Category Archive: Tutorial

May 3, 2009 • Written by

Image Replacement Using CSS

Using images on a design is pretty well necessary in today’s visually stunning web.  However, while images look great, there’s no substitute for text when it comes to Search Engine Optimization.  But is there a way to get the visual effect of an image while still having the SEO benefits of text? With CSS, there…

April 13, 2009 • Written by

Jeremiah Owyang: The Design Process

Whoops - it would be nice to actually have an article here, huh? I just finished Jeremiah Owyang's new blog design, and I have an article on his blog detailing the process and why I did some of the things that I did.  You can check it out here!

February 26, 2009 • Written by

Displaying Future Posts in WordPress

If you do like I do and schedule posts ahead of time (especially on the podcast), there's a way inside of WordPress to show your readers what posts are coming up next: <?php $my_query = new WP_Query('post_status=future&order=DESC&showposts=5'); if ($my_query->have_posts()) {     while ($my_query->have_posts()) : $my_query->the_post(); ?>         <?php the_date(); ?> - <?php the_title(); ?>    …

January 6, 2009 • Written by

WordPress Tip: iTunes Integration via last.fm

So, you’ve got a personal blog and want to integrate your iTunes playlist into WordPress, but don’t just want to say that you’re listening to a CD – you want to display the album art too? WordPress has a few solutions that work great.  The easiest way to do that is by utilizing the “scrobbler”…

November 6, 2008 • Written by

Creating a WordPress Theme from a .PSD file – Part 3 (The WordPress Structure)

In our quest to take a WordPress theme from start to finish (Photoshop to Functional Theme), we have reached what most people would call the end of their journey.  We’ve taken our Photoshop file, made the necessary slices and converted it to an .html file. If we wanted this page to remain a static web…