Quick and Easy Image Zoom Using JQuery

I maintain/manage some Websites that are developed by outsiders. Some of them are stuck (for one reason or another) using older tools and software packages … namely Microsoft FrontPage. In one of the websites, in particular, the previous method of showing a larger/zoomed-in version of an image was to open a new tab or browser window using the image’s URL.

After some discussions with the site’s creator and it’s owner, we decided to bring the design up to current practices, and use a modal dialog to display the images. So, I turned to the handy-dandy search engines and, after some searching, settled on ThickBox as the JQuery plugin to use.

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How to Make WordPress Run Faster

If you’re running a site that aims to be more than just a small journal or hub for your close friends to go to, you run into the problem of making sure that the site loads quickly and correctly for any visitor.

By “correctly”, I mean that it looks the same in all browsers.  This is the easier of the two problems, since if you a platform such as WordPress, most of the available themes solve that problem for you.

Now, serving pages quickly can be tricky.

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Getting and Keeping Web Traffic

I’m always doing research on how to get Web content ranked well in search engines such as Google or Bing.  Part of that research involves figuring out how to get new client Web sites ranked well in a cost-effective manner (since getting the resulting traffic for free beats everything).

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A Re-imagining…

I’ve let this blog turn fallow over the last year or so.  Due to time constraints, I hadn’t been able to post with anywhere close to the frequency that I’d like.  (It didn’t help that I lost almost all the post/comment/etc. data in the great hard drive crash of January 2010).

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