Archive for February 2009

Improve Your Web Design and Development Skills

As with most pursuits in life, to become successful at web design and development takes time and dedication. It takes time to learn HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, MySQL, and other web technologies. It takes time to learn the principles of design and how to use software programs such as Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator to create beautiful, creative, and engaging designs. It takes even more time to perfect the skills you have learned and gain the valuable experience that will give you an edge in the marketplace. Luckily, the Internet is full of resources to help you in this pursuit.

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HP HDX 18t Premium Series Laptop

It’s been about four and a half years since I purchased a new computer. My current system is an HP Pavilion desktop which I have actually been quite happy with. Over the course of the four plus years I’ve owned it, I have not had a single problem. The only issues I’ve had are performance-related and can be attributed to the fact that the computer is maxed out at 1.5 GBs of RAM. So, I can understand the issues as I am typically running multiple resource-draining programs such as Photoshop, Dreamweaver, and other web design software…not to mention iTunes to make sure I am entertained while I work.

Now that I am starting to take on more freelance work, I decided it was time to upgrade my computer. For my next system, I had several requirements. First of all, I wanted to make the move to a laptop. With freelancing and graduate school, I need to be able to take my computer with me. However, even though I decided I needed a laptop, I didn’t want to skimp on performance at all. Quite the opposite actually. I am planning to do more and more graphic and web site design work with this machine and will also do some minor video editing. Another requirement was that I needed a laptop with at least a 17 inch screen size. As mentioned above, I’ll be doing lots of design work and will need the extra screen real estate.

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Just Launched My New WordPress Theme

I have had a web site for several years. The main purpose of my original web site was to promote my freelance work. A few months ago, I decided to retire my original site for a few reasons such as branding, business scope, and because I have chosen to take on a few new web projects. So, I decided I would create a new web site that would serve as my personal web presence.

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