Archive for the ‘Code Samples’ Category

Email delayed or not delivered

Monday, March 10th, 2014

Earlier this week, we noticed that emails sent to and a few other domains were either delayed or not being delivered. All these domains are hosted on the same Media Temple DV server. After a few chat sessions with the helpful Media Temple reps, we were able to found and solve the issue. Step […]

Add HTML Page (the iFrame approach) to a Facebook Page – April 2011

Sunday, April 17th, 2011

Facebook has made so many changes lately – one of them being the deprecation of FBML page. Just a few weeks back I was able to add a FBML page but yesterday I had to spent a couple of hours to figure out an alternative to add a simple HTML page for our newly launched […]

Add Slideshow to Your Website

Friday, April 16th, 2010

Slideshows are fun. You can use that to share event photos, or you can use that to rotate through a list of your portfolio items without people have to click around or scroll to read all. There are many ways to get this done. We will look at two easy-to-use options in this article. NextGen […]

CSS Drop Shadows

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

Per request from a client, we need to create some text with CSS based drop shadows that works across all major browsers.  After some research and comparison, we implemented the technique by Scott Jehl. The CSS is very simple … no filters and hacks. Yes this solution works beautifully across IE, FF on PC, as […]

CSS for a Calendar-Like Date Stamp

Friday, May 23rd, 2008

The date stamp you see here on the page can be made with following code: .post-date {  background: url(images/date_icon_blue.jpg) no-repeat;  float: left;  height: 40px;  line-height: 18px;  margin: 0px 5px 0px 0px;  text-align: center;  width: 37px; } .post-day {  color: #434B4D;  font-size: 20px;  margin: 0px 0px 1px 0px;  padding: 0px;  text-align: center;  width: 37px; } .post-month […]

Retrieve a Portion of Long Text

Monday, December 31st, 2007

Often, I need to get the first few sentances of a long article or post to display as summary. Things to consider include not cutting off any partial words; add … if there is more; make sure html tags are stripped off otherwise we might bury an openning tag in the summary and that will screw up the […]