FriendFeed pushes new theme user option

  • June 30th, 2009

FriendFeed just announced new themes for users. What’s a social web service without, right? Oddly enough, the selected theme for a given user profile is visible for the profile owner only. Can I choose how my profile or group page looks to other people? At the moment, selecting a theme will change how FriendFeed looks […]

WordPress 2.3+ official support for custom database error page

  • February 11th, 2008

Some time ago a tutorial was posted on 5ThirtyOne which addressed customizing the DB Error page rendered whenever visitors landed on heavily trafficked WordPress site. Since then, the method has been proven "useless", ushered away by recent updates to the WordPress code base; more specifically with the release of WordPress 2.3.2 (current release is 2.3.3). […]

WordPress Custom Fields; laying text over your lead graphic

  • December 23rd, 2007

For WordPress users, there are certain scenarios when the typical reverse chronological presentation of content is just not enough. I have experimented with different methods of presenting content on 5thirtyone.com each time a redesign is uploaded – from the text-centric to the image heavy version in use right now. With hundreds of WordPress driven blogs […]

BoardPusher custom board results

  • August 26th, 2006

The custom skateboard that I created last week [Skateboards as a print medium] arrived earlier than expected. Great turn around time with printing and shipping taking approximately 6 days. The custom print job came by way of BoardPusher.com. Now that I’ve had some time to compare the original design and the results before me, I’ve […]

Skateboards as a print medium

  • August 17th, 2006

Update: Follow-up – BoardPusher custom board arrives. Anticipating an upcoming birthday, and realizing that the most memorable gifts are of the personalized type, I set out to find a service which would allow me to convert something created in Photoshop into a physical object. In this particular scenario, I discovered a custom skateboard design service […]

Point Gravatars to their respective sites

  • May 11th, 2006

Paul Stamatiou does the grunt and provides a little code snippet for improving a Gravatar enabled blog. By default, the gravatar plugin redirects clicks to Gravatar.com. A simple copy n’ paste will have Gravatars on your site redirected to their respective authors page. <?php if (function_exists(‘gravatar’)) { ?><a href="<?php comment_author_url(); ?>" title="<?php comment_author(); ?>’s website"><img […]