a blog by Christian Snodgrass
about programming, web and game design, and everything else


Welcome to Xazure, the personal blog of Christian Snodgrass. Here, you’ll find articles focusing on anything from programming and web development to game and web design. Topics include – but are not limited to – HTML/CSS, Javascript, PHP/MySQl, and ActionScript 3. Xazure updates at least three days a week, so be sure to check back for more articles!

Latest Posts

Xazure Code Demo Plugin on WordPress

The Xazure Code Demo plugin can now be downloaded directly from WordPress: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/xazure-code-demo/

July 1st, 2011 | No Comments | In News, Wordpress Plugins

Xazure Code Demo Plugin

My first officially released plugin, woot! I’ve created countless proprietary plugins for all manners of things. The keyword being proprietary, meaning I haven’t been able to release them to the public. =p Not this one! Download Xazure Code Demo v0.9 Also available directly from WordPress: Xazure Code Demo v0.9 What’s It Do? This is a [...]

June 29th, 2011 | No Comments | In Wordpress Plugins

Three Column Layout with Divider without Images

In one of my past articles, Two Column Layout with Divider without Images, I introduced a method to create a two column layout, with a divider without needing images. At the end, I mentioned that you can also apply this technique to three columns. How It Works This works exactly the same as the two-column [...]

June 29th, 2011 | No Comments | In HTML/CSS

Changing WordPress Template with template_include

I’m working on this handy little plugin so I can create code demos, so I can demo HTML, CSS, and Javascript pages for my articles, without having to create a page and FTP it up. I want to just be able to create and edit it directly from the WordPress back-end. Lucky for me, it [...]

June 28th, 2011 | No Comments | In Wordpress

HTML Lesson 1 – What is HTML?

If you’re reading this article, then you must be an absolute beginner in web development… [b]Congratulations![/b] Congrats on taking the first steps to becoming a real web developer. It’ll be a long, sometimes frustrating journey, but it’ll be worth it in the end. =) What is HTML? HTML stands for HyperText Markup Language. It’s essentially [...]

June 28th, 2011 | No Comments | In HTML

Lessons – Where to Start

Just starting out and looking to learn a little something? You’ve come to the right place. Unlike the other articles throughout this site, these provide a structured approach to learning the various technologies that make the web the web, from the beginning. This is a table of contents for all of the lessons. They’re always [...]

June 27th, 2011 | No Comments | In Lessons

Columned Layout with Background and Divider without Images

When I was designing this site, I decided I wanted to have a two column layout with a border dividing the two. The tricky part with multi-column layouts is vertical spacing. Since elements only extend as far as they need to vertically, it is often very tricky to get your columns to both go all [...]

June 25th, 2011 | No Comments | In HTML/CSS

Adding a Code Box with Word Wrap

I’ve been tinkering here and there trying to make an awesome website (how am I doing? ;)). One thing I’ve done is created a handy dandy code block parser to my WordPress, so I can quickly add code in an easy to read format. This way I can spend more time writing and less time [...]

June 25th, 2011 | No Comments | In HTML/CSS, PHP, Wordpress

Cloud Host Review – Rackspace Cloud

At work we make heavy use of two of Rackspace Cloud‘s services, Rackspace Cloud Files and Rackspace Cloud Servers. I’ve done a lot of work using these services. I’ve come across numerous questions and problems and I’ve gotten a lot of information that isn’t readily available with talking to someone. So, I decided to write [...]

June 23rd, 2011 | No Comments | In Cloud Hosting

A Few Site Tweaks

I’ve spent some time adding a few new things to the site. The two big things are: Added social media links to each article. Improved the code display with a fancy little word wrap. That’s along with a handful of small tweaks here and there. Enjoy! Also, I just wanted to take this time to [...]

June 23rd, 2011 | No Comments | In News

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