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fix Fatal error in Wordpress Dashboard

Oops, just got this error in Wordpress(WP) Dashboard when I set up my new project – a Class website, I haven’t got a chance to take a screenshot for this error, it’s something like this:

Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 33554432 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 1966080 bytes) in /home2/user1/public_html/fantasy/wp-includes/class-simplepie.php on line 5353

I am using WP version 2.9 (Chinese), and after I login into the Admin side, the error appeared in the “Incoming Links” section. Actually I don’t know what happened and what’s the reason, it seems hard for me to understand or figure it out, haha. So I do a little search with Mr. Google, all I need to do is this – add the following line to wp-config.php:

define(‘WP_MEMORY_LIMIT’, ’64M’);

Then it worked for me!

Learn more about this error:

Making colorful blur effect picture with Photoshop

In shortly, I am going to have you a tutorial that show you how to make a colorful blur effect picture with the Blur filter (Surface Blur and Smart Blur) and other nice features of Adobe PS (Photoshop) (I use version CS4), with a normal photo I took today. OK, below is the final effect:

Surface Blur

Surface Blur + Smart Blur

And here is the original one:
magazine time with sunshine

You can download the original PSD file or learn the tutorial step by step.

11 HTML5 and CSS3 Resources

Here is a list of some resources that I pass along on HTML5 and CSS3:

  1. A List Apart: A Preview of HTML 5
  2. HTML5 and The Future of the Web
  3. Coding A HTML 5 Layout From Scratch
  4. HTML 5 and CSS 3: The Techniques You’ll Soon Be Using
  5. HTML5doctor: helping you implement HTML5 today
  6. HTML5 pocket book
  7. HTML 5 Cheat Sheet (PDF)
  8. CSS3 Previews
  9. Introduction to CSS3
  10. HTML5 Gallery: A showcase of sites using HTML5 markup
  11. 23 Essential HTML 5 Resources

Suggestions for the beginner of web design

2-years is a pretty short time for the web design career, I think, so I consider myself as the beginner, of course, all the times.

If you are interested in web design and the beginner of it, I am really glad about that, and hey, it is really good to get started or “tasted” something interesting and different you like in your life.

OK, if you’d like to create the web design or want to start a web design business that focused on beautiful, standard-compatibility websites, I would love to have you some suggestions…

Questionnaire for blog design

The Questionnaire for your blog:

  1. Need a logo or have one already?
  2. What’s your favorite color(s)?the main color(s) for your blog indeed.
  3. 2 Columns or 3 Columns for the layout of your blog?
  4. How many sections will you have them on your blog? What are they(exactly)?such as “Home”, “About”, “Archive”, etc.
  5. What content will your blog have?What kind of content is your blog (mainly) talking about?
  6. Need a photo gallery(Section), also?
  7. Do you have any special(or favorite) Header Image for your blog or need a new design?
  8. Get a slogan for your blog?
  9. Domain name(s)?
  10. WordPress or TextPattern ?Well, there are some other CMS / Blog Platforms out there, just let me know which one you like best :)
  11. Login & Register links?For multi-users/authors feature
  12. Feedback link?For the bug/suggestion reporting of your blog?
  13. What API(s) would you like to embed them into your blog?Such as: flickr, twitter,, facebook, or things like that.
  14. Something special else to let me know?
  15. Above is the question list for letting me get your future blog even better. Let me know “if there is somewhere we haven’t got to find?” — from the New Yorker Comic book that was talking about finding the missed-way golf ball.

Make the Red Heart of China graphic

Hey, there, feeling like I haven’t posted here for a long long time, don’t like it, for me. So I am back here again. Well, really, I am busy working on 2(maybe 3) small projects in the same time in the past week and right now. Finally I get some time to have you this post.

OK, here I just want to share a small Photoshop tutorial with you. You know, I worked on the “Client Testimonies” Pages design for the client, she wanted to have a “Red Heart of China”(what is it?) image on the background. So I made one. It looks not bad, shiny and Mac-aqua style.

Fixing disc burning error on Mac

Did you even get frustrated after you keep getting this error when you get to the stage where either iPhoto, Toast or just the Finder start to burn a CD or DVD? I did recently. I was spending more than one day to fight with this disk burn issue! Here is the error message I receive in Toast:
sense key=medium error
sense code=0x73, 0x03

Finally I get this problem fixed after I tried following the solutions in Help document of Finder…