links for 2011-05-19

META Tags Tips: Metadata Elements (tags: <meta>) What You Need to Know About Usability (tags: -ility usability learnability visibility findability) To Visit, Or Not – That is the question get shit done (tags: toolkit) New Properties and Values in Backgrounds with CSS3 » SitePoint view plainprint? p { background-repeat: repeat repeat; } p { background-repeat: […]

URLs and Naming Conventions

Anyone who’s spent anytime in webdev should be quite familiar with “standard” naming conventions for folder directories: I’m speaking specifically about root/images, root/javascript, root/styles, etc. With 140 characters being a key target in mind, as well as simply trying to minimalize all of my processes/work-flows, I’ve decided to break from the flock and (gasp) make […]

wtfpl and other Licensing Bleah

wtfpl Licensing….ytf Are You Not Using It? I am extremely proud to announce that I am licensing this blog in it’s entirety into the public domain via wtfpl (Do What the Fuck You Want To Public License). Touted as the freest of all licenses, wtfpl lives up to its name: anything being licensed through it […]

Embrace Accessibility, Gain Market Growth via Universal Subtitles

Universal Subtitles is an easy way to, you guessed it, add subtitles/captions to your videos. With an intuitive interface that guides you through 3 minimal steps, Universal Subtitles is incredibly easy to use. Actually it’s only downfall is that it’s JavaScript based, and there is no fallback if users are running without. Not having a […]

Common Abbreviations in Type Family Names

I’ve been playing around with @font-face and multiple font-weights mainly to find a font or two whose family is extensive enough to use in multiple weights. I’ve found some great ones, but there are some things I’ve noticed between the worlds of webdev and typography that could use some ironing out. Many Font Families that […]

links for 2011-05-18

pretty tech, How you should use QR codes: A manifesto (tags: qrcodes) Blocking images from Google – Webmaster Tools Help googlebot (tags: <meta> robots.txt <img> serps seo bots) Yahoo Provides NOYDIR Opt-Out Of Yahoo Directory Titles & Descriptions <META NAME="Slurp" CONTENT="NOYDIR"> (tags: <meta> bots) (tags: virginiabeach) Bing Collection of SEO related documents from the […]

meta name="robots"Element

<meta name=”robots” <meta name=”robots” provides instructions to all search engines. The meta name=”robots” element can be used to tell robots not to index the content of a page, not to follow the links in a page, or both. Robots can and will ignore the meta name=”robots” element; do not worry about directing malware bots to […]

links for 2011-05-17

*Fuck* Internet Explorer (tags: iwant) Load Impact – Free web site load test (tags: toolkit optimization) ConvertIcon! convert images to favicons, vise versa (tags: icons toolkit favicon) Color Combinations | Color Schemes | Color Palettes (tags: colortheory colortool) Jon Rafman (tags: awesome) Code inComplete – Javascript Pong pong (tags: javascriptgames) Small Screens Come First: Build […]

links for 2011-05-14

Tingle | A great reason to be single (tags: geolocation hyperlocal social) Zen and the Art of Making a Living: A Practical Guide to Creative Career Design (Compass) (9780140195996): Laurence G. Boldt: Books (tags: iwant) The hgroup hokey cokey | HTML5 Doctor (tags: <article> <hgroup>) There was a dude who liked to write code […]

How to Enable cors in WordPress

Here’s a super easy way to enable cors in WordPress. First, open up header.php. The default code looks like so: <?php /** * @package WordPress * @subpackage Default_Theme */ ?> <!DOCTYPE html> … Now simply take the cors enabling php code and paste it into your header: <?php /** @package WordPress @subpackage Default_Theme **/ header(“Access-Control-Allow-Origin: […]