Must be fun to design texting in films or television shows. I really like how the did this in (the new) Sherlock and House of Cards.

I went to the first Google Analytics User Conference in Belgium today - it was interesting. Here you see Kerri Jacobs from Google telling us how much data is uploaded to the web every hour/minute/second.

I went to the first Google Analytics User Conference in Belgium today - it was interesting. Here you see Kerri Jacobs from Google telling us how much data is uploaded to the web every hour/minute/second.

I love small retro desks - probably because my first desk was old and not very spacious.

I love small retro desks - probably because my first desk was old and not very spacious.

Tumblr and favicons

On Tumblr, your avatar is also the favicon for your blog. And that’s great, but not when you want your favicon to be different from your avatar.

If you want to use a custom favicon, you only have to make a minor change to your theme’s HTML.

  1. Create your own favicon and save it as a .png file.

  2. Upload the file using Tumblr’s static file uploader. The URL for your favicon will appear on the bottom of the page.

  3. On Tumblr, go to Customize > Edit HTML and search for the {Favicon} tag. It will be somewhere on top.

  4. Replace {Favicon} with your own favicon URL. Don’t forget to delete the colons or it won’t work!

  5. Press the Update Preview and the Save button. Take a look at your blog - the favicon changed. You can now change your avatar to whatever you like, it won’t influence the favicon anymore.

A small note for step 2: at first I uploaded the image file to my own FTP server, but somehow Tumblr couldn’t access/display the favicon. I think it has something to do with the way Tumblr links your blog to a custom domain. When I tried the static file uploader it did work.

The Adobe Illustrator story

Illustrator is as old as I am. It’s strange to imagine designing without a computer or Adobe CS, mainly because I never even learned how to do that.