Improving my Ilustrator Skills

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Since authoring Erec Makes a Fire I’ve become quite familiar with Illustrator. Though Lain took care of drawing all the characters and objects I spent months of man hours reworking the layout, extending the scenery and modifying his artwork based on reader feedback to keep up with each iteration of the story. That being said, creating an illustration from…
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How to create fast motion videos on your iPhone for family vacation updates

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On our trips to locations around the world our family and friends want a way to get an idea for what we are up to.  Like most people, we post pictures to Facebook that try and capture the essence of our trip but video is so much better at truly capturing the 3-dimensional realities of what we…
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3 reasons why I’m bullish on extensions, plus a better scheduling app.

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Scheduling time to meet with someone is one of those things that’s just hard enough to be annoying, but probably not complex enough to need a whole new tool to simplify it. It’s one of those problems that makes for a perfect example of how-to, or how-not-to, create a great product. Often in the product…
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iOS 8 Features: Download the Beta and Get a Sneak Peek

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If you can’t wait till this fall to download the final iOS 8 version to your phone checkout this pages easy to follow information on installing the beta (now at version 5) release. http://www.redmondpie.com/ios-8-beta-download-release-date-features-rumors-and-news-update/ If you are a bit weary but still curious on what’s coming here are a few sneak peak looks on features being…
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Amazing Animated Scrolling Sites: A web symphony in design

I am a big fan of creative and captivating site design. One way of telling your story through your website’s design is by using animates scrolling effects. How they work is the viewer controls the animation and presentation through the amount the scroll wheel has been moved. Every pixel scrolled triggers a movent to some aspect or…
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Erec Makes A Fire: A Children’s Book About Entrepreneurism

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Erec Makes a Fire was successfully funded on Kickstarter! Thanks for all your support. What is the book about? Erec Makes a Fire is a story of how a group of kids stumble upon a cave covered in ancient writings depicting the story of how a unique young cave boy (Erec) accidentally created his first great invention,…
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Facebook gets into the continuous scroll promo page game

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Facebook has embraced the continuous scrolling, animated-esque homepage style. Like I mentioned in my other posts about this style of website (animated scroll sites), the format reduced the closing doors effect that clicking around a site can create. You bring the user into a story and prevents the message from being broken up. The single stream of consciousness keep a user curious to…
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