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WordPress and special characters

Today when I was adding an article, I was getting really upset with WordPress, I just wanted to add some simple characters and have it printed AS IS.

When working with WordPress and using special characters like a redirection symbol ” > ”  or something enclosed in it’s on tag  like “<dev>” it will get hosed while editing in “HTML” mode. You could insert syntax to stop it from doing that, but it’s much easier to add a post with such things in “Visual” mode first. Then switch over to “HTML” mode if any other special tags are needed.

HTML Form Elements for Photoshop

If you are a web designer, you have probably found yourself needing an easy way to make HTML form fields when creating mockups of your designs in Photoshop (or any image editing application).  I know I have, and I usually resort to grabbing screen shots of web pages that contain forms that look close to the design I am trying to implement.  Occasionally I have found myself actually making form fields in Photoshop, which can take a lot of time.

I found a tool today that makes all of this much simpler.  It allows you to define the look and feel of every form element, including colors, widths, and other styles, and have them appear on the page.  Once you have the form elements looking spiffy, you can take a screenshot of the page and load it into Photoshop where you then crop out the elements you want to use and slap them into your mockup.  Very handy!

HTML Form Elements for Photoshop can be used directly from the developer’s web site, or you can download a copy for yourself and run it locally.