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DISABLE – Web Developer Toolbar Series Part 1

By Keith on March 04, 2011

This is the first post of the Web Developer Toolbar series. This first post focuses on the first dropdown menu: disable. Most of the disable tools are self explanatory, but I will cover each below. In case you missed it, be sure to check out the introduction to this series which overviews the web developer […]

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COOKIES – Web Developer Toolbar Series Part 2

By Keith on March 03, 2011

I’m not going to lie, you may never need to use the cookies tools in the web developer toolbar unless you are doing some more advanced coding and development with cookies, but I am going to include the tools in this series anyway. Be sure to check out the other posts in the series as […]

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Web Developer Toolbar: An In-Depth Guide Series

By Keith on March 02, 2011

This is my first post in a series of posts on the Web Developer Toolbar. There are many features in the toolbar that make a web developer’s life so much easier. In this series I will go through each of the sections and show in detail what each tool does. Some tools are more useful […]

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WordPress Custom Page Templates

By Keith on February 15, 2011

Sometimes you may want to create a page on your WordPress website that looks and acts different than the default page that comes with your theme. For example, your default page may have a sidebar, but you need to add a page that does not have a sidebar. This can be done by creating a […]

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Hardcoding Images in a WordPress Theme Using the bloginfo() Function

By Keith on February 09, 2011

If you are creating a WordPress theme and you need to code in an image, you may notice that you need an absolute path rather than a relative one. If you are confused on the difference between the two: A relative image path   An absolute path WordPress page templates need an absolute link. You […]

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Dynamically Add a Copyright Year to a Website

By Keith on February 02, 2011

Most websites need copyright information in the footer. Usually the current year is included in the copyright info. You can code in the year by hand, but if you want the website to stay current, you will have to go back change the year every January for the rest of the website’s life. An easier […]

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WordPress wp_head & wp_footer functions

By Keith on January 25, 2011

Two key things to add to a WordPress theme are the wp_head and wp_footer functions. These two functions are known as “action hooks”. Depending on how much you know about theme development, action hooks may be easy or difficult to understand. Action hooks are placeholders where code is dynamically added to a theme. What this […]

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Making and Using a Clean Invoice

By Keith on January 18, 2011

Whether you are a web developer, graphic designer, freelance writer, or in any service business, you will need to invoice clients. Creating an invoice isn’t difficult, but it can be tricky to make everything clean and easy to understand. DOWNLOAD THE TEMPLATE HERE Key Components of an Invoice There are a few important parts of […]

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Benefits of having a blog for your business

By Keith on December 01, 2010

I have been blogging for business for almost 6 months and I can already see the short-term advantages. At first I was reluctant to start blogging. I knew that it would be important for my business, but I wasn’t sure if it was would be worth time and effort. I decided to give blogging a […]

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Smooth Scrolling Effect for Page Anchors

By Keith on November 23, 2010

Adding little details to your website can really make your site stand out. One little detail that you can add is a jQuery plugin called jQuery.ScollTo(). jQuery.Scollto() allows your website to smoothly scroll to your defined anchor points. View demonstration This jQuery plugin was developed by Ariel Flesler. To view the original plugin site click […]

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Adding HTML Page Anchors to your Website

By Keith on November 18, 2010

Page anchors are links within a webpage that allow visitors to jump to a specific place in the current page or on a separate webpage. There are many practical uses for page anchors such as when you have a lot of information on one page and you need to allow visitors to be able to […]

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Images won’t align in WordPress editor

By Keith on November 09, 2010

Rarely you may be working with a WordPress theme that won’t allow you to align images via the WordPress editor. If the WordPress theme you are working with does not let you position images so that they float to the left or right there may be a lack of styling in the CSS. Luckily, if […]

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