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4 Basic Criteria for Evaluating a WordPress Theme Framework

Note (last updated: 2020-05-27): The basic concepts in this post are still valid in 2020. But please note that I’m no longer recommending Headway, WooThemes Canvas or iThemes Builder that were mentionned in this article as valid theme solutions to use in new WordPress projects. All 3 themes are basically abandoned now (Canvas officially, the …

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The Real Pixelyzed 3.0 is Live (and Back with Headway)

Note (last updated: 2019-10-13): I’m leaving this article up for “historical” purposes but, please note that I no longer recommend Headway. I actually strongly recommend against it now for many reasons the first being that it’s clearly abandoned now. I’ve also had far too many problems with it in the past after I published this …

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Any Interest in eBooks on Adobe Fireworks (and other subjects)?

To this day, my tutorial on removing image backgrounds non-destructively using Adobe Fireworks is still by far the most visited page on this site. I still receive email about it and questions from people requesting help with how to deal with their own images or more complex images than the ones the tutorial covered. So, …

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Coming Up On pixelyzed.com In 2011

Note (2019-10-13): I’m leaving this article up for “historical” purposes but, please note that I no longer recommend Headway. I actually strongly recommend against it now for many reasons the first being that it’s clearly abandoned now. I’ve also had far too many problems with it in the past after I published this post and …

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4 Great Plugins For Controlling Spam On Your Wordpress Blog

If you’ve been running a blog with even a moderate amount of traffic, you know that one of the biggest annoyances that come with it is spam. Whether is comes in comments, trackbacks/pingbacks or fake bot subscriptions, dealing with it can eat up a sizable amount of your precious time. But it doesn’t need to …

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New Design & New Headway Theme Framework

Note (last updated: 2019-10-13): I’m leaving this article up for “historical” purposes but, please note that I no longer recommend Headway. I actually strongly recommend against it now for many reasons the first being that it’s abandoned now. I’ve also had far too many problems with it in the past after I published this post …

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Is Using WordPress Themes Frameworks Cheating at Web Design?

I read a very interesting article over the weekend titled “Are WordPress Themes Cheating in Web Design?” by James Dalman. That article itself was inspired by an older one titled “Confessions of a Template Whore” by Sabrina Dent which is equally interesting. The point of this post is not to rehash the same ideas as …

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Dreamweaver CS5 and PHP

I just read a very interesting review of Dreamweaver CS5 written by David Powers. David is someone I have known for many years and he has written many books related to PHP. He is someone who’s opinion I trust. So his review of Dreamweaver CS5 was of particular interest to me as I am now …

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Why Pixelyzed.com Is Now Running on WordPress

Last night, I started the process of migrating pixelyzed.com from a hybrid static and blog site which ran under blogCFC to a full blogging site entirely powered by WordPress (and PHP). As a long time ColdFusion developer and advocate, this is a huge change for me. It is a decision I did not take lightly …

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