How To Create WordPress Themes From Scratch

Even though my current design is fairly new, I’ve never been very happy with it. As a result, I recently started the process of designing a new WordPress Theme from scratch, and was planning on blogging about my experience. While researching WordPress Theme tags and functions, I came accross a site called ThemeTation. Launched on […]

I stumbled across this site today and thought it was worth mentioning. It offers a service that helps programmers, designers, writers and entrepreneurs connect. From “This site was created to unite programmers and designers because rarely is a person good at both programming and designing. PMD helps programmers and designers partner up to make […]

CakePHP 1.2 RC2 – Apache Crash on Vista

In my spare time (yeah, right), I’ve been busy developing a web application using CakePHP. I ran into a problem tonight that I wanted to share, in case anyone else happens to run into something similar. After making some changes to my app, I went to test it out, only to get an Vista notification […]

CSS Naked Day 2008

I’ve signed up to participate in the third annual CSS Naked Day, which will be celebrated on April 9th! For the entire day, my site will be without style! If this is the first time you’ve heard of CSS Naked Day, it was started by Dustin Diaz to promote Web Standards: “This includes proper use […]

Struts 2 ParametersInterceptor

Are your logs being filled up with errors like: ERROR – ParametersInterceptor.setParameters(204) | ParametersInterceptor – [setParameters]: Unexpected Exception caught setting ‘_’ on ‘class Error setting expression ‘_’ with value ‘[Ljava.lang.String;@1491ddc’ If so, it’s because Struts 2 is parsing the query string/post data and trying to “set” a value for each parameter it finds. I’m […]

Symbolic links in Windows

Symbolic links can be very useful, but if you are a Windows user, you’ve had to use junction points because there hasn’t been native support for symbolic links until recently. Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 now support symbolic links mklink command. See Junfeng Zhang’s write up on the mklink command. For those using Windows […]

SimpleModal Contact Form (SMCF) 1.1 Released

SMCF 1.1 includes the following changes: Fixed image pre-loading to actually pre-load ;) Added new effects on form open and close Added a security feature Added optional subject and cc sender form elements Added common classes to form elements Renamed all classes and ID’s to prevent collisions Added WordPress translation ability on text elements (__() […]

Finding files containing a certain value

Searching for files containing a certain string/text/value is something that I do quite often. There are a number of ways to perform a “find files containing ‘foo'” search, but for me, nothing beats the simplicity and power of the command line! In Windows: findstr /s /n /i /p foo * The above example of findstr […]

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