Tag Archive for 'Wordpress'

Hardening WordPress security

http://codex.wordpress.org/Hardening_WordPress

Best .mp3 to .ogg audio file converters

If you, like me, have been dabbling in HTML audio embedding recently, then there’s a likelihood you’ll have found out there’s little cross-browser consensus for embedding HTML5 audio. There’s a high chance, if you’ve been using tools like jPlayer, that you will need two types of duplicate audio files:

  1. .mp3 and;
  2. .ogg

Here are two useful – free -conversion tools I’ve found over the past few weeks:

Enjoy!

Random background images with CSS background-size

So you want to display background images on your website?.. Coincidence – me too! Firstly why not pause for a second and refresh this web page for a while and appreciate the lovely photography :P

Mac OSX, Safari 5.0 screenshot

Mac OSX, Safari 5.0 screenshot

If you’ve tried background images (unsuccessfully) in the past, no doubt you’ve come unstuck with a few of the same sorts of dilemmas as I have: the first culprit being content vs. image legibility, and the second being each image’s responsiveness to the viewport (will the image tile or stretch?; in which case you have to start thinking about tessellation accuracy and file size etc.).

Backup your WordPress database every day without lifting a finger

http://www.problogdesign.com/wordpress/the-perfect-hands-free-database-backup/

Proportionator (alpha 1.0)

Update 26/11/2010

Pending feature requests for v1.1 (beta):

  • Custom aspect ratios
  • Default radio input
  • Full form entry validation
  • Height to width conversion
  • Outputs image place holders
Update 30/11/2010

Proportionator gets a new home: http://www.proportionator.co.uk/. The project also welcomes the very talented @_alanshaw on-board to help get some of these feature requests out the door. Boo yar!

Try Proportionator?

Proportionator (beta 1.0)

Proportionator (beta 1.0)

Problem:

Simply put; you’d like to be able to insert media (notably images) into your new WordPress 3.0 posts and pages – and any other website page – and ensure the dimensions fill the column width, helping to: