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Screengrab for Firefox 8+

resources December 22, 2011 0 Comments

Screengrab is this awesome little add-on for Firefox that allows you to take more effective screenshots of webpages. With screengrab, there’s no need to take multiple screenshots and stitch them together in another application like Photoshop. Screengrab allows folks to capture the entire frame including beyond the scroll or simple just a portion. Screengrab can…

Creating a php.ini from the server default

think tank December 11, 2011 0 Comments

This explains how to make a copy of the default php.ini file, so you can create a custom php.ini file for your site and make changes, such as increase memory limit, disable register_globals, switch off safe mode, increase max file upload size etc. The reason I created a custom php.ini file for my site was…

Experimenting With Snoot & ISO

photography October 23, 2011 0 Comments

I wanted to test one of the demo’s that Gary Fong posts on his YouTube channel. In this case I use the snoot with grid and a really low ISO setting. Details listed below the photos of course. Photo Exif Details: Model: Canon EOS 60D Shutter Speed: 1/160 sec Exposure Program: Manual F-Stop: f/4.0 Aperture…

Testing A Remote Flash On My Cats

photography October 20, 2011 0 Comments

I just purchased a Yongnuo YN-565EX ETTL Speedlite Flash for Canon as a cheap alternative to the Canon 430ex. I am also utilizing a Gary Fong Snoot with a grid. I managed to get the kitties under the light by luring them with treats and these four images were the best outcome after many shots…

Create Simple Patterns Without the Fuss of Photoshop

think tank September 7, 2011 0 Comments

Remember the days of creating 8-bit grapghics for the purpose of getting some that old school gaming vibe in your designs. Well guess what, this isn’t an article about that however we do take you back to creating pixels again with Patternify. Patternify allows designers to create basic repeatable backgrounds complete with preview, image export…

3 Firebug Time Saving Tips for Web Designers

think tank August 8, 2011 0 Comments

1. Pixel Perfection Too often designers get too close too their designs and then unconsciously leave out subtle yet very important design elements for the sake of code cleanliness or just to make things easier on themselves. To aid themselves in pixel perfection and making sure the details aren’t missed especially when the design isn’t…

Mimi’s Cafe Corn Chowder

recipes May 10, 2011 0 Comments

This corn chowder is one of my all time favorites and is my usual at Mimi’s Cafe. I liked it so much that I needed to be able to make it for myself and after several hours of searching found a recipe that came very close and all I needed to do was adjust it.…

Stripe Generator

think tank August 27, 2009 0 Comments

If you’re looking to add a striped background to an element on your page, you can use this tool to customize the look you want. This tool can often be quicker that using Illustrator or Photoshop. Visit the site at