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Pixelshell | Blog http://www.pixelshell.com/blog Promoting Web Standards and teaching web design tricks of the trade Mon, 17 Jan 2011 06:13:45 +0000 http://backend.userland.com/rss092 en Downtime Notice Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/pixelshell/pixelshell.com/blog/wp-includes/formatting.php on line 74
This is just a little note about the unexpected downtime some of you may have noticed this past week. We have had to move our website to a new host and everything is up and running again for most part.This does mean that if you emailed us or used the contact form we did not [...]]]>
http://www.pixelshell.com/blog/downtime-notice/
MacBook Air Review Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/pixelshell/pixelshell.com/blog/wp-includes/formatting.php on line 74
The MacBook Air is the latest laptop from Apple, and one that has caused a division of opinion from customers and experts alike. There is a lot of praise for this product and a lot of favorable reviews. There has also been a lot of negative opinion on the forums and blogs around the web. [...]]]>
http://www.pixelshell.com/blog/macbook-air-review/
Internet Explorer 8 to debut as "Standards Compliant" — Web Designers Rejoice Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/pixelshell/pixelshell.com/blog/wp-includes/formatting.php on line 74
It would appear that Microsoft had second doubts about their unwillingness to adopt Standards Compliancy in their forth-coming IE8 browser. On their IE Blog the new announcement apparently follows Microsoft’s new Interoperability Principles; "We’ve decided that IE8 will, by default, interpret web content in the most standards compliant way it can." Wired.com were inclined to think [...]]]>
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Iconize — Adding Icons to Textlinks with CSS Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/pixelshell/pixelshell.com/blog/wp-includes/formatting.php on line 74
Just stumbled on a very interesting project from PoolieStudios called Iconize (which in turn was inspired by this post from Ask the CSS Guy). The concept is simple: CSS code that would add little context sensitive icons next to your normal text links. If the link points to a PDF file, then add a little [...]]]>
http://www.pixelshell.com/blog/iconize-%e2%80%94-adding-icons-to-textlinks-with-css/
Apple’s Inverted Text Shadow Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/pixelshell/pixelshell.com/blog/wp-includes/formatting.php on line 74
Recently, I’ve started noticing an interesting design change in Apple’s user interfaces, mainly on their site, but also a lot on the iPhone. The design item is an inverted shadow—that is, a shadow falling above, rather than below the text. Here’s an example from their website’s navigation ]]>
http://www.pixelshell.com/blog/apples-inverted-shadow/
Pixelshell: #49 in “100 Best CSS Designs of 2007″ Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/pixelshell/pixelshell.com/blog/wp-includes/formatting.php on line 74
We’re pleased to announce that our Pixelshell site design was voted #49 in “Top 100 CSS Designs of 2007″ by NerdBusiness.com. You can check out our site among the other 100 designs here. We’re honored to have been selected and look forward to bringing you more great designs in 2008. Happy New Year! ]]>
http://www.pixelshell.com/blog/pixelshell-picked-49-of-the-100-best-css-designs-of-2007/
New Tutorial: Smooth Content Frame in Photoshop Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/pixelshell/pixelshell.com/blog/wp-includes/formatting.php on line 74
If you’re new to web design and wondered how to make your content a little bit more attractive—how to create a simple, yet elegant, frame to put your content in—then I’ve got a little tutorial for you. This tutorial uses Photoshop to create the image, but I assume no prior experience with it so anyone [...]]]>
http://www.pixelshell.com/blog/new-tutorial-smooth-content-frame-in-photoshop/
UI = The Killer Feature Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/pixelshell/pixelshell.com/blog/wp-includes/formatting.php on line 74
Many new electronics products and software have a bucket-load of new features. They try to incite you to make the purchase by flooding you with their extensive functionality and a million of things they can do. In the end however, the list of the functions would be capped, in some cases cut at a [...]]]>
http://www.pixelshell.com/blog/ui-the-killer-feature/
Why Time Machine Works Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/pixelshell/pixelshell.com/blog/wp-includes/formatting.php on line 74
Now, I’m sorry to disappoint you if you thought that I’d be talking about a real time travel machine, that unfortunately hasn’t been invented yet as far as I’m aware—however, I am going to give you my perspective on Apple’s application called “Time Machine”, which was released recently with the Macintosh operating system, OS X [...]]]>
http://www.pixelshell.com/blog/why-time-machine-works/
Friday Review: OS X Leopard Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/pixelshell/pixelshell.com/blog/wp-includes/formatting.php on line 74
Last Friday, Apple has unleashed their latest operating system, OS X Leopard, and from the general reactions and first reviews it appears to have been very well received. I’ve made the upgrade and would like to now share my own thoughts and experiences I’ve had with this new system, and whether I would recommend current [...]]]>
http://www.pixelshell.com/blog/friday-review-os-x-leopard/