Debugging WordPress

Simple Debugging with WordPress – by Douglas Neiner, 3/16/10

Describes basic builtin debugging (i.e.)

Turn on debugging in wp-config.php define( 'WP_DEBUG', true ) ; define( 'WP_DEBUG_LOG', true ) ;

And how to leverage it a bit with some additional functionality.

Debugging WordPress Like a Master – by Bradvin, 9/26/10

Recommends NetBeans IDE (free) and xDebug. Describes setup process for local server.

Brilliant approach to CSS

CSS Inheritance, The Cascade And Global Scope: Your New Old Worst Best Friends

I’m big on modular design. I’ve long been sold on dividing websites into components, not pages, and amalgamating those components dynamically into interfaces. Flexibility, efficiency and maintainability abound.

But I don’t want my design to look like it’s made out of unrelated things. I’m making an interface, not a surrealist photomontage.

As luck would have it, there is already a technology, called CSS, which is designed specifically to solve this problem. Using CSS, I can propagate styles that cross the borders of my HTML components, ensuring a consistent design with minimal effort. This is largely thanks to two key CSS features:

inheritance, the cascade (the “C” in CSS).