Animated star field on a Javascript canvas

I was watching the film Pixels the other night.  Not the best film ever (by a long way), but it did get me reminiscing about all the cool stuff I programmed when I was a lad.  Back when I made text adventure games and simple animations in QBASIC.  Back when I programmed games on my … Continue reading Animated star field on a Javascript canvas

How to make an object oriented WordPress plugin

If you're thinking of creating a WordPress plugin, whether small or large, for your own use or the whole world to benefit from, it's important to start right.  Most of the example code on the WordPress documentation shows the functionalities in a procedural layout, because that makes it easier to explain.  But best practice is to … Continue reading How to make an object oriented WordPress plugin

Recovery

Some of you may have noticed that most of the images on my blog have been missing for some time.  Actually, if I'm honest, I very much doubt if anyone has noticed.  Let's face it, who reads blog posts from last year?  Hmm?  Anyone?  No, I thought not.  Nonetheless, the images were missing, and it … Continue reading Recovery

pShadow – a jQuery extension for gorgeous drop shadows

What's pShadow? pShadow, short for 'paper shadow', is a jQuery extension that adds realistic drop shadows to HTML elements, which works in Internet Explorer (IE8, IE7, IE6 with some clever trickery), Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera, and any other modern browser you care to mention.  It's free to download and use, and you can see an … Continue reading pShadow – a jQuery extension for gorgeous drop shadows