Monthly Archives: July 2008

Firefox Extension: The Web Developer Toolbar

Web Developer Toolbar is one of my favorite Firefox extensions. It makes design and development so much easier.

It can resize your browser window to a specified size (great for getting a rough idea of how a page will look at a lower resolution), check to see if your HTML, CSS, or RSS validate, easily disable JavaScript or CSS, make hidden elements visible, and much more. There are eleven menus full of useful tools. I don’t use half of them myself, because I forget they’re there…

One of my favorite features is Command+Shift+F (Ctrl+Shift+F on PC). It puts you into a DOM inspection mode where you can click an element on the page and get a variety of details, such as the element ID and class, the DOM path, and a multitude of CSS attributes.

If you do even a little bit of design or development, I guarantee you this add-on will make your life easier.

Poll: What’s Your Browser Startpage?

On virtually all web browsers (modern browsers, anyway), you can set a particular page (or pages if you have a tab-equipped browser) to automatically open when you launch the browser. What page you choose is obviously up to you, and it’s generally a choice…

BlogBuzz July 12, 2008

Twitter Status Design

Kreativuse.com has put together a nice collection of interestingly designed Twitter status displays from various blogs. Showcase: Twitter status design There are some really good ones in there, though it’s not a definitive list. I’ve seen some really cool Twitter status displays, though I…

WP125 Plugin: Easy WordPress 125×125 Ad Management

After a few months of planning and work, I’ve finally released my new WordPress plugin. I’d had the idea sine around the time I started selling 125×125 ads on Webmaster-Source. I thought it was a bit of a pain to hard-code ads in and…

What Plugin Coders Must Know About WordPress 2.6

Planet Ozh has a new post up by the name of What Plugin Coders Must Know About WordPress 2.6. Ozh put out a similar post back when 2.5 was in development, and I found it very useful. This time around, there’s even more to…

Today’s Lesson: Maintain and Protect Your Blogging Workstation

A couple days ago, I missed a day blogging because I had to remove malware from a computer (not mine). Though it wasn’t the computer I use for my blogging, the main idea still stands: Maintain your computer, and take care to avoid having…

Blogsessive: Obsessed With Blogging

Over the past few weeks, I’ve found quite a few interesting articles on Blogsessive.com. I haven’t subscribed quite yet, but I’m considering. They have some interesting posts, and it might be worth your while to check some of them out. Here are a few…

What’s Coming in WordPress 2.6?

WordPress 2.6 is currently in beta, and will “ship” later this year. It will probably bring some bug fixes and security updates as usual, but what about the fun part? What new features will we get? Technosailor’s 10 Things You Need to Know About…

BlogBuzz July 5, 2008

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