Monthly Archives: May 2010

Mother Nature Is Looking Kinda Harsh

Moe, Larry, And Curly

The baby robins have finally hatched!

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French lentil soup with thyme and bacon

French lentil soup with thyme and bacon

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Button Maker

Button Maker

Generate CSS buttons with a GUI.

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Madeline just downed half a tin of sardines while the other kids made faces. Verdict? Delicious! — Jennifer M. Dodd (@jmdodd) May 23, 2010

Sisters picking strawberries

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jQuery for designers

jQuery for designers

Tutorials on how to add interaction using jQuery.

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How sad is it that Transformers has a better soundtrack than Avatar? So sad. — Jennifer M. Dodd (@jmdodd) May 20, 2010

How To Filter FeedWordPress Posts Into Custom Post Types

I like to hang out on [COLOURlovers](http://www.colourlovers.com/) every so often and follow (previously called favorite) palettes and colors from the queue to add to my library of design inspiration. I use [FeedWordPress](http://feedwordpress.radgeek.com/) to scrape [my personal RSS feeds from ColourLOVERS](http://www.colourlovers.com/rss) into my WordPress blog as individual posts, and then use a custom filter to turn the ColourLOVERS syndicated posts into a palette (or color) shortcode that I can then style as I like.

Before the advent of [custom post types](http://justintadlock.com/archives/2010/04/29/custom-post-types-in-wordpress), I used categories and tags to sort out my palettes and colors from the rest of my posts. However, it now seems more logical to add these into a custom post type rather than jamming them into a post.

What follows is the filter I have in functions.php that cleans up the syndicated post, and then changes the post type as appropriate. You’ll want to make changes of your own, as I’m using custom functions to clean up the data and recreate the post as a shorttag, as well as adding custom taxonomy entries.

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Developing post types plugin with WordPress

Developing post types plugin with WordPress

How to handle localization, menus and submenus, file and image uploads, and custom fields.

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Dive into HTML5

Dive into HTML5

Online manuscript by Mark Pilgrim.

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Themeleon

Themeleon

Twitter profile designer by COLOURlovers.

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8 websites you need to stop building

8 websites you need to stop building

Or better yet, don’t even start.

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Beautiful contact forms for your inspiration

Beautiful contact forms for your inspiration

Heavy use of backgrounds and CSS for contact form styling.

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Specifics on CSS specificity

Specifics on CSS specificity

How to calculate specificity values for selector precedence.

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Webkit CSS properties

Webkit CSS properties

Custom CSS properties.

Robin’s Egg Blue

07 May 2010

Yesterday…

* We finished assembling the last dresser for the girls’ room. Yay, particleboard!
* I vacuumed the entire room.
* We chopped up the couch, removed Marcus’s bed and box spring, printer table, drafting table, and dumped it all at the curb for spring cleaning pickup.

06 May 2010

Yesterday…

* Wal*Mart and I have a love/loathe relationship. However, books are better off on bookshelves and I’m okay with $15 particle-board specials.
* Marcus and I unstacked the girls’ bunkbeds. No fingers were lost in the process.
* We put together two bookshelves and one chest of drawers and decided that the last dresser could wait until tomorrow.
* I ordered pizza for dinner. Totally.

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World of Goo Soundtrack

World of Goo Soundtrack

Not that I hum along or anything. Nope. Not me.