Mobile + Email: WHERE Ties up With Constant Contact

November 12th, 2010 by Youzhny 
Mobile local ad network WHERE today? announced an ad distribution deal with Constant Contact. To boost the value it delivers advertisers, WHERE will now ad email distribution via Constant Contact’s platform. The latter meanwhile adds mobile distribution for its advertisers. // This first of its kind deal makes sense for lots of reasons. First, it increases distribution and reach of each network’s...

9 User-Friendly Featured Content Slider Plugins for WordPress

November 11th, 2010 by Youzhny 
Featured sliders are all the rage right now, because they provide an easy way to showcase your best content and keep keep your visitors interested with instantly changing images. When searching for a plugin to handle your site’s featured content and/or images, it can be completely overwhelming, given the vast number available. Who knows which are any good? I want to save you an hour of research with...

Did you know… BuddyDress themes have built in options?

November 11th, 2010 by Youzhny 
With the new design at BuddyDress each day for 10 days we’re featuring something you may not know about BuddyDress. Number 9: BuddyDress themes have built in options Whilst each theme has different options we always make sure the themes at BuddyDress go beyond the basic theme. Here is a selection of things you can do without touching a line of code (varies depending on theme): Use the Google Font...

Nokia N8 Review: What Is In The Box?

November 11th, 2010 by Youzhny 
I have received the Nokia N8 from Maxis 10 reviewers programme. In this post, I’d show you what you’ll get in the box! These are the items you get in the Nokia N8 box: Nokia N8 smartphone with build-in battery Phone charger In-ear earphone with control buttons USB cable HDMI adapter USB On-The-Go adapter Quick guide, manual, warranty card, etc. There is no Ovi installation CD because the installation...

Best Buy is hiring a WordPress professional

November 10th, 2010 by Youzhny 
// Best Buy has posted an opening for a WordPress developer. It is a full time contract position that requires direct work with the BestBuy.com team and also managing, maintaining, and enhancing their blog platform. Here are the posted skill requirements: Expert level experience in managing and maintaining a WordPress environment The ability to dissect current plugins or build your own based...

Daily Tip: Disable the WordPress 3.1 Admin Bar

November 10th, 2010 by Youzhny 
Screenshot courtesy of WPengineer.com An admin bar will be turned on by default in WordPress 3.1. // For many WordPress users, this is just another thing that needs to be turned off. Ozh has already created a plugin that will disable the admin bar. If you’re playing around with WordPress on the bleeding edge, this plugin will be handy for you.

Did you know… BuddyDress lets you buy all or just one theme?

November 8th, 2010 by Youzhny 
BuddyDress has some great features and each day we’re showing you a new one you may not know. Number Seven: BuddyDress lets you buy all or just one theme BuddyDress has 2 purchasing options. 1.  Buy just one theme you want 2.  Get an all access pass to all themes The choice is yours…

WordPress for iOS version 2.6.2 has been submitted to the App Store

November 8th, 2010 by Youzhny 
Chris Boyd has updated the WordPress for iOS blog with news that version 2.6.2 of the iOS app has been submitted to the App Store. The update includes a number of bug fixes and a few features. Notable changes include: // Fix for landscape orientation issue when editing posts. Fix for incorrect date/time on publish. Improved HTML output for media uploads. Improved handling of XML-RPC endpoints...

Meta titles and descriptions and the psychology of search

November 7th, 2010 by VarIncart 
// I run a New Zealand Running Calendar website and it’s made me realise something quite interesting when it comes to SERPs (Search Engine Results Pages): you don’t need to be first to get good clicks – just make sure your meta title says “I am the authority website” to the searcher.

Download/embed fonts with @font-face

November 7th, 2010 by VarIncart 
I wouldn’t normally bother with anything other than the default web fonts but the design for the new Personalised Plates website (still in development) calls for a stylized font which is similar to that used on the plates themselves for headings, lead-in paragraph text and so on. As a result I’ve been messing around with @font-face this week and present how to do this here, along with...

Vendor-prefixed CSS Property Overview

November 7th, 2010 by VarIncart 
CSS allows for vendor-specific extensions which can start with a dash or an underscore, although in practise they all appear to start with a dash. Although this is declared in the official syntax reference, the W3C does recommend that authors should avoid vendor-specific extensions. Nevertheless, they exist and this post links through to an overview of all the vendor-specific extensions available. Vendor-prefixed...

Easter egg debate on the WP-Hackers mailing list

November 6th, 2010 by Youzhny 
Original photo by Avelino Maestas on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/avelino_maestas/3440418514/ // A discussion was prompted on the WP-Hackers mailing list over the weekend when Eric Mann, a subscriber on the list, posted about his experience with a client panicking upon finding one of WordPress’ easter eggs: I have a client who *thinks* they’re tech-savvy. Unfortunately, they’re not and...