So far this week I’ve learned that: Most people outside the Internet marketing arena don’t understand what web designers/developers do. My wife, one of the most intelligent people I know, has no idea what I do for a living. She tells people “he makes websites look nice”. 8 of the 10 people I’ve asked (in […]
I’ve seen a lot of Thesis theme users struggling to center align their main navigation menu, and it really isn’t that hard to do. Here’s a 3-minute fix to get you on the right track. In this tutorial I make the following assumptions:
- You’re using the Thesis Menu, not the WordPress 3.0 menu system.
- Your menu is positioned above your header (the default in Thesis).
- EDIT: You aren’t using dropdown menus, because I haven’t figured that solution out yet.
Before we start, you should note that anyone can do this. Don’t let these 11 lines of code scare you, OK?
So today was fun, wasn’t it WordPress & Thesis people? In case you missed it, here’s a brief rundown of what happened: Update: Thesis now sports a shiny new Split license which should appease all you GPL lovers. Can we get some work done now? Bill Erikson sent out a Tweet explaining that WordPress had […]
Thesis is a great theme framework, but if you’re anything like me you probably don’t enjoy updating it every time a new version is released. Luckily, there’s a plugin called PHP Widgetify that makes life a little bit easier. What is PHP Widgetify? This plugin adds a new type of widget to your Widgets panel, […]
Over the Christmas break I wrote a one-page marketing plan for my business. On it I decided what my goals for the 2010 Game of Freelancing were going to be and how I wanted to go about achieving them.
Just as every game needs a system to keep track of the score and figure out who’s winning, I’ve built a Weekly Scoresheet to keep track of my performance as a freelancer and give me a kick up the ass when the other team is beating me.
The most important factor in me building a freelancer’s Scoresheet is that I’m lousy at keeping score, so I (a) decided to track only the metrics I consider vital to my business, and (b) built a system to track this information within my WordPress Admin panel.
In my marketing plan I set out exactly what improvements I feel are necessary for each metric I’ll be tracking, giving me something to work towards. Read More
On a PSD to Thesis project I’m working on, the client wants a different logo on the blog pages (the blog index, single posts, archives, categories, etc.) to the one on the normal WordPress Pages. By default, Thesis’ body class for the blog pages is simply ‘custom’, which doesn’t really help anyone. But by adding […]
If you’re a Thesis user and you’ve been looking for a premium skin that’s a bit special, allow me introduce you to Osmotic. Built on Thesis as a clean blog skin, Osmotic has a bunch of added features and loads of prettiness. And it’s only available to 25 people. That’s right. I’ve always felt that […]
I’ve had a couple of people (ok, one person) ask me what tools I use to deliver up PSD to Thesis sites and seen as I can’t be bothered to write a tutorial today, I’ll tell you. Hardware. I use a MacBook Pro 15″ laptop for everything except IE testing. For that I use my […]
First up, Happy New Year everyone! I had a New Year’s Resolution list post planned, but seen as I’ve broken most of them already there doesn’t seem to be much point in publishing it. Instead, take a look at Osmotic, my first Thesis skin for public release. Osmotic is a clean, minimalist theme skin, based […]
Merry Christmas! A big thank you to everyone who visited, everyone who took the time to comment or follow me on Twitter, and the biggest thank you of all to everyone who hired me in 2009. Have a great break. Don’t eat and drink too much and I’ll see you on the Interwebs in 2010. […]