Open source grammar and spell checker – After The Deadline

Open source grammar and spell checker – After The Deadline

The inventors of WordPress, Automattic, have just released an open source grammar and spell checker called After The Deadline. This new spell check and grammar correction technology is free to use and it even plugs into WordPress and TinyMCE.

CSS Sticky Footer – Keep your footer at the bottom of the page

CSS Sticky Footer – Keep your footer at the bottom of the page

On larger monitors or web pages with a small amount of content you often find that the footer is floating halfway up the page. When really it should be stuck nicely to the bottom of the page at all times. There is a very simple way to keep your footer at the bottom of the page and it’s called CSS Sticky Footer.

Change the default text selection color

Change the default text selection color

When you click and drag your mouse to select text on a website it highlights the text by giving it a default blue background colour. This blue text selection colour is set by your browser, but wouldn’t it be nice to be able to change it?

Manga Avatar – Make your own avatar

Manga Avatar – Make your own avatar

Have you ever wondered how people made their own manga avatars? Well there is a great website called FaceYourManga.com that allows you to create your own custom avatar image and download it once you’re done.

Exclude a category from your WordPress index page

Exclude a category from your WordPress index page

Do you want to exclude a category from your WordPress index page? It sounds like a simple thing to do, but there is a huge mess of blog posts out there with all sorts of crazy solutions. In this post I will try to simplify that mess by providing 3 simple ways to exclude a certain category from your WordPress blog’s homepage. Each method involves inserting a small snippet of code into your index.php file, you don’t need any plugins or other files.

Stock Photo Cliches – Are stock photos destroying the net?

Stock Photo Cliches – Are stock photos destroying the net?

Stock photos are a great resource for web designers, they save us time and money while also providing photographers and and models with much needed work. They are a practical and cheap answer to the question every web designer asks themselves; “Where do I get images from?” Even though stock images are a much needed resource for designers, it seems as though they have had a negative impact on the internet in the form of Stock Photo Cliches.

Web Design Survival Guide – Back to basics web design

Web Design Survival Guide – Back to basics web design

If you were to throw a Web Designer onto a deserted island with nothing but a laptop with no software and a wireless internet connection, could they survive? More importantly, could they still build your website?

Create your own Southpark character with SP Studio!

Create your own Southpark character with SP Studio!

Have you ever wanted to create your own Southpark character? Well there are quite a few websites that allow you to do this but my favourite is the original Southpark Studio. At Southpark Studio you can create your Southpark character piece by piece by selecting from the large range of hair styles, body shapes, skin colours, hats, clothes and crazy accessories. It’s actually pretty fun to create yourself and your friends. Here I am below!

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