Matter, Energy, and Life of Michael A. Castello.

Tag: web.design

  • WordPress: Redirect All Traffic Except Admin Page

    As much as it breaks my heart, it is time to fully migrate everything from mistypedURL.com over to Castello.me. Pointing all the old links from Google searches to their new location can be accomplished with some changes to the .htaccess file. Found via Stack Overflow, an extra line can exempt the WordPress admin panel from […]

  • Type Frustrations Revisited

    It seems that one of the only solid solutions for ensuring that the Google Fonts display properly is, much to my friends‘ delight, to “get a Mac.” Will Moyer has one of the only viable fixes, a 0.0000000001-degree rotation that fixes the issue in Webkit browsers like Chrome. For Firefox, we have to wait for…

  • Type Frustrations

    I would really like to be able to use the Google Fonts API on my website, but so far I haven’t seen very good results with how their fonts are rendered on Windows. I’ve been searching off and on for why this happens and have determined that at least on my system, the problem lies…

  • bookTuner: A WordPress Plugin for Goodreads.com

    This plugin is no longer maintained and is unlikely to work with current versions of WordPress; however, there are other Goodreads plugins available. bookTuner is a WordPress plugin for displaying books from a Goodreads.com shelf. After configuring, you can use tags to build a customized display of the book’s title, author, and jacket artwork, as…

  • At Long Last, AMCAS Realizes It’s 2010

    Amusingly, the keyword searches that bring the most traffic to my site (what little there is) have to do with the AMCAS application not working in modern browsers, including anything running on OS X. It looks like they’ve finally decided to update the site for the 2011 application cycle, and this time they’ve added an…

  • Missing the Point of the GPL

    Michael Martin of Pro Blog Design seems like a swell chap, but his recent post on applying the GPL to premium WordPress themes exemplifies the kind of erroneous thinking I frequently find in the creative community. In trying to apply scarcity rules to infinite goods, he misses out on an opportunity to utilize, rather than…

  • Retroactive Updating

    I have been meaning to photograph and post pictures of my better traditional art pieces for some time. Over the weekend I was inspired by my boss to actually follow through with the plan, and as a result there will finally be some content in the dusty “Creative” inglenook of this site, after standing vacant…

  • AMCAS Fail

    The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) has a centralized med school application that everybody fills out, ostensibly to save time for both applicants and admissions committees. Unfortunately, a whole new generation of browsers have arrived seemingly without their notice. It’s a real shame when I can go to a site for future doctors in…