Since I went full-time freelance back in September, I figured that it wasn’t sensible to run my illustration and design businesses under different names — there’s obviously a lot of cross-over between the two, plus I don’t want to have to carry two sets of business cards around with me! So, I decided that I should bring my design projects under the Nice Hot Cuppa umbrella.
Just a quickie here to share a couple of templates that I’ve put together that have helped me out on a number of sites in the past. Redirect to Post ID Set this template to a page, and then just enter the ID of another post or page into the page’s content. <?php /* Template […]
I’ve just had to set up a Hostgator reseller account to automatically backup files and databases and export them to another FTP server, and as it took a little while for me to get it sorted, I thought I’d post what I did here to help others out. Firstly, create a file in your hosting […]
I recently had to turn down (or be turned down for, depending on your outlook) an illustration job due to an incompatibility with a potential client’s pricing structure. The illustration in question was to form part of a logo, and so I was dealing with a designer ‘middle man’, so to speak, rather than the […]
I’ve finally just finished the lower-case characters for my Metal Beer font. Next step, numbers and special characters, so there’s a working alphabet, and then, eventually, I’ll take a look at the upper-case characters. If anyone knows of any free/cheap software to convert these into a real font, I’d love to hear about it, please. […]
Last year, I created a limited-character font for a beer label illustration – I’ve finally revisited it and started creating the rest of the alphabet. If I can get it completed soon, then I’ll likely look into converting it into a real, usable font which I may sell, so keep an eye out!
For a while, over on my illustration site (Nice Hot Cuppa) I was using TimThumb to resize the thumbnails of my portfolio images. However, I was having to use a second script to resize the main images, as the layout of my site demanded that they were generated with a maximum width and height. Out […]
Last night, after hearing about it at the last minute and managing to get on the list, I went along to Creative Review‘s first tweetup. Firstly, it was great to go to the Design Museum, where the event was held, as it’s one of those places that I know I should have been to already, […]
On a client site I’m currently developing in WordPress, I’m having to add the client’s existing articles to the new site, as well as his old blog. I wanted them to both exist as Posts, but to be separated within the site. Most of that was straightforward – by assigning articles and blog posts to […]