The Future of Online Banking: Know Thy Visitor

In episode two of this multi-part series on the future on online banking, author Tim Bunch gives you the keys to building an online cross-selling strategy based on automated account analyses. Read the entire article here.

In his first installment, Bunch argued that your online banking system should be viewed as your biggest — and most important — branch. Read the previous article here.

Understanding the WordPress Quick Edit Custom Box

Alright, I have to confess. This took me some time to wrap my head around. It also seemed like a lot of people were having the same problem. The question is “How do I add custom post meta fields to the quick edit function in WordPress?”

For some reason, I had a hard time finding the answers I needed in Google. I must not have been asking the right question or something. So here is what I learned. Continue reading Understanding the WordPress Quick Edit Custom Box

Set a Container to the Window Height with jQuery

A common issue with CSS is finding the best way to set an element, such as a div, to stretch from the top of the screen, to the bottom of the screen. You can do this with positioning. Sometimes, though, you want the div to start from after the banner, navigation, or something else. This creates some additional variables. You also need to account for what happens if someone resizes the screen. Continue reading Set a Container to the Window Height with jQuery

Create a SpeedBump with jQuery & the Bootstrap Modal

A speedbump is a essentially a confirmation dialogue when a website visitor clicks a link to leave your site. Speedbumps are actually required by law in some countries for industries such as Credit Unions and banks. There are several ways to create a speedbump, and I’m going to show you just one way. You can borrow or adapt any part of these methods for your own site. Continue reading Create a SpeedBump with jQuery & the Bootstrap Modal

Me, on the Future of Online Banking

“In episode one of this multi-part series on the future on online banking, author Tim Bunch argues that you shouldn’t view online and branches as two separate channels. Instead, online banking should be seen as your biggest — and most important — branch.”

Read the entire article on The Financial Brand.

Use PHP STRISTR To Stop Comment Form Spammers

It’s not often that spam gets past my defenses. However, when it does, it’s really annoying. So today I set out to stop comment form spammers from submitting forms with one or more links.

PHP’s STRISTR searches a string for anything that matches your search. So, searching for “http://” will return true if it is found in the string. This will only work on form fields that you do not want to allow a link to be added. So, it may help to give visitors a heads up before they post a comment with a hyperlink included. Continue reading Use PHP STRISTR To Stop Comment Form Spammers

How Big Is Your Banner?

Seriously, how big is your banner? You know, that thing at the top of your website. You’ve got your logo up there, probably with your site’s main navigation. Perhaps there’s a pretty picture for people to see.

Banner design is one of the most crucial design elements of your site. And that’s not to mention the design of the menu system itself, which I won’t go into in this post (no pun intended). Continue reading How Big Is Your Banner?

WordPress Pagination With Bootstrap

I love Bootstrap. I also love WordPress.

One issue I came across in my WordPress theme development using Bootstrap was the pagination styling. It wasn’t complete, and some edits needed to be made in order for it to look right. Continue reading WordPress Pagination With Bootstrap

The Secret to Your Credit Union’s Success with Social Media

Social Media is Still in It’s Infancy

Let’s face it. Social media is a lot like a toddler. It’s groping around for things to hold onto, experimenting, and discovering it’s own personality. Much like a child, it thinks it knows exactly who he or she is and everything about everything. Truthfully, though, we are still learning who, or what, social media is. Furthermore, we have yet to see who, or what, it will grow up to be.

Read the entire article on CUinsight.com.

Simple PHP+CSS+jQuery Anti-Spam Measure

Today I set out to implement some additional anti-spam measures for some forms on one of my sites. Let me start by saying that this should not be the only thing you do to prevent spam. Nor are these ideas new or unique. This is just a simple technique to help prevent spam. Continue reading Simple PHP+CSS+jQuery Anti-Spam Measure