How To Detect Users in the Middle East with PHP

Ever heard of a Middle Eastern client refusing to work with someone that has images of pork on their site? Well if you haven’t, we have at The Next Wave and we had to do something about it. After browsing a few different options, hostip.info seemed like the best service to go with. It’s 100%…

An Ongoing Post on How-to Optimize WordPress

This post contains tricks and tips on how I’ve optimized time while working with WordPress. Stop using bloginfo(‘something’)! Quit making unnecessary calls to your database.  A lot of themes I’ve worked on over the years I see this: <a href=”<?php bloginfo(‘url’); ?>” title=”<?php bloginfo(‘name’); ?>”><?php bloginfo(‘name’); ?></a> Another one I see a lot goes something…

Innovative Modular (with Sund & Company)

Here’s another excellent site that I was a part of while at Sund & Company.  From the planning (Mark Sund), to the original design (Sarah Abla), and through the development, it came out awesomely perfect. It was definitely a good experience learning the ins-and-outs of complicated, yet understandable navigations and slideshows.

Easy, Breezy jQuery Slideshow

I thought I would share my starting point for all slideshows that I create for clients and myself. There are a million good reasons to use a jQuery plugin, but none of them are the right ‘weight’.   If you begin with your own code, you’re not going to be limited later on. Let’s start…

Brodie Graphics

Daniel Brodie is a freelance projection designer from New York that came in contact with me to help with some various fixes on his website. I quickly learned it was using a thematic child theme, which was the root cause of the site’s issues. I implemented a new gallery plugin (with a fair amount of…

University of Kentucky Student Government Association

A new version of UKSGA hit the web shelves days before the freshman elections occurred in the last week of October of 2010. Below is an example page.  It contains important members of the UKSGA. The filters allow the visitor to view certain branches by fading in and fading out people on the page. The previous version was worked…