How can I tell is someone's website is a CMS?

Question How can I tell if a site has a CMS (Content Managed Site) installed? I have a client that has a site and wants me to add a page to it. I have the login info, but I can’t tell if they use a CMS for changes. It doesn’t look like it is, but…

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Free Photoshop Alternative? Yep. It's called SumoPaint.

Sometimes people need a photo editing program with the major features of Photoshop, but for a small project that doesn’t really justify the expense. You could pay someone else who already has the software and equipment, but two or more of those, and you’ve spent just as much as you would have on buying your…

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How do I make my old website page point to my new website page? Answer: Use a 301 redirect

Question My old website had a contact page called contact.html. My new website’s contact page is contact-us.php. If I go to the original page I get a 404 error. I heard there was a way to use the .htaccess file to fix this. Can you explain it? Answer Absolutely. It’s called a 301 Redirect and…

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Customizing the Facebook Thumbnail and Page Title When You Share a Link from Your Website

When you share a link on Facebook, it will automatically populate the page title, description, and an image from your site based on the web site address you are sharing. What if you don’t like the way it looks and want to change something? First, see if you can edit what you want the easy…

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Adobe Illustrator pressure sensitive brushes don’t work with my Wacom Tablet anymore!

Question I recently had to update my drivers for my old Wacom tablet due to a system upgrade. I was very disappointed to find out that my pressure sensitive brushes don’t work any more in Adobe Illustrator CS5. I can draw with them, but they aren’t pressure sensitive. Is there any way to fix this? Answer I…

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What graphic formats should I use for web and print?

Question I have an image I want to print on a brochure and put on a website. What is the best file type for each? Answer Printing — For any print job, the best file format is EPS. The next best would be a high resolution tiff — 300 dpi at the actual size it…

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Cute Girl Art: Illustration

I got a new client recently. They were searching the internet and found my existing illustrations I had done for Girl Scouts and wanted something similar. I sketched it first, then refined. Then I digitally inked her in Illustrator and colored her in Photoshop. This way all her lines are vector – so if the…

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Tame the E-mail Treadmill!

I bet your email inbox is full all the time. I bet you have a sense of relief when it’s empty and dread checking it because you are just going to get flooded with more. I bet you wish you had less email. I process on average 100 emails a day – which is probably…

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WordPress: Display Images in Sidebar

Question I was looking for an image link plugin for widgets when I found your post on linking images, but I need advice on how to link images in widgets(using the html for the image). I found a title link plugin, but the only image link plugin I could find warns that it is out of…

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Adobe Illustrator: How can I create item that won’t print?

Question I often have projects where I create the graphics in Illustrator and then I convert my fonts to outline for the press. So, I was thinking I would just put the name of the font on my file in the pasteboard area so I can see it and remember what font I used. But,…

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