Hey all! Here's a video regarding the projects I've been a part of for the past few months, as well as starting to get content back on a regular schedule. Long story short I took on a few projects all at once and MAN has it been a learning experience. I'm gonna keep reaching out for work to stay active, but a lot of re-organizing still needs to take place, both on this site and in real life. Now that I have time this summer, I'm hoping to get more traditional pieces done and ready to sell during the Fall/Winter seasons. So keep an eye out for that. Also the art gallery will be updated soon, as I keep doing traditional art its generally harder to post images from my phone to my computer and then posting to the website. I might just try to find another image hosting site and see if I can embed everything in a way that's appealing.
Over the past couple of months, I’ve collected a really good number of resources for creative purposes. However, I’ve been having a hard time trying to frame all of this into something digestible. When I decided I was gonna start blogging more seriously in January, I knew I was going to have this sort of struggle. Finally, I’ve arrived at the decision that every post will be thematic, and list off at least five websites and/or apps per post, and have them all revolve around a particular theme. For right now, I will be rebranding these posts as “Quick Reccs”
Of course, everyone enjoys a pretty picture once and a while, but sometimes it’s good to step back and assess what parts of your website need visual aid in order to help with navigation. These are just some of many websites that will provide free visual elements.
1 - UIverse (https://uiverse.io): UIverse is a user interface builder that allows you to create a website using various elements. It's easy to use and offers a variety of customizable templates, making it a great option for beginners or anyone looking to create a simple website quickly.
2 - Pattern Monster (https://pattern.monster/): Pattern Monster is a great resource for background designs. It offers a collection of patterns and textures that can be used in your website design to add visual interest and depth.
3 - Envato Elements (https://elements.envato.com/): Envato Elements is a subscription-based website that provides access to thousands of website templates, graphics, and other design resources. Like UIverse, it contains many different templates. However, Envato provides templates for not just web design, but for videos, presentations, and more!
4 - Ertdfgcvb.xyz (https://ertdfgcvb.xyz): Currently one of my favorite pass-times is looking at live-code environments like this! Another good one is https://glslsandbox.com/
For the uninitiated -- a live-code environment provides an interactive platform for writing and executing code in real-time, eliminating the need for users to save or compile their code beforehand. This makes for an excellent resource for both novice and seasoned programmers to experiment with and learn programming languages.
5 - Text Editor (https://texteditor.com/): Unicode text editors are probably the easiest tool for website designers, as well as content creation. Unicode fonts can be shown on just about any device, on any website. They can be really good for attracting the viewer’s eye, an the method is so easy, it can be used in banter sessions with your friends as well!
Overall, these five websites offer a range of resources and tools that can help you create a great-looking and functional website. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced developer, these websites are worth checking out.
So the way I initially planned to keep this blog updated was by having templates to go off of and talking about things in a more structured, mechanical way. However, this has proven ineffective, as the news comes and goes super quick, and the media landscape pretty much changes week after week, and I’m barely able to catch up each month. So in yet another change of approach, I’ll just start covering stuff as I see them and have the blogs come out in a more improvised way. There will still be some structure but at least it won’t read so robotically.