I finally got my first codepen.io account, and created some CSS Facebook Chat heads. You can check out the pen, and play around with it. Each chat head is draggable and click to open, click to close for the chat message.
I’m hoping to set up a real-world example using this technique soon. Such as viewing a module or plugin developers help page, and boom here comes their picture with a “tidbit” of information.
I migrate a lot of WordPress installs from a localhost to the beta server and then to production. It’s easy enough to update the URLs in _options and guids in _posts, but the one thing that irritated the hell out of me was the rewrite rules. WordPress caches the rewrite rules within _options; if you’ve migrated a WordPress you’ll notice links are broken even though .htaccess is fine.
Simply find “rewrite_rules” in _options table and clear out it’s value – badda bing. You could just re-save via Permalinks, but this is just as easy if you’re already in there.
MySQL command line allows you to manage your database environment through your terminal, or command prompt for Windows. Typically when you set up a web server you would have installed MySQL as its own service and can easily access the MySQL command line via mysql (mysql.exe). However in a development situation you may have used XAMPP which bundles it all together for you and you can’t just access the MySQL command line directly. Continue reading
This video was recorded from WordCamp 2009 in San Francisco back in 2009. Four years may have passed, but the basics of search engine optimization are still there. I think one of the problems we all face when dealing with SEO is becoming too calculated and analytical instead of trying to be natural – which Google tries to do. If you have 45 minutes to kill, I highly recommend watching this video: Matt Cutts from Google on WordPress & SEO
Over the weekend a new module for Drupal Commerce came out – Commerce Point of Sale. This is an extremely exciting release and brings a whole new front for Drupal Commerce. In previous work clients who want to move to the arena of e-commerce already have an existing point of sale system, or use their current providers horrid cookie cutter web software. Continue reading
Sidebar content always gives me a little twinge when it comes to responsive design. Typically a left sidebar will end up stacking directly above the content and a right sidebar directly below. This can be fine, unless your left sidebar has 5 different content areas and now the user has to scroll two screen lengths just to read an article. Or the right sidebar has an important call-to-action you apparent to each visitor, but it resides underneath the content on a mobile device. By using separate regions and floats a single sidebar can easily be broken into two creating a responsive sidebar and giving you more room to play with responsive design. Continue reading