Monthly Archives: February 2010

BlogBuzz February 27, 2010

The GPL Doesn’t Apply to Premium Themes or Plugins

Mike Wasylik of Perpetual Beta has an interesting argument in the legendary GPL debate surrounding premium WordPress themes and plugins. He thinks that themes and plugins shouldn’t be required to be licensed under the GPL for the simple reason that they’re not derivative. U.S.…

Why Do Some PHP Variables Have an Ampersand Before Them?

If you’ve worked with PHP a bit, you may have seen someone put an ampersand (“&”) in front of a variable, like this: In this example, we’re using a WordPress hook, and passing an array with a class and method combination, instead of just…

iPhone Application Development For Dummies

Have you ever wanted to learn how to write your own iPhone applications? It’s certainly more difficult than web development, but the device is a good platform to learn client-side programming with. Mobile applications that tie into web services are becoming increasingly common, so…

Twitter Changing API URLs

Twitter is beginning the long process of changing their API root URLs from twitter.com/ to api.twitter.com/1/. This isn’t of much interest to ordinary Twitter users, but developers will need to update their applications sometime in the coming months. The old URLs will continue to…

Custom Post CSS Styles in WordPress

I’ve always thought it was a neat idea to be able to apply custom CSS stylings to different posts on a blog, allowing you to make subtle tweaks to the overall design on a case-by-case basis. A post about an upcoming movie could have…

BlogBuzz February 20, 2010

30 Gorgeous iPhone App Interfaces & Icons

If you want to see some amazingly creative user interfaces, look no further than the iPhone. iPhone AppStorm has rounded up 30 iPhone apps with interesting interfaces and icons, providing you with some good inspiration for your web/iPhone/etc design needs. They have the usual…

“WooNav” to be Integrated in WordPress 3.0

A few weeks ago, WooThemes introduced their WooNav widget-based navigation manager. In an unexpected turn of events, the theme developer has allowed it to be incorporated into the next major WordPress release, version 3.0. We are excited that we can give something substantial back…

YOURLS: Your Own URL Shortener

I have been noticing an interesting trend on Twitter and other social media sites. Larger online publications are starting to set up their own private URL shorteners for their content. Ars Technica has arst.ch, TechCrunch has tcrn.ch, and Oneforty has 14t.me, for example. Oh,…

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