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Digital artist and entrepreneur.

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How to Get Started on your Webshop

I recommend you start by making a list of websites where you have shopped or browsed and list what you liked and didn't like about each. It won't take long before you begin to feel confident about the direction you would like your webshop to take. ...
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Hand-cranked Video Player

Vine (and Instagram Video, fwiw) allow everyday folk with smartphones to make video without the pressure of delivering more than a few seconds. It's engaging, it's easy, and you can always watch them on mute (I do)....
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Web Trends of 2013

This top 10 list from CreativeBloq.com is a great reference for new standards of web design. My favorites are Responsive Design, Static Headers, and Circular Design Elements (honorable mention to Typography-led Design): The 10 hottest web design trends of 2013 -CreativeBloq.com...
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Vine: the realtime film festival for digital characters

It's hard to imagine something that more precisely encapsulates my digital passions than Vine, Twitter's new 6-second looping-video social network. If you have a smart phone with decent memory, I recommend you download and install it right away (and follow me, @eestonikas!). It's digital cinema meets social media, with all of the democratized artistic and Continue Reading...
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Responsive design is no longer optional (which is good news)

There are a lot of considerations and priorities that need balancing when honing your digital character. Too often, the "special consideration" is a compensation for unfortunate technological limitations, usually browser-based (i.e. IE).   For a brief transitional period, one special consideration was whether you would optimize for mobile in addition to your "desktop" site. At Continue Reading...
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