Top 10 Pink for October redesigns

  • October 1st, 2006

Have at it, debate, challenge, and support your own favorites from the first inaugural Pink for October awareness web initiative. The following top ten (preliminary) were compiled and hand-picked from the list of 200+ participates collected by Matthew Oliphant. The results were not based on the aesthetic value alone. Each participate below has agreed to […]

Blogging with TextMate

  • September 14th, 2006

An exhaustive day of coding deserves a little down time reading through feeds, visiting favorite blogs, and taking a few minutes to address certain items on the virtual to-do list. One such task – which I have now crossed off the list – is acquainting myself with the integrated blogging bundle packaged into TextMate. So […]

Improve WordPress theme workflow

  • August 29th, 2006

Anyone who deals with multiple WordPress driven sites in concurrent development can attest to the tedious task of creating the basic folder and file structure requirements. Note that the following tip is not limited to the development of WordPress. The tip can very well be applied to any active developer workflow which requires some type […]

Riding shotgun next to WordPress

  • July 3rd, 2006

In an effort to answer the emails and search patterns requesting active plugin currently in use on 5ThirtyOne, I’ve widdled through the plugins page deciding which ones I relied on most. I realized that quite a number of plugins were activated, yet unused. So I thank readers for their inquiries which prompted me to do […]

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 […]

Foliage Mod: Most Creative Design

  • May 17th, 2006

Not one to toot my own horn, but the 5ThirtyOne Foliage Mod was recently awarded the “Most Creative Design” award for the WordPress 2.0 Theme Competition. A quick overview of the WordPress 2.0 competition: WordPress has a powerful theme system that allows the look and feel of any site to be changed with a single […]

5ThirtyOne V2 WordPress theme

  • May 14th, 2006

The original 5ThirtyOne 2006 Spring Reboot submission. V2 was a live redesign submission gone stale. As the reboot deadline neared, I began seeing submissions from sites around the net which left me yearning for more. The v2 distribution is a centered narrow column design which features a unique modal window for searches and displaying recent […]

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 […]

How-to: Improve WordPress Subscribe to Comments

  • May 3rd, 2006

One of my favorite WordPress plugins [hands down] is Subscribe to Comments by Mark Jaquith and Jennifer (ScriptyGoddess). The plugin allows readers to subscribe to comment activities via email bypassing the need to bookmark or subscribe [via RSS] to particular posts. As with any well written WordPress plugin, installation is a simple two step process: […]

5ThirtyOne Foliage Mod WordPress theme

  • April 10th, 2006

Grab it while it’s hot. Coded and tweaked on my anorexic X40. I admit I spent a lopsided amount of time on the drawer. It’s entertaining. What can I say? You can grab the semi-complete theme on the Official Foliage Mod page. I say semi-complete because I’ve stripped the ‘asides’ version from the bottom content […]