Category: Design

Adding HTML5 tags to Dreamweaver CS4

Dreamweaver CS4 does not support HTML5 tags however, you may add this functionality yourself fairly easily. To do this go to Edit > Tag Libraries Click the + button on the top right and select New Tag. The select the tag library: HTML Tags and enter the tag you wish to add there. Tip: You […]

June 15 / 2010
Author Kim
Category Design
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Simplifying CSS sprites with the sgLESSPlugin

Using CSS sprites is a great way to speed up your web pages and web applications. The concept is simple: bundle up all your icons into one image and use the background-position property to display the correct icon. By doing this you avoid having to download multiple image files and minimize your HTTP requests. Using […]

December 03 / 2009
Author Kim
Category Design, Symfony
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Symfony OmniGraffle Stencil reaches 100 downloads in 3 days

OK, we know that 100 downloads in 3 days is not earth shattering, and there is still a long way to to reach Firefox download levels, but at least we did not bring down Graffletopia’s webserver and they thank us for that (I think). We are glad to know it helped some people out there. […]

July 20 / 2009
Author Kim
Category Design, ServerGrove
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Symfony OnmiGraffle Stencil

So I’ve reached a point that every app I am wireframing these days is based on symfony. While the front end on our symfony apps usually has a custom design, the backend is pretty standard. I decided to design a stencil for wireframing the symfony admin to save  time and to be able to accurately […]

July 16 / 2009
Author Kim
Category Design, Symfony
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Saving time using the YUI reset CSS

Before starting to build a website there is a fair amount of groundwork I usually do that will make my life easier down the road. For example, setting margin and padding to 0 on all elements, turning off borders on images and tables, left aligning all text, etc…This is standard procedure in my workflow and […]

June 08 / 2009
Author Kim
Category Design
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