This article will show you exactly how to make your text glow upon mouse over using nothing but CSS3. It’s a pretty cool effect, how you implement it is up to you, and feel free to experiment with the code to make it fit your site. Continue reading →
I’m guessing that most of us working with any kind of digital data on computers/laptops have had the experience of a (more or less devastating) data loss. Most of the time it probably was not even your fault: hard-drives WILL die, your computer or laptop could be stolen or lost etc. etc.
After experiencing a motherboard defect I was lucky enough to be able to rescue the hard-drive with my data, but it was a wake-up call for me and I have been using the 3-2-1 rule ever since. It’s easy just remember:
“For any critical data, you should have 3 copies on 2 media types with one 1 offsite or online“.
Your original files on the computer/laptop
Make a copy to a flash drive, thumb drive, external drive, or burn it to a CD or DVD.
Make another copy and leave it at a different location OR use an online solution like dropbox (free for up to 2GB of data), skydrive (microsoft solution for 25 GB of free online storage for sharing Microsoft Office docs and photos),Carbonite (Unlimited online backup – just $59/year per computer) or one of the many other online storage solutions.
If backing up EVERYTHING sounds too long and boring for you determine which of your files are important for you and start with those. Once you get in the habit of backing those up you might realize that it’s not so bad and back up the rest as well.
It’s a great peace of mind because there is one less thing in your life to worry about!
Maybe you have spotted one of the recent changes on Google search results pages already. Some website listings, Lifehacker’s for instance, display an author profile photo next to their listing in the Google search results. This only happens on pages where a single author can be easily identified, which is the case for most blog posts. The question is: How can you get the same treatment? Continue reading →
Excerpts show up on WordPress through two methods. One, by replacing the template tag the_content() with the_excerpt(). Then the explicitexcerpt you have entered in the Administration > Write > Post SubPanel will appear, or the first 55 words of the post’s content. Users can then click on the title to continue reading more as you have enticed them with your summary introduction.
CSS and HTML support is far lower for email than it is for the web. This article explains the pitfalls to avoid and the methods to employ in order to get email newsletters to display consistently across many email clients.
Email newsletters are more popular than ever, and everyone loves to design a rich website-like newsletter for their subscribers. Unfortunately, email isn’t the web. Your beautiful design work might look great in one email client, but chances are when you look at the same work a different email client the results will not be the same.
Let’s start off with a simple task. Most web users can find the primary navigation on the image below, but take a few moments to see if you can find the secondary navigation.
If you had a problem definitively identifying it, you aren’t alone. Even information architecture (IA) experts like Lou Rosenfeld, Steve Krug, Jesse James Garrett, and Jakob Nielsen don’t agree as to what “secondary navigation” is.