You may have noticed something a little different if you highlight some text on the Elixir site to say copy and paste it. Instead of showing up in that light blue color that is the default for most browsers, the highlight background is Elixir green with white text.
This is something that has become pretty popular recently and can be seen on sites like Dribbble.
It allows you to match the highlight color to the color scheme of your site. And it's really easy.[Read more]
My latest theme, Write, is designed to focus your visitors on your content. It is a theme that is not graphics heavy, but rather lightweight and multi-purpose.
I started out coding the Write theme with the intention of promoting it mainly to bloggers. But as I worked through its design and coding I realized it was much more versatile than that. This template truly is a multi-purpose theme. Build a business site, portfolio, school or church site, a blog, or whatever else you can think up. The Write theme really has no constraining elements.[Read more]
Having a solid background in newspaper design I find it hard to get away from using pixels when defining the size of my fonts. There's just something that feels wrong about using ems to dictate my font sizes.
While I know that there's nothing really wrong with using pixels I'm going to make a push to try and use ems going forward. We'll see if it sticks though.
But ems are much more confusing, right? Maybe not.[Read more]
RapidWeaver Classroom has begun offering a new feature called Stacks Sessions. A new stacks tutorial will be released every Wednesday, for free, covering stacks add-ons from developers such as Joe Workman, El Stacko and CosCulture. In addition, a generous discount will be provided for the corresponding stack during that week.
Be sure to checkout the free sessions and archives.[Read more]  [External Link]
Did you know that through the use of CSS 3 you can make beautiful columns of text without the need of a RapidWeaver plug-in of any kind?
It is pretty easy for even those who are easily intimidated by code.
For this tutorial we're going to be using RapidWeaver's built-in HTML Page Style and the Page Inspector's custom CSS field.
So, let's get down to business.[Read more]
When I launched the new Elixir site I switched over to CartLoom as the Elixir distribution and eCommerce service. I moved over for many reasons, some of them being better service, a more modern backend, better pricing and the ability to allow customers to look up their lost transactions (there are many more reasons, but I won't bore you).
The ability for customers to look up their lost transactions though was sort of limited. Previously I'd used e-junkie for my eCommerce so all of the user purchase records were split between the two services when I switched over. The order lookup function would obviously only cover new orders from the date that I'd move to CartLoom.[Read more]
I've recently had my head buried, or should I say still have my head buried, in reading material. I'm working on expanding my scope theme designing to include WordPress on top of RapidWeaver and ExpressionEngine.
I'm not yet sure whether I would sell WordPress based themes on the site or not, or simply use my newfound knowledge to build projects for myself and clients.
So I'm looking for your feedback.[Read more]
Tomorrow, November 2nd, I turn 31. To celebrate I thought it'd be nice to do a site-wide sale.
When you use the code TURNING31 during checkout you'll receive 31% off of your entire purchase.
While this code is a great deal and will save you some cash on a single theme, the real deal here is using the code with the Ultimate Bundle.
If you plan to use the code, do so quickly. The sale will expire November 3, 2010.[Read more]