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October
25
2008

It's been a while (ARCHIVE POST)

I’ve been gone from this site for a while, working on various projects, including a Buffalo Sabres fan page.  A cool thing about the site is that, much like I did with stupid5pin.com, I used some of the built-in functionality of WordPress to add something unique to it.

This time around, I used WordPress’s “show_count” function to essentially turn the category list in the sidebar into a real-time goal counter.  However, I ran into a problem when working on the functionality.

Essentially, the way I display my links in my sidebar in that site, much like the sidebar in this site, caused the default setup of WordPress to display the counts under the links to the categories.   It wasn’t exactly aesthetically pleasing, so I ventured to find a way to get them on the same line.  Rather than post the code here and take credit for it, here’s the link where I found the code to set it up the way I wanted it.

Sorry for the real BS post, this is actually more of a reminder to myself, since upgrading to the latest version of WordPress pretty much nullified the work I had done before and I had to re-do it.

Posted by ThinkSoJoE on Saturday, October 25, 2008 at 4:53 am
in the category Web Design |

August
31
2008

What's Going On (ARCHIVE POST)

I haven’t been posting much recently, and I just wanted to give you guys a heads up as to what’s going on. Remember the other day when I said that I was working on a cool new design for this site, and planning on implementing it in the same manner as Metallica.com where you can pick your preferred design? Well, I got far as far as starting the coding. The front page is pretty much done, I just have to come up with an idea for the sidebar links and the footer, plus I have to work on how the main site navigation is going to work when it’s done. Here’s a screenshot:

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Hopefully I’ll get some time to work on it soon, and we’ll get to launch the concept sometime soon!

Posted by ThinkSoJoE on Sunday, August 31, 2008 at 4:50 am
in the category Web Design |

August
26
2008

Drew Carey speaks Simmish (ARCHIVE POST)

You guys may have noticed that the tagline for this site has had to do with Drew Carey and The Price is Right.  While watching the show today, I decided to take a look at the Wikipedia entry on Drew Carey.  I found out that Drew Carey was a part of The Sims: House Party expansion pack, and that reminded me of an episode of The Drew Carey Show where the entire opening segment was done in the style of The Sims.  Here it is, for your viewing pleasure:

Posted by ThinkSoJoE on Tuesday, August 26, 2008 at 4:46 am
in the category Miscellaneous |

August
25
2008

FropacCMS update (ARCHIVE POST)

Well, I’ve been putting off working on the FropacCMS project out of sheer laziness lately, but perhaps it’s for the best as NETTUTS has started a series on how to create a PHP5 Framework, which is essentially a more advanced (thus more secure and easier to work with) version of what FropacCMS was anyway.   I’m planning on using this series to learn more about designing for PHP, and tweaking it to my specifics, thus still creating the FropacCMS.

Creating a PHP5 Framework - Part 1 - NETTUTS.

Posted by ThinkSoJoE on Monday, August 25, 2008 at 4:44 am
in the category Web Design |

August
24
2008

I am so smart. S-M-R-T (again) (ARCHIVE POST)

So, I posted earlier that I wanted to take some pictures at band practice today so I could finish off my “GEAR” section.  Yeah, my dumbass forgot my camera.  Anyways, it felt good to jam with my brothers in thinksobrain again.  Three months is far too long to go without doing so - and my throat is feeling it.

Anyways, I’m still planning on putting a gallery of older thinksobrain pictures on thinksobrain.com, but for now, I’m going to rest my weary head.

Posted by ThinkSoJoE on Sunday, August 24, 2008 at 4:42 am
in the category Miscellaneous |

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