Box.net as a collaborative file manager

Not too long ago I posted a review & comparison of three online collaboration applications – Basecamp, Goplan, and activeCollab. Through personal experience, as well as input from readers, I realized that the online collaboration tools niche is one of constant change and continual competition between various services. Each tool offered its own strengths and […]

Apple TV needs "streaming" parental controls

Although I have thoroughly enjoyed the Apple TV over the past few days, I raise an eyebrow when I think about Apple’s reasoning for dismissing the idea of Parental Controls for streaming video content. Due to the number of iTunes enabled computers on my home network, and the paltry hardrive included with the Apple TV, […]

Apple TV, the impressive impulse purchase

One more excuse to be unproductive and lazy, I took home the Apple TV. Yes, that’s right, I succumbed to the alluring draw of one more shiny Apple gadget. The net is full of recent reviews and I do not plan on spending much time doing the same (that would take away from entertaining myself […]

Heatmaps as a constructive tool

For some time, I’ve left a small Crazy Egg <script> at the bottom of my site which provided information as to where readers were more inclined to use their mouse. My impression(s) of the service has changed little from when I shared my thoughts during the beta period. 5thirtyone.com Overlay & Heatmap 3 day campaign […]

Basecamp, activeCollab, and Goplan compared

UPDATE 11/18: activeCollab is no longer offered as a free project management collaboration download. From the design, development, and product strategy company Webreakstuff comes a new contender in online project management and collaboration known as Goplan. In its newly released form, how does it stack-up against Basecamp & ActiveCollab? Basic project packages compared Service Price […]

What Apple ProCare service?

Two days ago I noticed a saddening spectacle as I witnessed a dark irregular shape creep across the corner of one of my 23" Apple Cinema Displays. In stark contrast to a previous Apple service visit with ProCare membership in hand, a recent visit to the U-Village Apple Store was a complete surprise. As stated […]

Preventing content from "shifting" for Adblockers

Anyone who inserts contextual advertisements into their pages – like Google Adsense – are aware of the fact that some readers block advertisements. Oftentimes, methods for removing advertisements from view alter the structure of a page, in turn, changing the layout. For some websites or blogs, this does not pose a problem. For websites created […]

Weekend updates throughout

After much deliberation, I decided to take a few minutes out of the weekend to clean-up shop here on 5thirtyone.com. I have always known that my WordPress database was a little on the high side considering how few posts I had thrown up over the past year or so. I decided it was time to […]

How-to create a "Table of Contents" Navigation

Quite a number of months back I released the Foliage Mod WordPress theme which included a Table of Contents (TOC) styled navigation block in the header. A recent post on ScriptyGoddess prompted me to upload the download & tutorial post straight away which is what you find here. In as little as 8 lines of […]

How-to style WordPress author comments

Motivated by email requests from a few readers, I’ve thrown together this simple tutorial on how-to style author comments under WordPress without the need for extraneous plugins. What we’re going to do is instruct WordPress to identify specific author emails and assign a unique class name to each. Using the flexibility of Cascading Style Sheets […]