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Create a burst of light in Photoshop using filters

This tutorial will show you how to create a burst of light in Photoshop using the basic filters provided with Photoshop.

Create a glossy button in Photoshop

This tutorial will teach you how to create a glossy button that is reusable by using Layer styles. Layer styles are not available in some older versions of Photoshop and Photoshop Elements.

Creating a Drupal multisite enviroment using Drupal 6

This guide will show you how to create a multisite environment using a shared user system with the user only needing to log in once, to be logged in to all the sites.

I will be doing this using WAMP on a Windows XP machine, so some of the steps won't work if you are using IIS or will differ if you are using a different setup.

The result we will be aiming for is a shared user system allowing the user to log in/out of 3 sites which I will use the following domains:

Finding a string in any file with a subdirectory in linux

Nothing new or major but something that I keep forgetting.

find . -exec grep -l "string to find" {} \;

This will search all subdirectories from the current directory for the "string to find".

Create your own simple grid system in CSS

This tutorial will outline the steps required to create your own grid system like the 960.gs or Blueprint CSS frameworks.

Photoshop Tutorial - Dark Modern Header

This tutorial with guide you through how to make a dark modern header for your website:

Create stepped navigation with arrows using HTML + CSS

In this tutorial I will show you how to create a stepped navigation with arrows using HTML and CSS which works in all major browsers. It is useful to show a user a stepped process such as a multi part form where there is more than one step that needs to be filled in.

Creating a grid of images for an album in Drupal 6 with pagination

Following on from the original tutorial on creating a grid of images for an album in Drupal 6, a few people asked how to add pagination on to this for large albums.

Unfortunately from what I can tell Drupal's pagination function only works with SQL queries so we are unable to use the existing data available in the node object. But due to Drupal's nice database schema, it is very simple to write some simple SQL to give us the pager.

Bobby Kotick - "I took a look at World of Warcraft and I thought, 'Who would want to buy a subscription to that?'"

This is from Bobby Kotick speach as DICE this year (CEO of Activision Blizzard)

Kotick was also offered the chance to buy Blizzard in the 1990s for $7 million, and then in the early 2000s for $700 million.

[12:10] "I took a look at World of Warcraft and I thought, 'Who would want to buy a subscription to that?'"

[12:10] "So, of course we ended up merging with them in 2008 when they were worth $7 billion."

You can buy World of Warcraft for just £4.99 from Amazon.

[Review] Microsoft Sidewinder X8 Mouse

Just received my Microsoft Sidewinder X8 mouse as a replacement to my aging Logitech G7. Both mice are wireless gaming mice relying on batteries for power, but both go different ways to making sure you can always use your mouse.