Tag "code"

Create a nice badge-like object

You can create a nice round object and use it as a badge or a personal logo. It’s pure CSS, so it’s not suitable as a Sandvox logo like the one you usually place into the header: this needs to be an image. What I’m talking about is something more dynamic, something you can create, […]

Add a search box to your website

A very common request among Sandvox users is: “Can I add a search box to my website?”. An answer to this topic is already discussed here, but I’d like to put my two cents in. Sandvox cannot perform a search by itself: for this purpose you need a (much more complex) dynamic website. The form […]

Change metrics for Carbone and Grafite

Carbone and Grafite are two of the most successful themes by BehindTheRabbit. They are two “twin” designs, meaning that they share many characteristics; among them, most of their metrics. A common request about them is: “Can I increase their width”? They are both 900px wide, which is suitable for most purposes but narrower than the […]

How to create round images

Round images are a recent trend in web design, one I rather like if it’s used in moderation. CSS3 lets us to transform a square image into a round one with just few lines of code. In this example, we will use round images as thumbnails for a “Staff” section of a hypothetical website. It’s […]

Lithium: change header colors

Lithium comes in three flavors (dark blue, green and red), but this doesn’t mean you can’t have your header in pink or yellow with a bright red text (or maybe something more subtle…). The code for customizing your header is quite simple. Here is an example. This, to change the background to a solid black […]

Update to the twitter widget

I recently wrote a short tutorial for adding a twitter timeline to your website. The code apparently changed without notice and it doesn’t work anymore as expected. You may need to fix it: the original post has been already updated with the new procedure.

Tips for embedding twitter on your website

Update (2013-05-31): this post has been updated to reflect recent changes in how twitter handles widgets. Sandvox had (it’s gone now with version 2.7.7) an useful “twitter” object for embedding a twitter timeline on your website with just a click. You can still use an HTML raw object to use twitter’s own presentation and have a […]

A different use for the blockquote object: code!

This is a tip – particularly useful for coders – sent by my customer Jörg (thank you!) that I’d like to share. If you already know that you don’t need the “blockquote” object, you may find an alternate use of it. In this example, we will use it as a ready-made object for code. Of […]

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.