Author Archives: Phil LaNasa

CSS Notifications, Hidden Form Posts & more in Week #4

web development week

This week left me with a few new tricks in my web development arsenal. CSS notifications, ditching those pesky extended characters with Javascript and even an little SEO. more …

WordPress, SSH, Backups & jQuery | Week #3

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Web developers - do you need to reevaluate your backup policy? Lazy loading images, SSH & Putty tip, HTML file uploads and more in this Web Dev Week. more …

CSS, Hosting, Webmasters & Backups | Week #2

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Week #2 closes with a couple handy CSS tricks, a quick e-newsletter tip and some good nuggets of web hosting wisdom. more …

Node, RegEx & JS | Week #1

web development week

Web Dev week number one brings Node.js news, reasons to avoid anonymous JavaScript functions, a RegEx tip and really quick way to introduce a CSS loading spinner to your site. more …

Creating the Navicon without an icon

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The navicon is almost universally recognizable as a hover-for-navigation element, but it requires another image be loaded, unless you are clever about implementing it. more …

Preventing Eye Strain with a browser extension

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Eye strain makes you tired and reduces your concentration. New browser extension aims to reduce eye strain by subtly reminding you to rest your eyes at the appropriate intervals. more …

Personalizing WordPress Admin with jQuery

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A handful of jQuery statements can give your WordPress Admin a more personalized feel. Avoid modifying core files or adding unnecessary complexity to your theme code. more …

Setting up WordPress Multisite

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WordPress Multisite is a great option for web hosts, but also for companies that require different themes for different departments. It's easy to setup, but there a few tricks I learned along the way. more …

Dealing with the Facebook Page Tab Width

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If you know in advance that your site will be used within a Facebook Canvas page, you'd be smart to follow the best practices for developing a responsive site. But you may not always have that insight, or you may need to retrofit an existing site to work with this narrowed width. more …

Maintaining Element Expand / Collapse State (throughout your site)

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One usability enhancement that I recently became aware of was the ability of a website to store my expand / collapse state of various elements on the page, between page loads. more …