Just finished reading a good post on Lorelle on WordPress about checking dates on your blog.
Here’s an easy way to make copyright notices in WordPress “eternal”, so you don’t have to update them every year.
In your WordPress theme, if you see a hard coded year, such as 2012, replace it with this:
<?php echo date('Y') ?>
What this code does is echoes (or prints on screen) the result of the date function in PHP, which in parenthesis is formatted. WordPress runs on PHP, which is a web scripting language.
Don’t insert this code in your posts though, because it will probably just display the code and not work.
My Design Something Daily for 1-11-13.
Today’s assignment was to work with the other hand, this being my left.
So I used my left hand to “draw” a coffee cup in Adobe Illustrator using my Wacom Bamboo tablet.
I’m starting to think that once February rolls around, I’ll do something besides creating coffee labels. I’m starting to feel like I’m running out of ideas. Perhaps I’ll create robots or something else instead.
Design Something Daily for 1-9-13.
My assignment for today was to create something with my breakfast. Well, I didn’t quite do that since it would have involved using a bacon, egg and cheese biscuit, so I created this instead.
My Design Something Daily assignment for 1-8-13.
Today’s assignment was to transform an old book into something new. Well, I didn’t quite do that, but I did take some old paper textures and created a coffee label, this time using the full name of the coffee I intend to roast this week, Brazil Fazenda do Sertao Catuai. Sounds better than coming up with blend names like I’ve been doing lately.
A Design Something Daily assignment for 1-7-13.
Today’s assignment was to take a stencil and use it in my artwork. So I make a layer mask from a simple shape in Photoshop and used some Wacom tablet action along with Photoshop’s dynamic brushes to create a stencil airbrush effect.
For this design I was supposed to take a five-minute walk and make something from the materials I found along the way. Well, I took the five-minute walk, but forgot to make something, so I came back and “Photoshopped” something from some textures I had photographed awhile ago.
This was mostly just playing with some of Photoshop’s newer features which I haven’t explored too well.
My assignment for today was: “What’s your favorite animal? Use it as your inspiration today”. So I started off doodling a Black Cat, perhaps for a “Black Cat Blend”. I came home with some great ideas about having a cool black cat, maybe even a beatnik cat sipping on a cup of coffee.
Unfortunately, this is one of those cases where the execution wasn’t as great as the doodle itself.
Oh well, there’s always tomorrow.