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Video Freebies

Screenshot of XStockvideo

Video is a great medium to share a story or for setting the stage, but high quality videos can be really pricey… until now. Here are 2 websites that generously offer high quality videos for free or very low cost.

Posted in Web Design

Making Smooth Beats

Screenshot of patatap website

Fun: For a long time, I’ve dabbled at times with drums trying to make some cool beats (alas, it’s been mostly for naught). Today’s nugget is a rhythm game web app called Patatap that actually does make some smooth beats.

Posted in Fun

Design Lessons from 2014

Screenshot of 2014 design lessons blogpost at Co.Design

2015 is here! Today we’re taking a look back. A blogpost at Fast Co.Design website cherry picks some great design lessons from 2014 to implement in 2015. Have a gander.

Posted in Web Design

Typecast is Free

Screenshot of Typecast blogpost

Well, just in time for the holidays; Typecast is now free! For those unfamiliar with it, Typecast is an online web app that makes it much easier to compare fonts from a large library and prototype your web design’s typography.

Posted in Typography

Explaining Responsive Design with Gifs

Animated gif of Responsive vs Adaptive design

Responsive web design has enabled many websites to become more adaptable to the smorgasbord of Internet-capable devices. But some of its terms can be hard to explain to someone who’s not a designer. Thankfully a blogpost by Sandijs Ruluks has

Posted in Web Design

WordCamp Is Coming to Maui

Screenshot of WordCamp Maui website

Now this is a rare event. The next WordCamp will be on February 13-14th, 2015 in Maui, HI (my nick of the woods, sort of).

Posted in WordPress

Git and WordPress Sandwich

Git and WordPress Sandwich

In this week’s post, Git and WordPress are coming together like ham and cheese (yummy!). I recently came across a series of videos by WordCamp speaker Amelia Briscoe showing how to set up Git’s awesome version control with WordPress.

Posted in Screencast, WordPress

Oh hi logic game

Screen Shot of Oh hi game

I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving with friends and family. This week’s post is all fun (‘cuz we still probably can’t think from being in a food stupor). Say “Hi” to Oh hi, a simple logic game sorta like

Posted in Fun

Extra Emmet Tricks

Statues talking about Emmet

Emmet is awesome ‘cuz it makes typing HTML and CSS so much easier. Just type a small Emmet snippet, hit the Tab key, and boom! It’ll automagically type out a big chunk of code for you. But I came across

Posted in Other

Git With It

It’s been a long time coming, but I finally got into Git! As the video explains, Git is a version control software that helps you to manage different versions of your files especially when you’re working with a team of

Posted in Tutorial, Web Design

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This here fine blog is a collection of shiny things I've curated on my web travels. I'll be sharing a weekly nugget on—web design, marketing, cool tools, tech—and maybe a screencast or two.

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