Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Take Photos Through the Lens of a Graphic Designer

Photography and Graphic Design, A Marriage of Cousins Photography and Graphic Design are very interrelated fields and the skills and techniques that apply to one can also be applied to...

Launch Your Website Sky High with Propeller

Propeller is a new framework that encorporates the best practices of both Bootstrap and Material Design.  It is quickly gaining traction as more and more developers and designers understand...
WordPress Security

20 Steps to A Secure WordPress

Web Security is Complicated. What an understatement.  Anything important is usually fairly complex, and web security is paramount.  So you can just imagine how complex it is! Fortunately, securing portions...
Color Correction

Color Correction

Color correction, an immense and deeply technical process, involves 3 main components: Adjusting for Exposure Adjusting for Saturation White Balance Goal is to neutralize clips and make exposure, saturation, and white balance look...
How to Design Great Forms

How to Design Great Forms

Forms are the primary ways in which our visitors will interact with our websites.  For this reason, creating user-friendly and easily understood forms is important to proving a great...
Relational Database Design

Relational Database Best Practices

Atomize DataUse the smallest data points that you have and run calcuations upon them. Don't ever use calculated data in fieldsName Tables in PluralsBe sure to name your tables...
Color Grading

Color Grading

Color grading footage is important if you want to convey a cinema-quality with your video projects.  It's also pretty confusing and requires a special set of equipment and skills....
Developing a MVC Mindset

MVC Mindset

As anyone who follows my work knows, I have become very enthusiastic about working with API's and learning more about their development.  I can envision a future where HTML,...
Sharing 360 Images on the Web

Sharing 360 Images on the Web

Immersive media is still in its infancy, but adoption is showing no signs of slowing and the technology is quickly adapting to produce a more high-fidelity experience.  Nowadays, you...
Frequency Separation Final

Retouching Skin with Frequency Separation

Personally, I'm not a huge fan of frequency separation retouching. Unless you are aiming for an artistic effect or trying to scrub a mistake that occurred during shooting, I...
Mastering Blending Modes

Mastering Blending Modes

I have been mucking around in Photoshop for almost a decade and it seems like every new feature I learn is followed by a mountain of new stuff that...
Understanding the WordPress API

Understanding the WordPress API

The WordPress API was intruduced some time ago to streamline the ways that we interact with WordPress servers.  I will be documenting my journey with the WordPress API, please come...