Aug 13

New plugin – Add shiny icons to your categories

Recently I needed to add some icons to my categories on a project. Unfortunately it’s sometimes quite hard to find a good and easy to use plugin for simple functionality. After an search for some time I decided I could better spend my time on making it rather than siften through other peoples code.

Hence: Simple Category Icons. Which says it all I think. It’s all very version 1, which means that some features are still missing and coming time I will spend (hopefully) some time in making the plugin even more bad ass.

All the information you require is (hopefully) at the plugin page, otherwise don’t hesitate to drop me a line.

Oct 12

Case study: Nieuwszoetermeer.nl

In ‘case studies’ I will every now and then write about a specific site, it’s purpose and what you might learn from this. This could be own work or if I see fit some other pages on the web.

The purpose of NieuwsZoetermeer ( translated: News (from) Zoetermeer ) is to bring all sorts of local news to one page. In my former city local news is scattered around some local paper publications ( with horrible sites ) and ‘amateur’ sites bringing their own local news.

Besides there is no good source for information about the political situation. Like everywhere the traditional media is outside of elections not really interested. For a person who is not bound to one single party this would mean surfing across 10 sites already, just to see if there is local news.

In this post I will explain more about the techniques used behind this site and why.

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