As a developer or a designer, we’ve all heard this way to many times to remember. Someone comes to you, asks how much to do X, and then gets almost offended that you have to charge for your time to do the work. Even worse are the ones that say “It can’t be that hard, just tell me how to do it and I’ll do it myself” and expect your years of training and hard work in just a couple of hours of your time, and all for free… “because you’re not doing it, just showing me how to do it”.
We’ve got problems with old fonts here. The designers want to use them on websites, but thanks to the way that Macs handle older Postscript Type 1 fonts, they are always seen as 0kb files to my PC. That means that they can’t be saved or converted into web fonts. Continue reading Converting Postscript Fonts to Web Fonts
This was a cry for help that I got from a client a short while ago when they wanted to change their galleries to link from the image files to the attachment pages so they could get more content on the site, and offer a bit more functionality than displaying only a standard image could. While it seems to be a very quick and easy fix, it turned out to be a little more complicated than it should have been.
On a new project I hit a restriction trying to use some nice font-face web fonts. The client has around 10 different domain names, and all of them point back to one central site. When you visit the main URL, everything is great. When you visit any one of the other URL’s… the fonts don’t work. Continue reading Using @font-face Fonts Cross Domain
WordPress can be a strange beast sometimes. This is one issue that’s haunted it for a long time, and is still around today. Continue reading Fixing the WordPress menu items limit
WAMP is some great software, and lets us all do our development on our own PC’s. The only downside is that as it comes configured standard, it only works with the http://localhost/ domain, which is good, but doesn’t let you keep up with multiple sites at the same time. Continue reading Setting up virtual hosts in WAMP
Have you ever had a client that just doesn’t understand why they are being charged more than they were quoted? Continue reading Why we need to know what you want us to do
I haven’t set this up yet, but I’m due for a new PC very soon, so I know that I’ll be needing to do this sooner rather than later, so I wanted to share some of the resources that I’ve found on how to get it working. Continue reading Using WAMP in Windows 8
I recently had to sort out a database for a client. It was a mess….
The database was for people to contact, sort of like a telemarketing system (their choice, not mine…). The problem that they were having was that the database contained a lot of entries that had people with different names at the same address with the same phone number. As you can imagine, calling the same people over and over again just because their phone number has come up again was not the best way to make friends.
I’ve had a curious request from a client today. They were asking why their online sales and quote tracking system wasn’t calculating the percentages. Of course that’s a big deal because they need to know how well each sales person is doing over the course of the month.