Sidebar Got You Sad?

Sidebar Got You Sad?

Clean it up with this snippet. Sometimes you need a sidebar to just behave like a sidebar and span the page from top to bottom even if nothing is in the content area. Yes, really. Try this snippet. If doesn’t work or is outdated you didn’t get it here:...
wp_trim_words: WP Excerpt Alternative

wp_trim_words: WP Excerpt Alternative

wp_trim_words() Sometimes you need quick solutions for different WP needs. I am sure you have library full of reusable and codex quality snippets. Came across this which came through in a pinch. Do you need to shorten that string of text in your WordPress theme?...
TiVo, Why Helvetica Light?

TiVo, Why Helvetica Light?

TiVo has been a great addition to my family’s entertainment center for about 2 years now. Especially being able to record the all important Daniel Tiger episodes for my 2 year old. Yet, just recently TiVo rolled out “improvements” that make the menu...
Storefront Usability

Storefront Usability

A business is like a jewel with many different facets or sides. Each side is part of the business. There are small sides like HR and very large sides like executive strategy. Yet, it is one jewel. I have a point so just bare with me. As a designer and illustrator I am...
Don’t Block your CSS or JS

Don’t Block your CSS or JS

This is for the non-SEO people and a quick blog post about something that is probably flying beneath the radar of most designers. In case you missed it back in June Yoast explained how blocking access to these files in robots.txt can possibly harm SEO. At the very...
I love Sass Nesting

I love Sass Nesting

After listening Greg Rickaby’s Sass talk months ago and using Sass daily I am completely won over. At this point as a late adopter I really wonder why it took so long, but I guess not knowing something in itself can cause a person to not want to learn new...

Adobe Photoshop Command Keys

Below is a group of mac command keys that are useful. (H/T Adobe) Start Help Help key Undo or Redo F1 Cut F2 Copy F3 Paste F4 ShoworHide Brush panel F5 ShoworHide Colorpanel F6 ShoworHide Layers panel F7 ShoworHide Info panel F8 Show or Hide Actions panel Option + F9...
Gimp

Gimp

Note: Most designers know about GIMP. This is for the users that do not and need a free image editing tool. First the Differences between GIMP and Photoshop Before posting and sharing an interesting photo to a social media site, some people want to edit their photos...

Common Regex Redirects

Add this to your web design tool box. This is a must have a for bootstrap web designers. ^ – Match only if the Following is at the Beginning of the Line $ – Match only if the Previous is at the End of the Line ? – Match the Previous 0 or 1 times (makes it optional) ....
Have App, Will Travel

Have App, Will Travel

Many people feel the need to stay connected to the grid whether they’re at home or travelling abroad. While some might say that it’s important to put your phone away and enjoy the sights and experiences happening before your eyes, having access to mobile Internet...
How to Create a Logo (Part 2)

How to Create a Logo (Part 2)

In the first part of this two part post we covered most of what it takes to start the logo design process. But, like with everything it’s not how you start something. It’s how you finish. In this part you will see how I refine what was a small thumb sketch...
How to Create a Logo (Part 1)

How to Create a Logo (Part 1)

Creating a Logo is far from easy. We will look at my process of creating a logo and all the ancillary processes that can make your next logo project an amazing one. This will be a series of blog posts in realtime as the process proceeds through out all the phases of...
Web Design is 95% Typography

Web Design is 95% Typography

The Power of Typography in Web Design Do you ever wonder why some websites look better than others? Sure, the overall design and layout can make a big difference. But what about the little details? More often than not, it’s all about the typography. It might...
Web Design is like Baseball

Web Design is like Baseball

It is America’s oldest pastime. It’s an amazing sport with tremendous athletes. And baseball is completely like web design. We will be looking at web design through the lens of baseball so we can understand who’s on first and what’s on second....
Whiteboard Session: 3 SEO Must Haves

Whiteboard Session: 3 SEO Must Haves

I have had a number of clients asking questions about a SEO. [twitter_pullquote]This is a short video to discuss the three most important things I think every SEO endeavor should have. [/twitter_pullquote]This is a way to show you just the basics of what you need in...
3 Web Design Security Tips

3 Web Design Security Tips

Security is important and most times an after thought. One only needs to look at the debacle of Neiman Marcus or Target just recently to see why security should matter at the code level for web developers. As a side note, these companies are in good (or bad) company...
Say Hello to Bits WP Theme

Say Hello to Bits WP Theme

We created a theme based on a timeline. There are a number of themes that kinda do what this does, but we add JS files and responsive layers that makes this an excellent theme choice for journalists, project managers, project portals etc. Here’s what the...