Archived posts, October 2010

Diving into WordPress

Sharing some WordPress tips and tricks that I have had to search for or come up with myself to get the CMS to behave the way I want it to.

Posted on October 4, 2010 in WordPress

Creating a hierarchical submenu in WordPress

How to make WordPress output a basic submenu that only expands the subtree that the current page is in and stops at the current page’s children.

Posted on October 5, 2010 in Content Management, WordPress

Is hiding text with CSS to improve accessibility bad for SEO?

Does using CSS to hide text - any text, for whatever reason - result in an automatic search engine penalty?

Posted on October 11, 2010 in Accessibility, Search Engine Optimisation

IE 9 does not resize text sized in pixels

Internet Explorer 9 (in beta at the time of this writing), still does not let the user resize text whose size has been specified in pixels.

Posted on October 18, 2010 in Accessibility, Browsers, Usability

Style visited and unvisited links differently (most of the time)

Browsers give visited and unvisited links different colours by default for a reason. Make sure you have a really good reason to make them look identical.

Posted on October 20, 2010 in Accessibility, Quick Tips, Usability

How to make WordPress URLs root relative

WordPress seems to like absolute URLs. For reasons of portability, download size, and general code neatness, I like root relative URLs. Here is how I make WordPress agree with me.

Posted on October 25, 2010 in Coding, WordPress

How to make IE9 beta work with Parallels Desktop

To make Internet Explorer 9 work when run in a virtual machine under Parallels Desktop, you may need to disable hardware acceleration. Here’s how.

Posted on October 27, 2010 in Browsers