Web Design Weekly #28

Headlines Nerdi Nerdi is an attempt to organise and make useful the tons of great web design and development utilities that are out there on the web. It is continually maintained and frequently updated with new features that aim to allow users to quickly and easily find just the right tool for them. (nerdi.net) HTML5 Please Look up HTML5, CSS3, etc features, know if they are ready for use, and if so find out how you should use them – with polyfills, fallbacks or as they are. (html5please.us) The top…

Web Design Weekly #27

Headlines Making Love To WebKit If the world is going to end in 2012, Acko.net will at least go out in style! Steven Wittens redesign is off the hook! View in a WebKit-browser like Chrome, Safari or even an iPad and you will not be disappointed. (acko.net) Paul Irish talks Pokémon The boys (Chris Coyier and Dave Rupert) busted out a big guest for the 2nd week of ShopTalk. Mr Irish answers a lot of great questions sent in by the listeners. Enjoy! (shoptalkshow.com) Tait Brown pushed some major changes…

How to create a permalink structure with custom taxonomies and custom post types like base-name/parent-tax/child-tax/custom-post-type-name

I’ve been combing this site and google for the answer and I’ve come up completely empty. Basically I want to do exactly what this post asks, but I need a hierarchical taxonomy. The answer given in that post works great, but only with a single level taxonomy. Is it possible to do what I want? I’ve tried a million things, but none work, at best I can get the right permalinks but they come up 404. To visually illustrate what I want: /basename/ – ideally a page, but I think…

How do I implement a jQuery UI dialog modal in a WP plugin?

I have a WordPress plugin I created that creates custom top level menu and submenu fine. The submenu calls this, (see code beneath) the BranchMaintenance PHP form, which shows branches in a table, ex the dbase, (using $wpdb). It’s getting the jQuery UI dialog modal form to popup which is the problem. Doubtless my code is responsible, …clueless re things like no name variable outer/toplevel functions as per in the code e.g. $(function() { I am trying to action the scripts I need to a) hide the dialog form initially…

Getting a person’s username from a wordpress cookie

My friend has a code that will allow users to receive a special key to gain access into into the closed/open beta event for any game they select. When a person is logged in, they can click on a link which will show them a key. If a person is logged logged in, the event page will tell them to login. What my friend needs is a way to get the person’s username from the wordpress login cookie once the person has logged in. We found out that the wordpress…

Web Design Weekly #26

Headlines Smashing Magazine (re-design) Big move by the Smashing Magazine team. A huge task that was much needed and executed very well. If you haven’t dug into the code already, head over now and why you are there, give those guys a pat on the back. (smashingmagazine.com) CSS Selector Performance has changed! Nicole Sullivan dives back into CSS Performance. Focusing on Style Sharing, Rule Hashes, Ancestor Filters and Fast Path. (calendar.perfplanet.com) Shop Talk – Chris Coyier and Dave Rupert’s new podcast. (shoptalkshow.com) iOS-Orientationchange-Fix (github.com/scottjehl) Articles Seven things still missing from…