Posts Tagged ‘Tricks of the Trade’

Must See Sites and Awesome Resources

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

ToolsOver the past month or so I have been uber swamped and as a result my blogging has fallen to the wayside. Of course time and the internet waits for no man, so there have been a whole slew of interesting sites that have come to my attention. Because of this and my lack of time, I have a stock pile of things that I am very excited about and want to share, hence this post. Feel free to let me know about any cool sites or resources that you have encountered that you think may be helpful as well. (more…)

SPLI(S)T – A jQuery Plugin

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

Splist, a Simple jQuery Function - Blog Promotion

There really is no good flexible way to create columns from a ordered or unordered (X)HTML list. Having run into this problem on more then one occasion, I decided to create this jQuery function that I call SPLI(S)T—a fusion of slit and list, though simply pronounced splist. (more…)

Fireworks vs. Photoshop, a Battle in the Web Arena

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

Having taught classes on both Photoshop and Fireworks, I have often gotten the inevitable question of “which program is better?”  Like the proud parent of two amazing children, I could never pick one over the other. And yet I tend to find one cuter, faster, more intelligent and easier to be around. The other is stronger, though a little clunkier, has more depth and was my first, so there is that special something else… Never-the-less, both programs are amazing. So which one is your best bet for the web world? Well in this smack down we will walk though the pros and cons of the two applications and see which emerges the victor.


Flash to HTML 5!

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

Just when you thought that Adobe’s newest creative suite could not get any better, you see something like this that is already making me salivate for CS6! At Adobe’s MAX conference a few weeks ago, the folks at Adobe wowed the audience with a live demonstration of a Flash to HTML5 conversion tool, which is currently in the works.

IE Cracked: Z-Index

Saturday, September 11th, 2010


Seeing as I just ran into this problem myself when building a site for a client, I figure that Z-Index is a good place to start. I assume that if you are experiencing this issue that you know enough about z-index to use it in your site, in case you do not (which may be some of the issue), z-index is the stacking order of elements on top of each other or the arrangement along the z-axis (as seen in the illustration above).