Archive for September 2009

Is Your Million-Dollar Practice at Risk?

Recently, I had the pleasure of doing some work for Linda Harvey for a direct mail piece. Linda specializes in risk management in the medical and dental fields. I didn’t realize how many things needed to be kept up-to-date and monitored for these fields. Unless your employees are actively informed of new procedures, it seems…

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WordPress: Adding sponsor (or website) links

You may have a wordpress site that you would like to add “Links” to. This may be a list of sponsors or your favorite websites. One of the easier ways to accomplish this is through the “Links” panel. Add a new link After you have logged into your administrative area, go to the “Links” menu…

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Cleaning up Text for Layout Automatically

I recently mentioned a few things you should be doing when preparing type for layout in “Bad Design: Things You Shouldn’t Do” that include eliminating double-spaces and using the correct hyphens. If you receive content that you’ll be utilizing you may notice some work needs to be done to clean it up. Fortunately, there are…

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What does "hosting a web site mean"?

Question What does “hosting a web site mean”? Answer If you were hosting a party, it would probably mean that the party was being held at your house and you were providing everything needed to have a successful party: food, chairs, music, house, etc. Hosting a web site is similar. The host provides the server,…

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Mambo: Quick Start Guide

Mambo can be a little daunting for new users. There are a lot of options and everything is isn’t always clear. The trick is that there are only a few things you really need to know to manage your site… you just need to learn where they are. Here is a quick start for the…

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Firebug: Firefox CSS Addon

Firebug is an addon for Firefox and is a really nice little tool if you are doing web development. It gives you a great way to see what CSS is being used and view changes on the fly! See Kristarella’s 6.5 minute video below. It’s a great little tutorial!

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Outlook Express: Saving embedding images

I often send attachments to Outlook Express users that receive the images as embedded, inline graphics, even though I sent them as attachments (there is no embed option on a Mac). If the user is just viewing the file, this is fine. If a user needs to save the file, it’s another annoying story. Where one…

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InDesign: Resize Document Window?

Question: Do you know what preference I need to adjust in Indesign CS4 to keep an opening document from filling the entire screen? Even if I adjust it to where I’d like it to stay and then close it, when I reopen it, it takes the whole 24″ of my screen. Answer: I wish I had…

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