Wednesday, March 31, 2010

CSS Preload images (hover backgrounds)

While building a one page site with many images on it as buttons to click (div backgrounds), I realized that the hover picture takes some time to load and I can imagine what that could mean for someone who has slower connection. What happens in this case is that if you hover over an image, it will not display the hover background image for some time, so you'll just see a white space instead of the image.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Cloak, shorten or snip your affiliate links (URLs) vs TinyURL

If you have webhosting and own a domain, you simply have to place a text file into the root folder of your domain and rename it to .htaccess (the "dot" is very important, also make sure it has NO extension - remove the .txt at the end) with the following line in it:

redirect 301 /[LinkYouWantToUse] /[YourLongAffiliateLink]

Monday, March 15, 2010

How to delete multiple layers in Flash?

How to delete multiple layers in Flash?What an easy thing, you would say, and it is, you just have to know as it's a bit tricky. Check out the following article to find out the "secret" of Deleting Multiple Layers in Flash CS3*. ;)

*it works with many other versions of Flash

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Getting rid of the dotted outline of the a tag - a one liner

It annoyed me too, but I haven't really given it a second thought and finally I found it accidentally in the blog post Making the WordPress Menu Smarter while looking for something completely different.

I took the interesting part out of the post for you, here you are: