In week two of Bulletproof Tuesdays we’re going to talk about scaleable navigation. Site navigation is an often overlooked aspect of web design, but it’s what visitors are going to use to get around your site. Done right it can give your site an overall ease of use, done wrong and your visitors will leave. […]
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Having problems with your text sizing? I didn’t think so, but if you’re wondering how you can get great results with any browser follow along. Bulletproof Web Design begins with a chapter on flexible text. First off what does it mean to have flexible text? Probably the most common way to define text size is […]
I’ve added a MAMP video tutorial that gives you a more advanced look at the setting up and configuring the MAMP application. I take you through the MAMP preferences window, hopefully answering your questions along the way. I go through how I use MAMP together with WordPress. I hope this gives you a few ideas […]
I’ve been getting a lot of email lately about the MAMP tutorial, and I’m just curious how most of you out there are using it? I wrote the tutorial for Wordpress, however MAMP will work with any program that will run on a server. I’ve been using it to develop Wordpress themes, to quickly evaluate open-source software like phpadsnew and to design simple css sites.
Back when I first created the Graffiti Collection I kept running into problems matching text with the stencil images. The stencils had an overspray halo and I couldn’t seem to get the text to match it in Photoshop. After a bit of tweaking I think I’ve found a great solution. To follow along you’ll need Photoshop, a stencil image to match, and some grunge brushes from HowieZine (download them all, but we’ll only use set 01).
Installing MAMP and running Wordpress locally on your Mac is a simple task, however I was unable to find any good documentation while I was attempting to do it for the first time which made it seem really difficult. My goal with this tutorial is to help you download MAMP and Wordpress and have it up and running in 15 minutes. Let’s get started…