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Web Development

Redesign and Relaunch

March 7, 2009 by Ryan Barr

If you’ve ever been here before, I’m sure you’ll quickly notice the changes. We’ve done a full scale revamp of the website with a new Theme and totally new direction. Hopefully you enjoy it.

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September 19, 2008 by Ryan Barr

Somebody shoot me. This evening I decided to do the quick 5 minute upgrade to the blog.  Don’t ever do that without fully understanding how your software works.  I’ve recently switched from FileZilla to Transmit… after tonight I’m switching back. If you noticed that the site was down for about 2 hours, it’s because I [...]

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My Journey to WordPress – Part 5

January 7, 2008 by Ryan Barr

Part 5 in my never ending series on My Journey to Wordpress. It took less time to port the site than to write these articles! This installment is about plug-ins and widgets. Enjoy!

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My Journey to WordPress – Part 4

January 2, 2008 by Ryan Barr

The next article in a the series “My Journey to Wordpress.” In this article I discuss my tweaks to the vSlider theme, including how to get the lightbox script to work just right…

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My Journey to WordPress – Part 3

January 1, 2008 by Ryan Barr

Sections… I loved sections! Textpattern has it right using sections. For those of you that are wordpress junkies, let me explain… In textpattern, a section is almost like it’s own little site within your site. When done right, sections in textpattern allow you to separate and manage all of the different content areas in the [...]

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My Journey to WordPress – Part 2

December 31, 2007 by Ryan Barr

For part two of “My Journey to WordPress” I’m going to talk about setup and configuration. I mentioned that my host does a simplified installation of both wordpress and gallery. It made the first part of this really, really easy. I literally, log into my administration web-panel, then click install. After about 5-10 minutes I [...]

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My Journey to WordPress – Part 1

December 30, 2007 by Ryan Barr

Wow… I never thought I would do this, but I’ve dumped textpattern. It actually came about rather quickly and I’m quite happy after doing it. Just a few weeks ago, Megan and I began the process of re-vamping the website. She really wanted to start blogging some more, and well, I needed to stop slacking [...]

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Inline Stock Quote Plugin

December 29, 2007 by Ryan Barr

Add In-line Stock Quote Data to your Posts. Based on the StockQuoteTT Plug-in by Andrew Hill. I took the framework that Andrew Hill put together and instead of setting up stock quote tool tips, which were driving me nuts based upon my sites design, I pulled in the current data from and placed it [...]

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textpattern basics – part 3

March 24, 2006 by Ryan Barr

Wow! Its been a while since I wrote my last textpattern basics article, and life has been quite busy! Well, its back to basics time! So lets talk page forms. Page forms are the heart of each section in a textpattern site. Generally speaking the page form controls what will actually show up on the [...]

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why ie drives me nuts!

March 1, 2006 by Ryan Barr

I’ve been writing about my switch to textpattern for the past week or so and have been playing around quite with the functionality and design of this site. After using a temp design by Stuart I finally got around to setting something up on my own. After getting it all setup on my Powerbook G4 [...]

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