Recently I was asked in a forum about creating a transparent background image. One easy way to do this is to make the image a transparent .png in Photoshop. The downside to this is file size and the extra time to change the transparency when you decide it isn’t quite right. You could just apply an opacity to the whole div, but this will result in your content becoming transparent as well. So what is the solution?Tutorials
Scenario: You just noticed a typo in the URL of that awesome blog post that you published yesterday. And, you already sent out your tweets, shares, pins, etc. about it. So now what do you do? Do you change the URL and resend this information? Do you keep the misspelling and possibly miss out on your share of Google juice?Tutorials
What? two WordPress tips in a row? I know right? I love me some WordPress and needed to get an extra fix. Actually, I just ran into this again today and thought this would be a good place to keep this nugget of knowledge, let’s dig in.Tutorials
Have you ever needed to explain how the featured image is being used in your WordPress theme? If you build or work with WordPress themes you likely have, or may need to in the future.
What is the WordPress Featured Image?
The Featured Image was introduced in version 2.9 and allows the content creator to set an image as featured for the post. This is handy because a theme developer can call this image using the_post_thumbnail(). And, different sizes can be quickly called if the the theme developer has included different sizes using add_image_size().Tutorials
WordPress is great for delivering large bits of content with small function calls, but sometimes it delivers more than needed. For instance, WordPress renders a title tag for thumbnails and featured images in themes. Luckily, getting rid of these is easy enough using the wp_get_attachment_image_attributes filter to remove them.Tutorials
Last time I discussed using CSS image overlays to punch up the look of images on your website. In this post I want to address a problem that you may find using this approach, particularly when applying the overlay to larger blocks of content with links.Tutorials
This is certainly not anything new, but a great asset to have in your toolbox. This technique is really useful where a user might be uploading images via a CMS. Most users will not have a clue how to use Photoshop to create these techniques. Lets get to it.Tutorials
WordPress 3.3 had many great changes, but one did catch me off guard. I may have overlooked it, but I did not see this documented anywhere. So, emails began trickling in as sites running themes that I developed are upgraded to 3.3.Tutorials
Keeping up with and editing conditional stylesheets can be a bit of a pain, not to mention ugly in your source code. This is probably what your code, *cough* and mine, looks like:Resources, Tutorials