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Posted on February 15th, 2010 2 Comments

30 Examples of Information Designs You Want To Look At

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We are so saturated with information that we don’t pay attention to it most of the time, traffic signs, parking signs, store signs, addresses, phone numbers. Most of it is plain and functional, but a huge chunk of it is atrociously designed. Every once in a while however, we run into information that is so well designed that we just have to comment on it or stare at it a little bit longer. These are 30 examples of information designed exceptionally well. Enjoy!

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Posted on February 10th, 2010 3 Comments

True Entry Preview In ExpressionEngine

ExpressionEngine's Entry Preview

One of the gripes I have with ExpressionEngine is that it doesn’t give you a true preview of an entry. ExpressionEngine will show you the content inside of the control panel, but it is not a representation of what it will visually look like on your site. In order to see what your entry is actually going to look like you have to set the status to “open” and view your entry on your live site. That means having to release your entry into the wild, without being sure if you like how it looks. You can use Leevi Graham’s LG Live Look extension to give ExpressionEngine the ability to display a true preview of an entry, but I don’t think the extension has been ported over to EE 2.0. I will show you a way to get around this using ExpressionEngine’ conditional tag if and a custom entry status. 

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