The Google +1 Sprite Animation

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How the +1 Button Works The +1 Button uses an advanced sprite technique to simulate an animated `gif`. The animation occurs when hovering over search results with +1 enabled, and the shine moves across the button. (The image to the right is an animated `gif` I made…) The +1 Button is not an animated `gif`, […]

5 Easy Ways to Disable the Gravity Forms CSS Stylesheet

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We can do this the easy way or the hard way. What’ll it be? The WordPress form plugin Gravity Forms (if you don’t use it, you should — it’s great) comes with a stylesheet found at [plugin-directory]/plugins/gravityforms/css/forms.css. SEODenver.com’s is found here. If you want to turn off styles for Gravity Forms, there are a few […]

How to Prevent Loading WP-DownloadManager's CSS File

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If you want to disable the WordPress plugin WP-DownloadManager‘s download-css.css file from being loaded, add the following code to your functions.php file: remove_action(‘wp_print_styles’, ‘downloads_stylesheets’); Alternatively, if you would just like to use your own stylesheet, you can add a file named download-css.css to your theme’s directory, and the plugin will automatically load your stylesheet instead.

SteveSpangler.com Web Design Launched

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Visit Katz Web Design-developed SteveSpangler.com As announced in August, Steve Spangler chose Katz Web Design to develop their blog. Their previous blog was aging and didn’t provide the functionality they needed. I was provided with a design by Blake Sumrall (at Steve Spangler, Inc.) and was tasked with converting it to a website. The development […]

Introducing: the SEO Stylesheet for Safari, Firefox, Opera, and IE

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Firefox gets all the cool toys As I’ve written before, Firefox SEO — not Safari — gets all the glory. One of the great things about Firefox is the Add-ons (plugins) that extend its functionality. For web developers and SEOs, it’s vital to easily see what rank your website has when doing searches. There are tons […]

Simple Vertical Align Plugin for jQuery

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Sometimes you may want to vertically align a block item, but the CSS-only vertical aligning methods don’t make you feel clean.  Personally, I hate having to style items as a table/table cell to get them to vertically align in Internet Explorer. jQuery to the rescue.  Using a jQuery vertical align snippet as my base code, I modified it […]

Google's Sprite Image is a Thing of Beauty

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Google Sprite changes over time: If you want to know more about CSS sprites and how to put them together, feast your eyes on Google’s: Then: Now: Here’s the history of Google’s PNG sprite image http://www.google.com/images/nav_logo.png http://www.google.com/images/nav_logo2.png http://www.google.com/images/nav_logo3.png http://www.google.com/images/nav_logo4.png http://www.google.com/images/nav_logo5.png http://www.google.com/images/nav_logo6.png http://www.google.com/images/nav_logo7.png http://www.google.com/images/srpr/nav_logo8.png http://www.google.com/images/srpr/nav_logo9.png March 25, 2010 – http://www.google.com/images/srpr/nav_logo10.png April 1, 2010 – http://www.google.com/images/srpr/nav_logo11.png April […]

Disable Styles and Javascript in Safari with Keyboard Shortcuts – How To

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Now Safari’s just as cool as Firefox If you’re a web developer on the Mac, you may be sick of everyone talking about Firefox Addons that do everything but wipe your ass. True, Firefox is a great browser that is very expandable, but I love Safari, and I want to do as much web development […]

Tableless, accessible, nearly validating osCommerce — Rewriting the beast

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osCommerce accessibility stinks osCommerce default installation is a huge mess for accessibility. Every piece of code that the platform spits out has endless tables and poorly coded HTML — finding your way through the code is like trying to clear brush. The simple solution to osCommerce accessibility is to install the Simple Template System and put […]

Standards-Compliant Shopping Cart with XHTML & CSS!

I’ve been looking for a shopping cart like this for a long time One of my clients is looking to move from osCommerce to a more user-friendly solution, and I really want to use a shopping cart that is XHTML and standards-compliant…Something that validates and looks pretty with stylesheets off, has a full feature set, […]