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Typo3 in 15 minutes

2008-10-18

Ok, the title is a little exaggerated. You'll need to install Typo3 yourself and I assume that you can log into the backend. But if those are given, you're pretty close to creating your first Typo3 site. In the backend, go into the Web->Page view. Click on the small world … more

Snow, Balloons And More

2008-10-16

Snowflakes falling down your blog! Inspired by the unforgettable xsnow. Install this and enjoy the snowfall! Great for times around christmas and christmas templates. The plugin comes with different snowflakes and a lot of possible settings. You should see the effect on this page. Since version 0.8.0 the plugin includes … more

Track clicks with mootools

2008-10-13

Why would I want to track clicks you may ask. Well, for me it's about usability and user flow optimization. If I do some ajax/dynamic stuff on a page, I want to see what the users are doing. As they leave no visible traces in the logs, I need to … more

Very simple Typo3 navigation

2008-10-08

Sometimes I get asked how to build a menu in Typo3. It's really easy, but TSref isn't very verbose. So here's how to build a basic, valid Typo3 navigation: foo = HMENU foo { # I use this because I like to have one root page # that links to … more

Theme Switch and Preview Plugin

2008-10-07

Theme Switch and Preview Plugin With this plugin you can switch to a totally different blog theme when you are logged in to your WordPress dashboard. It's great for theme development as you can tweak the templates online without breaking stuff for visitors. You can also use it for presentations, to show off various templates. … more

Different CSS style for logged in WordPress users

2008-10-05

Update: I wrote a theme switch plugin that changes the template for logged in users. It's available here. I like to tweak my wordpress theme. And I'm far too lazy to set up a second blog just for development. So I'm looking for a solution to work on my template … more

Mooified focus onload but keep backspace intact

2008-10-02

You may have heard about Harmen Janssen's technique to focus input fields on pageload and keep the backspace button's history back function intact. I wanted to play with it any my first step was to mooify his ideas. So inside the domready event I simply did: function inputify(elem) { elem.focus(); … more

The biggest CSS annoyance

2008-09-29

The biggest CSS annoyance I think this is one of the biggest design flaws, and I see it all the time when I surf the net. What surprises me is that I even see it on sites that have valid code, a nice design and offer valuable services. Seriously, how can somebody miss that … more

Help! My mootools script doesn't work in IE!

2008-09-22

Today I went through the pain of installing Windows XP. On QEMU. I wanted to do some JavaScript debugging for mootools. It turned out that IE was just a little picky about list formatting. Whenever you list things, IE scripting breaks if you add a comma behind the last element. … more

Typo3 and the YAML vertical navigation

2008-09-21

Using the YAML CSS framework to build TYPO3 templates is relatively easy if you have some experience with TYPO3. The only thing that wasn't obvious to me was how to integrate one of their navigation components, the vertical list navigation. But it turned out to be easy, you just need … more

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