It’s becoming commonplace that people go to one of the many commercial WordPress theme marketplaces, search through the list for a theme that suits what their business does, purchase that, and use it on their site. In theory, this is great. It lets you get a head-start in functionality as everything you need is “all included” in that theme. But there are also downsides to it. Continue reading WordPress theme – is custom-made or pre-built best for my site?
This problem has been around for a while, and none of the resources that I could find online gave me any sort of idea how it could be done. The worst result that I found was this one, where a representative of WooThemes themselves said that this couldn’t be done… That led me to believe that they were right, and it really couldn’t be done. Admittedly, that answer was given in 2012, so it’s a few years past now, so I wanted to see if anything had changed since then. Continue reading Woocommerce – Hide ‘Hidden’ products from site search
What Makes 100%?
What does it mean to give MORE than 100%?
Ever wonder about those people who say they are giving more than 100%? We have all been to those meetings where someone wants you to give over 100%. Continue reading What is 100%?
As a developer or a designer, we’ve all heard this way to many times to remember. Someone comes to you, asks how much to do X, and then gets almost offended that you have to charge for your time to do the work. Even worse are the ones that say “It can’t be that hard, just tell me how to do it and I’ll do it myself” and expect your years of training and hard work in just a couple of hours of your time, and all for free… “because you’re not doing it, just showing me how to do it”.
We’ve got problems with old fonts here. The designers want to use them on websites, but thanks to the way that Macs handle older Postscript Type 1 fonts, they are always seen as 0kb files to my PC. That means that they can’t be saved or converted into web fonts. Continue reading Converting Postscript Fonts to Web Fonts
This was a cry for help that I got from a client a short while ago when they wanted to change their galleries to link from the image files to the attachment pages so they could get more content on the site, and offer a bit more functionality than displaying only a standard image could. While it seems to be a very quick and easy fix, it turned out to be a little more complicated than it should have been.
On a new project I hit a restriction trying to use some nice font-face web fonts. The client has around 10 different domain names, and all of them point back to one central site. When you visit the main URL, everything is great. When you visit any one of the other URL’s… the fonts don’t work. Continue reading Using @font-face Fonts Cross Domain
WordPress can be a strange beast sometimes. This is one issue that’s haunted it for a long time, and is still around today. Continue reading Fixing the WordPress menu items limit
WAMP is some great software, and lets us all do our development on our own PC’s. The only downside is that as it comes configured standard, it only works with the http://localhost/ domain, which is good, but doesn’t let you keep up with multiple sites at the same time. Continue reading Setting up virtual hosts in WAMP
Have you ever had a client that just doesn’t understand why they are being charged more than they were quoted? Continue reading Why we need to know what you want us to do