Delete all messages in your LinkedIn inbox

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I came across a great trick to solve a problem I had today. I have thousands of LinkedIn connections and periodically my inbox gets over-full. However, there doesn’t seem to be an easy way to clear your inbox with LinkedIn. So I turn to Google! In this great post How to...

Custom WordPress shortcode to display current year

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Place this code in your theme’s functions.php file to address that pesky problem of copyright dates in the footer not having the current year displayed!! /* shortcode for the current year */ function year_shortcode() { $year = date('Y'); return $year; }...

How to quickly add responsive images to WordPress with width:100% CSS set

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I normally add style=”width:100%;” manually to most images that I add to WordPress pages, posts, and widgets.  I also strip out all the hard-coded image height and width settings. So a typical image in one of my websites might look like this… <img alt=""...

Google Analytics tutorial for business owners

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I just finished a video tutorial over on seocoding.com covering Google Analytics. I just focused on the parts that apply to a small business owner.  There’s so much in Analytics that it could be overwhelming.  So I picked out three metrics that are important to business...

Google Play now live and in your top navigation bar

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So I just noticed this as I did my first Google search of the day. Google Play It seems that Google has positioned selling content front-and-center now.  When you either click through the top navigation item, or go directly to https://play.google.com/store, you’ll find...

2012 St. Pete Grand Prix #gpstpete

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Every once in a while I get to have fun 🙂 Thanks to Dennis and SavvyCard for the opportunity to go to the St. Pete Grand Prix last Sun.

Don’t ask questions in your advertising

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I was listening to the radio and an advertisement selling Silver Morgan Dollars came on and they did something in the ad that was really bad… they asked a question! The announcer said something like “Wouldn’t it be great to hold a piece of history in your...

Full-time Freelance Web Developer in Tampa, FL

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I am finally a full-time web developer. I have been part-time for about 10 years now, and now that I resigned from Humana, I can pursue my dream of owning my own business and being a full-time web developer. Please help me fulfill my dream by referring me to people you run into....

CodeIgniter, Cookies, and IE9 (oh my!): Underscores in cookie name fails in IE9

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I just ran into a scenario where I implemented a Remember Me checkbox on a login page (powered by CodeIgniter).  Turns out that if you use CodeIgniter Cookies and you have an underscore in the cookie name, that IE9 has a fit and won’t let you login.

How to out-smart form bot spam without using a CAPTCHA – Part II

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In an earlier post about foiling form bot spam without using a CAPTCHA, I introduced an idea to validate your forms to not allow any HTML tags in any of the fields.  The theory was that spammers’ main motivation for spamming forms was to get links sent.  This method has worked...
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