Create a Twitter Box in Your Sidebar – Part II

My Sidebar Twitter box tutorial seems to have struck a chord with WordPress users and it has generated some interesting questions. One of them, from TheNext2ShineBlog posed an interesting problem I decided to look into in more detail: the only thing I would like to change is the time aspect (23 days ago // 4…

Introducing Design is Philosophy

After finishing a series of projects long overdue I finally had a couple of days to sit down and redesign my much neglected blog. Over the summer I’ve jotted down ideas and sketches for this blog but I’ve never really had time to get down to work. At the same time I’ve been telling everyone…

Fancy Interactive Pure CSS List Boxes with Hover Effect

There was an urgent need to expand the product gallery for the Nature’s Carpet website I built last fall. More specifically they were asking for the ability to easily update and ad new carpets with info and pictures. The info would be fairly minimal (name, product number, some short details) and the most important aspect…

Center a Page Horizontally Using CSS – An Expansion

This is an expansion to Anna Ullrich’s tutorial Center a page (horizontally) by using CSS which can be found on her blog. I’m picking up where she left off, so if you are confused about where we are when we start, I suggest you read her post first. In this tutorial I’m going to isolate…

Eric Meyer’s CSS Sculptor for Expression Web – Start things right

I always say that unless you start things right, you’re going to run into problems somewhere down the line. Nowhere is that more true than in building websites, especially if you venture into the realm of standards based scripting. Fortunately there are people out there who know how to do things the right way, and…

WordPress as CMS – The Project

I’ve been talking about this for a while now and it’s time I got a little more specific. It is my contention that with some small tweaks, WordPress can be used as an excellent Content Management System (CMS) and used to serve small-scale business websites. This isn’t something revolutionary – a simple Google search on…

Designing a WordPress Blog Theme Using Expression Web

I’ve been working with Expression Web for about 6 months now and I’ve found that above all other things, what sets this program apart from the competition is it’s handling of CSS. More specifically how easy it is to not only write CSS from scratch but also to modify existing code for fantastic results. Case…