Tag Archives: Tools

How to Cleanup a php.ini File

If like me, you hate programmer comments and like to keep your files super clean and straight to the point when you’re working on personal projects or projects only you manage and you also manage your PHP settings from a php.ini file, this how-to may be for you. Using an advanced text editor like TextWrangler […]

How to Delete Q2A Spam Users in Bulk

If you’re using the Q2A (Question2Answer) software to run a site, you’ll no doubt have struggled with spam. While there are a number of plugins (scroll down to “Anti-spam tools”) as well as built-in settings one can balance to combat spam occurring in the first place, as this software becomes more popular and supported by […]

Sellwire — The Best Way to Sell Digital Goods Online

Sellwire is hands-down the winner for the overall best way to sell software, themes, plugins, PDFs, etc. online. I discovered this after weeks of signing up for and testing all the popular competitors. I tried Fetch, Pulley, PayLoadz, Sellfy, and a desperate dozen others to try and find something suitable. What I needed and Sellwire […]

Boilerplate vs Framework vs Theme

I’ll mostly be referring to WordPress themes and the three common styles you’ll find in the repo. However, the same basic ideas apply to all website templates and web design in general. This is what each means to me and does not necessarily represent what everyone else in my industry thinks. It’s a bit subjective, […]

Wikipedia vs Books

I’m sick and tired of people trying to discredit information found on the internet. That thought is, in and of itself, in fact, what is ignorant. Knowledge is knowledge, wherever it is found. Whether you read it in a fifty-year-old respected text book, on a Wikipedia page, or in a bathroom stall, words are words, […]

AVG vs Norton

I’ve known the answer to that question for a long time. AVG is clearly the better anti-virus software. However, at the end of this article will be a chance for everyone to chime in. A friend of mine once said that Norton itself is a virus, couldn’t agree more. I’ve cleaned all the crapware off […]

Windows vs Mac

The age-old battle of Microsoft Windows versus Apple Macintosh hardware and operating systems. Windows The common arguments for Windows is that it has far more users, meaning more support, more apps, and better compatibility with people you might network with because most people and offices use Windows. The common arguments against Windows being viruses, a […]

Battle of the All-In-One IM Services

Instant messaging being innovative is a thing of the past. And all-in-one services are hardly innovative, but important to productivity and convenience. Combine Skype, Google Talk, AIM, Yahoo Messenger, MSN Messenger, ICQ, Jabber, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, MySpaceIM, and more all into one easy to manage tool. Why would someone need an all-in-one? Well, if you’re […]

5 Tools to Take Control of Your Web Browsing

Here are 5 tools I use to completely take control of my web browsing experience in: speed, security, productivity, convenience, and even creativity. This list is great for designers, developers, and casual browsers alike. 1. Firefox (Web Browser) Get it Now Firefox is the king of all browsers. I will accept the use of Chrome […]

Screen Calipers: Web Designer’s Best Friend

Like a carpenter’s measuring tape, it’s right there on your tool belt to assist you when you need it. We’re not measuring inches or feet, however, but on-screen pixels. Measure widths and heights, gutters, make sure something is perfectly center, you name it. Also helps out in graphic design projects. A good designer is pixel […]