Yearly Archives: 2007

1000px is the new 800px

Actually it depends on your audience, as Smashing Magazine points out. However, I say 1000px is a minimum these days. My monitor is set at 1024×768 (though I could set it higher), and it’s currently on the small end. With new LCD monitors getting bigger and bigger (and it being hard to get 1024×768 LCDs) monitor widths are skyrocketing. Few people use anything lower than 1024×768 anymore, as statistics show.

Poll End: Is ShareThis 1.0 better than ShareThis 2.0?

The poll asking whether you like the new ShareThis 2.0 or ShareThis Classic, which is luckily still available to anyone who wants it, has ended. There have been some interesting results: 43% said “What’s the difference?” Either a lot of people aren’t very observant,…

jQuery vs. Prototype

The two biggest JavaScript frameworks in use are jQuery and Prototype. Until recently, I used Prototype a bit. After having to use jQuery for a recent project, I’ve actually started to enjoy using it. It’s easy to use, and it’s lightweight. I’m probably going…

In Response to “Things I Want Gone from the Web in 2007″

Lorelle VanFossen recently penned an informative article cataloging some of the things she wants “gone from the web in 2007.” I agree with most of her points, like killing pop-up windows out-of-control advertising music on websites not “splogging” Some of the points, like “validate…

What Do YOU Want Us to Talk About?

Marco of Ruelicke.net and I will be talking about a blog-related topic on the upcoming pilot episode of BlogCast. The only problem is neither of us have decided on a topic yet. So, here’s my question for all of you: What do you want…

WP Super Cache: It’s Worth it.

Despite the fact that certain plugins aren’t compatible with it, I started using WP Super Cache a couple weeks ago. I just wanted to say that the increase in serving speed is definitely worth it. Even if you’re not likely to be Dugg or…

BlogBuzz November 17, 2007

I Named Share This Classic!

Really. Take a look at this comment thread. I suggested that the name “Share This Classic” be used for the 1.x line of the Share This plugin, now that the 2.0 version is out.

Renaming Your Blog

What if you decide to go in a different direction with your blog? It happens. What if everyone hates your blog’s name? Is your blog’s name too long? It’s okay to rename your blog, but be sure to think it through. First of all,…

15 Places to Find Free WordPress Themes

Not everyone is a designer (or can afford to hire one). Luckily, you can just grab a free WordPress theme and tweak it a little. If you decide to go that route, make sure you pick a well-designed theme. To save you some time,…