Sunday, February 27, 2011

Finding good, high quality tutorials can be a challenge. Sure, you can do a Google or Youtube search and weed through the results but this method can be frustrating and inefficient at times.
Whether you are just looking for inspiration or are desperate to figure out how to achieve an effect before your rapidly approaching deadline. The sites I’ve compiled here have been selected on their consistent quality and the coverage they give to a wide range of topics.

This collection of tutorial sites is an amazing resource for finding some of the best tutorials on many aspects of design. The collective currently includes:

    This is a very helpful site if you need to find video tutorials on aspects of designing. These are extremely professional videos that are easy to watch, clear and educational. A great deal of information is packed into these videos without getting confusing or overwhelming.

    The tutorials and code examples here are amazing. He includes the source files and offers great freebies. This is a great collection of web-design and coding articles with specific regards to jQuery, CSS and html.

    This useful in its shear magnitude. The tutorials are listed from different tutorial sites so the quality varies but there are so many that you’ll probably find what you’re looking for.

    The number one reference for learning just about any scripting or coding. Whether you’re just starting out or need reference for your project or want to validate your code this is a top notch site.

    Thursday, February 17, 2011

    HTML5... the love story

     I am seriously enamored with html5. Having been tormented by misspelled or otherwise incorrect DOCTYPES it’s a relief to have such a simple, easy to use solution to the previously mind numbing element. I’m sure I’m not alone in having been plagued by searching my html, trying to find what is throwing it off, only to find after hours or days that an extra ‘h’ managed to insert itself into my DOCTYPE.
    I realize that cross browser concerns still exist with this new format, but every time I get to use it I can give a sigh of relief and look forward to better days.
    In closing I'd just like to say....

    Thursday, February 10, 2011

    CSS Jedi

    CSS3 brings exciting new advancements in the styling options available to designers. With these new and improved possibilities regarding borders, rounded corners, shadows etc... the doors are opened to a whole spectrum of styling freedom. Unfortunately for anyone who has the courage to be a web designer, many people still use outdated browser versions or browsers that don’t support these new scripting advancements. Such cases cause the coding world a ton of headaches and increase the complications involved in writing a website.  These difficulties are generally excepted as the norm and to some degree they always will be. However, we can hope  that in the future these browsers might wise up and get a little more consistency in what tasks they do and do not preform.

    Friday, February 4, 2011


    Hello, I'm new to this whole Blog thing so bear with me. I'll just consider it a personal project and if anyone chooses to read it I'll count myself lucky. Well, I believe an introduction is in order, so meet me...I’m an artist, avid tea drinker and technology enthusiast. I’ve been drawing all my life and as soon as I discovered Adobe I realized it was a match made in heaven. I was so excited when CS5 came out and have not been disappointed. I spend all my time drawing or manipulating(Images:) and drinking caffeinated beverages while doing so. I also love coding and web design. I’m a sucker for old English literature but any books I can get my hands on are fair game. I love outer space and all the nerdy media devoted to it. I’m a shameless Geek and would rather be on Mandalore.

    The more I learn the more overwhelming it is to see all the cool things I could learn next. I may always feel like I can’t catch up but it’s been worth it so far and I don’t think that’ll be changing any time soon. goal with this blog is to continue learning and discovering new ways to be creative.