Archive for the ‘Web Design’ Category

Cut Window Vinyls – Microtech Stationers, Nelson

Window graphics. Design, print and installation - ArtbyHerbie.com

A new design concept using varying text sizes on words arranged into a cluster format. I have used the concept before with cut vinyl material but wanted to showcase this as larger window graphics installation with better detailing.

Web Design – New Home Page Design for 2012

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Here’s a quick and painless way of adding a javascript slideshow to your blog, without being a javascript expert.

Google Adsense – Losing My Google Virginity, My First EVER Adsense Cheque

Me, my blog and my cheque...

I recently received my first EVER cheque from Google Adsense. I started blogging in 2009 and added Adsense to my site in mid-2010. It’s certainly a milestone for any avid blogger so let’s have a party, paid for by my jaw-dropping first-cheque from Google. All £61.94 of it…

Facebook Pages – My New Welcome Tab and How You Can Get Yours

Facebook Welcome Page - New Fans

This post describes how I created the new ‘Welcome’ tab on my Facebook Page and how you can easily do the same with some basic HTML skills. It’s a great way to greet your page visitors, look more professional and can lead to an increase in the number of fans or ‘likes’ you get.

WordPress and Contact Form 7: Blank Emails from WordPress Blog

Emails

Just recently, I started getting some blank emails coming from my blog. Everything including the subject and email content was blank. The emails just said ‘From: Wordpress’, ‘To: You’ and that’s it. I bit of further investigation captured the culprit..

Web Design and SEO: Grade Your Website or Blog

SEO

A great tool to instantly get a helpful SEO review of your website or blog. How popular is your website or blog? Is it getting traffic? Such answers are provided free of charge, and it then grades your website from 1-100. I found it quite useful.

Out With The Old, In With The New

www.artbyherbie.com V1.0

Design The old www.artbyherbie.com website was a simpler affair than this one. Back in early 2008, I registered the domain name because I wanted to showcase my wall art. I was becoming renowned as a ‘shit hot’ wall artist around my neighbourhood and felt a web presence was mandatory. I was already a confident web […]

Alt Tags Not Showing Up in Browser?

Hi, just a quickie here. If you’re out there putting alt=”blah blah blah” within your HTML image tags and hoping for your alt text to appear in your browser in a ‘tooltip’ or ‘hover’ behaviour, then I suggest you give yourself a slap. Reason being, so many people are still thinking this is the norm […]

Adding Meta Tags To A WordPress Blog

The standard wordpress installation doesn’t come with meta tags. That’s the way ‘the way of the web’ is heading towards anyway, and wordpress being cutting-edge technology doesn’t include them. However, meta tags are still useful, so here’s my take on the subject. Meta tags aren’t what they used to be. A few years ago, they […]

The missing .htaccess file, FileZilla and ‘Pretty Permalinks’

What is The .htaccess File? The .htaccess file is a set of server commands that instructs your server to behave in certain ways. Any version of the Apache web server running Unix or Linux will support it. You can do all sorts of great things with it like have custom error messages, password protect files […]