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Wordpress 2.5 Friend or Foe

Ok so here saw Wordpress 2.5 and had to upgrade? I did but not with my blog hehe ;). After some testing and miss haps during installations I am proud to say that I will be waiting until the next major stable release before i upgrade this blog.

I have found a few issues with wordpress 2.5 that bug me.

The image and file uploader when set to organise by “month/year” does not work and causes some serious issues like the file will be present in the image browser but the image won’t be in my directory on the server - very strange…I did try to use some htaceess fixes which did not work and setting permissions correctly but still no hope so i thought all was lost!

But for anybody having this problem I found the solution to be an unsecure chmod777 setting for the upload directory. If you don’t mind this setting then go right ahead and use it and everything should be working fine for you guys. :)

The second little bug which annoys me because i try to take pride in my graphics - although this may have been overlooked in the mad rush to get Wordpress 2.5 out into the public after the delayed week on the release date. But the Wordpress logo on the bottom left is a terrible version of a gif with the edges being shown.

I have updated my own just purely for the fact that I can’t stand tacky graphics!! :(

For me it will take a while to get used to the new interface but i’m sure it will grow on me just as Wordpress has :)

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Email Designs - Quick Note 1

Ever wondered why you can’t see some emails that you receive?
One possible reason may be that the email has been created as a whole image. To get around this problem you need to visualise your design so that you can place your images around your text, which will be live text.

In Lotus Notes - there are many design and coding issues as it can’t handle much CSS or advanced code.

The best way to design and code for Lotus Notes is using the K.I.S.S Method (Keep It Simple Stupid). Only use tables and inline css as a general rule for Lotus Notes and other email clients.

Please keep an eye on this post - I will contantly update it with code samples and previews of newsletters.

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Google Analytics Suite On Adobe Air

Just thought as a new upcoming technology appears from Adobe some applications have began to utilize this extremely well. For instance the Google Analytics Suite which can be downloaded from the following link:
Google Analytics Suite.

This software i believe runs much better than the actual Google Analytics on the browser, it runs much faster and has much cleaner interface allowing the information to be quickly interpreted and used as you wish.

Feel free to give this a test run, although it’s only in beta testing still they have done a great job!
Can’t wait for the final release!!

Enjoy ;)

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Vector Illustration - Sydney Harbour

Here is my vector illustration of sydney harbour so far. I still have to add in the detail of the trees and water but will finish this very soon when I have a second to get down to it again. What’s everyone’s opinion on this?

Sydney Harbour - Vector Illustration

I will post back with a updated version soon :)

Cheers :D
George

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PNG Fix for Internet Explorer

So everyone has had to put up with using gifs and jpegs which we often find “not to our ideal quality”. There is a issue with IE and using png’s as it places a grey box around the png graphic, in Firefox and Safari this issue is fine.

There is a quick fix which I have been luckily enough to find. It is a javascript file which can be called by the following line of code underneath the
Here is the code:

<script defer type="text/javascript" src="pngfix.js"> </script>

And the file can be downloaded below:
PNG Fix for Internet Explorer

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