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!

Digital Art and illustrations of the 50 hottest video game girls

Digital Art and illustrations of the 50 hottest video game girls

Video game girls, video game babes, video game hotties! Whatever you choose to call these digital beauties one thing is certain, these girls are hot and they were designed to be that way pixel by pixel. Yes, I know they’re not real but does that really matter? These video game girls are examples of great design, creativity and attention to detail. They have inspired thousands of illustrators and digital artists around the world to create amazing video game girls illustrations and digital art.

How to automate a batch process in Photoshop

How to automate a batch process in Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial you will learn how to very quickly automate a batch process in Photoshop CS4. Let’s say you need to resize 100 images to a width of 300px. Rather than resizing all these images manually in Photoshop you can create a Photoshop action and automate the action 100 times with a Photoshop batch process. This will give you a quick and easy way of resizing all your images automatically. You can even perform other actions on your images like applying filters, blurs and other effects. To automate a batch process in Photoshop we need to firstly create a Photoshop action then  apply this action to our images via a Photoshop batch process . I’ll outline how to do this below in a few simple steps.

How to create clickable links in sIFR3

How to create clickable links in sIFR3

sIFR 3 is a great way to embed a font in a website. sIFR 3 uses a combination of Flash, CSS and javascript to dynamically display fonts on your website. It’s quite simple to use sIFR 3 to embed a font in a heading on your website like a h1, h2, or h3 element. But what about when you want to make that heading into a clickable link? Can sIFR 3 be used to create a clickable link? Yes it can, and it’s quite simple to set up.

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