Monthly Archives: July 2008

WP125 in the Plugin Repository

Yay, it’s finally been approved! My WP125 plugin is now in the WordPress plugin repository. This means I will be able to more easily deliver updated versions to those of you who use the plugin. Once the judging for the WLTC plugin competition ends, I’ll start work on the next version, which will introduce some further customizability.

Cuil, The New Search Engine That Isn’t… Yet

Over the past few days, the blogosphere has been, well, blogging, about a new search engine developed by a couple ex-Google employees. Known as “Cuil,” which is apparently a Gaelic word for “Knowledge,” the search engine is attempting to be “the next Google.” (Side…

Performancing Launches Ad Network

Performancing has just launched a new ad network, by the name of PerformancingAds, with 125×125 ads in mind. The network aims to sell blogs’ 125×125 ad inventory to advertisers in one-week increments, and split the revenue. Your blog is shown in a self-service marketplace,…

JavaScript iPhone UIs for Web Apps

Thinking about developing a web app for the iPhone? Or maybe an iPhone version of an existing website? Obviously you’re going to want it to look and “iPhoney,” having the slide animation when you go between screens, and things like that. It would be…

A Small Design Study of Big Blogs by Smashing Magazine

The supersized design blog Smashing Magazine has released an interesting and useful post analyzing the designs of the Technorati Top 50. They recorded statistics on the designs, and put together some percentages. Here are a few interesting numbers from the article: 92% have fixed…

Print_r: A Very Useful PHP Function

Have you ever had an array or object returned by a PHP function, but you didn’t know how it was structured? In order to proceed writing your code, you would need to known what’s in the array, and how to access it. This somes…

BlogBuzz July 26, 2008

WordPress vs. Movable Type: Who’s Winning?

Hendry Lee of BlogBuildingU recently published an article comparing WordPress 2.5 and the latest version of Six Apart’s Movable Type. It seems thought out fairly well, and seems to be fair comparision. Though a lot of people may be getting tired of this little…

47 Inspiring Web Designs

Over the past few months, I’ve put together a number of new designs, such as MVH Media. Though I normally have a rough idea of what I want a design to look like before I start, I end up skimming through online design galleries,…

Google to Buy Digg

It looks like Google might be about to buy Digg! The reported offer is reported as $200 million. Link 1, Link 2. I don’t mind, as long as they don’t Google-ify the already good-looking design, integrate Google Accounts with the site, and rename it…

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