So you may all remember my fascination with Postcrossing. It recently led to an interesting project, designing my own sets of postcards! My design aesthetic has been in over-drive since starting at Chronicle Books and so a creative project seemed appropriate. At any rate, if you’re interested you can check out my crafter inspired card set, the above “Thank You” air mail set and a San Francisco set over at my Postcards Page or my Etsy Store.
Now! On to regular expressions! For those of you who have no idea what I’m talking about, no worries, its confusing to many and most non-techies have no idea such a nifty tech-trick exists. Basically it allows you to search an entire Dreamweaver Document (or even Folder) for a particular phrase even if a part of the phrase changes. For instance say I wanted to find all images. I can click the box on the bottom of the “find” box that says “use regular expression” and type this phrase into the find bar: img src=”(.*?)” and it will find every image, you simply continue to hit next.
For those of you who want to know more about why that phrase works the way it does, visit a website like Regular-Expressions.info and use their tutorials! (They can explain it far better than I).