28 Nov 2016 ∞
My grandmother passed away less than two weeks ago. I have no words to describe all that I feel now. My grandfather passed away just over a year ago. When my family moved to the United States back in 1983, I lived with my grandparents for several years. I was very close to them.
26 Jul 2016 ∞
A small lettering project I’m doing in this notebook.
19 Mar 2016 ∞
09 Mar 2016 ∞
I’m trying to add more reading time to my day. Today, I am reading In Progress by Jessica Hische. A good read for anyone interested in lettering.
14 Jan 2016 ∞
- Facebook Design Resource
- I did not know Facebook had this. It is a collection of design templates. Definitely worth checking out.
- I came upon this last week. For anyone looking for an open-source HTML5 gaming engine.
- A collection of CSS spinner animations. I like how they present them.
- Yet another free stock photo site. I know I link to a lot of these, but it is hard to find high quality stock photos.
- Font Flame
- Tinder for font pairing. Enough said.
- “FontReach scans the top million sites to show font usage across the web.”
22 Oct 2015 ∞
- Ridgewing Guitar
- Ridgewing is doing something very interesting in the guitar space. They are building a modular, customizable guitar.
- Designer Mill
- Another good collection of designer resources. Their curation seems good.
- HTML Color Codes
- A site to help pick out HTML colors. It has a lot of useful tools for choosing your palette.
- Owl Carousel 2
- Again, I’m always looking for good sliders especially touch enabled ones.
- jQuery slideshow that has panning effects.
07 Sep 2015 ∞
Frank the Robot v3.0.0b
markers / brown cardstock
I wanted to draw Frank the Robot in color with a few modifications. He is now approaching v3.0, looking much different from v1.0. I’m still working on how he looks.
Frank the Robot v1.0
07 Sep 2015 ∞
- Color Hunt
- Yet another color theme collection site.
- Placeholder images using photos from unsplash.
- Critical Path CSS Generator
- Helps you generate the critical CSS for your webpage. CSS-Tricks has a good article explaining why you should care.
- Startup Stash
- A curated directory of helpful tools and sites for your startup.
- Similar to Startup Stash, but focused on creatives.
02 Aug 2015 ∞
- “Turn any mockup into a floating guide, and visually align pixels with ease.” I found this app to be very useful.
- Quickly check caniuse.com with command line. Super useful!
- Compresses your HTML during your build. I am using it on this site.
- Medium Style Confirm
- For those looking for a stylish prompt.
02 Aug 2015 ∞
10 Jul 2015 ∞
I haven’t shot film in months. I might need to break out my trusty, old Canon AE-1.
30 Jun 2015 ∞
- Device Metrics by Google
- “A comprehensive design guide for sizing and resolutions across all devices.” This is useful for all web designers.
- Another great resource of video loops you can use on your website.
- Pen Parade
- Illustrated pen reviews by Hallie Bateman. Her reviews are not very frequent, but they are good. If you like pens, you should definitely subscribe.
- A great analytics tool that includes heatmaps and visitor recordings. I implemented it here on Wasted Continuum to test out. So far I have learned a lot from the data it has provided me.
30 Jun 2015 ∞
Lamy Safari / Frictionless Capture Card
Our kitty escaped again.
27 Jun 2015 ∞
“Foldable and Portable” is how Orangemonkie describes their new, recently funded Kickstarter project, the Foldio2. I will cut to the chase. If you’re looking for a very portable lightbox that is dead simple to use, you should go ahead and preorder the Foldio2. It is a 15” x 15” x 15” light box that folds down into what resembles a small briefcase.
The Foldio2 is lit up by LED.
Setting it up is easy. Its structure is held together with some strong magnets. The Foldio2 is lit up by two LED strips which are dimmable. The lights are bright and even, just what you need from a good light box.
You can add different backdrops.
The Foldio2 comes with several backdrops. So far I have only tested out the black and the white with great results. Orangemonkie is releasing an iOS app soon with an Android app in development. I tried using my basic Camera app on my HTC One (M7) and the photo turned out pretty good. With my Canon 5D Mk III, the photos were exceptional. They were tack sharp.
My Star-Lord character on black taken with a Canon 5D Mk III. – [Flickr]
14 Jun 2015 ∞
In case you did not know, my blog does have a RSS feed and a solid search function. I just added two buttons to the top of the site for quick access.
http://wastedcontinuum.com/feed.xml in your favorite RSS reader. I have been partial to feedly since Google Reader shut down.