Archive for programming

Making WordPress page headings different from the menu items

Just a quick WordPress tip this time for theme developers, or people who just want to customize a WordPress theme they’ve purchased. Sometimes there are reasons to make a menu item slightly different from the title of the actual page. Perhaps your menu space is limited, but you have plenty of room in the content…

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Tip for IE6 fixes in Dreamweaver

If you’re a Dreamweaver user and you try to make sure your sites work in Internet Explorer 6, this tip is for you. When using Dreamweaver templates, one of the things that Dreamweaver does well is automatically correct paths for you. This is extremely helpful, because you don’t have to worry about what directory you’re…

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Display the top level category in WordPress

The is just a quick WordPress code snippet for those WordPress programmers or code dabblers out there. Recently we needed a page in WordPress to display the top parent page title rather than the current page’s title as the heading on the page. Here’s the code we used to accomplish that: <? $currPost = $post;…

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My Favorite Web Development Tools

There are several tools that I don’t think I could do web development without. They give me the power to find out valuable information about the pages I’m viewing. They even let me edit the HTML and CSS directly, without having to refresh the browser window! I can debug JavaScript, test the page with different…

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Open Source Web Design

I have always wondered what open source tools are out there for web design just in case I decide to boycott Adobe or Adobe goes bankrupt or something. It turns out there are some pretty good options for web design. None of them are quite as good as Fireworks or Dreamweaver, but they do get…

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