The lack of user documentation for open-source projects, like Wordpress and Drupal the two Content Management Systems we develop in most frequently at Raised Eyebrow, is a known issue. While a thriving user base and a good google search can often turn up answers to questions not addressed in documentation for a development team, that's not really a viable solution for end-users, in our case clients who are simply trying to maintain and manage their websites.
Recently I was trying to write a WordPress slideshow plugin that would include YouTube videos. The challenge was that when I play the video I want to pause the slide. On regular picture slides I just needed to add a
click() event listener to the slide object and attach a call to pause jQueryCycle.
Youtube recently updated their URL structure. Now, if you click Share below a YouTube video you get a short URL, with a structure like http://youtu.be/PNyMlswZb-I, instead of the older format http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNyMlswZb-I. The shorter URL is nice for sending the URL around to friends or tweeting.
If you haven't heard of Ecwid, and you are in the market for a shopping cart, you should check it out. It is a newish shopping cart system that can be integrated with Drupal or WordPress. Compared to other Drupal/WordPress options it is simple in design/function and it is simple to integrate with your website.
I spoke today at WordCamp Vancouver - a one-day conference for people who work with WordPress (including developers, designers and users). It was a great event, thanks to the hard work of the organizers. The presenters shared lots of very useful information on design and coding as well as about social media and web culture.