June, 2007 Results

Links for the Weekend, 6-16-2007

Saturday, June 16th, 2007

CSS Current Page Indicator

Wednesday, June 13th, 2007

This article will show you how to highlight the current page’s link in a navigation menu using only CSS, no scripting. For example, if you have a navigation menu made up of Home, About, Contact and Products links and our viewer is currently viewing the About page then the link will be highlighted or in some way indicate that they are viewing that page.


Random Bits Podcast with Peter Flaschner

Monday, June 11th, 2007

Random Bits

Episode 4 – 6/11/2007

Guest: Peter Flaschner, Creative Director and Founder of TheBlogStudio.com

Background: designer, entrepreneur, ski bum

Total Time: 28 minutes

I have been a fan of TheBlogStudio.com and their business model for over a year now so I jumped at the opportunity to interview Peter!

Peter is someone who has experience in running a business in the B&M sense, and he took his dream of an online business and made it a reality. He points out some great things to consider when starting an online business. The Blog Studio is a web development company based in Toronto, who work globally! They have set themselves apart from other web dev firms by targeting a niche market which we discuss. Have a listen and enjoy some of his insight!

Podcast Highlights

  • 00:30 – We learn a little bit more about Peter and The Blog Studio
  • 5:07 – I ask Peter about the effect of having a niche business on his success
  • 7:50 – Which blogging platform does The Blog Studio prefer to develop for?
  • 9:05 – Find out why Peter is so passionate about blogs
  • 14:30 – Find out some things NOT to do when you blog
  • 17:35 – Find out how Peter learned from his mistakes
  • 24:34 – I get personal with Peter

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Links for the Weekend, 6-9-2007

Saturday, June 9th, 2007

10 Blogging Mistakes / Why Your Blog Struggles

Wednesday, June 6th, 2007

The odds of opening a successful restaurant are not good. In fact, 1 out of 5 restaurants fail within the first 6 months of operation and 9 out of 10 are gone after 2 years.

Since there’s no Chapter 11 for blogs to file – we really can’t measure the success rate of a blog. What we can do is look at some common reasons why your blog might be struggling.


CSS The Star Matrix Pre-loaded: Part 2

Monday, June 4th, 2007

After reading Paul’s article “CSS The Star Matrix Pre-loaded“, I wanted to contribute by writing a back-end solution to the CSS effect.

Before we get into this, you will need to have PHP 5 installed and MySQL 3.23 or higher. PHP 5 allows for greater implementation of OOP (Object Oriented Programming) than its predecessors.


Links for the Weekend, 6-2-2007

Saturday, June 2nd, 2007
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