Amber Weinberg: Freelance Web Developer specializing in semantic WordPress, Mobile, CSS and HTML5 Development

The Blog

Are Open Source Apps Always Better?

Everyone loves free stuff, myself included. But thinking of “free” always reminds me of my mother’s cliched saying, “Nothing in life is free.” Well, what about software? As freelancers, no matter how much money we make, we’re always budget-conscience. Unfortunately, in this day and age of technology, we can no longer get by with just...

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Should Designers Know How To Code? Thoughts From A Developer

Last week, Elliot Jay Stocks set off a pretty heated argument, when he tweeted: Honestly, I’m shocked that in 2010 I’m still coming across ‘web designers’ who can’t code their own designs. No excuse. To be honest, I’m not shocked. I know lots of web designers who can’t, or won’t, code their own websites. In...

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Making Your Code As Beautiful As The Design Itself

A website’s design gets all the glory. When someone visits a site, you’ll hear them talk about how awesome the design is–but, do you ever hear someone talk about how awesome the code is? Never! Regular people can’t see code, nor do they care to see it or what it looks like. It’s precisely this...

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Post Thumbnails via WordPress

Images are more appealing than text alone so, wouldn’t it be nice to upload and place a thumbnail next to the post? It’s very simple with WordPress 2.9+, all you need is a few lines of code in your functions.php.  So, therefore we need to open functions.php as well as index.php. The Function In your...

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What A Web Developer Is-And Isn’t

There seems to be a lot of confusion in the world today about what it is that web developers are and do. Are they designers? Programmers? Marketers? Business owners? While being a little of all of these is important in the world today, that’s not what web developers really are. I’m constantly getting requests for...

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Create a jQuery Plugin For Social Networking

So I was thinking about making a jQuery plugin for a while now, and then the opportunity to guest write here showed up, and I thought I would combine the two and write a tutorial on making a jQuery plugin! This is a plugin I actually just made, it will take a few input options...

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