Match embedded Vimeo video to your default site width

So in my day job we use Vimeo for all our film projects, primarily because it enables you to credit those people involved in making a project happen and also because you can replace earlier copies of a video, which is particularly useful when you have to get approval from multiple project partners before a […]

How to fix: “Unable to create directory” Error for Media Uploads on WordPress 3.0?

So. I had a problem with one of my customers wordpress sites this evening: when uploading content I kept on getting this error: Unable to create directory /home/username/public_html/wp-content/uploads/2010/07. Is its parent directory writable by the server? As I hadn’t changed anything and had been able to upload images easily enough before so I was a […]

@Disqus Comments at the Independent

I was very excited to stumble upon this (recent I presume) development at the Independent newspaper: an abandoning of their old comments system and it’s replacement with the Disqus system of comments I use here at and for most of my other clients. Now I like to comment on stories I read, and I […]

Delete Google Analytics Accounts

Argh! I’ve had a really frustrating time with Google Analytics over the past few days. So… I was adding Google Analytics to one of my client’s brand spanking new Google account (see my earlier comments about a fragmented Google here) and somehow I managed to create two accounts, each with analytics profiles. After setting up […]

Fragmented Google

Like most of us I’ve been the frequent and appreciative beneficiary of the wonderful talents of the Google engineers, however, all too frequently I experience the downsides that are a clear consequence of the fragmented results of a company run by engineers (and sometimes I think for engineers). Take this most recent experience: At the […]

WordPress as a Business Website

So it’s the new year and I’m revitalising another website… This time it’s for my old driving instructor, who’s website hasn’t been altered in a couple of years and was originally created in Microsoft Frontpage, which as we all know creates really nice code. After some discussion we decided to pop for the ever popular√ā¬†Hemingway […]