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mads says

Oops, sorry. I think the mistake wouldn’t be made if you worked a bit on your avatar :)

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mads says

I know this is silly, but I prefer editing everything live on the server. I have a prefix for each of my themes in one database, and use different content for each theme. This ensures that what I experience is exactly what the user will.

I’ve tried multiple content populators, local setups, etc. but I’ve always found this method preferable.

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mads says

I wouldn’t mind GPL licensing of PHP -files. The essence of a theme is in the CSS and the images.

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mads says

Helvetica, Rockwell, Futura and Lucida Grande are the ones I most commonly use in web design.

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mads says

You can use categories and custom fields to create the listings. Anything’s possible. I don’t know of any specific plugins that will do this for you, but I bet you could find a suitable E-commerce plugin.

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mads says

Considering your age, you’ve come a long way (I’m 15 myself). Your HTML has some major faults. You’re missing a doctype and things are generally not marked up very semantically.

The structure of the site is great. One-page sites for freelancers seem to be all the rage now, and yours doesn’t disappoint.

If I were you, I’d probably brush up just a little on my HTML skills, and then get some more visual design skills! You generally seem to be strong in jQuery, PHP , etc. so you can spend some time on the visual aspect :)

Keep up the good work!

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mads says

I usually just set the base size to 62.5% (10px) and then define the font sizes in ems later. For example 1.2em, which equals 12px. You just move the comma – no need to do calculations every time.

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I’m most happy with the DD_BelatedPNG fix right now.

Ah Jeffrey you beat me to it. I didn’t remember seeing it in the screencast. The DD_belatedPNG fix works great!

http://www.dillerdesign.com/experiment/DD_belatedPNG/

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mads says

Jeremy Keith wrote a really nice article on 24ways this December about just this. Have a look:

http://24ways.org/2008/the-ie6-equation

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But I give up ..

Don’t! HTML and CSS are absolutely vital skills that all designers (and in my opinion, everyone) should have. If you want to read a great book on the subject, try Andy Budd’s “CSS Mastery” – that’s how I learned.

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