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.
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.).
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 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 […]
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 […]
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(!).
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 […]
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 […]
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: “http://www.example.com/” I […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
This is a real quick rant. I run this site on WordPress. I chose it because I’d been doing a lot of sites in Joomla and I was ready for something different. Besides, after hearing all the time about how great WordPress is and how much Joomla sucks I just had to give it a […]
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 […]
Hot on the heels of my last Joomla article My Top 10 Joomla 1.5 Extensions, here’s another Joomla list. This time my top 10 Joomla annoyances. We all have them no matter what CMS we’re using, but the following are a list of mine, in no particular order.
I’ve done a lot of developing with Joomla. I’ll tell you, I used to be really impressed and pro-Joomla when I started over 4 years ago, but the honeymoon is long since over. There’s a lot of issues here and from what I’ve seen in the 1.6 Beta, they aren’t addressed. They need to really […]
Here’s one I recently wrangled with while trying to get my novel site True Tales of the Soryan Order, built with Joomla, set up for RSS.
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 […]
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 […]