Archive for the ‘webdev’ Category

Auction and Shopping Cart Customizations

I’ve been doing tons of auction software customizations. The software is Geodesic Solutions¬Æ and the code is really bandaged and thick with tables nested within tables. The work isn’t too bad though, since I’m doing pretty different things with each site, and I’m also getting pretty nice at it now. Before I could only really attack the HTML side of it, but now I’m in the PHP like crazy.I’ve also been doing a lot of customization of ZenCart¬Æ shopping cart software. This is mainly reskinning it, which is just replacing the header/footer and then doing a lot of CSS work on the content portion.


Switching Hosting Plans

Switching Hosting Plans

Ok it’s time to come clean…when I first started this website I signed up for hosting thru godaddy.com. Yes yes I know, ugh. Well I’d been too lazy to switch it over (that’s how they get you!) until recently, as I have become interested in deploying Drupal¬Æ. Well I had Drupal¬Æ working fine when I found out that I couldn’t clean up the long URLs since godaddy’s “shared hosting” has mod_rewrite turned off and, big surprise, they don’t allow you any shell access. It was pretty annoying because I had been planning on playing with those files to learn the Apache setup. But it turned out to be good news, since I have now switched my hosting to 1and1.com. They’re giving me so much more for actually a little less money, plus the SSH access. Only downside is that a lot of their … Read more…


Site Facelift

Over the past couple days I’ve been redesigning my website.First, I made a design for my website in Illustrator that I’m happy with. What’s better is that I was able to implement it fully in a matter of minutes because of the clean template structure I used previously. I had wanted for some time to add some flare to the site, but not to do too much, since I would never want to detract from the content. I hope this design is successful, I don’t think it’s too flashy. Please let me know what you think. Next, I made a lot of minor appearance changes and cleaned up a good amount of the code, fixing up a few sections that had had minor bugs for some time. This is mostly done, but I’m still not happy with the video playback JavaScript. It works fine in FireFox but InternetExplorer shows … Read more…


Valid XHTML Transitional

Valid XHTML Transitional

I switched jonraasch.com, yogaenergyheal.com and artbyanes.com over to XHTML transitional. Validation wasn’t too hard: since I naturally code pretty well with proper nesting and lowercase tags, and I use mainly floated divs and CSS, I only had to close a few image tags and entities. XHTML makes the code tighter than HTML does, and clean code is something I am focusing more and more on these days. Plus now all three sites can be viewed on blackberries! (who cares hehe)


Launched YogaEnergyHeal.com

Launched YogaEnergyHeal.com

About a week ago I started work on YogaEneryHeal.com. The site is relatively small, so I opted to go with plain old HTML pages for the majority of the pages. The only php is on the article page, which is a switch to make coding easier, and the contact page in order to process the form.

Overall I wanted the site to be very simple and to have a soothing appearance. I got some great photographs from their photographer and even one that I incorporated into the header (at first I didn’t notice how low res the photos were, and I ended up working with one of them, ugh).

There was a registered trademark of another company that we were using on the site, which set back our launch date by a couple days. Although I followed the trademark specifications of the client, there were several … Read more…