Design Oahu

Web design blog from the middle of the pacific.

Colored Feed Icons

Microsoft decided to use the orange feed icon that Firefox uses in its latest browser Internet Explorer 7. Feed Icons realized that since the icon is the defacto symbol to represent feeds, there is no need to keep it orange. Read the rest of this entry »

Photoshop Tutorial – Diagonal Stripes for Web Site Background

In this tutorial, I will show you how to create diagonal stripes easily using Photoshop. I had seen diagonal stripes being used quite a bit and tried to create my own, however I would never get it to match up correctly and when it is repeated it would always look like crap. Now I will show you the best way to make perfect tiling diagonal background patterns. Read the rest of this entry »

Rounded Corners Photoshop Tutorial

It took me forever before I learned how to make rounded corners in Photoshop using Channels. I had been using the custom shape tool for the longest time, but I became frustrated by not having the precision of roundness that I desired. Then I started fooling around with the marquee tool and using a feather to get the roundness that I desired however the edges become blurred when it is filled with color… duh, thats the point of feathering. So, here is how to do it with channels. Read the rest of this entry »

In loving memory

Takakatsu Inoue
Taka San Sword in the Stone
December 13, 1932 to November 11, 2006

Setup Google Hosted Email in WHM/CPanel

I am usually pretty good at figuring technical things out, but I had a hell of a time figuring out how to set this up, so hopefully this quick tutorial will save you the frustration. Google hosted email has worked really well for me. I would definitely recommend getting it setup. You get 2GB of storage for your email, plus your able to use Google’s Email Servers. Plus you can’t beat the price (FREE). If you haven’t signed up yet, go get a Google Hosted Account. Once you are signed up, you will need to setup your MX Entries in Web Host Manager (WHM). Read the rest of this entry »