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Some of my thoughts and snippets.

One thing that seems like a mystery with WordPress – depending on how you upload your local WordPress site to your remote / live server, every page other than the home page seems to result in a 404. I have no idea why this happens, but the fix below always seems to work for me.…

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Something that has been weighing quite heavily on my mind of late is whether or not racing to and from the office every single day is actually a productive pastime. What I mean is, is it always necessary to be obligated to attend to one’s work schedule in a populated workplace? And why is there…

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Here is a little universal jQuery snippet that will allow you to create an anchor link that can scroll to any div on a page, or the top of the page. Remember to add the jQuery Easing plugin to your project too. Here is the snippet – // click event for scroll button $('.scrollToDiv').click(function(event) {…

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The web floods us with clever new ideas and products constantly. There seems to be a nifty little app for everything these days. That’s not to say that there’s no point in coming up with new ideas, it just means that you should probably make sure your ideas are good enough to stand out from…

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I have seen quite a few plugins around that handle “image captions”, but I thought it could be cool to show how you could create your own custom solutions using a few lines of jQuery. Bear in mind this might not be the best solution for accessibility as alt tags would usually be more descriptive,…

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I recently had to build a WordPress site for a client that was entirely AJAX in terms of navigation. By that I mean  that there is never a page reload when navigating through the site. One of the challenges here was applying the usual “active” class to the relevant navigation link depending on which page…

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When do you know you can trust an API to do what it said on it’s box? Developers are bombarded with countless new releases of “really cool” APIs, promising easy integration and inspiring the creation of ground breaking applications. What they don’t say is that this is just a teaser, and in fact, they’re about…

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I’m pleased to introduce my latest web application development project; an exciting collaboration of ideas from both myself and a colleague. Say hello to wordonthewire! The idea behind this was to create something that would be a one-stop-shop for current, trending information from a range of popular sources on the web. It’s aimed at providing…

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UPDATE* If you want to save yourself a lot of hassle, I would recommend using Ghostlab for this. It works incredibly and there’s no real setup involved. —– This one has had me really stumped for the last few weeks. I have been going through the process of making this site responsive, and I was trying…

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