WordPress eCommerce Plugins: Shopp vs WP e-Commerce

Update (10/21/09): Comments for this post have been closed. Thanks for your comments everyone! It has been nearly a year since I wrote this review. It is based on WP e-Commerce 3.6.9 and Shopp 1.0. Both plugins have had significant upgrades since then. I bought a developer license for Shopp and have used it in …

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Shutdown

I was reading an article called “Shutdown: A Specific Type of Meltdown” written by Gavin Bollard this morning. Shutdown is a pretty hard thing to put into words, but he did a pretty good job of it. Technically, there aren’t too many differences between meltdowns and shutdowns. Both are extreme reactions to everyday stimuli. … …

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Poetic Prophet | Design Coding

Stumbled across this while reading about browsers at molly.com. I am not completely sure if it will appeal as much to the non-web designer/developer crowd as it did to me.

By Poetic Prophet – SEO Rapper (aka Chuck Lewis)

Lyrics:

Design Coding

Your site design is the first thing people see
it should be reflective of you and the industry
easy to look at with a nice navigation
when you can’t find what you want it causes frustration

a clear Call to action to increase the temptation
use appealing graphics they create motivation
if you have animation
use with moderation
cause search engines can’t index the information

display the logos of all your associations
highlight your contact info that’s an obligation
create a clean design you can use some decoration
but to try to prevent any client hesitation

every page that they click should provide and explanation
should be easy to understand like having a conversation
when you design the style go ahead and use your imagination

but make sure you use correct color combinations
do some investigation, look at other organizations
but don’t duplicate or you might face a litigation
design done, congratulations but it’s time to start construction

follow these instructions when you move into production
your photoshop functions then slice that design
do your layout with divs make sure that it’s aligned
please don’t use tables even though they work fine
when it come to indexing they give searches a hard time

make it easy for the spiders to crawl what you provide
remove font type, font color and font size
no background colors, keep your coding real neat

tag your look and feel on a separate style sheet
better results with xml and css
now you making progress, a lil closer to success
describe your doctype so the browser can relate
make sure you do it great or it won’t validate

check in all browsers, I do it directly
gotta make sure that it renders correctly
some use IE, some others use Flock
some use AOL, I use Firefox

title everything including links and images
don’t use italics, use emphasis
don’t use bold, please use strong
if you use bold that’s old and wrong

when you use CSS, you page will load quicker
client satisfied like they eating on a snicker
they stuck on your page like you made it with a sticker
and then they convert now that’s the real kicker
make you a lil richer, your site a lil slicker

design and code right man I hope you get the picture
what I’m telling you is true man it should be a scripture
if it’s built right you’ll be the pick of the litter
everyone will want to follow you like twitter
competition will get bitter and you’ll shine like glitter

if you trying to grow your company will get bigger
design and code right man can you get with it

WordPress 2.7

Earlier today, I updated this site to WordPress 2.7. It was a completely smooth upgrade, even though I forgot to disable my plugins and 2.7 is only a release candidate. I have been using the beta version, and now RC1 on a website I have been building for the past couple of months. It has …

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Prop 8 – The Musical

All star cast! Queers! John C. Reilly, Margaret Cho, Neil Patrick Harris, Maya Rudolf, Jack Black! Song, dance, props!

“Never underestimate the power of a musical”
–Lori B, editor-in-chief, LBnuke

Credits:
Conceived and Written by Marc Shaiman.
Directed and Staged by Adam Shankman
Produced by Adam Shankman, Marc Shaiman and Mike Farah
Edited by Bradly Schulz and Drew Antzis

Cast (in order of appearance):
California Gays and The People That Love Them
Jordan Ballard
Margaret Cho
Barrett Foa
J.B. Ghuman
John Hill
Andy Richter
Maya Rudolph
Rashad Naylor
Nicole Parker
Proposition 8’ers and The People That Follow Them:
Prop 8 Leader – John C. Reilly
Prop 8 Leader’s #1 Wife – Allison Janney
Prop 8 Leader’s #2 Wife – Kathy Najimy Riffing
Prop 8’er – Jenifer Lewis
A Preacher – Craig Robinson
Scary Catholic School Girls From Hell – Rashida Jones, Lake Bell, Sarah Chalke
The Frightened Villagers – Katharine “Kooks” Leonard, Seth Morris, Denise “Esi!” Piane, Lucian Piane, Richard Read, Seth Redford, Quinton Strack, Tate Taylor, Brunson Green
Jesus Christ – Jack Black
A Very Smart Fellow – Neil Patrick Harris
Piano Player – Marc “Marc” Shaiman

Thanks to K and Estelle for the link!