Category Archives: How-to

How to Make AddThis Responsive

The problem I often see is that someone will pick up an all-responsive website template or WordPress theme for example and they’ll add all sorts of widgets and plugins to it, and more times than not, third-party add-ons are not responsive. As most people are not web designers or programmers, they tend to not think […]

How to Create a Twitter Retweet Button

The purpose of placing a Retweet button on your site is to help promote a specific Tweet, often for the purpose of a contest or giveaway. The information is readily available here, but a little more hands-on than say going through the form of creating a Follow button. Here, we have to create our own […]

How to Create Gradients in CSS

Finally, the standard is here for creating non-browser-specific CSS gradients across all the latest, standards-compliant browsers! CSS .grad{background:linear-gradient(#40b3ff, #09f)} HTML <a href="#" class="grad">Simple Gradient Hurray!</a> Demo Simple Gradient Hurray! (if you’re not seeing a gradient, your browser doesn’t support linear-gradient yet) So beautifully simple. Simple Fail-safe for Older Browsers .grad{background-color:#09f;background:linear-gradient(#40b3ff, #09f)} background-color:#09f — Use this […]

I Hate Video Tutorials

I really do. Perhaps that makes me old-school, but I really hate Googling something only to land on a page where the quick snippet of info I need is buried in an often obnoxious, annoying, and awkward video of someone fumbling over their words, taking forever to get to the point. I like simple, to […]

How to Make Money Blogging

My first piece of advice is an ironic and possibly radical one. The best way to make money online blogging, is actually to make that goal secondary. The methodology here, is that you should first, actually enjoy writing about a certain topic, whether you’re making money or not. If your blog isn’t a labor of […]

How to Get Rid of Rounded Corners with CSS3

I don’t know about you, but I feel the rounded corner fad in web design is dying out. Rounded corners will always have a place, but it’s with the introduction of border-radius in CSS3, that it got out of hand. I think the problem lies in the fact that what can make any design poor, […]

Google +1 Button Script

If this is the first you’ve heard of this new Google +1 (Plus One) Button, checkout the official page. First, add this in between your <head> tags: <script src="https://apis.google.com/js/platform.js" async defer></script> Second, add this just below the <body> tag: <div style="position:fixed;bottom:0;left:50px;z-index:1"><g:plusone size="tall"></g:plusone></div> This will fix the Google +1 Button bottom-left on your pages. It will […]

How to Find the Name of a Movie When You’ve Forgot

UPDATE — You can now ask and answer all your “Name That Movie” questions over at Filmfind. This article became so wildly popular that it was well-needed. We all do it: “What’s the name of that movie?” “What’s that actor’s name?” Sometimes, you need to ease your mind because you just have to know. It’s […]

How to Make Shiny Text in Photoshop (The Easy Way)

This may be the most simple way to make shiny text, or really, shiny anything in Photoshop, period. Step 1. Open up Photoshop and create a “New Document” (Ctrl+N for Win / Cmnd+N for Mac). Doesn’t matter what size. In general, it’s always good to use a transparent background when working on a graphic. Also, […]

How to Get a Logo Designed Inexpensively with Quality

It seems that almost everyone needs a logo or brand these days. You don’t need to pay a fortune to get a quality logo designed. It can be affordable. Step 1. First, I recommend that you outline as many details about your desired logo as you can. The more clear you can be on what […]