Category Archives: Web development

Plugging Plugin Problems

I just installed the nicely designed Get Recent Comments plugin, but because I’m using WordPress at the moment, I got the following error when trying to set the plugin’s options in the dashboard under Options > Recent Comments: Fatal error: Cannot redeclare kjgrc_subpage_gravatar() in /wp-content/plugins/get-recent-comments.php on line 23   Apparently I’m not the only […]

Ignorance isn’t Bliss

A recent survey shows that 91% of Internet users don’t even know what RSS means. Curiously, Firefox use is now close to 9%. Can we conclude from these two facts that slightly less than 10% of those on the Internet are savvy?

JavaScript Email Hiding

If you plainly show an email address on a website, it’s likely to be harvested by a spam spider. To get around that problem, I’ve been using the following JavaScript in the middle of a page: <script type="text/javascript"> <!– This script hides the email address from spiders –>               […]

A hack to ax those annoying windows

This tip isn’t as easy to set up as a Firefox extension, but it’s still pretty easy. The problem Many websites have links that force open a new window. Those new windows drive me crazy. At first I don’t notice a new window’s opened. Then I try to use the browser’s back button, and (“What? […]

Perl keyword text highlighting

Highlighting search terms An article at A List Apart from August 2004, “Enhance Usability by Highlighting Search Terms,” suggests that websites highlight the search terms found in the referrer information. For example, if someone Googles “widget” then clicks a resulting link to your site, you might want to highlight every instance of “widget” on your […]