Pure CSS Loading Animation

Showcasing my skills in Web Development where I am constantly pushing the boundaries, here is my CSS Loading Animation. The experiment here uses CSS keyframes to achieve 60 frames per second animation without repainting the elements. To build the animated object (the spinner) I use a pair of incomplete CSS Triangle tricks. When you combine the CSS [...]

How to make the A-Z Listing plugin for WordPress use a different Index Letter for a post

This post talks about our A-Z Listing Plugin, which is available on WordPress.org. How did we get here? After a long battle with a very considerate person in the WordPress.org forums where I repeatedly failed to get them working with various attempts at writing code they could drop into their site, I decided I needed [...]

Advanced composition of Polymer Webcomponents

In a request for help sent to the Polymer web components mailing list, a user wondered about lists specifically based on the example provided in the Shop Demo that the Polymer team created. This user wanted to understand how to change the list so that it may use a different markup to the one provided [...]

TimThumb EOL (finally!)

The Make WordPress blog has finally signalled the end of a disastrous piece of software that made many WordPress sites insecure. TimThumb is/was supposed to allow embedding of images at any dimensions without requiring WordPress to previously have created the variant. The project has been used by many, many, themes available on commercial sites such [...]

LOVESPAM

We all receive them, and we all ignore them, but sometimes they can reveal interesting things. e.g. Don't you love spams that come from a n00bie spammer who just paid for access to a "one-click spam everyone" tool, but didn't read the documentation? What follows below is a true spam that I received today with [...]