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How To Set Up GIT Client On Windows

If you’re working in a development environment where the number of developers > 1, then the likelihood is you’ll want some kind of SVN / code repository / revision / version control in place.  Or failing that, a good yoga teacher and some valium.  We’re currently using GIT for our web development projects.

GIT has a Windows client installer that you can hit up and the installation wizard runs pretty nicely.  Yes, it’s free, Yes, it’s open source, and Yes, legendary Linus Torvald is largely responsible for Git’s development.

If this is what you’re after, go get the GIT client, download and kick off the install.

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How To Use WordPress Codehints Dreamweaver CS5

So, you’re developing your shiny new WordPress theme with Dreamweaver CS5…

Here’s how you enable site specific code hints for WordPress.  Dead simple.

We’ll assume you already have your site defined for your web design and have set your Testing Server server model to PHP MySQL

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Multiple Screens Easy Setup – need 3?

Neat software to add your laptop or 2nd PC monitor as an extra display monitor.  Free trial, but it’s so smooth I’ll be shelling out the $39 on this one immediately.

If you’ve already got 2 screens set up, and it’s not enough (it never is…), and you’ve run out of card slots in your PC for an extra graphics card, and the 2 machines are networked already – then try it, it’s sweet.  Perfect for any web design / web development work.  No, I’m not affiliated, I just think it’s great.

You can also take control of the second machine from the one you’re on, and view files, copy / paste, run programs etc etc.

Love it.

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Perfect for any web design or web development work.

123 Web Design Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-07-18

Come watch web design videos a…

Come watch web design videos and live shows from Bournemouth on Ustream.Tv http://www.ustream.tv!

Web Design Bournemouth Tutorial – How to Mass Mail from Outlook 2007.

If you’ve ever wanted to send a bunch of emails to a group of your contacts for any reason, this might help.  Microsoft Outlook offers the ability to mass mail via ‘distribution lists’, if you know where to look. (more…)

Website Design – Create Your Own Graphic Design And Web Page

How do you get new inspiration for your business website?  How can you rapidly develop a template graphic design?  With so many options out there, including layout, colour, and hundreds or thousands of font types, it can be like trying to pick a tree in the woods.  You can end up running round in circles, getting nowhere fast, and the options can seem mind-boggling. (more…)

123 Web Design Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-05-23

  • @Ed_Dale Hey Ed – I notice you using a huge Mic in one of you 30DC vids – what was the damage in $? Recommend any entry-level mic's? in reply to Ed_Dale #
  • @DanRaine – Sleeping tablets and 10 days. That's what I need for a 7 hour time-zone-jump from the UK to Taiwan…. in reply to DanRaine #
  • 2gb free online storage from your desktop – follow this link, and we both get a little extra- https://www.dropbox.com/referrals/NTcyMDI2MjE5 #
  • @smartphonespda – thanks – will take a look at that #
  • I'm looking for a good ip softphone, opensource/free, that integrates with my Outlook contacts – any ideas anyone? #

@Ed_Dale Hey Ed – I notice you…

@Ed_Dale Hey Ed – I notice you using a huge Mic in one of you 30DC vids – what was the damage in $? Recommend any entry-level mic’s?

@DanRaine – Sleeping tablets a…

@DanRaine – Sleeping tablets and 10 days. That’s what I need for a 7 hour time-zone-jump from the UK to Taiwan….

2gb free online storage from y…

2gb free online storage from your desktop – follow this link, and we both get a little extra- https://www.dropbox.com/referrals/NTcyMDI2MjE5

@smartphonespda – thanks – wil…

@smartphonespda – thanks – will take a look at that

I’m looking for a good ip soft…

I’m looking for a good ip softphone, opensource/free, that integrates with my Outlook contacts – any ideas anyone?

No-No-Follow. Uh-Oh…

We’re now using the NoFollow Free plugin for WordPress to clear the evil no-follow from our links.  Okay, maybe it’s not quite evil…

There is a bit of a movement on at the moment – with a lot of bloggers wanting to remove the no-follow from links on their blogs.  I’m not quite sure what the stats are at the moment – I presume most WordPress blogs are still no-follow, seeing as that’s how it comes out of the box.

What was the internet all about to start with?  Let me think here a minute…yeah, linking to other sources of information!  That was it!

PR sculpting and blog spam are regularly cited as a couple of the major reasons most blogs and bloggers started using no-follow.  I haven’t noticed any let up in spam with no-follow applied – I don’t suppose spammers check for this….and most of us would probably have more luck with an ice sculpture than attempting PR sculpting…

Down with no-follow, I say.

Handy Tips for Emailers

Some handy tips for sending emails over at Seth’s blog

123 Web Design Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-04-11

Helping Visitors Interact With Your Website

Engaging visitors and giving them the freedom to comment on, and share content on your website via various social media is becoming increasingly important – I’ve listed a couple of my favourites at the end.

Tools like Twitter, Stumble, Digg (more…)

Enter the matrix: the deep law…

Enter the matrix: the deep law that shapes our reality – physics-math – 07 April 2010 – New Scientist: http://bit.ly/aRukR6 via @addthis

Random Matrix theory seems to be useful everywhere – I’d bet a few pounds that Google are using it somewhere in their algorithms to rank websites….

Will Social TV take over Social Media Websites?

Will Social TV take over Social Media and the living room? Featured on Click – > http://bbc.co.uk/i/rzlz2/

First we had the web, and websites.  Then we had social media, and social media websites.  Now – we’re going full-circle, back to TV, and social media TV.  Do I want to be chatting online while I’m watching Jack Bauer turn around an impossible situation again?  I don’t know…..

How to choose colours for your web design

Choosing a colour theme for your web design is one of the most important, and potentially most difficult things to do.

it’s not just a case of choosing the right colours, which complement each other.  You also need to think about whether colours should be in relation to each other on the screen.  There are a number of things you can do, that will help when it comes to selecting colours for your new web design.  Sometimes it’s just a case of trial and error to discover a combination that works well for the client you’re designing a website for. (more…)