CSS + jQuery: Highlight important keywords inside text

  • December 22nd, 2009

A few days ago while working on a new UI component I had to come up with a solution to highlight identified keywords (using named entity recognition) inside of a chunk of user generated text. While the idea was fairly simple, the challenge was creating a solution which would work [relatively] well for all modern […]

Create a WordPress reader "explore" block to promote content

  • October 19th, 2008

Congrats. You have your own WordPress blog. Each passing day results in a handful of new unique readers. As your site continues to grow, convincing visitors to explore your site beyond your most recent posts becomes more of a challenge. Additionally, getting visitors – who happen upon older posts via search engines – to visit […]

Preventing content from "shifting" for Adblockers

  • March 13th, 2007

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 […]

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 […]