We all can love Drupal, and we can just as equally hate it. Often times we find ourself scouring the Internet looking for solutions to our problem, hoping to at least. I just had an interesting time setting up shipping rules for Drupal Commerce and getting it to play nice with the awesome Drupal Commerce FedEx module.
We all want to show off our social networks on our blog or website, especially our clients. Businesses need to have a profile on all major services in modern markets, and it is not hard recreating this multiple times; but, it can be annoying. Here is some quick and dirty code you can use to make a WordPress widget. The widget works by inputting the social network URLs, full URLs mind you not just the handle. If the URL is present it will pull an icon from the specified location. In the case of this code it is from a WordPress theme that the widget is part of.
So I just worked on my second WordPress plugin: fbAlbum. My first implementation of fbAlbum allowed you to take a Facebook Page album URL and paste it in a shortcode to display all the images. The new release, 1.0.3, adds a widget feature. Go ahead and check out the plugin page.
It's a mobile world, and the same is expected of developers. You cannot always be next to a computer, but you can take steps to help solve a crisis without ruining your day.
If you do not read Smashing Magazine yet - you really need to head over there.
WordPress is a great piece of software supported by a large open source community. It is quick to deploy, easy to configure, and easy to use. When it comes to simple content management, WordPress is the way to go. However, some of us have had the unfortunate event of getting our WordPress site hacked or defaced.
Watching file sizes and following coding standards are only one simple way to optimize your website. Proper HTML will ensure you page is processed as smoothly as possible, but does not mean a major speed boost. When the dust settles from developing a new website, I turn to Google's PageSpeed for the round up of last minute tweaks.
Just posting this to push a company my friend and I started - JCM Solutions. JCM Solutions is a computer repair and computer network servicing company. We focus on virus and malware removal, hardware issues, custom PCs, and installing home or business networks. I thought about tackling web design and development jobs with the company, but I want to keep that separate with the hope I can find that dream job of being a company's web developer. So, check out the site, add us on Facebook, Google+, and Twitter. Help us out!