Web Design

Dark modes with CSS

– Posted in: Article, macOS, media queries, Web Design

With the introduction of dark mode in macOS, Safari Technology Preview 68 has released a new feature called,prefers-color-scheme which lets us detect whether the user has dark mode enabled with a media query. That’s right. If this becomes a little bit more supported in other browsers, then we might potentially soon have a way to [...]

What is a Context Menu?

– Posted in: Lingo, Plugins
Context Menu

I was installing a plugin for one of my new clients today. TinyMCE Advanced is a plugin that I install for all my clients. I love this plugin! I’ve tried others, but this one is simple enough to use without instruction, yet complex enough to make you feel like you have some neat toys in [...]

Learning PHP by the Seat of My Pants

– Posted in: PHP
Learning PHP

I’m not adept at writing in PHP. I have a very basic understanding of the scripting language. It’s called, “Learning PHP by the seat of my pants.” Many years ago, I wrote some web pages in PHP using your basic ‘include’ & ‘require’ functions. I even had some if/then statements that I added to the [...]

Comic Sans MS (circa Windows 95)

– Posted in: Comic Sans MS, Fonts, Web Design

Comic Sans MS is a sans-serif casual script typeface. In 1994, Vincent Connare designed this comic font, which classified as a casual font designed to imitate the historical look of comic book lettering. It was meant to be used informally for things like… well, comic speech bubbles. Microsoft supplied all Microsoft Windows users with this [...]

Clients From Hell

– Posted in: Web Design

I recently found a website called, “Clients From Hell”. It is a website where web designers and developers have pulled together stories of conversations with clients all over the world. You can’t help but laugh at some of the things people request from a web or graphic designer. Today, I found this video provided by [...]

Deciphering Meta Tags

– Posted in: Web Design

So, you’ve hired someone to build your website. Good job! Probably a relief to see it in lights, right? Congratulations! The other day I was reviewing a couple of websites for potential clients. I have a, sort-of, ritual that I run through when I review websites. First off, I go straight to the source code. [...]