Nov 26 2008

Development thoughts

I like the phrase: throwing a monkey wrench into the machinery is a necessary act to make the machinery better Which I purloined from this interesting story How I learned to stop worrying and love Andrew Keen. Not that the story was that interesting, just the ideas presented within it. This struck a chord with […]

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Nov 20 2008

Credit card expiry date drop down lists

why on earth would you put a list like this jan feb mar … Nov Dec I have seen this on a number of sites – looking at every credit/debit card I have ever owned the expiry date is always in number form – e.g. 08/2019 etc. With autocomplete of drop down lists once you […]

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Nov 13 2008

Running a WordPress installation – what you might need

Now that I am reasonably comfortable using WordPress, I though I would go through what I have found to be very useful plugins for managing and enhancing any installation. (Done in alphabetical order). Fold Page List Background:The WordPress blogging engine is made up of two distinct article types namely ‘posts’ and ‘pages’. This just happens […]

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Nov 10 2008

‘Click here’ considered harmful

This phrase has been trotted out a million times. Consider the two paragraphs below: WOW! – The new l33t hax0r programme is now available. Download this l33t c0d3 NOW! versus WOW – The new l33t hax0r programme is now available. To download this l33t c0d3 NOW! Click here. Apart from probably a poor choice in […]

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Nov 10 2008

Open Source – the Finishing Touches

As I see it, the glory of open source is that (compared to closed or proprietary source): “We are like dwarfs sitting on the shoulders of giants. We see more, and things that are more distant, than they did, not because our sight is superior or because we are taller than they, but because they […]

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Nov 10 2008

Footnotes re-Reloaded

Version one point one is now available with greater support for smooth scrolling. The code was cleaned up a little bit and is in use on this site! I also removed any of the options and gave a nice warning message to those who have not installed the wp-scriptaculous plugin. You can get it here: […]

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Nov 10 2008

Tomes ahoy

A new section of pages has been added to the site entitled ‘Tomes’. This will become the lengthy article section which would otherwise have to be spread over multiple posts, or alternatively one extra-ordinarily long post – neither of which appeal to me. You will notice that I have already completed one of them – […]

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Nov 10 2008

SEO Friendly URLs and Search Appliances

This is one of those posts that I have been meaning to write for a long time now. It is a very long post, and not really able to be read on a single page. I have looked into pagination for posts, however it seems that this is only really for paging between posts, not […]

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Nov 5 2008

Footnotes Reloaded v1.0 Released

Yes, the time has come to release some code. The Footnotes Reloaded plugin is based on the original fd-footnotes code. For more information about the plugin /blog/projects/wordpress-footnote-plugin-extension/footnotes-reloaded/ You will notice that this site now uses the updated plugin which has smooth scrolling, rather than the jerky jumping to/from the footnotes. As an added bonus, the […]

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Nov 4 2008

The Week in Review

I know that we are all excited and anxious to hear all about the adventures in London, so here goes: The first leg of the flight (Sydney to Singapore) was very nice indeed – Boeing 747 – had a whole row to myself and slept quite nicely thank you very much. The second leg (Sydney […]

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