Category — Web Development

How To Style Your Pages For Print

Last week I talked about an easy way to add a print link into each and every one of your posts using a little bit of javascript. The output of those pages however, looks extremely ugly and today I’m going to show you how to pretty up your print output with CSS.

Now, before we get started I just want to say that I’m not actually going to get into the dirty details of which colours you should pick and what font you should use to style your pages. I’m merely going to say which elements you need to include and which ones you should remove to make your pages look nice.
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Wordpress Hack: Adding a ‘Print This’ Link to Your Posts

If you go to most blogs now-a-days you’ll most likely see their feed displayed prominently somewhere near the top of their content. What happens when a person visits your site and finds an article that they really like and want to print it. You could use a popular plugin to display a link to print the page or you could just add the code yourself and save server resources and load time.

Here are a few lines of code that you could add to your site to give your visitors easy access to print the page.
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Why Every Blog Should Have a Blog Plan

In the development world, we create plans for pretty much every thing we write, but when it comes to the blogging world I’ve found that a number of people don’t think of creating a plan for their blog. As bloggers, we can increase our blogs success by developing plans for our blogs.

Here are a few tips for creating your own blog plan.
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10 Great Firefox Plugins

Firefox is a great browser. If you’re a web developer you’ve come to love it because of its adherence to web standards and the ease of making your websites look nice. I know a lot of people though, that just use Firefox as is and don’t bother to dive into the world of add-ons to customize their browsing experience.

Here are 10 great plugins that help make your Firefox experience better (in no specific order).
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6 Great IDEs for Development

Every developer I know has, at one point or another, used an Integrated Development Environment (IDE). IDEs make our lives easier, providing an all-in-one tool which gives you a text editor, compiler, debugger and many other things that help with development.

Without IDEs, you need to get all of the different tools and that can really clutter up your computer. Here are 6 of the best IDEs that I’ve stumbled across as a developer (in no particular order).
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Turn Off Post Revisions from Wordpress 2.6

Here at devjargon, like most blogs around the blogosphere, we use Wordpress as our platform. We like the ease of development and the relatively fast performance that it gives us. We recently updated to the newest version of Wordpress 2.6, and so far have been fairly impressed with the new additions.

One thing that I don’t like about Wordpress 2.6 is post revisions. Today I’m going to show you how to turn post revisions off so your wordpress database doesn’t get bogged down with useless entries.
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How to Reply to an Email

This morning I followed my usual schedule. I woke up, fired up my laptop, checked my blogs for any new comments, checked my feeds for any new posts and then opened my email client. As I was wading through the numerous emails (I have five different emails that I go through) I came across this email from a blog that I commented on yesterday:

Hi there 4620,

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I hope i was able to help you with whatever you were looking for, if found my site to be interesting i would be more then happy if you consider subscribing to my RSS feed.

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