If you use Joomla! and want to spice up your content pages a bit, I've uploaded some Joomla! graphics and button elements for free download. The PSD and PNG layered source files are included. Feel free to use them as you like. Enjoy!
I found a story on Digg today which sounded interesting. If you use Firefox 2 or Internet Explorer 7 then you'll notice a litle search bar at the top of your window which looks something like this. The way to achieve this is so simple. You can read more into it here or just follow along to get it working in Joomla!
Out of curiosity I paid a visit to ie7.com to see what kind of marketing they had in place for this %$#@ of a browser. See for yourself. Great stuff!
I've received a few inquiries lately on how I make our screencasts and video tutorials so I've compiled a review if want to make some for your own clients. Last year I switched my systems over to Mac but when I was using Windows the two best applicaions were Camtasia, Captivate and Wink.
I stumbled across an interesting site today. At first I thought to myself, $#@* Microsoft is buying Firefox! but it appears to be a very well done parody of how Microsoft once again ripped off what was already there and found a way to screw it up and call it IE7. What's even cooler, is they chose to use Element for their design. Funny stuff.
Check it out: http://www.msfirefox.com/
Often times in the forums when someone has a display problem with their template and I can't replicate it from my Mac, I usually ask them for a link or a screenshot of the problem. I must say I am very surprised at the number of users who are still operating in Windows XP with ClearType disabled.
If your fonts look ragged or almost pixellated, you may be able to make your eyeballs a lot happier by turning on ClearType.
I came across a great example/article by a designer named Andy Rutledge about the purpose of HTML tags, and why HTML tags contain "no presentational value". His argument is to let the CSS handle all the presentation, while HTML tags only serve to provide "meaning and context to the content". Brilliant work, Andy!