Why logo design does not cost $5.00

Great article by Jacob Cass that says… Logo design in today’s world is totally under rated. People do not understand how important a good logo is and how valuable it is to their business and this is why I am going to outline some very important facts telling you exactly why logo design should not…

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Revise Order of Shipping Options in WPSC

shipping/ups.php line 41, re-order array and comment out unwanted options to suit. 1st item in array will be default selected at checkout. Example: function getMethod($dest) { if ($dest == ‘US’) { $method= array( ‘GND’ => ‘Ground’, // ‘1DM’ => ‘Next Day Air Early AM’, // ‘1DML’ => ‘Next Day Air Early AM Letter’, ‘1DA’ =>…

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Speeding Up WP E-Commerce Shopping Cart… a bit

updating_tasks.php line 396 if($wpdb->get_var(“SELECT COUNT(*) FROM {$wpdb->prefix}currency_list WHERE continent NOT IN (”)”) < 242) to if($wpdb->get_var(“SELECT COUNT(*) FROM {$wpdb->prefix}currency_list WHERE continent NOT IN (”)”) < 230) I went from 330 queries to 86! http://www.instinct.co.nz/forums/topic.php?id=2856#post-13720

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PHP Website Monitoring and DNN Keep Alive Script

I discovered this looking for an easy way to keep DNN alive on a low volume site. Since Dot Net Nuke (DNN) uses ASP, if no one visits the site for 30 minutes it will unload and take an ungodly amount of time to load for the next visitor. One more reason to avoid it……

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PHP Code Coloring in HTML Files for Dreamweaver

I use the .html extension for many of my php files for varying reasons. I had given up on getting Dreamweaver to color the code properly until I stumbled upon this post: http://groups.google.com/group/macromedia.dreamweaver/browse_thread/thread/8b0065838857c78b/49bedbef1f146e65?lnk=raot&pli=1 First, copy this file from the app config folder: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Dreamweaver CS3\configuration\CodeColoring\PHP.xml To the user config folder: C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\Application Data\Adobe\Dreamweaver…

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The Rise and Fall of a Typesetter : Typo by David Silverman

The Leonard Lopate Show – The Rise and Fall of a Typesetter David Silverman bought a typesetting company in Iowa, made 4 million dollars, and then lost it all. He tells his saga of failed entrepreneurship in his new book, Typo. Typo: The Last American Typesetter or How I Made and Lost 4 Million Dollars…

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Great Book – Web Standards Creativity

Web Standards Creativity: Innovations in Web Design with XHTML, CSS, and DOM Scripting From the book’s description: … we got together ten of the world’s most talented web designers to share their secrets with you. Web Standards Creativity is jam-packed with fresh, innovative design ideas. The topics range from essential CSS typography and grid design,…

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Download Vector Logos of Major Brands

Sometimes you need a good clean logo of a major brand, for completely legit usage. Maybe the local Ford dealership is sponsoring a local event, and the organizers are having you create a flyer that needs the Ford logo on it. Calling Ford’s marketing department for clean artwork will probably get you nowhere, and chances…

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Exclude Pages from List in WordPress

I recently added a new page in WordPress to contain Google search results within the site. I did not want this page to appear in my top menu however which is automatically generated by the template. This page in the WordPress Codex shows how to work with the template tag “wp_list_pages” to exclude certain pages…

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