up.
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Recently I had showed a friend of mine how to go about using bittorent and the ins and outs of the whole scene. I caught up with him again and I realized that I’d never showed him one of the most powerful features for sorting and organizing torrents with Transmission 2.10. Namely the Groups feature.
I had the pleasure of hanging out with some real movers and shakers in the Joomla community this weekend -the guys from the Milwaukee Joomla Users Group and none other than Brian Teeman, co-founder of Joomla(!).