Great Uses of Facebook Fan Pages by New Zealand Brands

Everyone knows the international bunch who can afford to invest plenty into designing and optimising their Facebook page – Coca-cola, Starbucks, Adidas and Victoria’s Secret just to name a handful. However, I wanted to look at some New Zealand-grown brands and companies that who have also used their Facebook fan pages well – despite the slightly lower budget. ASB – There seems to be a healthy dose of competition amongst banks within NZ, and ASB have really been ahead of...
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Awesome Web Design Books

Forgive me for the late entry – I confess I have been away from the laptop for a little over a week but I have not kept my nose out of a book! Here is a portion of my reading list so far, 5 great additions for anyone (starting out) in the web industry. A Practical Guide to Designing for the Web – Mark Boulton This has been my favourite so far. There is something so effortless yet personal about...
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Adding an image to a:hover

For the last half hour I’ve been working on adding little stars to the hover on my menu links (About/Portfolio/CV/Contact). It’s now working in Firefox. Here’s how I’ve done it. Created the star in Photoshop (very simply brush use!). Uploaded the star to Media file in WP. Used the following CSS code: li#menu-item-26 a:hover { color: #a3030f; background: url(http://www.ellenpickett.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/star-test-1.png) no-repeat 0 0; } (This being for menu-item-26 i.e. “About.”) NB [Sept 2011] – this was a post written for my...
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Issues with the Site

Couple of problems I’ve been looking at today with regards this site. Firstly, Chrome on Mac OS X seems to hate Typekit (particularly with HTML5). I’m not the only one with this – see a related discussion. Which is unfortunate because it seems there is very little one can do but wait for Typekit to get its ass into gear. I’ve tweeted them about it regardless. The second problem is I have an unusually wide page – and I have...
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