How to generate responsive images

How does one make images responsive? There are a number of techniques available: each with its own strengths and weaknesses. This method is unique because it ensures that the image served does not need to be scaled in the viewer's browser. The secret, we will see, lies in PHP's image editing capabilities. Capturing the Client's […]

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Bigstock, GraphicStock or Dollar Photo Club: we compare stock image providers

I started acquiring stock images for the Baxter Foods Facebook page. I was used to sourcing public domain images from Pixabay, Free Images and Wikipedia Commons or creative commons images from Flickr, and raumrot. These are great resources but they are limited: too limited for what I am doing with Baxter. I do not remember […]

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Solutions for managing information

I just finished watching a webinar titled Solving Your Top Data Challenges. It was put on by SiriusDecisions and Progress. I was not able to catch the whole thing but I will share what I took away from the portion I watched. I learned that data becomes outdated within 36 months. Three years is enough […]

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3 ways to use Twitter Ads for free

Twitter and HubSpot hosted a webinar yesterday afternoon. The attendees, myself included, learned about three advantages to having a Twitter Ads account. I will share these with you now. Twitter analytics tool I received emails a while ago that promoted that Twitter Ads accounts. These emails said that users with these accounts get free analytics […]

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Designing an abstract logo for an education website

I was given the challenge to design an abstract logo for an imaginary online educational resource called enlightenment.org. (Not to be confused with the real enlightenment.org) In fact, I was allowed to choose which challenge I would take. I chose it for two reasons: 1) it is an online business, and 2) it has a […]

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Designing an album cover

The cover art for Beautiful Eulogy's "Satellite Kite, I looked at the cover art and assumed that the album was not worth listening to. How wrong I was. I heard them on Josh Garrels' "Love & War: B-Sides & Remixes EP" and was impressed. They were also recommended to me by a friend so I […]

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9 rules all bloggers need to know

I finished Blog by Hugh Hewitt yesterday. I picked it up in a sale at the Lighthouse Christian Resource Center, where I could fill a bag with books for $5. Its slick jacket caught my attention. Bill Chiaravalle, and Mark Mickel did an excellent job designing it. I was intrigued that a book about blogs […]

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Transitioning a newspaper to the web

I mentioned previously that I have been working for The Brunswickan. The Brunswickan is the student newspaper for the University of New Brunswick. It is Canada's oldest official student publication. My job as the Web Developer was to create a blog-style website for the paper. Redesigning the school paper website The staff at The Brunswickan […]

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Movie poster design using planar typography

We were asked to design movie posters for a non-existing horror film titled "Fear is the Mind Killer" using planar typography. Planar typography is a term that describes text displayed so that it looks like it exists on a plane in three-dimensional space. I ended up doing two versions of the poster. I was working […]

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Making digital cubist art

I recently completed a cubist inspired digital collage using The Table by Juan Gris as the foundation for my collage. I decided to depict my wheelchair in the collage. My chair is a Crossfireâ„¢ Titanium and I was able to find images of this model online. I also found technical drawings of wheelchair parts which […]

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