Blueleaf Blog

The First Rule Of Logic

“Upon this first, and in one sense this sole, rule of reason, that in order to learn you must desire to learn, and in so desiring not be satisfied with what you already incline to think, there follows one corollary which itself deserves to be inscribed upon every wall of the city of philosophy: Do not block the way of inquiry. ” —Charles Sanders Peirce, “First Rule of Logic”

Green Web Design – Planting Trees To Make A New Woodland

I don’t just talk about Green Web Design – I actually try to do positive things.  We can all do something to support, encourage and bring us closer to nature; which ultimately is what has supplied us with the technology to make Green Web Design a reality. Personally, I try to do conservation and environmental work when when time allows for it -especially when the weather is good in spring and summer.  It’s a great break from sitting down at a computer, gets me out in the open air and sunshine (or, as is more likely here in the UK,... Read more »

Create A Responsive Pop-up Login Box for WordPress

Following on from my last tutorial, How to make a WordPress AJAX login form, I’m going to show you how to make your own lightbox-style pop up login box for wordpress and touch on some funky CSS3 techniques. 1. Add To Our HTML We need to add a few lines to our HTML <form> element from the last tutorial for the popup to work – An inner div to wrap the pop-up content and give us a nice translucent border around our pop-up, a wrapper to centre and group our login and registration button and a button to close our pop-up.  Although... Read more »

Hikkaduwa and Koskoda

We arrived in Hikkaduwa with our friends James and Kayleigh when it was late and dark. We tried a few guest houses all charging above 1000 rupees and were told that to get a room for less was not possible. However, a little further down the road a kindly man offered us some basic rooms for 700 rupees a night which we took willingly. The rooms had attached bathrooms and opened onto a small green courtyard with bright paintings on the walls. When we awoke in the morning we ate a small breakfast of oats and raisins in a cup... Read more »