Thinking Inside the Box – My WordCamp San Francisco 2014 Lightning Talk

What started as a challenge ended up as a lightning talk at WordCamp San Francisco 2014: Explain the CSS Box Model in an understandable way to a crowd of mainly bloggers and designers. In 5 minutes. With no live code. The video slides are unfortunately largely cut out of this video so you don’t get…

Adding Borders to WordPress Images the Right Way – a.k.a. Why Inline Styles Have No Place In Your Posts

Much controversy surrounds the removal of the image border feature in WordPress. In this tutorial Morten Rand-Hendriksen shows you how to add image borders the correct way and also proposes a new set of standards for WordPress theme developers going forward to account for users who want borders around their images.

Authored Content, Episode 11: Google+ Hangouts, noUI, IE11, April Fools and more

Join Ray Villalobos and Morten Rand-Hendriksen in a conversation about IE11 user agent strings, the noUI movement, the future of the border-corner-shape CSS rule, aprilFools.css, the Unreal engine on the web, and HTML5 development for WiiU.

Day 8: Styling Author Comments

If you run a WordPress site with comments you have most likely responded to a few comments yourself. But unless people pay attention they won’t necessarily know that you are the author of that post and they may take you for just another commenter. What you need is some styling that visually separates your author…

Book Review: Handcrafted CSS: More Bulletproof Web Design

Some context: People keep asking me what books they should read to learn about web design and everything else under the sun. Therefore I’ve decided I’m going to start reading books about web design and everything else under the sun and write reviews of them so you can see if it’s a book you should…

Highlight Current Page or Category in WordPress 3.0 Menus

Almost two years ago I published an article on how to create custom WordPress menus that highlighted the current page. It’s still one of the most popular posts on this site, and for good reason: Current page highlighting is vital to ensure a good user experience for your visitors. Without current page highlighting it’s hard…

In rewrite mode: New version of my book on the way!

Since Amazon.com was kind enough to list my book months before it’s done and I’ve been Tweeting about it for weeks there really is no reason to pretend it’s a secret any more: I am currently in the process of revising my book Sams Teach Yourself Microsoft Expression Web in 24 Hours 3 for the…

Using WordPress in Alternate Configurations – My WordCamp Whistler 09 Presentation

Finally, after a full week of catching up, here is the video tutorial version of my presentation at WordCamp Whistler 09 for those who were there and those who couldn’t come. The video is also available on WordPress.tv if you’d rather watch it there. I recorded the video over the weekend and it contains the…

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…

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…

Read my article in the Microsoft Expression November Newsletter

A month or so ago Microsoft contacted me and asked if I would write an article on Expression Web for their Expression Newsletter. How could I say no to such an opportunity? After some back and forth about the topic I landed on an article on how to create a Pure CSS Drop-Down menu. Over…