How to use your own widget icon in the WordPress Widget customizer

Customize WordPress Widget Icon

In developing deeper integration with the Customizer functionality of WordPress, I wanted to use a custom icon for my IDX+ plugin’s widgets. By default, WordPress defines a list of icons using their dashicons icon set and tries to guess the best icon for your widget based on the CSS class of your widget. Check out […]

The Google +1 Sprite Animation


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


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.’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

Stop loading WP-Downloads CSS File

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. Web Design Launched


Visit Katz Web Design-developed 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


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


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


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 March 25, 2010 – April 1, 2010 – April […]

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


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


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, […]