It’s long been a problem for developers that the Select (or dropdown) input doesn’t allow you many options for customising their look and feel. You shouldn’t be trying to style selects! When you search for help on this matter, you often come across people arguing that select inputs get their style from whatever browser you […]
This is a problem which comes up time and time again. Every time you add a contact form to a website, you open yourself up to spam attacks. Solving this problem involves striking the right balance between making life easy for the person filling in the form, and the person receiving the spam at the […]
This is an example post to show how the Runkeeper WordPress Plugin can be used to insert a preview of your activity in to any post. Here is a cycle ride around Ecuup Reservoir. [runkeeper url=”http://runkeeper.com/user/peterasmith/activity/25780715″] The new version of the plugin supports shortcodes and allows the frame size and position to be controlled.
This plugin for WordPress allows you to define custom snippits of code or text which you might want to appear in several posts or pages. This makes it easier if you need to update common pieces of text or code as they can all be found in one place. You may find this useful for […]
I recently spent a year cycle touring abroad and one piece of kit seemed like a bit of a luxury before setting off, but proved to be incredibly useful and great value for money. The Acer Aspire One is a small, lightweight netbook with all the features I’d need in a laptop but at only […]
Clients will often ask me to target external site links to open in a new window. Of course the correct answer is “No, it’s not up to a site to determine how a link should work, the user can decide that when browsing.” Not only is it bad practice but the target=”_blank” tag has been […]