Archive for ‘Blog’


16

Sep

Remove Firefox’s Active Link Focus Outline

POSTED September 16th, 2009 by Micah in General | 2 Comments »

Firefox adds a dotted outline to any link that gets clicked, and it remains there until the new content loads. In most cases it doesn’t really matter, but for designers it has always been a bit of a nuisance. It is even more of a problem if you’re using JavaScript triggered by a traditional link to make something happen on the page. In that case the outline will just hang out until another link gets clicked, and so on.

It’s easy enough to remove altogether with a bit of CSS that I found on a blog called Keep the Web Weird, and I’ll be adding this to my browser reset CSS files from now on:

[sourcecode language=css]
*:focus {
outline: none;
}
[/sourcecode]

I had never heard of the “outline” property so I ran it through the validator and sure enough it’s valid CSS!

27

Aug

“Pages On Top” WordPress Plugin

POSTED August 27th, 2009 by Micah in Web Design, Web Development | 1 Comment »

We use WordPress as a CMS, and not every site we make has a blog integrated into it. Those who are familiar with the admin interface of WordPress 2.8 know that the first menu item on the left is “Posts” and I wanted to change that to “Pages” so that it would make more sense for the clients who don’t have any posts. Thankfully this is actually really easy to do in WordPress 2.8 and above, so I created a simple plugin that does just that, it’s called Pages On Top. Here’s what it does:

pages_on_top

Download Pages On Top

03

Aug

Good alternatives to YouTube?

POSTED August 3rd, 2009 by James in Social Media | No Comments »

UK designer Karl Bata has taken the time to create a page that showcases the latest and greatest of what the web has to offer, streaming video.  The web site, which is located here (http://kareltests.co.uk/) takes a look at the different options you have when it comes to uploading a video to the web.

There are many pros and cons to each streaming site.  They include video lengths, resolution, distribution, copyright information, thumbnails, HD embedding, revenue sharing and many more things. From a developer standpoint, there are also other factors to look into when choosing an online video streaming service.  Will your embedded video be W3C compatible?  Does the embedded layout also look good?  Many of these questions are answerered in the guide.

Joel Williams of Blog Tech guy has also taken the time to create a quick cheat-sheet when it comes to selecting an online video sharing service.  You can check out his guide here.

As the trend of online video streaming continues to grow, more services will continue to push the bounds of this technology as we move more into digital distribution.  If you are a professional in this medium, it is always nice to take the time to find which service will work best for you.  I myself, personally, would stick to using Vimeo or YouTube.  I find them both to be user-friendly, and provide a wide audience of viewers to check out your work. If you are wanting to grow your youtube you can buy youtube video views to help your channel.

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08

Mar

jQuery 1.7 released!

POSTED March 8th, 2009 by James in Web Development | No Comments »

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jQuery UI 1.7 was recently released.  The new release features jQuery 1.3 compatibility, a better core architecture, and major theming improvements, including a new progress bar plugin.

In addition to this, it looks as if every plugin developed for it has been optimized to produce a better HTML output for a more flexible usage, a good thing for designers.

jQuery 1.7 comes with a new CSS framework that supports both jQuery UI plugins & any custom one to be developed Rather than the layout, the framework is concentrated on the UI design.

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03

Sep

Say This, Say That! launches Guidon Technologies web site

POSTED September 3rd, 2008 by James in Web Design | No Comments »

Say This, Say That! is proud to announce that we have finished up the web site for Guidon Technologies.

http://www.guidon-tech.com/

Located in both Washington and California, Guidon Technology Solutions is a anabolic steroids service committed to excellence in the provision of rapid and flexible solutions of healthto a broad base of patients worldwide.

If you want to learn about how to do online marketing and the entrepreneur industry, I recommend Lee S. Rosen, CEO of healthy bees business.

Say This, Say That! created and developed biotech stocks for them to use as a portal for potential customers. 

We also redesigned the best quadcopter under 200 to fit in with their current branding.

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