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How to create Christmas text wrapped in a string of light bulbs in Photoshop

By |November 15th, 2011|

This tutorial is going to stem off of my last Christmas Photoshop tutorial which showed you how to create a light bulb in photoshop. My main focus for making this tutorial was to show you how to wrap an object with Christmas bulbs, but while I was thinking of a object to wrap the lights […]

Christmas Lights Photoshop Tutorial

By |November 9th, 2011|

I am going to show you how to create some Christmas lights in Photoshop in this free tutorial. You can use this design to make a Christmas card, holiday wallpaper, or use it to make something unique of your own. Check out the video tutorial if you get stuck or would like to follow along.
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Auto-Resize WordPress Featured Image and Crop if Necessary

By |November 1st, 2011|

If you are creating a WordPress site for a user, you want to make sure everything is as easy as possible for them. One trick that can make things easier is to have images automatically resize when they are used for a featured image in WordPress. Resizing images may be easy for developers and graphic […]

Forms – Web Developer Toolbar Series Part 4

By |October 25th, 2011|

This is the fourth installment on my series of posts on the Web Developer Toolbar. This post focuses on the forms series of tools. If you do any work with forms in your website endeavors you will find this section of the toolbar very useful. I must admit that I have been working with forms […]

Events Manager Extended – Displaying conditional information

By |October 18th, 2011|

Events Manager Extended is a great WordPress plugin that allows you to do all sorts of things events related on your website.

I recently was trying to figure out a way to only display an event end date if there was one, otherwise don’t display it at all. Luckily, Events Manager Extended has a feature just […]

Youtube Embed Overlap Issue [Resolved]

By |October 11th, 2011|

Are you having issues with things overlapping your embedded Youtube videos? I recently embedded a Youtube video on a website and saw that my CSS drop down menus were overlapping the video. I tried setting some z-indexes and didn’t have much luck. Luckily I stumbled on a simple solution.
The Solution
Just add ?wmode=transparent to the end […]

InDesign shortcut cheatsheet

By |October 3rd, 2011|

If you work with Adobe (or any major) software a lot, you definitely want to know shortcuts for tools that you use often. Shortcuts make your work exponentially faster.

Wells & Drew commissioned the Adobe InDesign info-graphic cheat sheet below. Using these shortcuts will allow you InDesign users to become power users simply by memorizing your […]

Become an email power user with Gmail’s “Canned Responses”

By |September 27th, 2011|

Gmail’s Canned Responses feature is a very helpful tool for email users. Canned Responses allow you to save emails that you send over and over so that instead of typing out repetitive emails you can use a pre-formed template.
Benefits
Gmail’s Canned Responses have many advantages:

Save yourself time while managing emails. Some people may get and send […]

Easy solution to styling input elements based on their type

By |September 19th, 2011|

Your styling of HTML forms is important in order to have creative and good-looking web forms. Applying styles with CSS to all input forms is pretty simple, but sometimes you may need to style specific input fields and not others.
Styling input forms
You may know how to style all input fields using css. For example, the […]

Are Internet Providers Really Taking Action Against Pirates?

By |August 26th, 2011|

Internet pirates all across the US were ticked off in early July by the news that several major Internet providers (ISP’s) had entered an agreement with both the film and music industries to take action against copyright infringement. The agreement, dubbed the “Copyright Alert System,” requires internet providers to warn users that they are suspected […]