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January 18th, 2013

CSS Clip Property Explained

It wasn’t until recently that I became curious with the Clip property in CSS. It’s not a commonly used property and I think part of the reason may be due to some misunderstanding on how to use it. I must say it’s one of the less intuitive properties to use but not that difficult once […]

Filed in CSS, Development

August 2nd, 2012

Voce’s Platform Team Partners with Automattic’s WordPress.com VIP Program

In 2001, Voce’s Platforms team came together to do one thing – build great web experiences upon great content platforms. Since then, the team has delivered products across a myriad of platforms while always in search of the best platforms that could deliver for our programs. In 2006, we had the opportunity to build the […]

Filed in Development, WordPress

January 9th, 2012

Custom WordPress Login – Part 2

In case you missed the first part of this unexpected series, check out Customize your WordPress Login page from a few months ago. Those instructions are still valid, the only thing we are doing different is adjusting the stylesheet. The release of WordPress 3.3, like all WordPress updates, brought a lot of good new features. […]

Filed in CSS, Development, WordPress

March 30th, 2011

Platforms Presents: ESPN Front Row

The Voce Connect Platforms team is pleased to announce the launch of ESPNFrontRow.com, a WordPress-based corporate platform for ESPN’s communications department to offer “news about ESPN, employees at ESPN and behind-the-scenes activity at the sports media empire”, as Technorati aptly put it. Mike Soltys, ESPN’s vice president of communications, was quoted earlier in SportsBusiness Daily […]

Filed in Development, New Site, Voce Clients, Voce Platform Services

March 16th, 2011

Running WordPress from Command Line

When dealing with migrating data from other platforms into WordPress, I’ve run into issues with using a normal HTTP request to kick off the import due to amount of time the import takes. The best solution I’ve found is to have a script integrate into WordPress and kick it off from a command line instead […]

Filed in Development, WordPress

March 8th, 2011

Real Programmers use Butterflies

Say what you will, but real programmers use the tools that help them the most. I’ve always been a big proponent of making sure developers are using a good IDE. For me, that IDE has been Zend Studio 5.5 for a long time. When I first started doing PHP development, I used nano. It got […]

Filed in Development, Programming

February 11th, 2011

Customize your WordPress login page

You may be surprised to find out that you can customize the WordPress login screen. Maybe you knew this already, but did you know how easy it is? In fact all you need is a function in your functions.php file and a new stylesheet. Of course just a few small touches can make it even […]

Filed in CSS, Design, Development, Social Media, WordPress

February 3rd, 2011

Buzzes, Beeps, Bonks, and Big Red Arrows

“How do you organize yourself?” That’s the question I had been asking potential candidates interviewing for the “MacGuyver-like, Coordinator-Extraordinaire” Project Management position you might have scoped on Voce’s Careers page a while back. I thought I’d finally answer my own question. I ask potential new candidates this because I think it says something about the […]

Filed in Development, Random Stuff, Voce Culture, Voce Platform Services

December 20th, 2010

How to Setup an Interactive WordPress Shell

One of my favorite features of (most) interpreted programming languages is the Read-Eval-Print-Loop or REPL. REPLs allow for much quicker feedback during experimentation, and are invaluable tools for learning a language. When I started working with PHP more extensively, I quickly became frustrated with the Edit-Save-Refresh workflow I had gotten into, especially when I was […]

Filed in Development, WordPress

December 8th, 2010

Switching from TextMate to NetBeans for WordPress Development

I recently switched from TextMate–which I’ve used for the past three years–to NetBeans as my primary code editor for WordPress development. Why? NetBeans has some nice features which make development easier and quicker: Code completion for PHP and JavaScript (including jQuery) Inline PHP validation errors PhpDoc integration Jump to function usage/definition Built-in debugger that works […]

Filed in Development, WordPress