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Simpler than WordPress — or is it?

“Hey, Mart, can you post the latest newsletter to my web site? By the way is that something I can do easily?” I have many clients for whom I’ve built web sites. I usually try to let them make updates … Continue reading

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Hey WordPress, where did you hide the logout button?

Just posted on my completely standard WordPress blog. I did not customize the admin interface, this is just exactly as it comes, out of the box. Now where in the hell is the logout button? Here’s where I’ve looked so … Continue reading

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First look at the new Daily Camera website

Here is literally the first look I had at the Daily Camera’s proud new web site

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Apache MultiViews automatically appends .html, but I don’t want it to

Hat-tip to Abdel-Karim Mardini for reminding me which Apache directive is poison. It’s Options MultiViews. A client reported that WordPress pages weren’t working. For example, example.com/press/ was showing a 404, even though WordPress had a page with that permalink. What … Continue reading

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A sensible naming scheme for backup files

It’s important to back up a database regularly. But how do balance being thorough with being reasonable? If you save a full backup, every day, indefinitely, you will need more and more storage space. And really, do you care if … Continue reading

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HTML5 Application Cache always caches your home page

I built a mobile site for a client. One of the neat features is the ability to customize a secondary view of the home page. When I went to add a cache manifest to the site (so that images, styles, … Continue reading

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Print Avery labels using CSS and HTML

A client for whom I provide web services asked me if I could help her print barcode labels from their data. Now, I’ve created Avery labels using Office, Illustrator, even Photoshop — but never using web technologies. You just don’t … Continue reading

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