View Demo — Get Code There are many neat things you can do with the box-shadow property in CSS. Many of them we see almost everywhere now, including the famed paper curl effect. One effect I haven’t seen around though is a cast drop shadow, the kind you usually see under a device shot –… Continue reading Cast Drop Shadow With CSS3
Get Notified about Keyword Mentions in Skype Group Chats
Here’s a little trick that might come in handy for those that use Skype as a group messaging tool: set up the chat to only notify you about specific keyword mentions and mark other messages as read immediately. This guide is for Skype 6.1+ on Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion (untested on other platforms… Continue reading Get Notified about Keyword Mentions in Skype Group Chats
My favorite Photoshop Shortcuts
Recently I had the opportunity to give a new Photoshop user some pointers on how to use the program. One thing that I think is very important to get used to early on is to use keyboard shortcuts for as many actions as possible. The amount of time it saves over time is astounding. Here… Continue reading My favorite Photoshop Shortcuts
How to restart Bluetooth (blued) on a Mac
Update February 2016: If you’re on Mac OS X El Capitan or newer, please follow these steps to reset your bluetooth module instead. Update March 2016: If you’re getting the “Bluetooth Not Available” error, please follow this guide instead: Bluetooth Not Available Mac OS X Problem Sometimes when my computer runs out of battery, and… Continue reading How to restart Bluetooth (blued) on a Mac
Review Of Chosr, A “Quicksilver” Startpage
This was news to me. I stumbled across this article about Chosr, a web based command like interface that works just like Quicksilver. (Read more about Quicksilver here.) The idea is that as soon as you open a new tab in your browser, the startpage (Chosr) appears and lets you type in what you want… Continue reading Review Of Chosr, A “Quicksilver” Startpage
Mac OS X Mail Problem: Attached Images Show Up Embedded In Outlook & Other Clients
I’ve had this problem for a while, that Mac OS X Mail (the native mail client in OS X) sends emails that other email clients don’t recognize as attachments, but as embedded pictures. This has been really frustrating, because if I’m sending an image to a client that needs to be saved on the client’s… Continue reading Mac OS X Mail Problem: Attached Images Show Up Embedded In Outlook & Other Clients
Tips on Using the Outline CSS Property
Part 2 out of 2 (Part 1) The only time a web designer notices the Outline property is when you want to disable it, and you’re wondering how to do so or if it’s even possible. But you can actually use the property to do very clever things. At a first glance, the Border and… Continue reading Tips on Using the Outline CSS Property
Get perfect Web 2.0 16x16px icons quickly!
Recently I faced the problem of either creating my own 16 square pixel icons, or use others. I started looking into how other services have solved the problem, and I realized after looking at Socialthing! that the best solution is also the most obvious and simple one: Just import the site’s own favicons! Here are… Continue reading Get perfect Web 2.0 16x16px icons quickly!
border: 1px solid; magic!
I don’t know if this is common knowledge among webdesigners, but this was all new for me. If you don’t select a color for a border, just say “border: 1px solid;” (for example) it will inherit the color of the current object. I’ve checked this in Firefox 2 and Opera 9, and it really works… Continue reading border: 1px solid; magic!
Flash Movie Controls – Play/Pause Button
I’m not very experienced in Flash. I can do basic movies with tweens, some playback buttons and maybe one or two animations, but that’s pretty much it. For a recent project however, I had to do a pause button. Now this might seem like an easy task, but it isnt. A pause button must both… Continue reading Flash Movie Controls – Play/Pause Button