A very handy little CMYK colour guide in 36 pages.
Pantone, Solid as a Rock?
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”.
Some pitfalls to be avoided when exporting PDFs for print from Illustrator. Avoid flattening artwork (ie printing to PostScript or saving as PDF 1.3 or under) – as that causes many transparency effects, including drop-shadows, to be converted into raster… Continue Reading →
Easy solution to this basic HTML coding need posted over at Stack Overflow by a random clever bloke. Thanks RCB. My only issue was with UTF-8 characters coming through garbled. Bodged a workaround using this encode entities plug-in for Dreamweaver.
At some point in the last month (been on holiday mostly) an Apple system update caused MySQL to stop running – all local development sites using MySQL would give the dreaded “Error establishing a database connection” error message. And phpMyAdmin… Continue Reading →
Finally a Laravel-based CMS to play with. Would there were time. Pyro CMS version 3 https://www.pyrocms.com/
Update 2009 I’ve now jumped to the other side of the fence. In the name of speed and slowly [oh so slowly] dying share of IE6 I’ve stopped trying to pander to it. There’s a few extra bugs and issues… Continue Reading →
[Update – see here. I wouldn’t recommend the Apple PHP distro anymore as it has shortcomings. Roll your MAMP!] See full description for PHP here, for activating SSI here. Add PHP with debugging Activate: goto /private/etc/apache2/httpd.conf and uncomment LoadModule php5_module… Continue Reading →
…or how to create any right-to-left script layer in Photoshop Photoshop is not fully prepared for working with right-to-left (RTL) languages: you can’t properly use Arabic or Hebrew for more than pasting in single non-breaking lines. This is a limitation in… Continue Reading →
Searching for files on a Windows server from a Mac can be very slow or even fail altogether but with a bit of shell trickery it’s very quick. The script below is 95% instructions – the payload is at the… Continue Reading →
It’s really very simple – everything you need is in ~/Libaray/Safari/LastSession.plist just quit Safari and restore that file from when it was good and you’re done. What’s this about? Well I tend to use open Safari windows/tabs to help keep… Continue Reading →
Do you need to print an oversized graphic document onto multiple sheets of paper (that your printer can handle) so you can then assemble/[Sello]tape/mount an accurate large format version? This is a very simple task but strangely difficult to find… Continue Reading →
…one work-around is to add an extra containing div and set overflow:hidden on that. (Found when using display:table and display:table-cell; to vertically centre content of unknown height.)
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/
Add this before the Loop in archive.php: Found on wordpress.org/support
Distilled info from this OSX Daily article: “How to Resize a VirtualBox VDI or VHD File on Mac OS X“.
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 →
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 →
You have a multidimensional array where the elements’ keys/values are each on their own line. You want to remove all elements that have the same key.
(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 →
(‘cos it took me more than a couple of minutes to find a relevant answer)
Just include an extra “.dwt” ‘pre-extension’ in the filename – i.e.