JavaScript Events & Event Listeners


In this post, I’m going to talk about events in JavaScript. Events are those things that happen on, in and around a web page. They are all over and occur even when you think they aren’t. In short, I’ll be talking about what JavaScript can do when someone clicks something, when a page is loaded, […]

Working With PHP Functions


In this post, I’m going to talk about working with functions in PHP. In order to do that though, I think we should first get a working definition of what exactly a function is. Much like in other programming languages, a function in PHP is a section of code that receives input, completes a set […]

WordPress Archive Templates


In this post, I’m going to talk about archive templates in WordPress. Archive templates have quite a lot of versatility and if you wanted to, you could really drill down and customize large portions of your site. Before we begin though, let’s take a look at the WordPress hierarchy one more time. Reminder: Click the […]

Conditional Statements & Loops in PHP

Common Grackle

For this last section of my PHP series, I’m going to discuss conditional statements and loops in PHP. These two areas truly are at the heart of this programming language, so it’s important to get a solid understanding of what they do and how they work. Conditional Statements In the most basic sense, conditional statements […]

Structure of an HTML Web Page

Ship at Sea

A lot has changed in the past few years when it comes to structuring a web page. HTML is less generic than it used to be and there are new tools to help offer much more meaning to our pages. There are fewer workarounds and more answers and logical ways of doing things than ever […]

What is the DOM?

Wind Turbine

There’s this thing out there that’s sort of tricky to understand. It’s called the DOM, or Document Object Model. It’s one of those things where if you don’t grasp it early on, your days of JavaScript programming will either be very short, at the very worst, or much more difficult than they need to be, […]

Operators in PHP

Bamboo Forest

In PHP, operators are used to manipulate or perform operations on variables and values. And just like other programming languages, there are quite a few operators. These operators can be grouped under specific headings to help keep things a bit more organized. I’ll go over each group below. Before I begin though, I thought I’d […]

WordPress Page & Post Templates


In this post, I’m going to cover a few aspects of static page templates, blog post templates, comment templates along with post formats. Setting these types of templates up is actually a lot of fun. There is a fair amount of flexibility when it comes to how far you can drill down with specificity inside […]

Starting With CSS Basics

Playing the Piano

What is CSS? CSS is an acronym. It stands for Cascading Style Sheets. I know that doesn’t do that much for you so I figure I’ll give you a more useful definition. Very simply speaking, CSS can be thought of as the style side of a web page. It’s the language designers and developers use […]