Archive for “July, 2007”

The following entries were made in the “July, 2007” time-frame.

WordPress Posting and Commenting Tips

Posted July 30th, 2007 by Mike Cherim

WordPress is smart — really smart — and I like that, but it requires the right input if you want to exercise its abilities. What follows are a few things I do to get the most out of WordPress’s highly professional desktop-like web publishing features. Many of the tips I will offer carry over to the commenting side as well, not just article posting. Please know that I am not using the Visual Rich Editor so while most of the posting tips will apply, they may not be all shared.

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Adding your own WordPress Smilies

Posted July 21st, 2007 by Mike Cherim

On a site I’m making I added a table of available smilies on one of the pages in the help section (similar to the smiley list my daughter has on her blog). It’s part of the site’s help section. The audience will be a mix of somewhat savvy surfers and complete novices. Many I’d say won’t know what a blog is. Thus I’m offering a lot of passive site support. While making this table of smilies I decided to add three of my own. It’s really quite easy. Here’s how I did it:

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A Quickie on the Q Element

Posted July 18th, 2007 by Mike Cherim

adding a script to the page load to fix one instance of one small problem for one browser made me frown

I’m utterly swamped right now, but as I get a breather now and then — which is a few hours at a time — I still want to write short posts (or are they articles?) to let you know I’m alive. One of the things I’m doing is building a rather large site using WordPress as a content management system (CMS). I can’t show you anything yet, but it’s a good one I think. On this site I have an instance where I use the <q> element to markup an inline quote. I don’t use it often so I wanted a simple solution to the matter of that element not being supported by Internet Explorer (IE) — including IE7 if you can believe that. I started thinking about the situation.

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The Obsolescence of Handheld Style Sheets?

Posted July 9th, 2007 by Mike Cherim

On any fixed-width designs I currently create I offer a handheld style sheet for those users who may access these sites via a smart phone or other handheld device. I feel this is needed in this day and age; I want to make sure those skinny screen users have decent experience on my sites and find it accessible and usable. But will this need become less important, even unnecessary in a few years?

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