Monthly Archives: January 2008

Attention Design Galleries

Those of you who operate design galleries, pay attention. The pagination (be it a “Next” button or numerical links) goes below the gallery thumbnails, not above. Do you now how annoying it is to have to scroll back up to the top of the page to go to the next page?

Start Using Polls on Your Blog

Polls are a great way to solicit opinions, and add some community to your site. With a poll, a user can just click a button to give you their two cents. Meanwhile, it takes a lot more effort to leave a comment. Which do…

Poll: How Do You Like Your Feeds?

I used to use Firefox’s Live Bookmarks. It was a great way to read RSS feeds, or it was until my feed collection got too big. Now I use MyNT, which works in a similar manner. When you read feeds in MyNT, you middle-click…

PageRank Update Complete?

Could the PageRank update be done? All the online PR-checkers seem to be working again. They’re reporting WSC as having PR4 now. I’m fine with that.

Code in WordPress Posts

Have you ever tried to put a snippet of HTML/PHP/etc in a tutorial you were writing? The best way is not entirely obvious. Many will recommend using a plugin for the simple act of displaying code snippets. I recommend, instead, doing it manually. Here’s…

Another Google PR Update?

It looks like there may be another PageRank update happening. A lot of sites (including big, well-established ones) are showing a PageRank of zero. Daniel of Daily Blog Tips has found a PR-checking service that appears to be working…and it reports Webmaster-Source as having…

BlogBuzz January 12, 2008

Build a Print Stylesheet

Don’t you hate it when you print a web page, only to have a bunch of extra junk that generates several pages worth of ads, RSS icons, and navigational links? What a waste of ink (it costs you $8000/gallon, you know). Computers aren’t really…

2007: Best Blogs About Blogging

I’ve read a lot of blogs in 2007. More than any other year probably. 2007 is the year I really got into blogging, and discovered social media sites like Digg and StumbleUpon. As a result, my list of subscribed RSS feeds has exploded and…

When Should You Use AJAX?

AJAX, or Asynchronous JavaScript and XML, was probably the most-hyped web programming technique in the last two years. It’s no surprise, as it enables you to do a lot that couldn’t have been done just a few years ago. AJAX is being used in…

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