Author: Gabriel de Kadt

Spaces doing strange things in your HTML? Check your non-printable unicode characters.

A couple of weeks ago we found this strange problem in an email newsletter: random spaces between words – clearly visible in the source code – were disappearing or very narrow in the rendered email. Turns out that, somewhere in… Continue Reading →

Muzzle. Brilliant solution to protect you from yourself when screen-sharing presentations.

Muzzle is your social and chat app notification shusher. Use before you screencast yo’ bad macOS lap|desk-top-self in front of just any old body. It might just save your job.

Simple, reliable local WordPress development on macOS. 2020.

Is *AMP-stack web [design and] build is what you do? [Hacking WordPress!] You need a local dev environment. You need and want your dev environment to be a fuss-free, stable, reliable and long-term partner. The thing about the options I’ve… Continue Reading →

Fat-cat apps on small SSDs

Oh my. Five per cent of my hard drive (8.5 GB) was taken up by Microsoft Office applications. 2GB just for MS Word. Yeowch. Apple’s built-in Notes.app is 16MB. Compare.

How to crop and resize images for the web, without Photoshop, and for free

For a non-pixel-monkey, adjusting a high-resolution stock image for use in a website at a specific pixel size/aspect ratio and to a limited filesize is trickier than it sounds… Three separate functions are required cropping something compositionally decent to the… Continue Reading →

Campeonato de Andalucía de Lucha Playa, El Palmar, 2019

Playa de El Palmar, Vejer de la Frontera, Cadiz. 29 septiembre, 2019. Very nice.  

Bet4Pride logo development

  It starts with exploratory sketches. Always. No computer drawing app is as quick or efficient as hacking out small thumbnail sketches. The sketches must be small – detail is the enemy – as the logo must be strong enough… Continue Reading →

Brand identity for Matero Games

Brand identity for a start-up game studio.

Prettier underline on text links

Funny post about Comic Sans’ing pointless or snarky comments over on CSS tricks. It’s a very amusing idea. However, when looking at the originating article “SNARKY COMMENTS IN COMIC SANS” I noticed their lovely text links. Chrome inspector to hand,… Continue Reading →

Fixing HTTPS on DreamHost with Cloudflare

One solution to fix an ERR_SSL_VERSION_OR_CIPHER_MISMATCH error

Keep your lights bright and clean [5000º K clean]

Referencing a Pantone colour guide book or working with on-screen colour and you want to keep things accurate? Make sure your studio lights are running on daylight cool white lamps. Daylight or 5,000K colour temperature lamps are a must to… Continue Reading →

Whimsical, inspirational, advertising?!

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US comic history 101

The CMYK Bible, review and UX hacks

A very handy little CMYK colour guide in 36 pages.

About Pantone Solid Coated vs Uncoated colours and on avoiding Pantone Color Bridge Uncoated swatches

Pantone, Solid as a Rock?

Fix missing Pantone swatches in InDesign/Illustrator

Adobe CC apps come with what seems like a full set of Pantone colour books but they’re short of a couple of hundred swatches. Some of the brightest ones are missing. I’ve seen comments that Adobe supplied swatches are ten… Continue Reading →

35mm film digitising with a DSLR

“Well, shake me down with a wobbly tripod.”

Chris Coyier: Thinking like a Front-End Developer

Very entertaining talk from Mr Coyier of CSS Tricks about the sometimes contradictory requirements facing front-end developers today. In this video, he explores his notion of The Great Divide in front-end dev. As he puts it: The divide is between… Continue Reading →

Marcus. Big chap.

Photos – from back in 2014 – for a body-builders’ magazine cover competition. Re-edited just now to add some punch that was lacking in the originals.

San Jorge, Alcalá de los Gazules, 2019

Alphabetically sort any text in macOS

Quickly sort any text in macOS. Original info from an old post over at macosxautomation. Maybe a few years old but content still relevant to macOS Mojave (10.14). Only difference is that Services are now “Quick Actions”.

Homemade Doomfist

#1 son made this Overwatch themed cosplay arm for fun. He’s gone into the detail of building this Doomfist arm over on his own model making and cosplay blog.      

Comics, art magazines, swag.

The Here Gallery & Bookshop in Bristol – it’s the best little “illustrated paper goods” store this side of Hades and a favourite-city-pilgrimage thing of mine. As is the CAC Malaga when in Malaga or the horse houses of Utrecht… Continue Reading →

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