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AdSense-Deluxe WordPress Plugin

February 10, 2007 at 09:51 PM

Recently found an incredibly useful WordPress plugin called AdSense-Deluxe. WordPress doesn't let you easily put either JavaScript or PHP into a post so integrated Google ads into a post is next to impossible, AdSense-Deluxe solves that problem and then some. Once installed you simply set up a few different AdSense blocks with differnt ad units or styles and then when writing a post you simply select which one of those blocks to put in a... Continue reading

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Bevo Sports Wins College Football Blogger Award

February 01, 2007 at 06:16 PM

My Texas Longhorns sports site,, has won the Brady Quinn Award. What is the Brady Quinn Award you ask? It's an award for the best looking college football blog in the whole entire world. We felt honored just to be nominated, so winning is definitely a cool thing. I just hope people don't consider us as over-rated as Brady Quinn and Notre Dame. That would suck. So thanks to everyone out there who... Continue reading

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Swirly curls in Adobe Illustrator

January 04, 2007 at 07:49 PM

An excellent Adobe Illustrator tutorial for making swirly curls is available from Veerle Pieters. She's got step by step instructions on how to make the cool and popular little artistic flair. I'm using something similar with floral accents on Our Married Life and I really like it, Veerle's tutorial makes it pretty easy to do. (Absolutely love her site by the way, one of my favorites.)... Continue reading

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Adobe CS3 icons kinda suck

January 03, 2007 at 10:01 PM

The icons for the Adobe Creative Suite 3 were announced and I'm not a huge fan. They're simple and decent looking enough, but they all kind of look the same. At smaller sizes, such as in your Windows Quick Launch toolbar, the icons that are similar in color are completely indistinguishable from each other. When you look at the many, many different icons there are you'll need a legend to know how to open... Continue reading

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November 30, 2006 at 03:31 PM is a fantastic resource for web designers and developers looking for little help with their JavaScript development. Cool looking animations and some very useful Ajax controls. provides you with easy-to-use, cross-browser user interface JavaScript libraries to make your web sites and web applications fly. Definitely worth checking out if you are doing any web development that needs a little extra pizazz or usability. The fantastic Lightbox JS uses so even if... Continue reading

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Movable Type 3.2 finally ready

August 25, 2005 at 09:29 PM

The official release of Movable Type 3.2 is now available. I've been running the beta on another site for a while and I've been very pleased. Easier to use and a ton of new features. Better comment spam tools, multiblog management, new better looking styles, and a more powerful, more integrated plugin system. Despite the slight bump in version number, this is a major upgrade. Upgrading is super simple so there's no reason to put... Continue reading

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What the heck font is this?

June 20, 2005 at 10:04 AM

I have no idea what font I used to make seven22's logo and I don't have it on this PC. I got it off Fontleech probably six months ago, I swear it was called Tektron or Tektronic or something along those lines. I even tried WhatTheFont but with no luck. WhatTheFont takes an image and attempts to help you figure out what font it is. Works pretty well except that this image has a... Continue reading

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Web design gurus that are shorter than me: A running list

March 12, 2005 at 03:00 PM

I'm back in Austin for the SXSW Interactive Festival and after leaving Zeldman's keynote I saw about half my blogroll outside the room chatting. I quickly came to two realizations: Number one, conference organizers need to make names on badges much larger so we don't have to stare at people's chest like a weirdo, and number two I appear to actually be about the average height among these people. Yet another reason for me to... Continue reading

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My first Christmas card

December 07, 2004 at 04:55 PM

It's not as special as my first Christmas, but here's my first attempt at making my own Christmas card. I am relatively satisfied with the result, especially considering I just threw it together on a whim after seeing this over at Andy Budd's site. Here's the front of the card: And here's the inside: Pretty simple, but colorful and bright. I'm hoping to find the time to come up with a couple more and then... Continue reading

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What do you think?

October 02, 2004 at 12:12 PM

My brother and his wife have asked that I design and set up a site for them. They just want something where they can display images and post their thoughts, so it'll probably be a pretty simple MovableType installation. I spent some time yesterday and this morning coming up with something to start with. What do ya'll think?... Continue reading

Posted in Design & Personal | 4 Comments cross-browser compatability

May 23, 2004 at 09:21 AM

To put it mildly, it sucks. Half the stuff on doesn't work unless you're using IE. It's one of my favorite sites to visit but since I've begun using Firefox it's not half as useful as it used to be. For one thing ESPN Motion is IE only and they "have not finalized schedules for alternate browser and operating system versions" of the program. This is really dissappointing. Motion is almost a broadband killer... Continue reading

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MovableType 3.0

May 15, 2004 at 09:22 AM

I've only been using MovableType (Version 2.6) for about a month now, but I've already come to love the power and ease of use it allows me. And up until now it's all been FREE! It's a great product and just about every web design blog I've visted uses it, the installed userbase must be absolutely enormous. With the release of version 3.0 comes a new pricing structure, or should I say A pricing structure.... Continue reading

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