Whiteboard is hiring a web/graphic designer

Whiteboard-IT is currently seeking a web/graphic designer with education and experience in all related fields. Candidate must be well versed in html/css and have a strong understanding of UX and information architecture best practices. Candidate must be proficient in Adobe Creative Suite applications such as Photoshop and Illustrator and and have a strong understanding of image manipulation and creating efficient web graphics. We are looking for a creative and motivated individual who can produce high-quality work and can meet deadlines.

Requirements:

  • Minimum 2 years experience (employment or curriculum) in a related field
  • Expertise in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Working knowledge of HTML5 and CSS3
  • Logo design experience
  • User experience, user interaction, and information architecture best practices
  • Study of current web design trends and creative ability to execute compositions of such
  • Practice in current CMS platforms including WordPress and Sharepoint
  • Good communication skills with team work and client interaction

Strongly suggested:

  • College degree
  • 5 years experience in a related field
  • Knowledge in jQuery and jQueryUI
  • Knowledge in Adobe Flash
  • Wireframing
  • Familiar with both Linux and Windows operating systems

Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. To apply, please complete the application form and email it AND a resume to jobs@whiteboard-it.com. All out of town applicants must be willing to relocate at their own expense.


Hide “continue reading” from wordpress

There are many articles out there that give you instructions on how to remove or alter the “continue reading” link that is inserted after the excerpt of a post in WordPress. Most of them go about this task using the extremist method which is removing the function from your theme. Why not use a little css to hide it instead…
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Indesign CS5 outline template

Recently, I began looking for an alternative means of writing a formal outline with something other than Microsoft Word. To my surprise I couldn’t find a good tutorial for InDesign CS5 using the search “Indesign CS5 outline template.” Most of the results lead to tutorials or documents relating to outlines as a stroke on a character. Since that was not what I was looking for I decided to add my own tutorial and findings in hope that it will benefit some other new comer to CS5. So here is a VERY simple paragraph style group containing separate paragraph styles using multiple numbering levels.

Click Here to download the outline template
**note: to obtain the styles in your own document, download the zip, extract the file, open your existing .indd file using Indesign CS5,  open your paragraph styles panel with F11 and go into the panel menu and  select load paragraph style. Find the file that you extracted from this page and click open. Next deselect the [basic paragraph] style to avoid the conflict and click OK. Now you can just highlight the lines you want to convert and select the level to which they belong. You can also edit the paragraph styles by double clicking them in the paragraph styles panel.

Here is how I obtained the above results in InDesign CS5:

  • It is best to start with five lines of dummy text in a new document.
  • Highlight the first line and under the menu go to type>bulleted and numbered lists>define lists.
  • click New Lists, Name the list “Outline” and uncheck boxes(2) and click OK and OK again to get out of dialog.
  • Open paragraph styles panel (F11) and in the panel menu (top right icon) select create new paragraph style.
  • In the left menu of that dialog go to the Bullets and Numbering tab and set the following:
  1. Style Name = Outline Level 1
  2. List type = Numbers
  3. List = Outline
  4. Level = 1
  5. Format = I, II, III, IV
  • Click OK
  • Highlight second line and do the following:
  • Create new paragraph style same as above except…
  • Under the “General” tab name the style “Outline Level 2” and click on the “Based On:” drop down and select “Outline Level 1”
  • Under the “Bullets and Numbering” tab increase Level to “2” and chose the Format: (A, B, C, D…) It should populate the “Mode:” to “Continue from Previous…” and check the “Restart Numbers” check box.
  • Adjust position (check the preview box in lower left to see live changes)
  • Click OK

Continue to do the last four bullets for each additional line (changing the format of course.)

Once you are complete, you can just add a new line and click on the level from the paragraph styles panel to put it in the right level of the outline.

Hope this helps.