Yearly Archives: 2009

Cufón JavaScript Font Replacer

Cufón is a neat font-replacement script that has been gaining popularity of late. It’s easy to set up, and works in modern browsers, and IE6+.

Cufon on

To use a custom font on a web page, you first run a TTF or OTF font file through the generator on the Cufón website (or your own instance of the generator), which will convert the and generate a JavaScript file named after the font.

Next you include the minified Cúfon script, and the font JS file, then call the Cufon.replace() function.

<script src="cufon-yui.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script src="Copperplate_600.font.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script type="text/javascript">

Easy enough. The only downside is that the text won’t be selectable after the replacement.

You can read more about Cúfon in the documentation.

Support Freeware Developers With #DonateFriday

If you’ve been using Twitter for any length of time, you’ve likely run into the phenomenon known as “Follow Friday,” where people tweet a list of users worth following, along with a #followfriday hashtag. In the past few months something new and interesting started…

Programmatically Checking if a WordPress Plugin is Installed

When writing a WordPress plugin, it can sometimes be helpful to tell if another plugin is active or not, whether to prevent conflicts or to extend another plugin that you require as a dependency. Fortunately, there’s a conditional function built into WordPress for just…

Poll: What is Your Take on Commercial WP Plugins?

Gravity Forms has had some good success selling their (GPL) plugin in recent weeks, and the Shopp plugin has been going for awhile, too. I, myself, have plans to “go commercial” sometime in the coming months as well. I’d like your opinion on the…

Coming Soon From Atebits: Tweetie 2.0

As I’ve mentioned a few times before, Atebits’ Tweetie for Mac is my favorite desktop Twitter client. (And many people also enjoy the $2.99 Tweetie iPhone application from the same developer.) What has developer Loren Brichter been doing in the wake of the applications’…

BlogBuzz October 3, 2009

SimplePie Ceases Development

The developers behind the SimplePie RSS parser (the de facto standard for PHP RSS parsing) have announced that they are ending their work developing the project. …effective immediately, we are ceasing development of SimplePie and shutting down the project. We will shortly be pushing…

Design Spotlight: Envato Marketplace Redesign

Envato launched the redesigns for their marketplace sites last Sunday. They all look pretty much the same, save for some color and logo differences, so I’ll just focus on ThemeForest here.

WooFunction: 178 Icon Set From WooThemes

WooThemes have released a new freebie icon set in partnership with Liam McKay, creator of the popular Function Icons set. The set is known as “WooFunction.” The icons seem pretty good to me, and there certainly are a lot of them. The set seems… Review

I signed up for an account with at the beginning of September, installed Ubuntu, and I’ve been slowly migrating my various websites over since. What exactly is They are a provider of Cloud Virtual Private Servers. You can affordably purchase as much…