Setting up WPRIG on a Macintosh Computer – some comments.

Today I had a go at setting up wprig. It is a development environment for making WordPress themes. I’m using it to try and update our church website. Here are some tips on how to set it up. This is very advanced – for WordPress Theme Coders.

Reflections on how Google rankings shape website content

I have now been running macintoshhowto.com for 10 years. Here is a graph of visitors over the last 10 years: You will notice that there are some turning points on the curve. Most of these changes correspond to Google changing their Page Rank algorithms.  For example macintoshhowto.com was slowly and steadily growing in popularity  until […]

How to view the html page source of a website in Safari

This is a bit of an advanced tip for web developers. Safari used to have a menu item called ‘View Page Source’. If you selected this you could see the HTML code of the website you were viewing.  This option has been removed from recent versions of Safari but you can re-enable it by turning […]

How to test your website for different browsers

There are web applications that will allow you to preview what your website will look like on different browsers. You type in your website (e.g. macintoshhowto.com) and the site shows you what your website will look like in almost any browser you can think of. One such website is http://browsershots.org It’s free to use,  but there is […]