Spring Clean your MacBook
For the experienced user here are some clean up tips for Mac OSX
Reboot while holding Shift Key until blue screen appears (after the grey one). This will re index the computer in safe mode. Reboot when done.
Clear out all caches and reboot so they can be rebuilt
Repair... [Read more of this review]
Repairing and Cleaning up Aperture
If you are experiencing issues with Aperture, or would merely like to give it a spring clean then here are a few tips. Remember to always backup your system first.
Delete any pictures you don’t need. Then clear out your Aperture and Mac Trash Bin.
Split your Aperture library into two. For example I have one Library for Snaps and one for my serious... [Read more of this review]
Web Site Workflow – Part 1
I have busy designing a new site lately. While doing this I thought it would be interesting to document my work flow. As always this is in note form giving you a general overview of what to do. If you require more detail on any stage then please comment and I will answer.
Part 1 – Preparation
(1) Discuss the requirement with client
(2) Submit... [Read more of this review]
Making a Multi Page Web Site in Fireworks
This tutorial assumes you have already created a web page with navigation.
- Open the Page Panel and right click on your page. Then select “Set as Master Page”.
- Click on each nav button in turn and set the link in the Properties pane (index.html)
- Right click on the Master Page in the pages panel and select Duplicat. Then name it.
-... [Read more of this review]
Firefox Web Tools
The Firefox web browser can be a superb tool for web designers. A number of add ons are available to allow sites to be analaysed and coding techniques tested. No good web designer should be without it. Here is a list of must have add ons :
Firebug : Link
FireFTP : Link
YSlow : Link
ColorZilla : Link
Abduction : Link
Webdeveloper : Link
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Colour in Fireworks
Once a swatch is assigned, it will always load unless removed.
To assign a colour from the swatch panel
Open a canvas and place a shape on it.
Ensure the swatch panle is open Windows/Swatches.
In the properties panel either select its fill or outline
Now pick desired colour from the swatch panel.
Assigning and Loading Swatches
In the swatch... [Read more of this review]
Fireworks Bitmap Tools
Marquee and Oval Tools
These tools allow you to create a selection. Then you can apply things to that selection.
With this tool you are able to make a free hand selection.
This will select areas automatically based on pixel colors
Pencil and Paint Brush
Use the ALT key to select sample point. Then... [Read more of this review]
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