A common white house

SASS and LESS in Dreamweaver. Nice.

Using CSS preprocessors in Dreamweaver

helpx.adobe.com

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and email

New Europe-wide regulations are arriving in a year or so… This will have enforceable impact on any company sending marketing emails to or within the EU. Enforceable as in these are EU regulations, not directives, and there are potentially very large fines… Continue reading →

Patternify (for repeating patterns not repeating paternity)

‘Cos I forget where I find these things – and as far as Base64 pattern generators go this one’s a doozy. An old doozy, but a doozy, nevertheless.

Lost in the world like… Moby and Steve Cutts

Search multiple tags with WordPress

There’s plenty of backend solutions and plugins available – but if you just want to keep it simple; type your known tags into the URL bar with a “+” joining them (don’t forget the “/tag/” part): example.com/tag/cats+dogs/  

Busted email dev myths

Those nice folks at Litmus picking off some obsolete email dev issues

litmus.com

Very good update from those Litmus folks on old and unnecessary email dev issues. Particularly enlightened by… #4: ATTRIBUTE SELECTORS NEED TO BE USED. [MYTH BUSTED]

Responsive or fluid HTLM5 banners from Adobe Animate

I used Adobe Animate in anger for the first time this week. One key thing I found; if you’re using it to make banners: you really must embed them in an iFrame. Firstly because the Javascript that makes them responsive… Continue reading →

Oh my word! Gmail finally to support style tags and media queries…

I was such a doubter when I first heard the rumours. Of course it’ll take a while, then throw in the issue android email client fragmentation, but blimey this will make building email a lot easier in the not-too-distant future.

Fixed-up Nikon Nikkor 20mm f2.8 AF

Great success.

WordPress: excluding a category from author.php

(‘cos it took me more than a couple of minutes to find a relevant answer)

DeLorean Ipsum, of course!

Go here www.deloreanipsum.com

HTTP vs HTTPS

HTTPS is a speed demon…

Gmail and efficient CSS? Nah.

It’s not totally clear from the evidence but it seems the gmail team are lumping CSS and media queries together with Javascript and phishing attacks as major concerns. Seems odd but there you go. May explain they’re still killing responsive… Continue reading →

Key new features in Photoshop CC (2015.5)

New: Selection and Masking Space; Content-Aware Crop; Match Font feature; Adjust Facial Features; in-context glyph selection…

Deleting of multi-line elements from associative arrays using RegEx find-and-replace in Dreamweaver

(Following-on from a simpler example: deleting PHP array elements that are each on a single line with Dreamweaver and RegEx.) I have series of associative arrays in a php file that reuse a set of keys. In this example I want… Continue reading →

On iterative testing for iOS apps

techcrunch.com

A really good read on how Facebook squared the (UI) testing circle for native iOS apps.

Consumers do not consider themselves loyal

Video infographic from the UK Direct Marketing Association.

Email – a vision

Amazing email, complete with 8 bit Rick Roll soundtrack. I always look froward to the monthly email design update from ActionRocket. This one’s been sitting in my inbox for a couple of months ‘cos it made me laugh so much I have to… Continue reading →

Finally a Laravel-based CMS to play with. Would there were time. Pyro CMS version 3 https://www.pyrocms.com/

OK, Go gravity!

Just because.

Portrait or Landscape?

“What’s the breakdown for tablets by device orientation?”

The future of html email in Android land

On expected improvements to Gmail balanced against fragmentation in Android.

The Rich Man’s Frug

Crazy dance stuff you find through Facebook…

Email miscellany

New features in Google’s Inbox app email newsletter collation (at Google’s discretion so far – try TechCrunch Daily or Medium Digest) save to inbox – send yourself an email using your OS’s built-in sharing features (iOS/Chrome) – saved links then grouped… Continue reading →

The tangible benefits of designing at 1x pixel density

Design at 1x—It’s a Fact

medium.com

I concur.

Simplifica – a rather lovely, free, typeface

See it in its full glory on Behance and/or grab a stashed version of it here.

On why you can’t have the unedited photos…

medium.com

“The Value of A Professional Photographer, or, ‘Can I Have All the Unedited Photos?’” by @caleb_kerr TLDR? You’re paying for my style as well as my ability to handle light. This style does not come straight from the camera but from combining… Continue reading →

So when did Hybrid HTML email coding start to be known as Spongy? I get it, it squeezes down small but can only expand to a certain point, but LOL –  spongy.

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