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Creating A Custom eCommerce Theme in CoreCommerce

CoreCommerce is my favorite eCommerce software to work with simply because it’s easy to develop under. They host the site for you, so you don’t have to worry about hosting, installation or issues. The admin area is easy for both the client and developer to learn, and the FTP area is clean and organized. I’ve been seriously contemplating writing a...

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Working With WordPress 3.0's Custom Post Types

Just last week I finally got the chance to try the new custom post types that came with WordPress 3. For some reason, I never thought about using them because I was so used to using custom fields for everything. After setting up some pre-made templates for a few clients that used custom post types, I decided to check it...

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Beginning WordPress Development: A Look At Common Functions

WordPress is both my favorite blog and CMS platform ever created. It’s easy to use and customize, and there’s basically nothing that can’t be done in it. If you don’t have a copy of WordPress, you can download the latest version here in order to follow along with this tutorial. One of my favorite things about WordPress, is the built...

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Learning A New Coding Language

Learning a new coding language can be difficult, especially if you’re looking past basic web development and getting into back-end languages. Most of you know that I’ve been working on learning Objective-C for the iPhone since early summer, which is the first serious language I’ve learned since CSS several years ago (unless you count a bit of PHP and learning...

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XHTML & CSS For Mobile Development

If you follow me on Twitter or on Facebook, you’ve probably heard me talk about the mobile site I’ve been developing for Amazon Audible. The mobile site consists of over 50 mockups that needed to be developed in HTML/CSS and made to work for the iPhone, Android and Blackberry. While coding simple HTML/CSS mockups sounded pretty easy, I found that...

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Contribute Fridays: Web Platforms

Which web platform do you prefer to use and why? My choice is obviously…WordPress!

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35 Books All Freelance Web Developers Should Read

If you follow me on Goodreads, you know that I absolutely love to read. I’ve always been a big reader, but since I’ve become a freelance I’ve made sure to read even more than usual, in the field of business, development and the web in general. Reading is essential to any developer’s improvement. While blogs and magazines are great to read for a quick...

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Awesome Free Design & Developer Resources

I’ve had a ton of people asking me where to find great resources, and have actually come across a ton of them lately. I’d thought I’d share them all with you in one post. 🙂 If you’ve got some other resources, let me know in the comments! Podcasts The Big Web Show – Hosted by Jeffery Zeldman and Dan Benjamin,...

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Creating Custom Taxonomies in WordPress

I had a client this week that wanted to install WordPress on the CoreCommerce site I recently did for her. When I was checking out the mockups, I noticed a strange section in their sidebar. Basically, they wanted to have four different tag areas with different sections, one for “Materials”, “Colors”, “Country” and one called “Labels” that would house all...

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10 Things I Learned While Building An App

Even though there’s a ton of stuff left to do on codesnipp.it, I’m REALLY glad it’s finally out in beta and being used. We’ve spent tons of time and work on it and was worried no one would use it! Building your own app is a completely different experience from working with a client. You really have no guidelines to...

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