“The future of WordPress themes”, what do you think?

Ian Stewart (ThemeShaper) has compiled a collection of responses from 15 WordPress theme developers in response to the question: "What is the future of WordPress themes?" My response to the question challenged the idea of distribution & updates vs. design and new adoption: [...] I hope for a major push in the distribution model to […]

Fix for Apache2 / localhost after Apple 10.5 Time Machine restore

For local development, I prefer to use the Sites folder in my Home directory rather than the default Library/WebServer/Documents. When the time came for me to start local development on my MacBook again, I was immediately frustrated when I discovered that http://localhost/ no longer redirected to my Sites directory. The problem? A recent Time Machine […]

ies4osx, Internet Explorer, Intel Macs need only apply

Individuals operating on Apple hardware powered by the Intel chipset are undoubtedly familiar with the versatility afforded by OS X and virtualization software from Parallels and VMware Fusion. These products offer the convenience of running full operating systems like Windows XP or Vista at near native performance. The benefit of opting for software like VMware […]

Personal tips for local development

Here are a few tips for local web development which, for the most part, are applicable for both OS X and Windows users. Simple little steps which can be implemented in order to “automate” the creation of web documents. Local development requires a development environment Simplicity is the name of the game. With less time […]

Web development – Recommended OS X tools

Development applications & utilities surface with announcements and updates on a regular basis promising increased productivity, time-saving innovative features, and my all-time favorite – the ability to “deliver awesome standards-based sites in no time!” If only achieving the end results were so simple… I have fielded a handful questions from contacts inquiring about applications used […]

WebDev tools for Firefox, IE, and Opera

As a constant fiddler of web layouts, I try my best to create a consistent workspace from which to test and retest pages. Being limited to Windows, my main concern is cross browser compatibility and consistency in Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Opera. Firefox users are undoubtedly aware of the robust Web Developer Toolbar extension. The […]