For a while I have been wanting to start a small blog which simply showcases nice, helpful and elegant snippets of code. Mostly it is to share my own code but I also wanted it to be a place where other developers could share their wisdom and get something in return.

So I’ve started a small blog called CodeByte to do just that. Please feel free to follow CodeByte (on Tumblr) or subscribe to the RSS feed to get some great btye-sized snippets of code. If you have any code you want put up on the site then please don’t hesitate to share it.

As always, let me know what you think.

Zen Coding

If your like me and you love stuff that makes your life easier then Zen Coding is a must have. In their own words:

Zen Coding is an editor plugin for high-speed HTML, XML, XSL (or any other structured code format) coding and editing. The core of this plugin is a powerful abbreviation engine which allows you to expand expressions—similar to CSS selectors—into HTML code.

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Smoother @font-face embedding in IE

Generally when using IE your @font-face fonts look pretty jaggy. This is due to ClearType kicking in to make you site as readable as possible. To turn it off you can use the following CSS.

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WordPress Description META Tag

According to this post WordPress does not include description and keyword meta tags by default. Their reasoning for this is simple: the information is unique to your site and should therefore be included by yourself.

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I’m Married

If you’ve maybe been wondering why I’ve been so quiet over the last few weeks and if you don’t follow me on twitter then you probably should know that I got married two weeks ago. I’ve been going out with Fiona now for 5 years and we had been engaged for 2 of those.

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