How-to create a "Table of Contents" Navigation

  • March 10th, 2007

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 […]

Set custom Album Art for video content in iTunes

  • February 15th, 2007

Chalk this up in the "things I probably should have known but didn’t figure out until about 5 minutes ago" category. As I decided to take a break from work, I stared blankly at my iTunes Movies & TV Shows playlists which have grown into a considerable collection of movies and 5-star sitcoms – so […]

Migrate: Media Temple Grid Server to Dedicated Virtual

  • February 4th, 2007

The migration from Media Temple’s Grid Server to the Dedicated Virtual web hosting solution was surprisingly easy. With initial pointers from Paul, I was well on my way to successfully migrating four hosted sites from the "Grid" to the DV. Media Temple’s Dedicated Virtual hosting plans provide a considerable amount of flexibility – including root […]

IE7 {css: auto}

  • August 16th, 2006

Stomp CSS hacks in one fell swoop. That’s the logic behind the IE7 Javascript library. IE7 loads and parses all style sheets into a form that Explorer can understand. You can then use most CSS2/CSS3 selectors without having to resort to CSS hacks. The lightweight script is a single-line inclusion in your HTML/XML document. No […]

5 HTML bits you may not know

  • August 16th, 2006

How come [some] these 5 HTML elements are not more widely known? This is a list of HTML elements I’ve found to be very poorly represented in most markup on the web today. Many of these elements offer more semantic value than actual functionality, but with the rising popularity of CSS driven design where HTML […]

The IE7 + Clearfix headache

  • July 31st, 2006

Having caught the news that Microsoft will releasing its next browser – Internet Explorer 7 – via a high priority update for all Windows users. I came to the realization that every site that I had ever touched was due for a quick debug using IE7 via Parallels. Fortunately, many of the examples pages that […]

Custom WordPress Database Error

  • June 23rd, 2006

UPDATE 12/31: As of WordPress version 2.3.2, users can now easily replace their Database error using wp-content/db-error.php as their error template. If you’re a longtime WordPress user, you’re probably aware of the Database Error page which rears its not so shiny face whenever your MySQL server decides to take a bathroom break. There’s no shame […]

Create image reflections using Script.aculo.us

  • April 27th, 2006

File this under “Finally! No more waiting for Canvas tag support!” How often have you found yourself wondering how in the world image reflections could be achieved without the need of Photoshopped elements or “IE gets the GIF while Firefox and Safari get the canvas tag”? I sure have. Fortunately, web designers are one step […]

5ThirtyOne – Google Hosted Email

  • April 20th, 2006

Since registering 5ThirtyOne.com with DreamHost, I’ve despised the SquirrelMail interface. By forwarding all incoming mail to a personal account, I’ve managed to bypass any unnecessary interaction with the interface. While some users may prefer the simplicity and stark layout options, I prefer the familiar interface of my personal Gmail account. Fortunately, Google Hosted dropped an […]

Tall wide navigation tabs

  • March 27th, 2006

If there is one thing that I am semi-consistent with [in regards to site navigation], it’s wide [tall] tabs. Larger clickable real estate makes it a little easier for readers to get where they want to go without having to position their mouse pointer over the limited click area of standard text links. Here’s how […]