Transparent Background Images with CSS

Transparent Background Images with CSS
Posted by on Jan 9, 2013

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?

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301 Redirects

301 Redirects
Posted by on Nov 29, 2012

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?

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Change and Add Wording of the Featured Image Meta Box in the WordPress Admin

Change and Add Wording of the Featured Image Meta Box in the WordPress Admin
Posted by on Jun 21, 2012

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().

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Removing Title or Alt Attributes from WordPress Image Thumbnails

Removing Title or Alt Attributes from WordPress Image Thumbnails
Posted by on May 29, 2012

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.

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Say Goodbye to Square Images with CSS Image Overlays

Say Goodbye to Square Images with CSS Image Overlays
Posted by on Mar 28, 2012

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.

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Planning a Website Blackout, 503 vs JavaScript Overlay

Planning a Website Blackout, 503 vs JavaScript Overlay
Posted by on Jan 17, 2012

If you are planning to join Wikipedia, BoingBoing, Reddit and others for the SOPA/PIPA Blackout on Wednesday Jan. 18, you may want consider the best way to participate.  While using the JavaScript methods mentioned in the previous post is easy, it may have some temporary side effects for your website that you should consider. 

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