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Intro to CSS Class for Trade School Indy

I gave the second of two classes on Web stuffs—Intro to CSS—for Trade School Indy on Wed, 12 March, 2014. Slides From the Presentation Additional Resources Learn CSS Layout—this is a clearly written explanation on how to layout your content using CSS. It covers the most common techniques, showing the pros and cons of each. […]

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Trickery Magic in Fate

I’m writing and running a Fate RPG set on a college campus that I call Brewed Awakening. I’m working with one of my players to build a character and he has expressed an interest in Faerie-style magic. I’m working this up a bit more broadly to make it reusable, focusing on illusions and misdirection, and […]

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LESS is Moar—Learning about the CSS Preprocessor

I gave a talk about the CSS preprocessor LESS for the fine folks at Dev Workshop Indy about this time last year. DWI Presents LESS is Moar with Randy Oest from Dev Workshop Indy on Vimeo. In the video I use LESS2CSS to play around with LESS and show what it can do. You can […]

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Why the Billable Hour Must Die (Video)

An interesting history of the billable hour (and why it must die) by Jon Lax of Teehan + Lax for Creative Mornings.

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Arcane Mechanics, the McGuyvers of the Modern Magical World

I’m writing and running a Fate RPG set on a college campus that I call Brewed Awakening. One of my players expressed interest in playing an artificer (inspired by 3.5e Eberron), which we are currently calling Arcane Mechanics. This is my first run at the rules for it. Not familiar with the Fate RPG? Read […]

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Kudos from my Intro to HTML Class

I’ve gotten my feedback from the fine folks who attended my Intro to HTML class and it has blown me away! I met my personal goal for the class, which was to help people understand that HTML isn’t a thing to fear. I love all the feedback, but this first quote is exactly what I […]

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Recasting Star Wars

A long time ago, in a Photoshop far, far away I did my own recasting of Star Wars to answer the question “Who would I cast for Star Wars if they remade it today?”. The whole thing started with an inside joke. Then I decided that Yoda needed to be done. Then I started to […]

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ϟ Quick Tip—Make the Terminal Beautiful

As a designer, I find myself eschewing tools that look and act clunky. I like to use attractive software that is kind to my eyes. So when I started to use the Terminal for Web stuffs, I needed to find a way to make it appealing. I found what I was looking for on Dribbble […]

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A Whole Host of New TLDs (alternatives to “.com”)

On the Twitter today I noticed that folks were talking about a whole host of new Top Level Domains (TLDs). From Wikipedia, “A top-level domain (TLD) is one of the domains at the highest level in the hierarchical Domain Name System of the Internet. … For example, in the domain name www.example.com, the top-level domain […]

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Easy way to Show & Hide Invisible Files

Warning: This may be an instance where I think I know more than I do. If that proves true let me know. Sometimes You Need To See Invisible Files Your computer has a bunch of files on it that are invisible so that most users don’t touch them. This is usually a good thing but […]