Monday, February 6, 2012

New Blog

I finally finished my portfolio site with a fresh new blog, check it out!

www.parkthatdesign.com

and

www.parkthatdesign.com/blog

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Free Stuff!

JavaScript 101
http://webteacher.com/javascript/


Awesome Free Quality Fonts:
Lost Type

More Free Fonts:
Practice Foundry

http://desizntech.info/2011/10/25-high-quality-free-fonts-you-may-not-have-known-about/

More Free Stuff:
WebDesign Ledger

Friday, September 30, 2011

Sketch of the Day

it is not we who produced this warmth, but it is through Him who gave His life for us.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Tips on Icon Building

So far I learned:

-Create icons by pixels not by vectors. When creating each individual icon with pixels, you can get the most crisp and clear when working with pixels versus creating it with vector and resizing it. Vectors will blur out the crisp lines when sizing it down to a small size.

-8x8, 16x16, 32x32, 48x48, 128x128, 256x256, 512x512.

-Use consistent lighting and perspectives.

-Use icon builder or favikon

Here are some good references:
http://turbomilk.com/blog/cookbook/icon_design/10_mistakes_in_icon_design/
http://www.firewheeldesign.com/sparkplug/2006/April/icon_design_bitmap_vs_vector.php

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Good Tutorials for Web Design

Glow Effect for hovering link:
http://www.impressivewebs.com/css3-transitions-without-hover/

Fun Bouncing Navigation Bar:
http://tympanus.net/codrops/2011/07/12/animated-text-and-icon-menu/

Good HTML5 Designed Websites:
http://www.webdesignersblog.net/inspiration/45-inspirational-examples-html5-websites/

Good Icon usage in Web:
http://webdesignledger.com/inspiration/20-excellent-examples-of-icon-usage-in-web-design

Top Wordpress Themes:
http://webdesignledger.com/freebies/best-free-wordpress-themes-of-2010

http://jqueryfordesigners.com/coda-slider-effect/

Golden Grid System:
http://goldengridsystem.com/

Beautiful Typography in Web Design:
http://webdesignledger.com/inspiration/25-examples-of-big-typography-in-web-design

Single Paged Web Portfolios
http://dzineblog.com/2011/09/42-awesome-single-page-portfolio-websites.html

Popup Bubbles (Jquery)
http://www.vegabit.com/jquery_bubble_popup_v2/#download

Jquery Tutorial
http://webdesignerwall.com/tutorials/jquery-tutorials-for-designers

STRIKING WEB DESIGN!
http://sixrevisions.com/design-showcase-inspiration/strikingly-vibrant-web-designs-inspiration/

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Flash CS5 Tips

You can make animations within animations. After turning an object into a symbol (movie clip), you can go INTO the symbol and make the animation. You can animate one MORE time by going INTO the symbol again (which would be symbol 2) and animate again. Like inception.

Shortcut Keys:
f5 - insert blank frame
f6 - insert keyframe
cmd + B - break apart (like ungrouping)
cmd + shift + d - distribute the separate parts to separate layers

when centering an object, cut (cmd x) and press cmd + 2, then cmd + 1, and paste.