Get Microsoft Expression Products 50% off for the Holidays!

Just before the Holidays this dropped into my inbox. It’s a great deal made even better by the fact that the Microsoft Expression line is already competitively priced. Add to that the great review Expression Web 2 got form PCMag.com and you have the perfect last-minute or belated gift for yourself or the web designer…

WordCamp Whistler Pitch: Moving Beyond the Blog – Building Web Sites with WordPress as the CMS

WordCamp is coming to the wonderful winter wonderland of Whistler on January 24th, 2009 and I’d like to throw my name in the hat of presenters and share some of what I’ve learned working with everyone’s favourite blogging platform WordPress as a full fledged CMS. Now I’m not part of what is considered the Vancouver…

Design is Philosophy featured at Webdesigner Depot

A big thanks to the people at Webdesigner Depot for featuring Design is Philosophy in their list of 100 Websites With Outstanding Artistic Design. The props are much appreciated.Take a trip over to the site and check out the other great and unusual designs featured. The one site missing on the list by the way…

Internet Explorer Alert – Critical Product Vulnerability

This just dumped into my inbox. Since so many people use Internet Explorer 6 or 7 and it talks about a very bad security issue I thought it important enough to warrant a repost (for the full details visit http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS08-078.mspx. Basically the bulletin says that if you have automatic updates turned on, your computer will…

Typograph for WordPress 2.7 Coltrane released

With the release of WordPress 2.7 Coltrane came the introduction of a new template tag called post_class(). Interestingly I have been using a custom template tag by that exact name for a long time in my themes including the free Typograph. That means when users of Typograph upgrade to WordPress 2.7 Coltrane a conflict occurs…

My book is featured in the Canadian User Experience Blog

One of the people responsible for my company switching to Microsoft Expression as our main web publishing platform is Qixing Zheng – a UX (User Experience) Advisor for Microsoft Canada. Qixing and her colleague Paul Laberge have been instrumental in both our transition to this new platform and also in getting me to the point…

Pure CSS Drop-Down Menu tutorial – a slight omission

I just got a comment from a reader of my recent Expression Newsletter article The No-Code Way to a Pure CSS Horizontal Drop-Down Menu with Expression Web. He was having trouble getting the grey boxes to “fill out” properly which left the menu looking weird. A quick review of his CSS told me the problem…