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Monthly Archives: July 2011

In this tutorial we will show you how to make changes to the header of your Moodle 2.1 custom theme using Dreamweaver CS5.5. We will concentrate on changing the background of our header and the text contained within it. If you wish to change the logo or add one I have already done a tutorial on this so I won’t be covering that in this article.

To add a Logo to your header see this tutorial:

Moodle 2.1: Adding a Logo to Your Custom Moodle Theme Method 2 Continue reading

In this brief tutorial we will cover the basics of what Gravatars are and how they are used. As well as how to integrate them in a sire you are developing.

A Gravatar is an image that once loaded up to a central site will follow you from site to site and every time you post a comment on someone’s blog or other site this image will appear beside your name. The central site that holds all these images is usually gravatar.com. Continue reading

In this tutorial we will show you how to set your Moodle theme up ready for you to edit it to your hearts content. We will show you how to get the name of your Moodle theme to show up properly in the themes selection menu, edit the basic information of your theme and how to get Moodle to show any changes you have made to the CSS. Many beginners have problems with these three areas in particular having their CSS changes not show up in Moodle.

Although I am using Moodle 2.1 for this tutorial these changes are all exactly the same in Moodle 2.0 and Moodle 1.9. Although I am not sure about earlier versions they would fairly similar to the changes in these versions. Continue reading

In this article we will cover three way to help you get your videos out there and noticed on your YouTube channel. Simple ways to make your channel stand out from the millions of channels out there. Even with billions of videos being viewed every day by millions of people it can be quite hard to gt noticed in the crowd and get your videos viewed by people outside your network of friends and family. Continue reading

In this tutorial we will show you how to add a custom texture to Adobe Fireworks CS5.5. This tutorial is more of a tip that a full blown tutorial as the process is actually quite easy. This technique works for Fire works CS5 and CS4 as well but the directories you save the textures in changes with those earlier versions. Continue reading

In this tutorial we will show you how to add rounded corners to some but not all corners of a rectangle in Photoshop CS5.5. As we all know with all adobe products when it comes to adding rounded corners to a shape with the tools available it is every corner rounded or every corner squared. We will show you a work around to add just one or two rounded corners.

Although I am using Photoshop CS5.5 for this CS5 and CS4 are the same when doing this. Continue reading

In this tutorial we will show you how to add three round corners to a rectangle in Fireworks CS5.5. This quick Tutorial is in response to an email I received as this was not covered in my previous tutorial. If you only want to add one or two rounded corners please check out that tutorial here. That tutorial will give you the basic’s this tutorial will just be covering three corners as the process is a little more complex but still quite easy once you get into it.

We all know the standard Fireworks tools do not handle this very well, its every corner rounded or none at all. There techniques although I am using Fireworks CS5.5 will work with Fireworks CS5 and also CS4. I am not sure about previous versions. Continue reading

In this assessment we had to create a mockup of a website to be developed in Joomla for Studentworks. Studentworks is a non-profit organisation which gives 14 – 16 year old student a more hands on teaching experience.

This is the front page/landing page for the site mock-up I did.

'Tis far prettier than the mole creek job was

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