Harley Alexander
I'm Harley, and I enjoy web design and photoshopping. I've been photoshopping for about 3 years, and am the owner of Baffle! inc. my freelancing company. I also enjoy surfing and playing basketball. I'm a surf life saver as well.
  • Photo & Video
    Modelling 101: Tips for Dealing With an Inexperienced ModelPreview
    Whenever I organise a shoot, I try to find models who know what they are doing. That said, you will always come across someone who you would love to strut their stuff for you, but isn't quite sure how to. I like to give my models a 'Modelling 101' before I get started. Not only does this give them some ideas of what to do, it also relaxes them a little as they are no longer diving into doing something they know nothing about!Read More…
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    How to Set Up a Killer WordPress Testing Environment Locally200x200
    If you're a heavy WordPress developer like me, you might find that you need to create a new installation for each site that requires a strange structure or specific posts, instead of using your uniform local test WordPress installation. Cue WordPress Mu. WordPress Multi User is a platform created by the geniuses at Automattic that is basically a WordPress installation that allows multiple blogs to run using the same software.Read More…
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    5 Amazing New WordPress 2.7 Features200x200
    Wordpress 2.7 is to be publically released in the next week, and a whole bunch of features have been packed in, looking past the obvious such as the new redesign. The new dashboard, Screen options, Plugins, Themes and Core upgrades and the media library!Read More…
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    Mimicking Apple’s Address Book for the Web200x200
    As we all know, WordPress is so extensive that you can use it for nearly anything. There are even articles on sites with crazy titles such as 101 alternative uses for WordPress. So I thought, hey, why not? I bet a lot of people want to create their own Web Apps, and essentially WordPress can do that for you. In this video tutorial, we're going to make an online Address Book.Read More…
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    Don't Ignore Your WordPress Footer200x200
    Footers are often an overlooked aspect of designing a site - when they can actually be kinda handy and informative. In this tutorial we'll go through some options you can have for your WordPress site.Read More…
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    Context Includes200x200
    The great thing about WordPress is that it doesn't limit how content is displayed, but provides a 'framework' of ways to do so. Even better, it's possible to change the display according to the content. When writing this tutorial it was hard to explain what's going on... But the best way is this: the post will be displayed within the loop according to its content - or contextual differences. Either way, it's including specific files that match up to the category of the post.Read More…
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    Adding to Our Leopard Desktop with jQuery200x200
    Last Week I got you all to create a neat looking Dashboard/Desktop. You guys are gonna totally FLIP when you hear what's in this jam packed tutorial! More focus on the Dashboard (I swear it's cooler than it sounds, and requires a lot of code), and I'll even go into how to create a stack (seperate from the dock, sorry jqDock doesn't like nestled <ul>s), and some extra little bits to make it all click.Read More…
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    Leopard Desktop with jQuery using jqDock200x200
    jQuery adds a whole lot of cool functionality to your websites. It can do a range of things, from animation to AJAX. It's usually frowned upon to rely heavily on jQuery to design your sites, but it's fun to go wild every now and then. In this tutorial I'll teach you how to use jQuery to create a completely coded Dashboard, just like Leopard! This can be handy in hiding a whole lot of gadgets or widgets you don't have space for!Read More…
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    5 Time Saving CSSEdit Tips200x200
    CSSEdit is another fantastic web dev app, which takes Apple's WebKit by the reigns to deliver a fantastic real-time visual CSS editing experience. But that's just it! People only know it as a visual CSS editor, when it is actually much more! I use these 5 fantastic tips to keep my work flow fast and smooth.Read More…
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    Create a YouTube Section With WordPress200x200
    So I was reading a few blogs that I read, as you do on a lazy afternoon, and I came across Ideate . I loved the theme so much, I wanted to re-create the little TV box they have that contains a YouTube video. In this tutorial, we'll have a look at how!Read More…
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    Build a Newspaper Theme With WP_Query and the 960 CSS Framework200x200
    WP_Query is a powerful tool to control what comes out of your loop. Today I'm going to teach you all how to use it to make a 3 columned newspaper theme that has all your main blog posts in the main column, and off to the side a set of posts with a certain category. We'll be using the 960 CSS framework for the basic layout and reset of our theme, it will chop a lot of work off what's needed!Read More…
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    Wordpress Sidebar Turned Apple-Flashy Using jQuery UI200x200
    Apple have always been Gods in terms of the way they present themselves and their products. I just love the sidebar on the Apple Startpage, and wanted to use the Accordion plugin in jQuery UI to achieve this! As if that's not enough for me, I want to be able to show and hide it at my pleasure as well. I'm gonna show you how!Read More…