Yes, I'm a Website Front-End Developer, Australian WordPress Specialist etc. What I certainly am not is a graphic designer. In fact, my graphic design skills suck. Ask me to do something with CSS and I'll be happy but keep images away from me. Of course the trend is towards using CSS in place of … [Read more...] about Halo Effect Text with CSS
Today MelbourneIT was hacked and one of their biggest customers Websites went down for many hours (details are still emerging but this is how I understand what happened so far). MelbourneIT is the domain registrar for the New York Times. (Twitter was affected too) Even although MelbourneIT don't … [Read more...] about New York Times. What should I do?
So you want to remove the navigation (menu) for your WordPress Website using a WooThemes Theme (e.g. Canvas)? To remove the primary menu in desktop view we need to add a bit of code to functions.php . To remove the navigation from the responsive mobile view we need just a tiny bit of CSS. Hide … [Read more...] about WooThemes – how to remove navigation
Icon Fonts are very mainstream now. Icon Fonts are CSS generated images such as Facebook icons, arrows, currency symbols and so on. Basically we're able to use Icon Fonts (also called Glyphs or Pictograms) where we used to use images. In this Post I'll describe the key benefits of using Icon fonts … [Read more...] about Which Icon Font to use
In my ongoing obsession for Website Speed (especially WordPress Website speed and SEO implications), I've tried many Plugins (e.g. W3 Total Cache and WP Super Cache), CDNs (the mighty AWS CloudFront and MaxCDN), good DNS hosting (notably AWS Route 53 and CloudFlare) and Web Content Optimization … [Read more...] about This is how good CloudFlare really is!
A client contacted me to say the Search widget on his WordPress Website wasn't working. More specifically he is using the Golden Theme by GuuThemes and when performing a search a 404 not found error is returned without any actual results. I really don't want to start on my usual rant about the … [Read more...] about How to fix WordPress search not working
By default, MediaWiki uses shows a complex URL for Pages. MediaWiki is of course the software used by Wikipedia and is provided by them for free. It is incredibly powerful software and is absolutely brilliant for using to power large or small Wikis. How do we make your MediaWiki website URLs appear … [Read more...] about How to create pretty URLs in MediaWiki
Yes, I'm obsessive about Webpage load speed. Only in the past year or so has Website speed become an SEO (Search Engine Optimization) factor however I've always spent an inordinate amount of time and energy trying to speed up my Website (as well as find ways to speed up all Websites I build for … [Read more...] about From CloudFlare to PageSpeed