Monthly Archives: June 2009

BlogBuzz June 20, 2009

An Easier Way to Handle Plugin Options in WordPress 2.8

Write forms, collect data from them, validate, then store. That’s the routine familiar to most plugin developers, and one that could always be easier. Why should you have to waste your time writing boring form handling functions when you could be working on one…

Chris Coyier on Pricing Tables

Chris Coyier has an interesting article on CSS Tricks, in which he talks a bit about pricing tables, and whether they are best put cheapest to most expensive, or vice versa. We were recently re-doing the signup page for Are My Sites Up, and…

Safari 4 Downloaded 11 Million Times in First Three Days

Apple announced last Friday that Safari 4 has been downloaded over 11 million times in the first three days since it left beta. CUPERTINO, California—June 12, 2009—Apple® today announced that more than 11 million copies of Safari® 4 have been downloaded in the first…

Poll: Are You Running WordPress 2.8?

WordPress 2.8 “Baker” was released on June 11th, bringing with it 790 bug fixes, some interface improvements, and several new features, many of which will be appreciated by plugin and theme developers. (Read the full announcement.) Have you upgraded yet? Note: If you’re reading…

Custom Taxonomies in WordPress 2.8

There has been a bit of talk about “custom taxonomies” in WordPress, which have been around since version 2.3, and how WordPress 2.8 will integrate them into the interface in some amazing, better-than-sliced-bread way. Many of the posts out there, unfortunately, never explained in…

StumpleUpon’s “Su.pr” URL Shortener

URL shorteners have been popping up by the dozen lately, or so it seems. Already established sites have been racing to release their own services, and some publishers have even started snapping up short domains to aid the sharing of their posts while retaining…

BlogBuzz June 13, 2009

VeriSign at Fault For Climbing Domain Prices

The Coalition for ICANN Transparency (CFIT) is trying to persuade the courts that VeriSign, with their exclusive contract to manage the .com domain registry, is breaking antitrust laws. According to a group of disgruntled registrars, the whole situation is an antitrust nightmare, one allegedly…

Poll Results: How Many Domains Do You Have?

In mid-March I posted a poll asking the question “How Many Domains Do You Have?” The results have been interesting. The “2-5″ option recieved the most votes (35%), and “20+” was the second most popular option (23%). After that came “6-9″ (18%), “10-15″ (10%),…

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