Browsing articles from "January, 2009"

Hackadelic Series PlugIn, Arrr

Jan 31, 2009   //   by Hackadelic   //   WordPress  //  12 Comments

shake your tail featherAye, me hearties, here’s my third WordPress plug-in: Hackadelic Series.

It is the consummation of an idea I gave a quick shot to back in December 2008, when I first had the need for something to support authoring series of posts, and my search revealed no functional lightweight solution for it.

Here is the history of the plug-in.
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Sliding Notes Lessons – Beware of HTML Tags In Title

Jan 28, 2009   //   by Hackadelic   //   WordPress  //  5 Comments

<span class=Since I published Sliding Notes, I’ve repeatedly seen people formatting their slider button title italic, and thereby effectively inserting HTML tags into it, like so

[slider title=”some title“]…[/slider]

resulting in: some title»

This is not a practice I’d recommend. Read more >>

Obama’s SEO Counterstrike

Jan 22, 2009   //   by Hackadelic   //   Blog  //  12 Comments

President Barack ObamaI usually stay out of politics, not because I’m indifferent, but because there never seemed to be a big difference between this or that party, this or that candidate, this or that government. It always appeared to me as if behind different faces it was all the same old bullshit.

Until Obama came… Read more >>

TOC Boxes 1.1 Support Hyperlinks In Headings

Jan 20, 2009   //   by Hackadelic   //   WordPress  //  No Comments

/approveMy first version of Table Of Conten Boxes did not support hyperlinks in headings. That is, a hyperlink in a heading would mess up the TOC entry.1

Version 1.1 adds support for this.

Download the plug-in, or visit the plug-in homepage to find out more about it.

  1. Technically speaking, it would result in a nested anchor element, which is not valid (X)HTML, so that the browser would render only rubbish. []

The Conficker Syndrome, Salvationware, And The Real Matrix

Jan 19, 2009   //   by Hackadelic   //   Blog, Featured  //  No Comments

Say What?Remember in “The Matrix” when Morpheus says to Neo:

What is the Matrix? Control.

Now, we might not live inside a matrix (and even if we did, we wouldn’t know it, so it wouldn’t make a difference), but much of the ado we are facing, especially in the mass media, is just about that: Control.

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Sliding Galleries thank to the “Presidential Release”

Jan 19, 2009   //   by Hackadelic   //   WordPress  //  No Comments

lecce [salento]. santa rosa by nightI’m proud to announce that Sliding Notes 1.3.1 successfully cooperates with the Lightbox2 WordPress plug-in. The two plug-ins together provide for a “Sliding Gallery”, as impressively demonstrated by Gage Parker’s portfolio page.

This definitely goes into the Sliding Notes Showcase. 🙂

More interesting use-cases to share? Anybody?

Sliding Notes 1.3.1 Bugfix Release

Jan 18, 2009   //   by Hackadelic   //   WordPress  //  6 Comments

Unfortunately, a small glitch had slipped into the 1.3.0 release that caused sliding notes to be “dead” (not expandable) on the front page. I just released a fixed version, 1.3.1 – a “Presidential Bugfix Release”, if your want 😉

I’m sorry for the inconvenience.

Sliding Notes 1.3 – Hot New “Presidential Oath” Release

Jan 18, 2009   //   by Hackadelic   //   WordPress  //  10 Comments

/approveI haven’t posted anything to my blog in the last week, and I had a good reason: I’ve been preparing a brand new release of Sliding Notes.

Since I published Sliding Notes the first time, I repeatedly had the chance to witness and help with its integration into existing, real world designs. One essential insight I gained from this was that Sliding Notes are being used (or their usage envisioned) in a much wider variety of contexts, than I initially imagined: In the side bar, the content, floating with the text, or stacked, initially collapsed or expanded…

As a result of that experience, and just in time for Obama’s upcoming Presidential Oath of Office, I’m releasing a brand new version of the plug-in, packed with features that greatly ease the integration into existing website styles and concepts, as well as the combination of different usage patterns on the same site. Read more >>

Getting Started With Sliding Notes And MyCSS In 4 Super-Easy Steps

Jan 11, 2009   //   by Hackadelic   //   Featured, WordPress  //  No Comments

Since I published my Sliding Notes plug-in, I’ve got several emails from people new to HTML and CSS, or blogging as such, who asked me for guidance to get them started with Sliding Notes (and the MyCSS plug-in for styling).

So I decided to write this simple manual. (Which doesn’t mean I’m unhappy with you folks contacting me 😉 )

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Welcome To The Machine (Or 8 Easy Steps To Nowhere)

Jan 8, 2009   //   by Hackadelic   //   Blog, Featured  //  2 Comments

BoredomHave you noticed the increasing uniformity of how blog posts are being named these days? At every turn, there seems to be the same simple, supremely uncreative title pattern. You know, titles like

69 Hot Tips For A Perfect Love Life

or

How To Make A Billion Dollar In 3 Easy Steps

This “style” has spread like a malicious nasty little virus all over the Internet, and managed to Read more >>

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