Create a favicon.ico with Converticon Generator

Create a favicon.ico with Converticon Generator

So what is a favicon? Firstly, favicon is short for “favourite icon”. It’s essentially a shortcut/bookmark icon file (i.e. .ico file) that contains one or a series of certain sized icon files (e.g. 16×16 pixels, 32×32 pixels, etc). And typically when someone creates a favicon file, the filename they assign it is simply, “favicon.ico”… makes… Read more

How to Open SVG files in Adobe Fireworks CS6

How to Open SVG files in Adobe Fireworks CS6

The ability to open SVG files (scalable vector graphic files) in Adobe Fireworks should have been a feature from the beginning! Come on, a vector-based program that can’t open SVG files – what the hell were Adobe thinking?! Anyway, I don’t want this to turn into a bitch session about Fireworks (because I do love it, believe it… Read more

8 Free WordPress Plugins Your Website Would Love

8 Free WordPress Plugins Your Website Would Love

I was introduced to WordPress by Eduardo Murillo, a freelance web designer friend of mine. WordPress has since been my favourite Content Management System (CMS) to use for most if not all of the websites that I create. I’ve been using WordPress for many years now, and along the way I’ve found a number of… Read more

7 Web Design Inspirations & Development Resources

7 Web Design Inspirations & Development Resources

If you’re a visual artist, cartoonist, graphic designer, web designer or any other form of “old school” or digital artist, we all have one definite thing in common – we are all creative – regardless of whether or not you’re a “pencil to paper” or “tablet to screen” person. I am primarily a web designer,… Read more

How to Setup an Email Signature in Gmail

How to Setup an Email Signature in Gmail

Whether you’re the owner of a business, a representative or member of staff in a company, or just the “Average Joe” typing an email to send to a client, business college or friend, it’s usually a good idea to have some sort of an email signature set up for when you’re sending emails. So shortly… Read more

How to Disable Adobe InDesign Background Tasks

How to Disable Adobe InDesign Background Tasks

Around the time of writing this, I upgraded from Adobe CS4 Design Premium and purchased Adobe CS5.5 Master Collection. It was an exciting time! However, when I started working on a print job, I noticed a particular “minor” change to the way Adobe InDesign worked. It left me stumped and frustrated… Apparently as of the release of… Read more

6 Email Etiquette Tips for Business Emails

6 Email Etiquette Tips for Business Emails

One of the most popular ways people communicate today is via email. When it comes to writing business-related emails, we need to understand that we’re all at different skill levels and have different educational backgrounds, and not everyone writes the same way. Sometimes the way someone speaks in person can be totally different to the… Read more

My First Big Print Design Project

My First Big Print Design Project

I was ecstatic when I was approached by MSY Technology to create their Christmas Madness Sale catalog for 2010. Okay – I’m jumping a little ahead of myself here. Initially, my services were recommended to MSY by a friend of mine, Letitia Surdonjic, who also specialises in graphic & print design. She already had too… Read more

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