Monthly Archives: September 2010

Creative Commons and flickr = free photos

Our clients don’t all have large budgets, and we’re always looking for affordable ways to help them spice up their websites.

There is a way to find quality photography for your site or blog for free from flickr. It’s all to do with Creative Commons.

Thanks to skelliewag.org for this explanatory article, or go straight to flickr / Explore / Creative Commons to find out for yourself.

 

WordPress: remove tooltips from menu links list

WordPress adds a title attribute to text links which is identical to the text of the link itself.

This can mean that when you hover over a text link, a tooltip pops up containing the text from the title attr, obscuring the links on the page. This does not usually look very good, and can obscure subnavigation links in drop down menus, thus reducing usability and causing irritation.

It doesn’t seem to have any positive value – I can’t imagine that it is of any benefit in terms of accessibility, for example. Read More »

 

WordPress: Attached Image Captions add 10px width

WordPress adds 10px width to any “attachment” div which contains an image with a caption, without warning you or giving you any say in the matter.

It’s done in the media.php file.

more help at http://wordpress.org/support/topic/attached-image-captions-adding-10px, including a helpful plugin.

 

Talking dirty

anti dog fouling campaign poster

anti dog fouling campaign poster

wave has designed posters for our local council’s campaign against dog owners who fail to clean up after their pets – they’ve attracted a load of attention!

…another one for the portfolio, or have we put our foot in it?