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Fancy, Simple jQuery Mega Menu Script (no plugins required)

Why is this so hard?!  Lol – after what seemed like an hour of searching all I had found was 10 articles on Jquery mega menu plugins, extremely heavy jquery / javascript and css implementation.  So, here are the barebones required pieces; what’s needed to create a fancy, simple jquery mega menu: 1. Create a […]

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2 months ago

Getting the_content WordPress Text Only (Strip Out Image Tags)

Simple, powerful way to strip out any tags you want from the_content() in wordpress, using regex: Get the_content() in wordpress without image tags: $content = get_the_content(); $content = preg_replace(“/<img[^>]+\>/i”, “(image) “, $content); $content = apply_filters(‘the_content’, $content); $content = str_replace(‘]]>’, ‘]]>’, $content); echo $content; Get the_content() in wordpress without image and video (iframe) tags: $content = […]

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6 months ago

Recent Awards & Nominations

Thanks to all following websites who have featured or have showcased our site:

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2 years ago

How Much Time Do You Waste At Work?

Just because you’re at work doesn’t mean you’re getting work done. You’re drowning in email, stuck in dead-end meetings, and constantly interrupted. When do you have time to do any real work? Don’t worry. You’re not alone.” We’ve came across this amazing infographic showing us how much time we waste during work. It’s a real eye […]

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2 years ago

Plesk Not Sending Email PHP Contact Form Troubleshooting

If you find plesk is sending mail – BUT NOT to email addresses on the domain of the website, make sure to check the following: 1. Server Mail is Enabled In the latest plesk 10.x – goto Tools & Settings -> Mail Server Settings. Make sure Mail is activated: 2. Make sure the client’s service […]

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2 years ago

Microsoft’s Bing Uses Google Search Results!

Happened upon this post, this morning, how about that for a Bing marketing campaign: “We just add a new background, and return Google’s results!” Official Google Blog: Microsoft’s Bing Uses Google Search Results

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4 years ago

Displaying Future Posts with Google XML Sitemap Generator

Google XML Sitemap Generator, probably one of the most important plugins for WordPress to date (in terms of SEO anyway) instantly updates Google when new content is made available on your site.  Our latest site: Syracuse Nets Basketball Tournaments uses posts created in the future for tournaments, and therefore needs to display future posts.  Here’s […]

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4 years ago

Best Practices for Speeding Up Your Site

An amazing article written over at Yahoo on improving page load time, reducing server/page load, and essentially optimizing your website’s performance: Best Practices for Speeding Up Your Site

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4 years ago

“Sent from my iPhone” Alternatives

For those of us wanting some flavor on the original “Sent from my iPhone” signature added by default to your iphone email signature.  Here are some funny highlights from Frucomerci’s Sent from my iPhone Alternatives list and some additional – feel free to add your own at the bottom. “Sent from my Atari 2600″ “Sent […]

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4 years ago

Twitter Code for Text Widget in WordPress Sidebar

<div id=”twitter_div”> <ul id=”twitter_update_list”> <a href=”http://twitter.com/YOURURLHERE” id=”twitter-link” style=”display:block;text-align:right;”>follow me on Twitter</a> </div> <script type=”text/javascript” src=”http://twitter.com/javascripts/blogger.js”></script> <script type=”text/javascript” src=”http://twitter.com/statuses/user_timeline/YOURURLHERE.json?callback=twitterCallback2&count=5″></script> Change the YOURURLHERE to your actual twitter url and voila.

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5 years ago

WP Ecommerce Plugin Caching Issue in IE Internet Explorer

In working with the WP Ecommerce Plugin, on WordPress, we’ve noticed that updates to products are not reflected within the front-end when testing with Internet Explorer. We found this to be strictly an Internet Explorer “feature” in our testing. The problem here is – if most are using IE – will we be guaranteed that […]

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5 years ago

Links Unclickable, Broken in WordPress Ecommerce Cart Widget (IE)

We have run into an odd issue of our own when implementing the WordPress Ecommerce Plugin. We noticed that as the WP Ecommerce plugin uses ajax to build the shopping cart items (which is great, allowing visitors to stay on the page and keep shopping), but the problem was that as soon as an item […]

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5 years ago

How to Add an Additional Outoing Mail, SMTP Port

Pertains to: Mediatemple (dv) Dedicated Virtual Accounts before v3.5, using Plesk After spending over 20 hours simply trying to simply setup a customer’s email client, we decided that this deserves some documentation we couldn’t find elsewhere. Using MediaTemple, I can’t seem to send email, my smtp server is failing? The problem: Apparently several ISP’s on […]

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5 years ago

Gap between images within link tags ie only (surprise)

Problem: You are building your navigation, or template design and for some crazy reason the images (with a font-size:0px) still continue to have a 1px gap between each other in ie (Internet Explorer 6 – 7 particularly). BIG SURPRISE – another ie bug.  Wow. what a shocker. Solution/Workaround 1 – Remove line breaks In many […]

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5 years ago

Z-index Internet Explorer IE6

Problem z-index is not performing properly in internet explorer, ie6, ie7, etc. Don’t worry it’s not you, this is yet another bug in IE.  IE does not render z-index properly: “In Internet Explorer positioned elements generate a new stacking context, starting with a z-index value of 0. Therefore z-index doesn’t work correctly” Solutions/Workarounds Give the […]

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5 years ago

Vertical & Horizontal Centering w/ 3 lines of CSS

This method has become our ‘gold standard’ for centering your sites, images, or anything directly in the center of the page (vertically and horizontally).  It’s easy to use, unobtrusive to your other page elements, requires only 3 lines of CSS and no javascript.  It’s almost like a CSS plugin of sorts.   The only downside is […]

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5 years ago

Men Wanted for Hazardous Journey

Conversation with Viktor Frankl from his masterpiece “Man’s Search for Meaning” (my current read). A little background: Frankl, an philosopher, phsychoanalyst, phsychologist was one of the few jewish people that spent years in nazi concentration camps, and managed to survive.  Here he talks of how easy it was to simply give up, and to find […]

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5 years ago

MovNat – “Le Methode Naturelle” Evolved

(Taken from an email from a close friend) “I read an interesting article the other day in Men’s Health about a system of physical fitness called le Methode Naturelle.  It was developed 100 years ago by a French Naval Officer named Georges Hebert.  He was stationed on a Caribean island when a volcano erupted.  He sprung […]

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5 years ago

How to Speed Up Page Load Time

Special thanks to a great article over at Webjackalope: 15 Quick Ways to Shrink Page Load Time Some Odds and Ends from the Article Here are some quick tidbits that we have seen overlooked by developers in the past: Check your Website Load Time Run your pages through the Web Page Analyzer for oodles of […]

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5 years ago

CSS Background Position Transitions w/ JQuery

Is there nothing this library can’t do, or can’t be added on to do??  Here we’ve stumbled on how this jquery plugin allows you to fade background colors, images, slide colors from the side/top & even at angles. Get the jQuery Background Position Plugin View some Background Transition Examples Awesome.

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5 years ago

Position relative + z-index = IE Bug

The problem If you’re dealing with absolutely or relatively positioned elements and you’re noticing that the z-index property doesn’t seem to work, you may be encountering yet another IE bug.  In certain cases, IE 6 especially will ignore the z-index property of elements whose parents don’t have a z-index. The Solution The credit goes to […]

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5 years ago

How to show a div over a select box, iframe, flash, java applet, etc

UPDATE:  Try the Position-Relative Z-index Bug Fix to see if that clears up your issue first.  It’s worked for us. Are you or anyone you know (who’s up to our high standards of geekery), ever encountered any of these issues? No matter how high you set the z-index of your absolutely or relatively positioned element, […]

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5 years ago

Transparent Images Using PNG’s (Yes, Even in IE)

Gone are the days of attempting to hodge podge a transparent gif, in an attempt to match the “matte” of the gif in photoshop to the color of the background in your page.   The only way to achieve transparency is with a PNG.  You will see a dramatically higher level of clarity with png, allowing […]

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5 years ago

Combat Form Spam with CSS

Anyone who’s created an online form knows that automated form spam bots are a problem.  Here is a simple method that uses CSS to combat this. Once implemented, it has pretty much dropped our spam rate to zero.  Special thanks to the Man in Blue for his article: Fighting Spam with CSS. How it works […]

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5 years ago

CSS Image Replacement in Navigations

Concise, and easy to implement – we had to give credit where credit was due.  Not only is this a great CSS Image Replacement article, but a solid CSS mouseover tutorial as well.  Thanks to the guys/girls over at GC CSS Image Replacement in Navigations with Mouseovers Ahh the power of CSS Positioning (Google stretching […]

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5 years ago

Section 508 Compliance in Plain English

We debated calling this the “Complete Idiot’s Guide to Section 508 Compliance” and to tell you the truth, we’re still leaning towards changing it.  In any case, for anyone tasked with creating a Section 508 Compliant website, you may first want to take a look at the Section 508 official site.  Much of our info […]

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5 years ago

CSS Background Position Transitions w/ JQuery

Is there nothing this library can’t do, or can’t be added on to do??  Here we’ve stumbled on how this jquery plugin allows you to fade background colors, images, slide colors from the side/top & even at angles. Get the jQuery Background Position Plugin View some Background Transition Examples Awesome.

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5 years ago

PHP Display Errors Error Reporting Debugging Etc

Ideally, you will be using php.ini to display errors in php. However, sometimes you don’t have access to it, and you need some instant gratification now! Include this snippet in your page, and it will display the errors inline, as well as save them to a file in your current directory called “error_log.txt”. ini_set(‘display_errors’, 1); […]

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6 years ago

Learn How to Talk Like a Pirate

With International Talk Like a Pirate Day just around the corner, that leaves little time to brush up! Learn How to Talk Like a Pirate

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6 years ago

Display:block links Extra Padding, whitespace bug in IE

“If a link with display: block and no explicit dimensions is inside a list item, any spaces or linebreaks that follow the list item in the code will cause extra whitespace to appear in the browser.” Just another in the huge slew of IE browser bugs: http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/communityengine/index.cfm?event=showdetails&productId=1&postId=824

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6 years ago

Display block with “a” hyperlinks in IE Internet Explorer

Oftentimes, you find yourself creating dynamic CSS driven menus, embedded within lists. (See every site in our portfolio). The key to this is usually the following structure (simplified): <ul> <li><a href=”somepage.html”>Home</a><li> <>ul> The Problem The problem is found when setting your <a> link as display:block , you’ll see that although it visually renders properly within […]

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6 years ago

Javascript/CSS 100% Height (Max-Height) Function

We can’t tell you how much we love wrestling with CSS bugs/oversights. There’s not a time when we wouldn’t want to kick back, relax, and fumble through 10-odd google pages, looking for a simple solution for giving an element 100% height. So far, this is one of the best – 100% height solutions out there […]

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6 years ago

Great PHP Date References

Just thought we’d give some trackback attention to a much deserved reference page. This reference gives one of the best explanations for addition of and subtraction using PHP’s built-in Date Function. Also, easily compute days in the future, past, etc using the simple natural language capabilities in the strtotime function: PHP Dates, addition, future dates, […]

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6 years ago

Set all checkboxes to disabled, Check all Checkboxes

The following code will iterate all your checkbox elements (within the form you specify), and disable them all. Tested in ie and mozilla only. function disableAllChecks(fmobj) { for (var i=0;i

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6 years ago

IE Select Option Bug – Selected, SelectedIndex

In case anyone else is coming across this issue, for some reason, when attempting to select all options in a multi-select “<select>” box, for some reason, IE doesn’t work the first time through my iteration. Here is more: IE Select Bug WORKAROUND Don’t set Multiple immediately before selecting options Alright, I found it – for […]

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6 years ago

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