RGB Design Studio Blog

Tools for dealing Internet Explorer

June 25th, 2021

Front end developers across the globe rejoiced when Microsoft finally started upgrading user browsers by default. Those same developers would ask what took so long, ten years ago would have been a better time to do this.

Even though versions 6 and 7 of IE will continue to decline, we still need to test in 8, 9, and 10. Last year we got a some great new tools for doing just that.

My favorite is Microsoft’s virtual drives preconfigured with the aforementioned browsers. But to really take advantage of this you can use the free software, VirtualBox, on your Mac or Linux box. Here is tutorial on how to set this up.

A github user by the name of xdissent has created some scripts that make the job of setting these up a little less painful.

Coda 2 Twilight-esque Color Scheme

June 25th, 2021

I was excited to play with the latest version of Coda 2 from Panic Software today.

However I needed to convert my coding color scheme into their new format (.sss).

This scheme is based on of a version of twilight for textmate that I played with many years ago and have been tweaking ever since.


1. Right click or control click this link:
RGB Twilight Color Scheme
and select download linked file.

2. Open the Coda 2 preferences Window and select the Colors panel.

3. Select import from the gear icon and navigate to the file you download.

4. Enjoy

An Online Presence with Flavors.me

April 20th, 2012

I recently discovered flavors.me which offers a way to consolidate your social/web presence. It is a freemium service, but it does have quite a bit of nice functionality at the no cost tier. Check out my profile…

Code Snippets from Jeff Starr

January 5th, 2012

I am a huge fan of Jeff Starr’s Work, especially his WordPress book co-authored with Chris Coyier. Late last year he shared a plethora of code snippets that are worth checking out.

If a Livefyre falls in the woods…

December 4th, 2011

After researching three integrated commenting systems I have settled on a trial run of Livefyre. Since I mostly publish just to remind myself of useful resources or techniques this sight will not offer a viable stress test, however I would appreciate any comments, tweets, Facebook comments or suggestions. Cheers.

Styling Google Forms

December 31st, 2010

A recent project required that I use a google form, however when you embed them they come in with a white background in the iframe. After a little google searching I came across this solution. It also allows you to change the confirmation page which is a great improvement.