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Best companions for Sandvox: my choice for 2014

A lot of bloggers and e-zines are sharing their favorite apps of year 2013. I use to read these selections compulsively and usually my credit card suffers a huge drain after few minutes. The you-cannot-live-without-this-app statement often turns out to be somehow exaggerated, but sometimes I actually discover apps that really change my workflow and […]

Markdown makes your life easier

From time to time it’s necessary to write down something directly in HTML. Usually it isn’t strictly code, it’s just some formatted text that you’ll paste into an HTML editor in WordPress or into a Raw HTML object or page in Sandvox or RapidWeaver.¬†You may prefer to have it directly in HTML because there’s some […]

Few hints for the programmer wannabe

This post on the other blog of mine can be useful for Sandvox users who are wondering if they can improve their skills and how. Just a few thoughts.

Find the right image for your post

Blogs are composed by a long flow of text: to help your reader distinguish between different posts, you usually rely on a good amount of whitespace, nice typography for titles and subtitles, some graphics, and so on. But it’s important that your readers have some more informations at the first glance: for example, just opening a page they should be able to know if there are new posts, how many, and – more or less – what are they about. You can easily achieve this goal using images: how can you find the right one?

Learn the basics of HTML and CSS

Programming isn’t an easy stuff usually and people is often scared by even the thought of dealing with some HTML code. Actually, once you get a few basic principles, HTML and CSS turn out to be really easy to understand, create and modify. Moreover, you just need a text editor (like TextEdit on the Mac or Notepad for Windows) to work with them, nothing else.