Debug Bar Tracer Plugin 

I have just released a new plugin called Debug Bar Tracer. It is meant to work with the Debug Bar plugin that should be a staple of any WordPress developer’s toolkit. The idea behind it is quite simple – I am always printing data out to the browser when developing and it always breaks the […]

Creating a skinnable widget 

Building custom widgets is fun, rebuilding them because we need to change the way it looks is not. With that in mind, lets build a “skinnable” widget that separates how it looks from what it does. For the purposes of this tutorial, I am assuming that you are comfortable creating a Widget and working with […]

Bye bye ActionScript 

So I’ve decided to retire the Action Script section of my website. I don’t really work with Flash all that much anymore and to be honest, I’m getting quite rusty at it. The posts will still be available but I won’t be adding anymore moving forward.

Dreamweaver Command – French Characters 

I recently developed a Dreamweaver command to automate a process I hate to do manually – turn French characters into their HTML entities. It’s pretty straight forward, highlight the copy you want to scan, select French Characters under the Commands menu and follow the prompts. To install, unzip the files and drop them into your […]

Blackberry Playbook OS 2.0 

So, I was one of the many who jumped on the bandwagon and bought a Playbook when they we’re offering them at a ridiculously reduced price over Christmas. I was never really that interested in getting one but they were cheap and I wanted an e-reader (Playbook comes pre-installed with a Kobo app) so I […]

Mill Valley Estate 

This is a custom WordPress theme built entirely using HTML5 and the Modernizr library with design by Luke Despatie & The Design Firm

WordPress Stuck In Maintenance Mode 

If you ever have an automatic update fail sometimes your WordPress install can get stuck in maintenance mode. I just had this happen to me and was able to find a quick solution. Log into your server via FTP and look for a .maintenance file, delete it and you should be up and running again.

Les Stroud is back at it 

I just heard that my former employer Les Stroud is going to be doing more episodes of Survivorman – but this time for 10 days instead of 7. Here is the official post on his website - http://lesstroud.ca/news/survivorman-returns. If you’re not familiar with Survivorman you should be. It basically invented the Survival TV genre – and no […]

HTML 5 Resources 

Here is a list of HTML5 references site, resources and other items: HTML5 Outliner - http://gsnedders.html5.org/outliner/ HTML5 Spec  – http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec-author-view/Overview.html

The Collection Agency 

Another WordPress theme development project. This was a fun project which some unique challenges. The great layout was done by the very talented Luke Despatie