Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A major

Since I started studying Beethoven’s work back in my late teens, the seventh symphony has remained up there with one of my favorite orchestral works and even inspired me in my own writing. It’s a tightly-controlled, nuanced onslaught of rhythm and power that, after hearing it in its entirety for the first time over twenty years ago, still gives me goosebumps.

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Show (Related) Posts by Category on Posts or Pages in WordPress

While working on a project, I needed to be able to dynamically display a list of posts based on specific category names on specific pages. Because I had next to no time to complete the task, I went the plugin route.

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Eroica

A few short years ago, the BBC produced a wonderful, if largely fictitious account of the first rehearsal of the 3rd symphony, known as the Eroica. Of the small handful of films on Beethoven, this is my favourite.

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Hello, Rodney! (My Hello Dolly Alternative)

For kicks I decided to rip off the infamous Hello Dolly plugin and create one that uses Rodney Dangerfield one liners.

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The CSS Outline Property & WCAG 2.0 Accessibility

One of the things that designers and developers love to do is remove the default outline effect when an element is focused, particularly form and navigational elements. While this may solve a cosmetic problem, it’s a HUGE no-no in terms of Accessibility.

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How to Fix HTML5 Main Element Alignment

I was testing a website on iOS devices the other day and came across an issue that is known to occur in older versions of Safari on the iPhone where it takes the HTML5 <main> element and displays it inline. Here’s a quick fix for that.

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Ten WordPress Code Snippets

Here’s a mix of some snippets you can use for your WordPress projects, some tried ‘n’ true and others perhaps a little less common.

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Dog Rides the Bus On Her Own

Some of my colleagues at work think it’s weird that I’m fascinated with the story that was floating around the Internet last week about the dog who takes the bus to the park on her own. If you’re not sold, watch this video.

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