Nick DenBoer just blew my mind.

Official Microsoft VMs for IE8 through IE11 and Edge

Download virtual machines with Internet Explorer

developer.microsoft.com

Legitimate Microsoft virtual machines to test legacy and current MS browsers for VirtualBox, Vagrant, VMware, HyperV and Parallels.

Render AE animations to iOS, Android and React Native…

Easily add high-quality animation to any native app.

airbnb.design

Open-source plugin to export animations from Adobe After Effects. From AirBnB.

CSS animations and performance

Very few CSS animations are cheap in performance terms. Anything that affects HTML layout (AKA reflow) is bad. The more complex your page the worse the performance hit. But – these four are apparently particularly cheap (and often GPU assisted):… Continue Reading →

Banksy made a Simpsons intro? Yup.

Missed this one from a few years back. Where was I? NYT wrote up on how it got done in this article: ‘The Simpsons’ Explains Its Button-Pushing Banksy Opening. Fabulous.

User onboarding teardowns

User Onboarding

www.useronboard.com

With a good WordPress onboarding teardown: how wordpress onboards new users

SNL, Papyrus.

Funny worth sharing 🙂

MacDown – A very decent, free, Markdown editor for macOS

Excellent, free and open source, macOS MarkDown editor

macdown.uranusjr.com

Learn VIM

Learn VIM keyboard shortcuts with a sprite-based retro game

vim-adventures.com

Batch setting the correct time and frame number on 35mm scans in Lightroom

Scans of my 35mm film shots always come back from the minilab both numbered in reverse order and with the scan time as the only date. Not in Ordnung. If they all have the same timestamp – then they will order… Continue Reading →

Installing Adobe Creative Suite (CS5) on macOS Sierra

I am actually still using Adobe Creative Suite 5 (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… 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.

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)

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…

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 →

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