Keeping myself creative

This last week I started a challenge to myself that I’ve wanted to do for quite some time. The challenge is to do something, anything creative every single day. I’ve gotten to a point in my work where I find myself using the same ol’ tactics. Basic styles, very boxy layouts and slight gradients. I…

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How Google+ and +1 will affect your SEO

Today Google announced Google+, their latest attempt to jump on the social bandwagon. Although Google was very careful not to use the word “social” on either their announcement or the Google+ landing page, instead they prefer the term “real-life sharing”. So will Google+ and +1 have any affect on SEO? You bet your ass it will.…

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Customize the WordPress admin menu based on user roles

WordPress can be a powerful content management system but if you have multiple users often some can end up with permissions that you really wish they didn’t have. There are plenty of plugins that will let you customize user permissions but it’s not that hard to do ourselves by removing certain links from the admin menu for those specific user roles.

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Recreating the HTC clock widget with CSS3

One of the reason HTC’s phones are so popular right now is their slick interface. The most iconic part of their interface is their clock and weather widget and with the help of some CSS3 we can recreate the whole thing.

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YouTube show more button

One of the challenges of being a web developer is that sometimes you need to cram handfuls of content on a page like a manatee into a tube top without cluttering things up. Of course Google is the king of simple and effective interfaces and they made a perfect way to show and hide long video descriptions under each YouTube video.

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