How To Remove The WordPress Stats Footer Smiley

If you are a WordPress user and you are utilizing the WordPress stats services you’ve probably noticed that the service also comes is a very small smiley face addition to your blog footer. The smiley was added as a visual way to ensure the stats are tracking.
You can hide WordPress Stats footer smiley by adding this line to the theme’s style.css stylesheet:

Meaningfull Social Media

Alexis C. Madrigal over at The Atlantic:

“if you think optimizing your Facebook page and Tweets is “optimizing for social,” you’re only halfway (or maybe 30 percent) correct. The only real way to optimize for social spread is in the nature of the content itself. There’s no way to game email or people’s instant messages. There’s no power users you can contact. There’s no algorithms to understand. This is pure social, uncut.”

1. The sharing you see on sites like Facebook and Twitter is the tip of the ‘social’ iceberg. We are impressed by its scale because it’s easy to measure.

2. But most sharing is done via dark social means like email and IM that are difficult to measure.

3. According to new data on many media sites, 69% of social referrals came from dark social. 20% came from Facebook.

4. Facebook and Twitter do shift the paradigm from private sharing to public publishing. They structure, archive, and monetize your publications.

Styling horizontal lines with css

There is hardly any website that I do that doesn’t use horizontal lines (called hr for horizontal rules).
They are great way to add structure to a page and separate content.
Now Chris Coyier of shows how to add some style with hr they are also a way to add some style –

Awesome, huh? Click through to css code.

Update: I was so tickled when after putting this post together, I got invite (through Meetup) to attend Chris’s talk at Automatic “A Modern Web Designer’s Workflow” – so looking forward!