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I was recently contacted by the crew at .Net Magazine and had been asked to be part of the judging panel for this year’s .Net awards. It was an honor to be part of the panel amongst the other great designers, bloggers, and developers
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Nomination & Judge @ the .Net Magazine Awards
I recently developed a site for a client who requested their product listings be displayed similar to how Johnny Cupcakes (Street wear brand from Boston/Los Angeles) lays out their products (columns laid out in a zig zag pattern).
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Advanced Columns using the :nth-child(N)
One of my favorite artists Pretty Lights just released his latest album “ Spilling Over Every Side ” just last week and I wanted to share it with those who are into electronica. Pretty Lights is the musical vision of the ultra-versatile Colorado based producer Derek Vincent Smith, accompanied in the live setting by drummer Adam Deitch. Together these two achieve a raw energy rarely reached in the realm of electronic music
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Inspiration Fridays – Pretty Lights
I recently created a simple one page HTML/CSS/jQuery portfolio template for Vandelay Premier and they have offered a free one-year account for three lucky winners! Vandelay Premier was created by Steven Snell of Vandelay Design and serves as a membership-based community for designers. They provide web and graphic designers with premium-quality design resources that make their lives easier, plus they offer career resources to help designers and freelancers with all facets of career and business.
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Win a Free Membership to Vandelay Premier!
I used to be obsessed with skateboarding back in my middle school and highschool days. I had quit after highschool and never thought I would be back into it, but early this year I picked it back up and now loving it more than ever. Its a great stress reliever and it gets my creative juices flowing.
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Inspiration Fridays – Rodney Mullen
If you have not heard of The Big Web Show , you are definitely missing out. I’ve been hooked since the first round of interviews and I highly recommend subscribing and tuning into their weekly show. Hosted by Dan Benjamin and Jeffrey Zeldman , it’s filled with great resources from top professionals telling their stories and perspectives on the industry and their craft
I wanted to switch it up this week to do a quick tip on how to create noise (grainy) textures with Photoshop to add subtle detail to your next project. A lot of times I feel that its the small and subtle details that really makes a project shine. Let’s get started
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Noise Texture in Photoshop
I had the pleasure of interviewing with Lillian Wells from DesignInterviews.com a few weeks ago and was featured on the site early this week. I was a bit intimidated being on the site with great designers like Yaron Schoen , Nick La , Rob Palmer , Rich Brown and many more, but it was quite an honor to be able to participate. The site is packed with great interviews from a variety of people with different backgrounds and specialties, definitely a great place to subscribe to and check out for updates
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Featured on Designer’s Interviews
Since I released my new redesigned blog, a lot of people have asked me how I styled the pressed effect on my category navigation. I would like to share some simple border style tricks to get various effects for your next project.
Have Fun w/ Borders – Beveled, Pressed, & More!
Recently I was working on a client site and he wanted a hover effect on some of the affiliate banner ads. The first approach in my mind was to do the typical CSS Sprites but this requires CSS work which my client did not know much of
CSS Sprites w/out Using Background Images
Today I would like to review some design/dev blogs with great characteristics of usable “How To” type articles. There’s an abundance of tutorial style articles, but nothing is worse that hitting a tutorial that confuses it’s users.
Characteristics of a Usable “How To” Article
I just watched Banksy’s documentary “ Exit Through The Gift Shop ” and I highly recommend it. It’s not a documentary about Banksy himself, but on the history of French videographer Thierry Guetta aka Mr.Brainwash and his journey in stumbling across the secret world of street art/graffiti
One of the first groups that got me really into live electronics and glitch-hop back around 2005. I first stumbled across edIT on myspace which lead me to his group, the Glitch Mob which consists of three producers: edIT , Ooah , and Boreta from the west coast / Los Angeles. If anyone is out there living in Los Angeles, they will be performing on June 11th at the Henry Fonda Theater.
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The Glitch Mob
This dude is ridiculous…future of beat boxing… “Dub Fx the street-loop-beatboxer grew up in St Kilda / Melbourne / Australia performing in various bands before hitting the world-wide road. Dub Fx uses Roland BOSS effect & loop pedals to create sounds which when layered creates a live musical construct.
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Dub FX – The Future of Beat Boxing
The popularity of social media has been booming in the past few years and Facebook definitely has climbed high to the top of the social network rankings. Facebook has many Ajax driven features and applications that are very impressive, and one of the things I particularly like is the footer admin panel, where it neatly organizes frequently used links and applications. This week I would like to cover part 1 of how to recreate the Facebook footer admin panel with CSS and jQuery.
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Facebook Style Footer Admin Panel Part 1
I had the pleasure of doing an interview with Piervincenzo Madeo from PV.M Garage just this past week. If anyone is interested in checking it out, you can visit his site here at www.pvmgarage.com Pier also launched a portal for designers and developers called “ Web Design News ” recently, and his blog also features some great posts and round-ups. Be sure to stop by his blog ! Similar Posts: Why Designers Should Subscribe to RSS Feeds Google Chrome Review Plugins to Create a Gallery / Portal Passion – It’s What Drives Your Success CSS Beginners Do’s and Dont’s Part 1
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Quick Interview @ PV.M Garage