Why Not Actually Finish Something You Have Started? Blog redesign

I’ve been planning on a blog redesign for at least 6 months now: probably more. Not much has happened. I need a kick up the bum.

I got all excited, I made a design, and then I did about a day’s work on the CSS. And then nothing. In order to nag myself into getting more done, I have decided to launch the unfinished theme. This is it. As you can see, its a little rough round the edges.

New page: MarketPress Grid Plugin

I’ve been hanging out over at the WPMU-DEV forums quite a lot over the last few months, and I decided to contribute to the community with an update of one of the plugins for MarketPress.

MarketPress is a pretty good, simple e-commerce plugin for WordPress, but it lacks a grid layout option. This plugin adds that feature.

Coming in First: 5 minutes on effective SEO

I was asked to talk about search engine optimisation at this month’s SYWP. It went down fairly well, so I’ve included the talk below: [iframe src=”http://www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/7609658″ width=”510″ height=”426″]

Wireframe me up

Just found an fun new webapp called Wirify. Basically, you save it to your bookmarks, load a page you would like to see in wireframe, and click the link. It then gives you a wireframed version of your site.

Sadly, it doesn’t get it quite right for most of my sites. It’s based on jquery, so there are a few issues in how it sees components placed. For example, http://allaboutchris.co.uk:

MedRevise 4.0 is here!

After a month of live beta testing, the time has come to officially launch the new version of MedRevise.co.uk to the world at large. To find out the full story, read on…

Nearly five years ago, I arrived at medical school. And I realised I needed to make some notes. But I also wanted to use my computer, and so keeping them in order was important.