Learning to Love Leopard’s Spaces

So you’ve upgraded to Leopard and you’ve heard Spaces is soooo handy—it’s guaranteed to change the way you use your Mac! You check it out, but you don’t believe the hype. Until recently, that was me. As a web designer, I spend a lot of time with my browser (obviously); using one browser in multiple spaces — one space to scan feeds in Google Reader, another to check e-mail in Gmail and another to develop websites — doesn’t work. Until now.
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7 steps to subtle suede

There’s a new soon-to-be-overused web design technique making its way across the internets. I don’t know if it has a name yet, so I’ll dub it… subtle suede. (Sandpaper would have worked too, but it doesn’t sound as sexy.) I first used it on a work project, then this blog, but I think the technique received its widest acclaim thanks to Blue Flavor’s tasty Leaflets site.

It super easy to create… all you need is Photoshop and a few minutes to kill. Here’s the how-to: Continue reading “7 steps to subtle suede”

WordPress + YouTube

Much to my consternation, WordPress and YouTube do not play nice togther. A quick Blingo search reveals this is a common frustration.

There are several plugins available which presumably solve this issue, but I’ve had a lot of coffee tonight and I’m can’t sit still long enough to install a plugin. So with a with a few tips from the WP community and a little trial-and-error, I think I’ve figured out a no-plugin solution.

First and foremost, shut down the visual rich editor. If you are the sole author and admin, go to Users > and uncheck “Use the visual rich editor when writing”. If you have additional users, you will need to uncheck the same checkbox under Options > Writing. “WordPress should correct invalidly nested XHTML automatically” should also be unchecked.

Finally, there should be no line breaks in the YouTube URL, something WordPress has a tendency to add automagically.

That’s the trick. If you’re a fellow ‘Presser, give it a shot and let me know if it works for you.

PS: If you’re a star on You Tube, tell it to the world with our exclusive “As Seen On You Tube” t-shirts.