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Dynamic Drinkin’ and Drivin’

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

“Dynamic Drive” is the new bible, funny enough that in the technological age this bible is online. Mainly used for web based and design based programs dynamic drive aims to make the impossible look easy helping with tricks, codes and how-to’s for any user to step up their skill base.

In terms of what i would use, my technological outlook is growing so flash and dreamweaver skills are a must learn. Anyone who can understand and alter code for websites is plus i feel in the job market as more and more products take an online approach to selling, promoting and sharing.

But at the end of the day i really want to have my hands in design, i don’t know what i would be designing but to me that’s where i feel my creativity can merge with a business sense and in today’s global market you have to at least understand both sides of the coin if not able to navigate through them.

“Dynamic Drive” allows an amateur like me to at least compete with professionals on their level giving me user friendly tips and tricks to create masterpieces. We have to touch on the free source aspect of “Dynamic Drive” and other programs that i feel are giving the power back to the user. Understanding initially the internet wasn’t built for the average person but as it grows and becomes more accessible we are seeing more free source programs and “Dynamic Drives” helping and sharing, instead of capitalizing on that user.

Its like hackers converging on a forum sharing information for other hackers….  hacker you say.. that was a good movie…. hmmm

Linked by 3:

www.kirupa.com

http://www.ffiles.com/

http://www.entheosweb.com/

~r3d l3v3l~

angelinia jolie (hackers)  matthew lillard (scream) rose mcgowan (encino man) sean astin (the goonies)  josh brolin  (the mod squad  ) omar epps (juice) samuel l. jackson

Juice

Photoshop Questions (P,Q)

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

(F.A.Q.)

Photoshop

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?

Flash

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?

Dreamweaver

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)

(F.U’s)
To all that a competent in all three programs, yes the world is your oyster, but my fist will be your demise.

—-r3d—–

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

Bonus:
New Forms Review Saves the Day

Why can’t you be like this Photoshop!?