Category: Tutorial

Download Auto-Save Action Set for Adobe Illustrator

Download an Action Set to create a workaround for a 10 minute auto-save feature.

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Ask an Illustrator — Open Twitter Session for Advice on Adobe Illustrator

Rob Barrett reveals plans to open his Twitter account to anyone asking for Adobe Illustrator tips, advice and techniques, through the #AskAnIllustrator tag.

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WordPress Templates for Redirecting to Another Post

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 […]

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Schedule cPanel Backup to External FTP Server with Hostgator

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 […]

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Add Max-Width and Max-Height Parameters to the TimThumb Script

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 […]

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Multiple Search Results Pages within One WordPress Site

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 […]

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Quick WordPress Tip: Style Posts According to Date

Ever wanted to give a post element a different look and feel (or even include/exclude content) based on a post’s publication date? I got asked about this earlier today, and I figured it would be a handy tip to share. I don’t claim to be a PHP coder, so while it does work, it could […]

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Display WordPress Custom Field Values Within Post Body

This is such a cool little plugin that I just had to share it. I remember reading somewhere, a little while back, about a way to insert the contents of a Custom Field into the body of a Post or Page. Unfortunately I didn’t bookmark the tutorial, and when I came to need it today, […]

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6 Steps to the Perfect Cup of Tea

Thanks to my friend Anca Foster, I was up until 3am this morning discussing my ideal method for making a cup of English Breakfast tea, so in between explaining my method and theory behind it to her over Twitter, I sketched out this informative panel to help all of you wannabes …and those weirdos out […]

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Tutorial: Twitterlove Bird, from sketch to vector in Photoshop and Illustrator

A tutorial from 2008, detailing my process of creating a vector illustration of a cute Twitter bird mascot, using Illustrator.

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