On Friday 1st June, my girlfriend Susan and I travelled to north Wales to climb Mount Snowdon – the highest point in the British Isles outside of Scotland. We had journeyed up the evening before and stayed at a Premier Inn in Shrewsbury, allowing us a good nights sleep before a 90 minute drive to the bottom of the mountain and a 9 o’clock start. The weather, having been much hotter earlier in the week, had cooled to about 18 degrees.
June 5, 2012. Personal
We all get plenty of spam every day. How many of the emails that we delete on a day-to-day basis are not actually spam, but those that we’ve actually signed up for? For me, that actually accounts for quite a lot of emails. So, I let the emails accumulate in my inbox for a few days and then I sat down and started unsubscribing from them.
As I was removing myself from the mailing lists of these websites it occurred to me that I wasn’t annoyed with the products or services that these companies were promoting, rather it was the frequency that I was being emailed. Emailing me every single day is soon going to become very tiresome and in the end I just didn’t even open those emails at all.
It’s probably safe to say that if you want to unsubscribe from a mailing list it’s because you either had a bad experience with a product or service, or you just don’t want to receive those emails anymore. I can’t think of many positive reasons for wanting to unsubscribe, but maybe you were waiting for a certain promotion, took advantage of it and then had no more need to receive the emails.
April 19, 2012. WordPress
Being self taught, my current knowledge of WordPress and php has come through adapting existing themes. Therefore, it’s easy to see why it’s easy to stumble across better ways of doing things the more you dive in to different themes.
There are many reasons for wanting to create extra templates within your theme, but for the sake of this post i’m going to assume that I want to show a slightly different version of header.php when I visit my ‘about’ page. Here’s how I would have gone about it before today…
April 24, 2011. CSS
This article explains how to make a div tag stretch to 100% of the browser height. You may have noticed that pages with a lot of content will stretch your divs to the entire height of your browser window anyway, but not every page will have the same amount of content and these pages with less content can make your design seem broken or unprofessional. So, how can we ensure that the div actually stretches to 100% in as many browsers (IE6 included) as possible?