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Public Enemies Review

| July 3, 2009 at 2:26 am
Public Enemies Review

Public Enemies is a beautifully made film that follows John Dillinger’s short but exciting career. Johnny Depp brings Dillinger to life as the sometimes cocky, sometimes romantic, but never cold-blooded bank robber. Public Enemies steers clear of the gangster clich├ęs and goes for historical accuracy…

CrystalAcids Site Design is Live

| April 25, 2009 at 6:39 pm
CrystalAcids Site Design is Live

The CrystalAcids site design is finished! You can view it live at CrystalAcids.com.

I didn’t just make the site nicer to look at…

Vote for Flying Tiger

| February 16, 2009 at 1:03 pm
Vote for Flying Tiger

I have submitted my first T-shirt design to Threadless…

The Return of the Laptop

| September 29, 2008 at 11:55 pm
The Return of the Laptop

My laptop finally returned. Now I can get back to work on this site. Read on for more information about my current situation, what I’ll be working on next, and a good rule of thumb for any project.

Foxy Illustration

| August 20, 2008 at 12:15 am
Foxy Illustration

It’s nice to take a break and do something quick…

How To Design a Mascot

| June 7, 2008 at 11:47 pm
How To Design a Mascot

Mascots can be an important addition to a site, but how do you create the right one? The wrong mascot can scare away potential customers. In this article, I use examples from other websites to show what goes into a good mascot… and how to avoid making a bad one.

Cute Site Design for CrystalAcids

| May 5, 2008 at 7:21 pm
Cute Site Design for CrystalAcids

One of my clients is the owner of CrystalAcids. CrystalAcids is a database-driven site that focuses on voice actors and Asian cinema.

I chose to use pandas to create the CrystalAcids brand. The owner liked the cute site design and let me have fun with it.

How to Detect IE with Conditional Comments

| April 26, 2008 at 6:27 am
How to Detect IE with Conditional Comments

One of the most frustrating things about web design is cross-browser compatibility. Internet Explorer is the biggest offender when it comes to not following web standards. Most of the CSS hacks are for IE. But Microsoft has actually provided a rather eloquent way of slipping in IE-only code.

New: Animation Gallery

| April 18, 2008 at 5:18 pm
New: Animation Gallery

I posted up the animations I created for my 2D animation class in my animation gallery. I also posted up a few sketches that I did in preparation for animating.