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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…

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…

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


think tank August 27, 2009 0 Comments

CSSplay documents Stu Nicholls attempts at understanding and exploring the possibilities of CSS. From standard navigation links to my more bizarre experimental techniques. All examples are produced with JUST CSS, no javascript, or any other language, has been used in any of the examples. The demonstrations are designed to work in all the latest browsers,…