Category: website development

  • Contributing to WordPress core

    Contributing to WordPress core

    Recently, I started contributing to WordPress core. I’ve decided to hone my WordPress skills beyond writing WordPress plugins. Contributing code patches to core is exciting because they get scrutinized by some top notch programmers I admire, and if accepted, get used directly in WordPress. I’ve also been testing bugs and other people’s fixes when I…

  • Enforcing _blank target on external links

    Enforcing _blank target on external links

    When training new clients on how to edit their own websites in wordpress, I often mention the convention of ‘targeting blank’ when linking to another website. Adding the ‘target=”_blank”‘ tag to the link opens a new window when the user clicks the link, leaving the client website open in the background . Still, I know…

  • Icemap – Icecast Streaming Server Geo-Ip Map

    Icemap – Icecast Streaming Server Geo-Ip Map

    I did this programming project for my local public radio station, KVNF. The map sample is updated with every refresh, and a history is maintained and viewable.

  • Web Development Enters a New Era

    Web Development Enters a New Era

    Web publishing platforms such as WordPress have reached a maturity level that allows developers to deploy robust websites managed and maintained by clients. The developers role becomes focused on design and implementation, while content development is client driven. Modern libraries like jQuery and the WordPress plugin mechanism mean that ideas and projects that used to take…

  • Dreamweaver CS5 Beta

    As a developer, I’ve learned to live with and love Adobe’s Dreamweaver CS4. Like many developers I’ve discovered my way around Dreamweaver’s little quirks and limitations. Still I anxiously await word of the next release. I can only hope for a better FTP client and a revamped interface. What other features do you think Adobe…