Cpanel Git™ Version Control Errors with BitBucket
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by Kelly Barkhurst
2d ago
Steps for Cloning Repo to HostGator File Manager (gotchas included!) Coming from a graphic design background, Git has always been a bit challenging for me. I often long for a visual UI and a simple way to do the tasks without using Terminal, but in the end, I slowly work my way through step-by-step commands in Terminal. Today, I needed to clone a static website that I added to my BitBucket repo to a shared hosting plan on HostGator. It was more challenging than I expected. If you’re running into errors, or are looking to do the same thing, I hope this write-up helps you. 1. Create SSH Keys Alt ..read more
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Open a PSDT file on your Mac in Photoshop every time
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by Kelly Barkhurst
2w ago
A PSDT file is a Photoshop Template file. On my Mac, double-clicking this file would not open the template file in Photoshop, instead I’d be prompted to choose an application AND Photoshop wasn’t even an option. Here’s how to quickly configure your Mac to automatically recognize the PSDT file type as a Photoshop document. Video transcript Alright, this is a quick trick for designers who download templates or make templates. So by default on my Mac, it does not know what this PSDT for Photoshop documents template is. So if I double click it, it just tells me there is no application. Alright ..read more
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Making QR codes for PDFs hosted on your WordPress website
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by Kelly Barkhurst
2w ago
Watch a demo of why I use Adobe Express to generate QR codes. As a designer, I work extensively within the licensed Adobe program universe, but in recent years, Adobe has rolled out free services that anyone can use. Adobe Express’s QR Code generator is one of those free resources that I highly recommend. Video Transcript Hello, as a designer, I work extensively within Adobe’s licensed programs, but recently, they have been rolling out free programs that do not require licenses. One of those programs that I can highly recommend is Adobe Express’s Generate QR Code tool. It’s online and it’s ..read more
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Make both www and non-www domains work on Shopify
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by Kelly Barkhurst
3w ago
This post explains how to make your e-commerce store’s www and non-www URLs work in your new Shopify store. Understanding Subdomains First, you need to understand that the www version of your domain is a subdomain. So, if your domain name is example.com, then www.example.com is a subdomain, just like go.example.com or my.example.com. Anything before the period is a subdomain. For more about subdomains, specifically, read our full post to better understand, “What is a subdomain?“ Shopify Domains To make your new Shopify website reachable by typing in your domain name with and without the www be ..read more
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Reuse Image Descriptions in WP Gutenberg
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by Kelly Barkhurst
1M ago
Since 2018 or before, WordPress users have commented on the workflow for adding new images to WordPress and how the description/alt tag is saved. Users questioned if it was a bug that when you upload an image directly to a Gutenberg post the image is directly added and saved to the post, bypassing the Media Library dialog with Attachment Details and global description field. Commenters shared that the behavior made it significantly more challenging to maintain an accessible and valuable media library. Issue and WP Core Response The WordPress Core team responded that the behavior was as expecte ..read more
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As a shop owner, what are my favorite Etsy features?
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by Kelly Barkhurst
1M ago
I created a new storefront for Arts and Bricks on Etsy. Arts and Bricks is where I share my family’s love of art and LEGO bricks. We keep a Kids’ Activity blog and sell wall decals and window clings designed from children’s artwork and LEGO brick builds. The best part of Etsy for Shop Owners Share and Sell Store Links As a shop owner, you can direct traffic to your store from your website or social media using a subdomain that Etsy makes for you and provides as your personalized, unique link. For instance, my store’s subdomain is artsandbricks.etsy.com. When customers use your personalize ..read more
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Chrome: how to mute a tab on a Mac
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by Kelly Barkhurst
1M ago
Sometimes, muting a Google Chrome tab is necessary, whether it’s a noisy chatbot or an unruly video advertisement. Here’s how to mute a website on your Mac. Mute a Chrome tab by right-clicking or control-click to see your menu. Choose > Mute Site Video: Watch how to mute your website on Chrome Happy Productivity! Have you ever encountered gibberish text on Chrome, or wondered about your abandoned carts? We’ve got you covered with our Chrome posts. The post Chrome: how to mute a tab on a Mac appeared first on Designer to Full Stack ..read more
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How to use a grid for alignment in PhotoShop
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by Kelly Barkhurst
1M ago
This post answers the question, “How to make a grid in Photoshop?” and demonstrates three ways to create grids in Photoshop. Watch how to make grids in Photoshop Option 1: How to turn on the visibility of PhotoShop’s grid A simple way to turn on Photoshop’s default grid is to go to View > Show > Grid. You can adjust the settings by opening the Properties Window and looking at the Rulers & Grids area. Option 2: How to build your own grid in PhotoShop using Photoshop grid lines or guides Using Rulers, you can manually drag guides onto your artboard. Using View > New Guide, you ca ..read more
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Upscale and Enlarge Images Online with AI
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by Kelly Barkhurst
3M ago
As a graphic designer, using high-resolution images for print designs is crucial. As an Adobe Creative Suite user, I’ve traditionally used PhotoShop to enlarge images or change resolution settings (DPI—dots per inch). Enlargements are one area where I find using AI practical, helpful, and time-saving in my design workflow. Favorite Online Image Enlargers that use AI (and are FREE!) Recently, I’ve started using new free online image resizing tools to increase the resolution of images. Here’s a list of my favorites and some feedback on usage. iLoveIMG Upscale iLoveIMG’s Upscale tool was fast and ..read more
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Carousel Posts on Social Media
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by Kelly Barkhurst
3M ago
A popular social media post type is the carousel. Carousels are quite easy to create on Facebook and Instagram but not as easy on LinkedIn. How to create a carousel post on LinkedIn Learn how to create the carousel post on LinkedIn. It takes a few extra steps to create carousels on LinkedIn, and this is a barrier that makes the carousel post type underutilized. That means the carousel post type is an opportunity for you! First, remember that LinkedIn’s posts are best created as square posts, so a post with a 1:1 ratio is best. Follow LinkedIn’s suggestions to create files at 1200 x 1200 pixels ..read more
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