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2 new sites (to me) this week

Posted 06-18-2011 at 12:08 AM by Nasturtium (Ramble on)
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Stumbled across two new websites this week;

I was tempted to sign up for a splash page at About.me but was too embarrassed to when I realized my page would have about 20 links. It appears to be a site that creates a splash page with links to all your virtual hang-outs. Why you couldn't do this on a personal website, I dunno. There seems to be no place for false modesty in this social media...
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3D > 2D

Posted 06-01-2011 at 04:24 AM by Nasturtium (Ramble on)



While I was watching the latest Pirates of the Caribbean in D I started wondering about how 3D 'hacks' what we know about the brain's visual processing.

As 2D artists we're constantly battling with how to render a three dimensional world on a 2D screen or printed page. It's fascinating...
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Unorthodox use of Firebug

Posted 05-23-2011 at 12:17 AM by Nasturtium (Ramble on)



So I'm playing around with Firebug on Mozilla (it let's you 'try out' CSS on a webpage). Reading white text on a black background is murder to read on my Mac ... so I thought why not change the background color to something less migraine inducing? After I found the code for the background color I replaced the black with a medium gray ... and voila! It worked a treat. I'm...
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unexpected benefit of making a Facebook page

Posted 05-05-2011 at 01:20 AM by Nasturtium (Ramble on)
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I finally got around to making a Facebook page. Part of the process was unfriending all my design resource pages in my personal account and then refriending (is that a word?) from my page. What was so nice was cleaning up my news feed. Now I only get the news from family/friends in my personal feed.

It's really nice to have all the Photoshop/art feeds in one place instead of mixed in...
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should you Squidoo!?

Posted 04-09-2011 at 08:07 AM by Nasturtium (Ramble on)
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It's hard to balance between promoting your work and producing it.



There are an endless myriad of ways to promote yourself online from simple blogs (Twitter, anyone?) to full blown websites.

I'm having a blast investigating the possibilities - Wix, Weebly, Wordpress, Tumblr, Blogger etc. And it's really fun to update my skills since my HTML/Frontpage days. But I seem to be wandering...
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