Month: February 2009

Lazy Friday Afternoon

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It’s a hot sunny afternoon and I am out of work. I wasn’t able to come to the office due to the shoulder pain that I am enduring. Thanks to Salonpas and Alaxan for keeping me going even for some couple of hours.

I checked my BDO Cash Card to see if our salary has been released. I am planning to go the doctor or the a nearby massage parlor, as what Jhack has suggested, and get a soothing, therapeutic massage. To my dismay, my account balance is still zero. I was not surprised. Our salary is usually delayed if the payday falls 2 to 3 days after the cut-off date.

And so, I am left penniless with an aching shoulder.

I wished I could come to the office and work but I know I can’t be that productive and might end up whining the whole day.

To accomplish something today, I went to the postal office to pick-up my postal ID. Oh yeah, I finally have a postal ID. One that all establishments accept as a valid ID. Finally, I am recognized as a legitimate resident in our area and that I am already in the legal age.

Oh well, nothing much to do in this hot, lazy friday afternoon. Kinda boring when you are used to cramming office tasks.

Gotta find something to do and make this Friday worth spending.

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The Smile

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Why do people smile? Because they won the lottery or they have some evil plan in their mind?

Is smiling a sign of happiness? A way to hide their sadness or just to express their happy feeling?

Why do you smile? Are you happy or are you pretending to be one?

What I Learned in Designing a Web Site

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Many of us are having hard time in designing our web sites. We aim to be creative and yet we usually end up having an overpopulated layout.

One way to avoid a cluttered design is to identify first what are the elements of our site. Here is a quick list:

  1. Logo
  2. Navigation
  3. Content
  4. Footer
  5. Whitespace

Logo
The crucial element for me is the logo because it defines your site. It gives that unique personality every web site should have. The logo should reflect what your site is about or theme you are aiming. Effective logo’s serves as ID’s. When you see it, you know which site it is.



Navigation
Navigation, as what the word implies, serves as your visitors’ guide around your site. It should be as user-friendly as possible and is readily-accessible to user. Make it clean and readable. It should by eye catching.

Let us admit, most visitors are lazy. They won’t bother searching around your page just looking for your navigation bar. They won’t play easter egg hunt with you. If can’t find their way around, surely, expect the sad face from your reader.

An effective way to have user-friendly navigation is to add images to your links. “Search” links in the navigation bar usually as a picture of a magnifying glass while a house icon is used on “Home” links.
The navigation also is the element where you could practice your creativity and wild imagination. Here is a great link of Creative Navigation Links.

Content
This is part where the main agenda goes. This could contain your article, photo gallery, sample scripts and other contents of your website. Things to design in this part are the headings, tables, links and listing blocks

Footer
In the not so long, long time ago, footer is only a paragraph blocks that contains a copyright symbol and a sentence about property rights and disclaimer. In Web 2.0, footer now plays as an important designing block. Many web designers play around with their footers. They give bold and accent to this usually disregarded part of the site and add more use to this element.
Smashing magazine has a great article about footers in the modern web design.

Whitespace
Finally, whitespace. Many of us doesn’t appreciate its value. As for me, whitespace helps in giving eye focus to the readers. It gives your site clean feel and organized layout. It prevents that overwhelming feeling you usually feel when visiting a cluttered site.

Yousuckatwebsites.com has a great post in Demonstrating the Effectiveness of White Space.

So far, these are the basic concepts that I would like to share. These helped me in designing and I wish, they would help you too.

Share your ideas =)

Finally, It’s Done

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After 2 months of inactivity, our site is now updated.

Last year we both a personal site named thinkbrightcreations.com. We have been busy with other stuffs that we could no longer attend to tasks regarding to its web development. It has been stagnant for 2 months, idling with it is our dreams.

It took me 6 hours for the whole week  to design and do psd-to-html conversion. My sleepness night was worth it. And so, today, i have finally finished the template for TBC and was able to update the live site.

There are still lots of server-side tasks to do but we’re happy that we could now let in visitors.

Fun, fun, fun. Happy, happy, happy.

Kina Grannis

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I was looking for a Demi Lovato music in youtube until i found this video, “Don’t Forget- Demi Lovato Cover”. So I checked it out. It wasn’t Demi who was singing but a girl named Kina Grannis. She has an amazing voice and the song really fit her.


Demi Lovato – Don’t Forget


John Mayer – Say

I checked out other videos of her and I find her songs great. http://www.youtube.com/user/kinagrannis

She also has her own site at http://www.kinagrannis.com. Later I’ll go check it out. As of now, I’ll watch more of her video in youtube.

And the First Pinoy Fear Factor Winner is …

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Jommy Teotico

Jommy Teotico

The final challenge was to drive the car the to the farthest point as possible. The one who got the farthest is Jommy teotico…

Congratulations Jommy for being the El Ultimo Participante!

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Pinoy Fear Factor Final 2

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I am currently watching Pinoy Fear Factor. Marion was the unlucky one to be eliminated.

Now the fight for the million is between Janna and Jommy.

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There are a lot of leaks that Janna would be the El Ultimo Participante. I don’t know if it is true. The only way to find out is to watch.

Go go go guys!

The Final Night of Pinoy Fear Factor

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Tonight is the final night. After a couple of months of waiting and excitement, we will now know the very first Pinoy Fear Factor Winner and be called “El Ultimo Participante”.

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From 12 fearless players, now they are down to 3. The final three participants are composed of Janna Dominguez, Jommy Teotico and Marion dela Cruz.

The Final 3

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janna

jommy

Last night’s challenge was to hold a tarantula inside the participant’s mouth. After 2 minutes, the player must then eat the tarantula as fast as possible. Knowing how tough players Marion and Jommy are, it was a great surprise that they are the bottom 2 and that Janna was the fastest among the 3.

The elimination for this leg will be aired tonight. Who between Jommy and Marion will stay?

Who is your bet to be the first “El Ultimo Participante”?

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Playing with Photoshop

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I haven’t been doing any photoshop(PS) works for quite some time now.

So these past few days, for a couple of minutes, I tried to play with PS.

Here are some of the fruits of my hardwork. I’m not that good yet though 😀

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