WordPress: publish a tweet as a post

Twitter is surely one the most popular social networks on the web, and WordPress is surely one the most popular CMS available today. Usually these two platforms interact only in one way: you get something from Twitter, you post something on Twitter. Let's say that you want to publish your latest tweet as a post on your WordPress site, also checking if there is another brand new tweet available. How we can to this?

JavaScript syntax highlighting is bad for performance

My visitor's satisfaction is one of the top priorities of this blog. For that reason, I decided to remove syntax highlighting completely. I found out that syntax highlighters are bad for performance. In fact, all the syntax highlighters tools used since the very beginning of this blog were actually poor when it comes to performance. Most of my visitors come from the USA, but there's a significant percentage of people who connect to this site from Asia. When the distance increases, it also affects latency and response times. I'd like to explain why JavaScript syntax highlighters are bad for performance using very simple words.

jQuery: Mati, professional image gallery

Mati is a professional jQuery image gallery that I've created as an homage to my little niece Matilde. It's a grid-based image gallery that allows you to navigate through the image sets and view the full-size image preview. It's free. The only thing you should do is to add an image preloading routine to improve performance. I hope you find it useful.

Blogger: inserting social media buttons selectively

Blogger already provides a way to include social media buttons on its pages but not selectively. We want that our social buttons appear only on posts and not on the homepage. Fortunately, Blogger also provides a series of tags (all starting with b) to perform some specific tasks within a template. Let's see how we can accomplish this task.

The Book of CSS3

The Book of CSS3 is the most comprehensive and detailed guide ever written on the subject practically since the creation of this standard. I bought this book myself a couple of days ago and I have to say that I'm actually learning new things on CSS3. The author is Peter Gasston, one of the people behind CSS3.info. I'd like to explain why you should get this book.