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What's UP! This is my site, I write 99% of the articles on here. I'm also the owner of SureFireWebServices.com. I help out a lot of developers and designers getting into the web game. Helping is fun for me, so feel free to ask me any questions! I've made courses and have a membership as well to help get you on your feet!

Why observing user interaction is important

How do you know that your website is what your users want to see?  I’ve built, literally, hundreds of websites in my career and most of the time the only person I had to please was the client.  Recently I started building websites for myself and I’m noticing lots of different trends when I tell people to go on.  Things that I think are common sense, aren’t.  Things that I though would be easy, are more difficult. Read More

How to fix the pluggable.php fatal error

I just went through this, not sure how it happened but I finally fixed the pluggable.php fatal error!

Very simply put, when you get this error 99% of the time it means that there are extra spaces in places where there should not be.

First thing to do is check what type of error you are getting and see which file it’s pointing too.

It’s most likely pointing to wp-settings.php. Open this file and scroll all the way to the bottom. DELETE any extra lines after the closing php tag “?>”.

That should fix it. If it doesn’t start looking through your important files like wp-config.php, etc. and repeat the steps.

Hope that helps!

How to reverse the post order using the Genesis Framework

OK, first let me say “WOW”.  Trying to find this information literally took me over an hour but I finally pieced it all together.  You would think that the solution would be so easy to find.  I just wanted to reverse the order output.

I found a ton of different ways to do it, the only problem was, NONE OF THEM WORKED!!!

But I figured it out finally… so here’s the code =) Read More

Do you need to be a web designer?

Build a Website In 10 MinutesAsk yourself that important question.

Maybe a few years ago you would have immediately answered, yes of course I do.

As a matter of fact, that is what I answered, and that’s why I became one, but as the Internet evolves, I’m not sure if I chose correctly. Read More

Category Redirection for WordPress

*Update: 01/17/13
Redirect all your permalink structures! Check this out: http://yoast.com/change-wordpress-permalink-structure/. On the bottom is a generator that will show you what reg ex you need for the redirect. Then in the redirection plugin, just add the regex code to Source URL, click the regular expressions checkbox, and add the target ($4 or whatever the site says) to target. You’re done!
301 Redirect Style with Ninja

Creds: Me and PixelR3AP3R

So my site broke for a little bit because I installed the Hikari Category Permalink plugin. I’m not to sure what happened but I ended up redoing my .htaccess, permalink structures, and reinstalling the plugin.

Needless to say it works perfect now, BUT in the process I figured out how to actually get my old category slugs to redirect to my new ones, 301 style! =D

So here’s how…

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Web Design is Dead!

Web Design is Dead

Skull by PixelR3AP3R

Do you still call yourself a web designer?

Are you spending hours upon hours trying to find the perfect colors/graphics to use in your web design?

What if I told you that web design doesn’t even matter and your wasting your time? Read More

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