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Links (L)

Posted in Digital Portfolio with tags , , on June 24, 2010 by J.J.



We Xamine Your Zipper (W,X,Y,Z)

Posted in Digital Portfolio with tags , , , , , , , on June 24, 2010 by J.J.

Domain defined:
1.A territory over which rule of control is exercised.
2. A sphere of activity, concern, of function; a field
3. Physics any of numerous contiguous regions in a ferromagnetic material in which the direction of spontaneous magnetization is uniform and different from that in neighbouring regions
4. Law
                a. The land of one with paramount title and absolute ownership
                b. Public domain
5. Mathematics
                a. The set of all possible values of an independent variable of a function.
                b. An open connected set that contains at least one point.
6. Biology Any of three primary divisions of living systems, consisting of the eukaryotes, bacteria, and archaea, the rank above a kingdom in taxonomic systems that are based on similarities of DNA sequences.
7. Computer Science a group of networked computers that share a common communications address.


And there we are lucky number 7 I didn’t know this all fell into the computer science umbrella well then.

Its all in a domain currently I’m under the umbrellas of two domains that help made their name by hosting others to showcase their talents. (Word press) and (Newformsreview) both established and professional in that they can turn the amateur (me) into someone that has a little credibility to their product ( my blog) and ( my portfolio)

But there will come a time when we all want to step out of the shadow and lead in out own light, but where to begin well the domain makes you accessible to a network that is linked up by the internet. But something as simple as a name can determine who’s clicking on you and what they were expecting to see…

Linked By 3:

Funny Domain Names

20 Unfortunate Domain Names

100 Unintentioal Funny Domain Names


Its all in the name the domain sets the tone, just like a business card this is the image you have your website portraying long before any content is scene. Sites like (great domain) help the amateurs choose names, give tips and even let them check if that name is available on the internet.

They say there are 3 Ingredients for a powerful domain name

1.Easy to perceive

2.Easy to pronounce

3.Easy to remember

But the rules don’t end there. (here)

Gives audience 25 golden rules to creating a domain that will work:

1. Stick with “.com” – If you are looking for a domain name for a business then it is even more important to choose a .com for your domain name because of the credibility boost that a .com domain name brings.

2. One Possible Spelling – Try to find a domain name that only has one possible spelling.

3. Shorter is Better – The shorter your domain name is then the easier it is for your visitors to remember.

4. Commercial Appeal – A quick way to test if your domain has commercial appeal or marketability is if you think that the domain name will look good up on a billboard or in a commercial.

5. No Hyphens – If at all possible then avoid using a hyphenated domain name.

6. Other Extensions – If you find the perfect domain name ending in .com then it usually makes sense to try and grab as many of the other common extensions that are available as well and then redirect those other extensions to your domain name that ends in .com.

7. Singular vs. Plural – Make sure that you set up a website on the domain name that makes the most sense when choosing between the singular and plural of the words in your domain name.

8. Price – To register a brand new domain name you will pay approximately $10 a year. To purchase domain name at an auction from someone looking to sell one of their existing domain names then you could pay anywhere from $5 to hundreds of thousands of dollars or even more plus the annual registration fees.

9. Keyword Rich – Choose a domain name that is full of keywords that are related to your website.

10. Type-In Traffic – Type-In traffic is when someone navigates directly to a website by simply typing in what they are looking for and then “.com” on the end into their URL bar in their browser.

11. Avoid Numeral Substitutions – Numerals in a domain can work ok but avoid substituting common words with numerals as they can often be confusing and hard to remember.

12. Avoid Slang – Stay away from slang spellings of words for the same reasons that you should stay away from numeral substitutions.

13. Watch Out for the Numeral “0″ – The numeral “0″ is often mistaken for the letter “O” and vice versa. Make sure that there is no confusion between the 2 in your domain name.

14. Brandable – 15 years ago know one knew who or what a “Google” was but now is an extremely valuable and very brandable domain name.

15. Easy to Type – The easier the domain is to type then the better the domain will be.

16. Easily Understood – When someone reads or hears your domain name for the first time then they should be able to easily understand what your website is all about.

17. Copyright Issues – Steer clear of domain names that are infringing on an existing copyright.

18. Unique – The more unique a domain name is then the easier it is to remember.

19. Use a Thesaurus – If you feel stuck when trying to choose your domain name then bring up 2 different tabs: open up

20. Search Dropped Domains – Dropped domains are domains that have just recently changed from registered status to unregistered status.

21. Memorable – If you can easily remember a domain name after hearing it just once then there is a good chance that you have found a memorable domain name.

22. Domain Auctions – Domain auctions can be great sources for finding bargain domain names.

23. Industry Jargon – While it is important to make sure that your domain name is easily understood by everyone who reads it, at the same time a good strategy can be to use industry jargon specific to your website niche for your domain name.

24. Brainstorm – If you have a business partner or a friend then use them to bounce some ideas around.

25. Start Now! – Start choosing a domain name as soon as you can before someone else snaps it up!

A domain sets the bar to that status symbol even before a letter is typed into the toolbar

Quote By 1:
“If you hack the Vatican server, have you tampered in God’s domain?”
Aaron Allston

RebelLion (R)

Posted in Digital Portfolio with tags , on June 24, 2010 by J.J.

The power of one dread and his REBELLION

When you think about it always come down to one. One person, one thought, one idea, and that’s where this all will begin with one, me. Id like to say that my life has been consumed with many ideas and light bulbs that have worked out for me but that isn’t always the case, I  mean you have to fall in order to pick yourself up, and I’m real good at falling.

But for every bruised knee, broken bone, and bloody nose there is a time where I fly. This is one of those times. My idea was to encompass a year of work into a portfolio that I could use for my calling card. Not a bad idea, but far from where i’m flying. What it turned into well… cant give away the entire story just yet now can I…

..But I will say this everything I have done there is a purpose, a reason for it being where it was, written the way it is and presented the way I did, I believe everything happens for a reason, I’m just banking on that this reason will pay off dividends.

Quote By 1:
“It is my belief, you cannot deal with the most serious things in the world unless you understand the most amusing.”
Winston Churchill

Understanding Varieties of Characters (U,V)

Posted in Digital Portfolio with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on June 24, 2010 by J.J.

    The Natural Blends (T)

    Posted in Digital Portfolio with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 24, 2010 by J.J.

    Signed Sealed So Don’t Steal (S)

    Posted in Digital Portfolio with tags , , , , , , , , , on June 24, 2010 by J.J.

    Although copyright work isn’t what it used to be, you have to protect your ideas at all cost, you never know who might be listening let alone stealing your ideas right from under you. As a creative mind you have to protect your ideas, dreams and products until you get properly compensated for them. Who knows which one of these golden nuggets might pay out for me, and I don’t have the time and money to get involved in lawsuits and there are no guarantees ill even win. I’m no Sophia Stewart ha! 

    Linked By 6:

    Internet CopyrightLaws (pdf)– All the rules and regulations you would need.

    PoorMan’s Copyright (which doesn’t really do much)

    (10) Myths About Copyrighting- “If it doesn’t have a copyright notice, it’s not copyrighted, “It doesn’t hurt anybody – in fact it’s free advertisng.”

    DIY Copyrighting – Teaching you how to place your content online URLs into Copyscape. It’s a free search engine that takes the URL you supply it and content analyze it.

    Watermarking  (2)-This is the art of putting a logo\ symbol or just a big F Off don’t steal me symbol on top of your picture. This is where Photoshop helps works for you.

    10 Ways to Prevent Theft Online – Things like: Hiding the Images, Auto-Slice the Image or Browser Based Images

    Quote By 1:
    “Only one thing is impossible for God: To find any sense in copyright law on the planet.”
    Mark Twain

    —– r3d—–

    Speaking of stealing images dreams i’m salivating at the prospect of watching Christopher Nolan’s new movie which I predict will be a box office smash “Inception” so here’s a free plug for what will be a great movie that I will be watching in IMAX


    (Little bit of the same set up with the last two posters)

    With Inception being one of the summers best kept secrets leading up to its release date, audiences now understand some of the genius that is Nolan. If you watched the last clip you can see some of the roles revealed and just how much of a Mind F**K this movie is really going to be!

    Leonardo DiCaprio \the extractor
    Ken Watanabe \ ?
    Joseph Gordon-Levitt \the point man
    Marion Cotillard \the shade
    Ellen Page \the architect
    Tom Hardy \the forger
    Cillian Murphy \the mark
    Tom Berenger \ ?
    Michael Caine \the teacher
    Lukas Hass \ ?

    Oh so glorious…

    Photoshop Questions (P,Q)

    Posted in Digital Portfolio with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 23, 2010 by J.J.



    Why do you never work properly?
    Why are there tools that I don’t know how to use? (Like)
    Why do you freeze my laptop and give me the spinning wheel of death?


    Why are you so complicated?
    Why do I only like what others can do with you? (Like)
    Why do you make new versions of yourself only to change everything I just learned?


    Why are you so annoying?
    Why do you make me feel like a loser?
    Why do I find all the cool sites about you after I don’t need you? (Like)

    To all that a competent in all three programs, yes the world is your oyster, but my fist will be your demise.


    Where do I begin it’s been a troubling year and a half with you three programs. Full of up’s and downs, smiles and frowns and as much as I’ve learned from you, I’ve also learned to hate about you. Thus you get the 10 Things I Hate About You (Photoshop, Flash & Dreamweaver version)

    That about sums it up.
    In all seriousness Photoshop, Flash and Dreamweaver were all lessons in patients, time and repetition because the more you got through the tiny little steps repeat them and repeat them again, the stronger your skill set could become. the disadvantage to that is that if your don’t keep up on every new trick out there your skills demise fast, I remember coming back at the top of this semester from break and not using any programs and feeling complete inadequate in everyway trying to create something from scratch.

    Luckily there are quite a few forums out there to help you cute corners, give you path downloads or walk you thorough step by step until you reach your goal. Can’t lie Photoshop, Flash & Dreamweaver have been a burden, but one I wouldn’t trade, unless I can pay someone to do all this grunt work…. ahh I can dream cant it.

    Linked By 3:

    Photoshop for Dummies

    Photoshop Support

    10 Skills Photoshoppers Should Know

    Quote By 1:
    “I was the first DJ to make the turntable an instrument.”
    Grandmaster Flash

    New Forms Review Saves the Day

    Why can’t you be like this Photoshop!?