Compressing/Extracting Files & Folders

Microsoft Windows and macOS have native compression utilities that allow you to create and extract zip files by completing the following steps: Windows 7 & Earlier Compressing Right-click on the file or folder Hover over the Send To > menu item Select Compressed (zipped) Folder Extracting Right-click on the .zip file Select Extract All… References […]

Fully Responsive YouTube Videos & Google Maps

Add a <div> element around the <iframe> for your YouTube video or Google Map: <div class=”iframe-container”> <iframe src=”” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen=”allowfullscreen”></iframe> </div> Add the following to your stylesheet: .iframe-container { height: 0; overflow: hidden; padding-bottom: 56.25%; position: relative; } .iframe-container iframe { left: 0; height: 100%; position: absolute; top: 0; width: 100%; } Results:

How to Add a Favicon Using the WordPress Site Icon Feature

WordPress 4.3 introduced a new “Site Icon” feature, which provides a user-friendly interface for adding a favicons to your websites. Icons are also used as app icons on mobile devices. The Site Icon feature can be found by going to Appearance > Customize and selecting the Site Identity option. Then click the Select File button and choose an image in the […]

Resume Writing Tips

Use a template if needed and/or review templates to get ideas. Check for spelling and grammatical errors. Use a professional sounding email address. Use past tense action verbs for previous job duties and present tense for your current position. Limit text color to black or gray. Only use other colors for headings or accents. Do not add […]

Applying Background Images Using CSS

A background image can be applied to any element using the following CSS declaration: background-image: url(image name); Shorthand Shorthand background declarations are written as: background: color image repeat attachment position; For example, the following code: p { background-color: #f00; background-image: url(background.gif); background-repeat: no-repeat; background-attachment: fixed; background-position: center; } would be written in shorthand as: p […]

Google Outage Brings the Internet to a Crawl

From MVied Designs… As you may or may not have noticed, the Internet ran into a few complications today. Apparently the problem has been linked to an AT&T routing problem somewhere in the Midwest. Some people didn’t experience any problems, while others were unable to access many large websites, most notably, Google. Several other large […]

Don’t be a Whore! 10 Tips to help designers avoid being taken advantage of

From GoMediaZine… If you’re freelancing or just starting your own design company, you may be in jeopardy of being a whore. That’s right. Some seemingly sweet client may come along, wine and dine you, bend you over the back of the couch, have their way with you – then dump you like last week’s trash […]