Hulk Smash – A Javascript Minifier in Perl

Hulk Smash – A Javascript Minifier in Perl

You'd like to have the fastest website out there, but you also want the coolest interactions and functions that come with pages and pages of javascript or jQuery code. That is going to be a problem. One thing that slows your site down, is asking the server to retrieve multiple other files. With each file, there is time required to negotiate the connection, request the file, and then receive it. If you were to pile all of that code into one small file, you could cut your site load time. We all know…Read more
Send Links To Alternate Link On Mobile

Send Links To Alternate Link On Mobile

Here's the scenario. You've built a lovely responsive website, but you are integrating a 3rd party's application as part of your offering. Their site is built primarily for the desktop, but it works well enough on the mobile. Finally, they've built a nice mobile app for using, but the mobile looks like a turd on the desktop. You want desktop browsers to go to one place and mobile browsers to go to another. Adding this little javascript in the header of your page will make it so any link can be directed to…Read more
Simple WordPress Forms

Simple WordPress Forms

I really like the Jetpack plugin. The idea of it is awesome, and most of the modules are great. So far though, I hate the Jetpack forms module. They have perfectly simplified the adding of forms to posts and pages. It is easy to add a form, change the elements and who it goes to, and put it in the post. So why not use it for your forms? I have found the Jetpack forms impossible to format using CSS without editing the plugin. The stock formatting of the forms is adequate for…Read more
Create A Beautiful Gallery With WordPress’ Jetpack Plugin

Create A Beautiful Gallery With WordPress’ Jetpack Plugin

With each update to Wordpress, the features get better and better. The Jetpack plugin by the creators of Wordpress is the same way. One of the recent additions to the Jetpack plugin turns the boring stock Wordpress gallery feature into something useful and potentially beautiful. For a few years, I have been a huge proponent of NextGen Gallery for creating image galleries on Wordpress. I find myself with less use for the additional plugin overhead when nice galleries are so easy to come by with features in the Jetpack plugin that I'm already…Read more
Wonderland by Kirsty Mitchell: Mail Online

Wonderland by Kirsty Mitchell: Mail Online

Here is a little bit of inspiration to create beauty with your camera. You can make beautiful things in Photoshop, but sometimes it's even better to take pictures of beautiful things. This woman was inspired and it shows through with her attention to the details and the results are incredible looking. Wonderland by Kirsty Mitchell: heart-breakingly beautiful photographic series in memory of an extraordinary life | Mail OnlineRead more
Scott Jarvie

Scott Jarvie

I love Scott Jarvie's story. His tale of following photography down an unknown road into a lifelong passion for taking pictures is encouraging and inspiring. Check out Scott Jarvie's story here. Another surprising thing about Scott is that he speaks at least 5 languages. Wow! One of my favorite things about Scott is his willingness to pour into other photographers. His site lists a great set of photographers who've interned or been taught by Scott. From Scott's bio: I taught myself over the course of several years. I put in crazy amounts of…Read more
Easter Play 2012

Easter Play 2012

The death and resurrection of Jesus is a miracle that we at the Vineyard celebrate all year long. Easter, however, is a special occasion to really praise Him for what he's done and share it with others on an even greater level. God has blessed us with some amazing ways to share the story of Jesus' sacrifice to others, and this year is no exception. This year was in the form of a play titled simply, Easter Play 2012. Written by Brandon Freeman, the play takes a little different look at the impact…Read more
Fotofolio Landscape

Fotofolio Landscape

Here is a beautiful theme for Wordpress that is simple and focused on the photography. This Wordpress theme looks nice as a blog and also has a wonderful layout for a portfolio. The textures and clean elements give this theme a really nice feel and would look great with a custom logo and some of your own beautiful pictures in it. Theme: http://wordspop.com/themes/fotofolio-landscape/ Demo: http://demo.wordspop.com/fotofolio-landscape/ Download Fotofolio LandscapeRead more
Display Featured Images In Admin Post List

Display Featured Images In Admin Post List

When it comes to photography sites built on Wordpress, there really is one common thing that nearly all of them have. Photos. And while I recommend having a good title, both for attracting readers and for SEO reasons, sometimes it's easier to recall what your post was about by seeing the featured image you used to represent the post. So let's imagine you're looking back through your posts and want to edit something. You could just browse the site itself so you can see the images, find the post you want to edit,…Read more