Lil Josh

A tech blog about web development with PHP, MySQL, jQuery, CSS3 and various other programming languages. You will not find anything about ColdFusion, ASP.NET, C# on this blog.

CSS3 Google Button WordPress Plugin

February 25, 2012

I’ve created a plugin to allow you to easily plug CSS3 Google Buttons into your blog posts using shortcodes. Download the plugin here or search “CSS3 Google Button” from your WordPress dashboard: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/css3-google-button/ Here is a shortcode sample: [GOOGLEBUTTON target="http://liljosh.com" color="orange"]Button Caption[/GOOGLEBUTTON] Please, please, please give my plugin 5 stars. :] Enjoy!

CSS3 Google Buttons

February 23, 2012

In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to make Google buttons using CSS3. First here’s a demo: Compose LilJosh.com The HTML [html] Compose LilJosh.com [/html] Right click and save this search icon:  The CSS3 I’ve separated the CSS into 3 sections (for each color). Orange [css] button.orange, a.orange, input[type=submit].orange { padding: 10px 30px; -webkit-border-radius: 2px […]

Use PDO Not MySQLi

February 21, 2012

In NetTuts+ most recent tutorial, they discuss the advantages of using PDO over MySQLi to make database connections from PHP. “The core advantage of PDO over MySQLi is in its database driver support. At the time of this writing, PDO supports 12 different drivers, opposed to MySQLi, which supports MySQL only.” Dejan Marjanovic See the full tutorial and […]

Build a Custom WordPress Login Screen Tutorial

February 19, 2012

Speckyboy has a good tutorial on how to build a custom login page for WordPress. http://speckyboy.com/2012/02/19/how-to-build-a-custom-login-page-design-for-wordpress/ See my login page: http://liljosh.com/wp-login.php