Author: Gabriel de Kadt

Installing Adobe Creative Suite (CS5) on macOS Sierra

I am actually still using CS5 at home. Recently I’d updated to a more recent iMac and found it impossible to re-instal Design Premium. Was using the official disk image – freshly downloaded from my Adobe account. This was the pesky error… Continue reading →

Just sayin’

A nod to the G Force crew. Number One son is a total geek – and a maker of costumes and models. As a family we like to dress up at Carnival round here. Perhaps next year we could be…… Continue reading →

Just been reminded of the last classic Beastie Boys video…

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.

Fluid email template and banner for video campaign

Simple responsive landing page (design and code)

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)

Programme ad

New season’s sponsorship campaign

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…

App store marketing screens

Web log-in promo

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/

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