Every once in awhile you may need to locate file that has been hidden by OS X. Mac OS X hides system files from the user by default to protect them from accidentally being deleted, renamed or altered which could cause problems.
Recently I was having some really annoying permissions issues with my WordPress install because of a buggy .htaccess file. The file would be automatically created which would shut my site down. To try and see what the problem was, I downloaded the file from my FTP to take a look. Once downloaded, OS X was hiding the file and I couldn’t see it in my downloads folder. Continue reading
I finally managed to get around to fixing my WordPress install the hard way, by starting all over.
With a fresh WP install and a clean database, I figured it was a good time to learn how to create my own WordPress theme from scratch. Well, mostly from scratch. I’m no PHP expert, infact I barely know what PHP stands for, but I don’t really mind hopping in the code and figuring a few things out… or breaking them. Continue reading
I’ve been having a few issues with my previous WordPress install so I figured it was time to send my site on vacation for awhile. So until further notice… nothing to see here, move along please (but try again in a few weeks).
I have a client in the ATV tire industry that has a unique branding approach of putting cool cartoonish logo’s of each of their tires on the sidewall. I’ve done a few logos for them in the past and recently I was asked to come up with a fun new one for a new line of off-road/on-road hybrid tires called “Mongrel”.
My approach was to make the dog look tough, but not necessarily overtly mean and the above logo is what I came up with, the client was very happy and I have to say they look pretty cool reproduced in rubber and adhered to the sidewall of the tire.
The favicon is the little 16 x 16 pixel icon that shows up in your browsers address bar, bookmark, shortcuts and tabs.
It is becoming more and more common for modern browsers to be able to accept GIF and PNG files, even with transparency as this icon. However, to maintain broad compatibility, I still continue to use the old school Windows ICO file that all browsers support. Continue reading
Often times I’m required to wire-frame concept screens for clients or focus groups, in the past I would always turn to Adobe Illustrator. The first screen would take a little while, I’d usually start with a simple layout of shapes and then sample their color scheme, drop in their logo and go from there. On subsequent screens things would go much quicker as I could copy & paste elements that repeated. Continue reading