In rewrite mode: New version of my book on the way!

Since Amazon.com was kind enough to list my book months before it’s done and I’ve been Tweeting about it for weeks there really is no reason to pretend it’s a secret any more: I am currently in the process of revising my book Sams Teach Yourself Microsoft Expression Web in 24 Hours 3 for the…

Using WordPress in Alternate Configurations – My WordCamp Whistler 09 Presentation

Finally, after a full week of catching up, here is the video tutorial version of my presentation at WordCamp Whistler 09 for those who were there and those who couldn’t come. The video is also available on WordPress.tv if you’d rather watch it there. I recorded the video over the weekend and it contains the…

Using Conditional Custom Fields for Advanced Layouts

An often overlooked function in the WordPress arsenal is Custom Fields. Overlooked because to most it makes no sense: What do you use a custom field for? And how do you use it? The answers to these questions differ depending on how the WordPress theme has been set up: Custom fields can be used for…

Pure CSS Drop-Down Menu tutorial – a slight omission

I just got a comment from a reader of my recent Expression Newsletter article The No-Code Way to a Pure CSS Horizontal Drop-Down Menu with Expression Web. He was having trouble getting the grey boxes to “fill out” properly which left the menu looking weird. A quick review of his CSS told me the problem…

Highlight current page in WordPress menus

I have published an updated tutorial on this topic entitled Highlight Current Page or Category in WordPress 3.0 Menus. Click here to read the new article. WordPress has a lot of built in functionality that you can tap for advanced customization. One of these which is often ignored is the ability to highlight the current…

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…