How to use Google Maps Street View

My fourth google maps tutorial was published on The tutorial covers another of google maps features, street view.

I have built an app for this tutorial, an interactive visit of Paris. You’ll be able to visit certain locations, walk through Paris or take virtual tours.

You can read the tutorial here and also play with the app.

You can also check out the source code on github.

Other improvements to my distance finder

I’ve added some more features to my distance finder. You can now share your search results with your friends on twitter. I’ve used twitter’s @anywhere to do this.

If you want to find out how I did this, I’ve also written a tutorial.

I’m planning to also integrate facebook so you’ll be able to share your results on there too 🙂

How to add favicons to your site or wordpress blog

What are favicons? They are the tiny icons that you can see next to a site’s title in your browser window. You can also see them when bookmarking a site, next to it’s title.

Adding one to your website is really simple! You just have to find an image you like, resize it to 16pixels x 16pixels (the custom size for favicons). Name the image “favicon.ico” and place it in your website’s root folder. And you’re done!

Adding a favicon to your wordpress blog is a little bit more complicated. You will have to add the icon to your templates main folder (your blog/wp-content/themes/default) and edit the “header.php” file of your current theme. You will have to add this line in the


And that’s it!

And if you want to add a different favicon to a subdomain, just add the new favicon to your subdomain root and add these lines inside the tags of your subdomain files: