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Best Code Editor for PHP

November 2, 2013

If you’re looking for a WYSIWYG editor, this isn’t the post for you. I’ve tried a ton of code editors in my time. In my opinion, there are few good ones out there despite the large variety of editors both free and paid. Many of the ones I’ve tried are based off the same foundation, Eclipse. […]

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WordPress Custom Fields in User Profiles

October 26, 2013

Recently, I had the need to have custom fields in my WordPress user profiles. The specific reason I needed it was to be able to show different content to different users based on certain attributes. Also, I needed to echo out some values to those users as instructions or directions. So, as I typically do, […]

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Facebook Open Graph Tags for Sharing

May 1, 2013

In my line of work Facebook is a necessary evil. I say evil because it sucks tying to work with them. They constantly change their platform but don’t update the documentation. There’s zero customer support for when you want to get something *fixed*. Yes, they offer their service for free (bombarded with ads) so there’s […]

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Why You Should Dump Your Home Page Slider

April 19, 2013

What do you want people to do when they get to your site? Find what they’re looking for quickly? Get an answer to their question? Fill out a form to get more information from you (lead generation)? Buy one of your products? Or do you want them to passively sit there watching/staring at their screen […]

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My Essential WordPress Plugins

April 15, 2013

It’s no secret that I use Wordpess for a lot of my work. It just makes sense for most of my projects. If it’s not a custom web app a client needs, I’ll start with WordPress. Any time I fie up a new WordPress site, I have a set of plugins that I’ll always use […]

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Where I Keep My Web Development Tips & Tricks

April 13, 2013

Not that I ever envision this site to get even moderate traffic, but I do need to write here more often. Mostly because it’s a good place to keep bits of code, web tips & tricks, cool links, wordpress pro tips, etc. Have I been doing that? Of course not, which is why there hasn’t been a […]

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Mobile Device Detection on a Web Site

March 26, 2012

Lately I’ve needed to find out how the person is viewing my pages. Now, in WordPress there’s a cool plugin called WPTouch that does all this for me. But when I’m not using WordPress then what do I do? Enter the script below. It detects about 90+% of the mobile devices out there and then […]

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WordPress Tips For All at WordCamp San Diego 2012

March 25, 2012

Yesterday I spent the day talking and learning with the WordPress community at WordCamp San Diego 2012. In short, it was pretty awesome. A day packed full of what I like to call “The fast track to WordPress knowledge.” See, you can go out an buy a book on WordPress…but it’ll likely be too general […]

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Why I Don’t Develop Using HTML5 and CSS3

March 23, 2011

Technology is awesome. It moves really fast and sometimes it can be quite difficult to keep up with the latest trends. Some ideas come and go so fast that you didn’t even know about it until it’s dead. HTML5 is not one of those things. HTML5, and CSS3, are here to stay and they’re awesome. […]

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Usability. You need to care about it.

October 29, 2010

I was recently involved in a project consisting of a group of websites. There is one big player who’s in charge of several franchises of the same business. Each one of the businesses has its own manager in charge of it. The job was to create a site for each individual business that would display […]

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