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.

Install multiple versions of Internet Explorer on Window XP

Install multiple versions of Internet Explorer on Window XP

As a web designer you need to test your websites on all major browsers (including IE6) to ensure that they are cross browser compatible. But you are probably already running IE7 or IE8 on your Windows XP system. So how can you install IE6 onto your PC as well? There are two great ways to install multiple versions of IE onto your PC and I will outline them below. Both of these free programs, “Multiple IE” and “IE Tester” were designed to work with Window XP. However there are some work-arounds to run IE6 on Windows 7 and other more recent versions of Windows.

Simpsonize yourself! Create your own Simpsons character

Simpsonize yourself! Create your own Simpsons character

Have you ever wondered what you would look like as a Simpsons character? Well you can find out by using this great Simpsons character generator.

IE6 PNG fix – Transparent PNG image support for IE6

IE6 PNG fix – Transparent PNG image support for IE6

Getting transparent PNG images to display properly in IE6 has always been a problem for web designers. There are many different ways of fixing this problem but one of the nicest and lightest ways to fix the transparent PNG problem in IE6 is by using DD_belatedPNG. This lightweight but powerful Javascript library adds Transparent PNG image support to IE6 and is only 5.5KB in size so it won’t have a large impact on your website’s loading time. It’s simple to set up and it will fix CSS background-images as well as <IMG/> elements.