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Resources for migrating to Graffiti CMS 1.3

Migrating a blog from one platform to another is like taking a trip to the hardware store. It’s easy enough if you go solo: just grab your keys, throw on a hat and you’re there and back in under an hour. But if you are bringing a lot of content...


Add a Google Reader Shared Items widget to any site with jQuery

The final new widget for my home page to document is the “Latest Shared Feed Items” widget. This one displays the last 3 items that I’ve shared from Google Reader. I’m no longer displaying this widget but it was a custom designed plug-in (for the...


Add a Last.fm widget to any web site with jQuery

This is my next to last blog post about the new widgets on my home page. The “Lastest Music” widget pulls data from my Last.fm account. Currently I’m displaying the 12 artists/albums that I’ve listened to the most on Last.fm over the last week. It...


Graffiti CMS 1.3 - add a Widget anywhere in a view with new Widget macro

Graffiti comes with a plethora of built-in widgets and there have been plenty built by the community. Up until now they had to be displayed in a sidebar. There was no way to display a widget in your content, your header, your footer, etc. without...


Create an iPhone styled slide-out Social Locator

The post iPhone look-alike on your kitchen wall on Hackaday inspired me to create a slide-out Social Locator for my site. If the iPhone interface is intuitive and recognizable enough to be used for a kitchen computer then it is probably a good...


Add a YouTube widget to any web site with jQuery

Another new addition to the home page of my blog is the “Latest Videos” widget. It pulls in the 6 most recent videos that I have tagged as favorites on YouTube. It also has the option to pull in only videos that I have uploaded, but since I rarely...


Add a Flickr widget to any web site with jQuery

One of the new additions to the home page of my blog is the “My Latest Photos” widget. It pulls in the 12 most recent pictures that I’ve uploaded to Flickr. It also gives a nice large preview of the image when you mouseover a thumbnail. Like...


Adding a Twitter Widget to any web site with jQuery

While redesigning my blog I chose to add more of a lifestream effect to the home page of the site. I also made a conscious effort use as much AJAX with jQuery as I could and was appropriate, both to improve perceived performance and just for fun....


My blog has a new home

I finally took the plunge and moved my blog (http://danhounshell.com) to Graffiti. No need to update links to RSS feeds, all that should be handled seamlessly by Feedburner. This blog was born in 2004 on Scott Watermasysk’s .Text platform. In...


Do you remember the Sharkbytes HO Association?

First, I feel obliged to explain that the HO association was not organized prostitution. In this case HO is a shortened version of “Horse”, the basketball game played on playgrounds worldwide. Second, I would not expect you to remember SHA unless...