Perfect Theme For Any Website



Squible is co-developed by Theron Parlin and James Carppe.

This is Squible.com, the demo site for the Squible theme by Theron Parlin and James Carppe. Feel free to browse around here, looking at all the awesome features of this theme we've built for ya, and if you like it enough, head on over and grab it!

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The current version is Squible Beta 2 (Note: this requires WordPress 2.0. If you’re reluctant to switch to WP2.0, then use Alpha 2.5).


Give your website a magical makeover! Add a touch of creativity and colour and customise it just right!

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IT support, getting the basics right

Reliable IT support has become an essential part of modern business over recent years. With the ever growing reliance on modern technology in everyday business can your business cope when things go wrong? Not only is IT a integral part of day to day business but the right IT systems can also streamline your companies activities making them more efficient and therefore profitable. On the flip-side, getting your IT systems and support wrong can be a costly mistake. Here we will discuss various steps your company can take to ensure you get it right. Getting the basics right Some of the common issues effecting businesses include: Slow, unresponsive computers Security and virus problems Out-dated software and patching Getting the basics right will have a dramatic effect both in terms of efficiency and staff morale. Tackling these basic It support issues can often be done in-house if you have the resources. If not, many IT support companies can offer one off solutions to fix these basic problems and then an ongoing support contract to stay on top of the issues to prevent them occurring again in the future. There are several steps you as a business owner or decision maker can take to…

PC Pro Schools: The Historic Climb of College Tuition Costs

Colleges in the United States charge tuition, the cost per credit hour that for each class being taken. There may be additional fees besides Tuition that are charged for specific things. Tuition does not cover supplies, lab fees, housing and board, or even parking. These fees have climbed at dramatic rates over the course of the last seventy years. This is because the United States Federal Government only directly supports military academies, making other institutions of higher education private entities that change what they believe people will pay. In spite the tuition increases, the desirability of the top universities in the world that exist in the United States indicates this trend will continue. The United States Federal Government does have a program of loans and grants that date back to the United States Civil War. This program was first instituted with the Morrill Act, which created “land grant” colleges that were to teach agriculture, engineering, and military tactics. At the end of World War II, a G.I. Bill program was started. Officially called the Serviceman’s Readjustment Act of 1944, this bill helped veterans return to school or draw unemployment while they looked for work. It should be noted that this series of…

7 Responses to “Squible Spotting”

Liz Strauss March 14th, 2006 at 7:30 am And now Liz Strauss is wondering which site that might be. Would you enlighten me so that I might know? 🙂 If your work is outstanding . . . I should want to interview you, I would think. Thanks Liz Strauss Successful-Blog Karrde March 16th, 2006 at 4:00 am Koray Online is Squible-based – the most obvious change theyve made there is the colour scheme – and now that I visit the Koray Online again they’ve changed to their own design (inspired by Squible, though!) Liz Strauss March 18th, 2006 at 9:23 am Hey, That’s the one I thought it was. Thanks for the answer. I go crazy with curiosity about such things. Do stop by and see that Squibble now has a mention in it’s own right. I’m doing another design runway show again like the one last December. Hope you’ll participate. As you can see, I need some design ideas to replace my minimal skills . . . 🙂   smiles, Liz at Successful-Blog big dog March 24th, 2006 at 8:04 pm you’ll be spotting another one shortly! jhay April 10th, 2006 at 1:48 am nice theme, I’m thinking of using it on one of my blogs gre1600 May 20th,…

Using Livesearch for Tags

Anyone who understands tagging also understands the benefit of being able to search for posts by tag. If you’ve ever used Technorati to search by tag, then you know how much more accurate your results tend to be. Folksonomy has become a huge part of blogging lately, but the whole purpose behind it gets a bit lost in the fact that not very many blogs with tags have a way to search for posts by tag. And isn’t that the whole point behind tagging our posts–to make them easier to find? The advent of the Ultimate Tag Warrior plugin for WordPress has made it possible to use Livesearch to search for posts by tag rather than by content. By making just a few modifications to your livesearch files and search form, you can very easily repurpose Livesearch to search for posts by tag. The Ultimate Tag Warrior adds a “tag” parameter to your index.php file. Using this parameter in place of the traditional search parameter, “s,” changes the query type from index.php?s={search pattern} to index.php?tag={search pattern}. There are only three files that need to be modified, and you won’t believe how simple it is. The files that need to be modified are livesearch.js.php, livesearch.php and searchform.php. Starting with searchform.php, the following changes…

Ajax Comments — How I did It

One of the first questions asked of me was to make this into a plugin. Packaging this up as a plugin will be tough because it requires some detailed additions to your theme. You have to add javascript includes to your header file, you have to heavily modify the ‘form’ tag on the comments page, as well as add error and loading divs. Not to mention, the solution requires that your comments be inside ‘ol’ tags. That’s a recipe for disaster as a plugin and a support nightmare. The best I can do is offer the files for download and explain how I got it working and the rest is up to you. Step 1: Download the squible theme and grab the following files: ajax_comments.php scripts/ (directory contains ajax_comments.js prototype.js and effects.js) Step 2: Put these files in your theme directory: wp-content/themes/yourtheme/ajax_comments.php wp-content/themes/yourtheme/scripts/ Step 3: Add this code to your header.php file: <script type=”text/javascript” src=”/wp-content/themes/squible/scripts/prototype.js”></script> <script type=”text/javascript” src=”/wp-content/themes/squible/scripts/effects.js”> Step 4: Replace your comments.php with the one from squible If you don’t want to do step 4, then just change your form tag to look like so: <form id=”commentform” onsubmit=”new Ajax.Updater({success:’commentlist’}, ‘<?php bloginfo(‘stylesheet_directory’) ?>/ajax_comments.php’, {asynchronous:true, evalScripts:true, insertion:Insertion.Bottom, onComplete:function(request){complete(request)}, onFailure:function(request){failure(request)}, onLoading:func tion(request){loading()}, parameters:Form.serialize(this)}); return false;”> </form> I’d like…


Okay, I decided to take a look to see what all the fuss is about; I’m glad I did. K2, by Michael Heilemann rocks! It has so many built-in features (including its own control panel) that it’s difficult to keep up. Anyway, I have to check this theme out for a while, so bear with me while I play.

A Tag System Based on Categories

I have managed to put together a complete tag system built on top of WordPress categories. Using both plugins of my own and plugins written by others, I was able to build a system that can show all tags, show popular tags, show tags for each post, show related tags for each post, build Technorati tags, and easily add tags to a post via the administration interface. The first step was to decide that I wanted to use tags. This happened for me after interviewing Jonas Luster, product manager for Technorati and all-around good guy. One of my questions to Jonas was “What are some of the new trends in blogging that will become big in the next year or two?” His answer in part was “most definitely tagging.” When he first said this, I didn’t really understand why, but after looking into it, I realized how important tags are to building social networks, promoting social classification, folksonomy, and distributed classification. That’s when I realized the real value of tags and decided to change my wordpress installation from a category based system (and indeed mindset) to a tag based system. When I started working on this project, I didn’t realize that there were a multitude of plugins…

Tag Happy: Popular Tags Plugin

In an ongoing effort to make this site as cool as possible, I’ve created my first WordPress plugin called “Popular Tags.” The purpose of the plugin is to create a finite list of popular tags used and to display said list by weight. Since tags are ongoing, the list needs to be finite or my homepage would grow into a huge ugly list of tags. So what I’ve done is created a plugin that will only show the x number of popular tags (the tags being wordpress categories under the hood). To see this plugin in action, visit my home page. I started out with Matt Kingston’s Weighted Categories code and made some changes (one of which fixes a bug with Matt’s plugin where the last category in your list isn’t displayed properly). The format to use the plugin is no different than how it’s used on Matt’s plugin: < ?php $minfont = 8; $maxfont = 14; $fontunit = “pt”; $category_ids_to_exclude = “”; popular_tags($minfont, $maxfont, $fontunit, $category_ids_to_exclude); ?> You can download the plugin here. Let me know if it works out for you.