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COOKIES – Web Developer Toolbar Series Part 2

By |March 3rd, 2011|

I’m not going to lie, you may never need to use the cookies tools in the web developer toolbar unless you are doing some more advanced coding and development with cookies, but I am going to include the tools in this series anyway. Be sure to check out the other posts in the series as […]

Web Developer Toolbar: An In-Depth Guide Series

By |March 2nd, 2011|

This is my first post in a series of posts on the Web Developer Toolbar. There are many features in the toolbar that make a web developer’s life so much easier. In this series I will go through each of the sections and show in detail what each tool does. Some tools are more useful […]

WordPress Custom Page Templates

By |February 15th, 2011|

Sometimes you may want to create a page on your WordPress website that looks and acts different than the default page that comes with your theme. For example, your default page may have a sidebar, but you need to add a page that does not have a sidebar. This can be done by creating a […]

Hardcoding Images in a WordPress Theme Using the bloginfo() Function

By |February 9th, 2011|

If you are creating a WordPress theme and you need to code in an image, you may notice that you need an absolute path rather than a relative one. If you are confused on the difference between the two:
A relative image path

 
An absolute path

WordPress page templates need an absolute link. You can hardcode the whole […]

Dynamically Add a Copyright Year to a Website

By |February 2nd, 2011|

Most websites need copyright information in the footer. Usually the current year is included in the copyright info. You can code in the year by hand, but if you want the website to stay current, you will have to go back change the year every January for the rest of the website’s life.

An easier way […]

WordPress wp_head & wp_footer functions

By |January 25th, 2011|

Two key things to add to a WordPress theme are the wp_head and wp_footer functions. These two functions are known as “action hooks”. Depending on how much you know about theme development, action hooks may be easy or difficult to understand. Action hooks are placeholders where code is dynamically added to a theme.

What this means […]

Making and Using a Clean Invoice

By |January 18th, 2011|

Whether you are a web developer, graphic designer, freelance writer, or in any service business, you will need to invoice clients. Creating an invoice isn’t difficult, but it can be tricky to make everything clean and easy to understand.

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Key Components of an Invoice
There are a few important parts of an invoice that should be included. […]

Benefits of having a blog for your business

By |December 1st, 2010|

I have been blogging for business for almost 6 months and I can already see the short-term advantages.

At first I was reluctant to start blogging. I knew that it would be important for my business, but I wasn’t sure if it was would be worth time and effort. I decided to give blogging a three […]

Smooth Scrolling Effect for Page Anchors

By |November 23rd, 2010|

Adding little details to your website can really make your site stand out. One little detail that you can add is a jQuery plugin called jQuery.ScollTo(). jQuery.Scollto() allows your website to smoothly scroll to your defined anchor points.

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This jQuery plugin was developed by Ariel Flesler. To view the original plugin site click here.
Step 1: […]

Adding HTML Page Anchors to your Website

By |November 18th, 2010|

Page anchors are links within a webpage that allow visitors to jump to a specific place in the current page or on a separate webpage.

There are many practical uses for page anchors such as when you have a lot of information on one page and you need to allow visitors to be able to jump […]