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Archive: February, 2008

Sorry ’bout that

Tweet Well thanks to our web host “MediaTemple” we had an unscheduled outage here at studiowhiz tonight – and on the handful of other sites I host. I can’t wait till I’ve got Studiowhiz Hosting up and running, at least then I’ll be able to yell at the guy (in the mirror) responsible for the [...]

The Internet: time to leave the browser

Tweet I’ve written about this before here on Studiowhiz, in fact I was involved in early beta tests with the Macromedia team to create a way to allow developers to drive internet based applications without the need of a browser. Kevin Lynch was then one of the top dogs at Macromedia, he coined the term [...]

WordPress: Coding it sucks

Tweet There is a problem in WordPress – actually if you look around far enough there are a number of them, however for now I want to pick on one in particular. I’ve been pushing and shoving and sculpting wordpress over the past few days to try and make it perform like a CMS – [...]

Microformats – Simple data formats for the masses

Tweet A Short Primer You have probably already heard about Microformats. You’ve probably also wondered what they are. So let me tell you: microformats are set a of predefined attributes that you add to already existing markup. These enable both humans and machines to easily access the data they hold. Simply, they are small semantic [...]

Concept Art – visual diary PI

Tweet Wow, it seems like an age since I was last helping out in the back end for Swhiz. What a thrill and a privilege it is to be able to contribute to my all time favourite place on the net once again! Thanks K. This section I’m starting is to take interested persons on [...]

Google: slowly becoming crap

Tweet I am getting fedup with Google & their poor service  Has anyone else noticed that Google are loosing their shine? I have to admit I do love Google and the services they offer. I use them on a daily basis and I find myself relying on them. In fact I have recently recommended a [...]

Studiowhiz Refresh

Tweet Right, it’s about time. I had been using a free theme for Studiowhiz for a while now – and while it was a lovely theme it was high time I did something myself. Now I’m not totally done with this one yet, and I’ve not tested at ALL in IE (put any bugs in [...]

Changes ahead?

Tweet Something is brewing, you just know it is. It’s almost 11pm, the latest I’ve been up for a long time. I’m doing CSS, HTML and would you believe I’m actually sculpting WordPress to get it to do what I want for a change. So yes, something is brewing, I think you might like it, [...]

Words: come back to bite you

Tweet I have a word of warning, I’m not going to name names, but I know who you are. I learned very early on in life that what you say can come back to you. When they do their effects are often amplified. This is very true when you are in business. If you have [...]

Studiowhiz Hosting: support us a we grow

Tweet Hey there all you web nutters … I’m thinking of a little side project. And I need your input. If studiowhiz was to offer hosting to you would you consider using it? I’m not just talking any old hosting, I’m talking about hosting that will allow you the ability to run PHP beside ASP, [...]

Image: what your brand says about you

Tweet The image you portray can help you win, or loose customers. Recently everything and anything to do with property has caught my attention. Why because I know that in years past a great number of people have made wise choices around property that have netted them great wealth. On a more personal note I’m [...]

Introducing Paul Sanderson

Tweet Guest post by: Paul Sanderson Hi all. Mr K is letting me ride his coat tails and allowing me to guest post over here at this wonderful place. A little about me: I’m a Pisces, 26, love long walks along the beach… oh wrong site… (Edit: Bl**dy oath, what sort site am I running?) [...]

iTunes Mobile

Tweet I’ve been pondering recently about a large (maybe) section of the market that Apple & iTunes haven’t tapped. See here in New Zealand you can’t buy an iPhone (well not legitimately anyway), but see I don’t need one (I want one!!) as I have a perfectly good (terrible, useless, horrible – did the designer [...]

PHP tricks

Tweet As you know from my earlier post I’m rusty when it comes to coding. We’ll I’m working on a small project in my weekends (which I’ll unveil in the coming weeks) and while it’s more a proof of concept than anything, I’m using it as an excuse to brush up on my PHP skills [...]

Apple gave Microsoft it’s break

Tweet A great video interview with Bill Gates & Steve Jobs discussing how Apple introduced Microsoft to the world of Applications. Microsoft owes Apple big for giving them the leg up into that market. This is video 2 of 7 – I’ll try find the rest on YouTube