Creating “plain text” for your eblasts

Question I’m setting up my eblast to go out, and I see there is an area for a “plain text” version. What does this mean and how do I create it? Answer The “plain text” version is just that: plain text. No links. No bold, italic, etc. A drag, right? Plain text is your fall-back…

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How to make the text on your iPad larger

Question The text on my iPad is too small. I’d like to enlarge it. Can you help me? Answer This is a very common problem. Happily, there is an equally easy (if slightly hidden) fix. Open the Settings screen. Select General Tap on Accessibility. Choose Large Text and tap on the size of the font…

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Excel: Automatically Color Every Other Row

Wish you could make your Excel spreadsheet a bit easier to read by coloring every other row? What if your spread sheet is huge and you don’t want to do it by hand? Fear not! There are a couple ways to do this. The Quick Way I feel that this way works best if you…

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Is there a custom or shorter version of my Google Plus profile URL?

Question I like Google Plus and want to share my URL with people. But, there doesn’t seem to be any way to create a custom URL with my name in Google. Right now, it’s really long and unwieldy. Answer You have a few options. You could just wait for it. Google has started offering vanity…

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WordPress: Update PDFs without losing links

Question I have uploaded a couple of pdf files to my WordPress website according to the directions you have provided on this site. My question is, how can I update my pdf’s without having to go through all those steps? Is there a way that I can upload my new pdf’s to overwrite the old…

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Dreamweaver: Setting up SASS and Compiling the Code

If you haven’t discovered SASS (or LESS) scoot on over to the SASS website and check it out. If you’ve heard about SASS but don’t quite understand it, let me explain it briefly. SASS is an extension of CSS. SASS allows you to reuse chunks of code and create variables. When you are done writing…

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Chrome and Safari are showing old pages!

Question I had some issues getting my new website to show up. When you went to my website it said it couldn’t find the server. It has since been fixed, but now my Chrome and Safari browsers are both saying they can’t find the server –  will this will clear up after a very short…

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Need a flip book? Use InDesign!

You’ve seen digital flip books. You see them online. You can click the pages and they do this neat page curl and you can make your mouse “flip” the pages. Traditionally (which is funny, since tradition doesn’t go back THAT far in our digital world), these created with Flash. Later we have learned to do …

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Marketing is Marketing is Marketing

Let’s reveal a marketing “guru” magic trick, shall we? This is something the “experts” don’t want you to know. Because they are making a handsome profit with this lie, and judging by some of the phone calls I get, a lot of you out there believe this bunk. But before I pull back the curtain…

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