Domain Renewal Group Scam

We wanted to warn our clients about a company called ‘Domain Renewal Group’ and a scam they are widely operating. So you know who you are dealing with their logo is below:- How the Scam Works We are calling it a ‘Scam’ because the tactics used by this company are deliberately highly misleading and we are disappointed that as such …

Hyphen Bullet

Recently I was working on a client site and needed a ‘Hyphen Bullet’ like so:- – List Item Surprisingly there is no cross-browser and backwards computability CSS attribute for a list that gives you a ‘hyphen’ other than using a bullet image of a hyphen in your CSS markup. I thought this was excessive effort so went about doing this …

Image with Background Image CSS

I just wanted to share a very quick tip with you that I’ve recently used and was surprised to see worked cross-browser. I suppose I shouldn’t have been too surprised as it uses valid CSS markup, but anyhow. I wanted to give an existing image a background image and usually I would put the image in a ‘div’ or ‘li’ …

Target IE6, IE7 and IE8 in your CSS

So you’ve created a site and it looks great in Safari, Google Chrome, Firefox and even the horrible Internet Explorer 8, but then you check it in Internet Explorer 6 & 7 and it looks terrible. Now you need to make some CSS tweaks to bring everything in line, but trying to do this universally across all browsers is neon …

The Google Star

We spend a lot of time optimising our client’s sites for the Search Engines and of course Google is always a key area that we focus on. Recently I was checking our own site to ensure that optimisation changes were kicking in as expected and I noticed a new item in the listing. It’s a small blue star next to …

Should I use Flash on my web site?

It’s interesting that if you type in the keyword ‘Should I use Flash on my web site’ that it pulls up loads of results in Google from way back in 2005 / 2006 and perhaps this is telling in itself – but it’s still an important question that is being asked. Indeed today a client of ours asked if we …

Adding jQuery to WordPress

First off WordPress comes loaded with a selection of scripts and these can be found in the wp-includes/js/ directory. WordPress already uses jQuery in the admin area and so it’s already native and can be called easily by the following line of code in your header.php file in the <head> section: <?php wp_enqueue_script(“jquery”); ?> <?php wp_head(); ?> Now you may …

Jquery Workshop – Loading a list in order

A quick one for those of you wondering how to sequentially load a list in order with jQuery with animation. First off you’re going to need to include the wonderful jQuery framework between the <head></head> tags of your document and you can download it from here:- Get jQuery OR you can simply hotlink the latest vesion back to the jquery …