How to Grab Colors from Any Website Using Chrome’s Eye Dropper

Eye Dropper is a Chrome extension that makes it super easy to grab a color from any existing website for use in any graphics editing program. In this video I show you how to use the extension and also how you can apply it to a real world scenario. This is one of those utilities that you can use once a week or 4-5 times a day based on your [...]

By | 2016-10-17T14:41:19+00:00 July 3rd, 2014|Design Time Thursday, Web Related|1 Comment

Adding a Social Sticky Sidebar to Your WordPress Site w/ Digg Digg

Digg Digg is a Wordpress plug-in that allows you to add a social sticky sidebar (say that 3 times fast) with share buttons to your blog. The list of icons can be arranged above or below a post as well as in the sidebar. The sidebar functionality is the highlight of the plug-in as it gives you the ability to nest the social icons in a floating (sticky) sidebar. Social Media Examiner, Social [...]

By | 2016-10-17T14:41:21+00:00 July 3rd, 2014|Web Related, Wordpress Wednesday|0 Comments

Why Buffer is Easier and Better to Use Then Hootsuite

If I had to describe Buffer in just three words I'd choose "ease of use". Go to Buffer's about page and you'll find this: "Buffer helps you manage multiple social media accounts at once." No kidding. That much should be assumed, but they're downright humble about how easy it is to pull off. Full disclosure: I've got a Hootsuite Pro account, but I've been using the free version of Buffer [...]

By | 2016-10-17T14:41:22+00:00 July 2nd, 2014|Social Tip Tuesday, Web Related|3 Comments

Utilizing Illustrator’s Artboard Tool to Speed Up Your Workflow

This initial video is a design tip using Adobe Illustrator's artboard tool. It's not flashy, but shows the best and most direct way to edit the artboard to fit the graphic or file you're working with at any given moment. If it's a tool I use 3-4 times a week as a web developer I figure it can benefit graphic designers and front-end devs alike. Expect there to be more [...]

By | 2016-10-17T14:41:22+00:00 June 26th, 2014|Design Time Thursday|0 Comments

5 Ways to Make Sure You’re Prepared for the Unexpected

This list might come off as common sense to some, but I'm sure a lack of preparedness has affected us all at some point. Think of a recent situation where you were faced with a challenge and you weren't as prepared as you could have been. At what point did you recognize that you were unprepared? Did it make you nervous or were you convinced you could just 'wing it'? [...]

By | 2016-10-17T14:41:22+00:00 March 29th, 2014|Business Basics|2 Comments