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How to read
"Five years ago I realized that I remembered almost nothing about most books that I read. I was reading all kinds of non-fiction - pop-psychology, pop-economics, pop-sociology, you name it - and felt like quite the polymath auto-didact. But one day, after I had finished blathering at a friend about how much I had enjoyed Thinking, Fast and Slow, they asked for a quick summary of the book’s overall thesis. I thought for a while, mumbled something about System 1 and System 2 and how I had only really read it for background knowledge, and adroitly changed the subject. As I was falling asleep that night it occurred to me that calling yourself an auto-didact doesn’t mean you actually know anything."
books  reading  education  learning  technique  flashcards  memory  studying 
july 2018 by garrettc
Breaking Out With CSS Grid Layout
Nice technique for guttered text with full width splash content, all with grid.
css  grid  layout  webdesign  technique 
june 2017 by garrettc
Joel & Ethan Coen - Shot | Reverse Shot on Vimeo
How do you film a conversation? Most likely, you’re going to block the actors, set up the camera, and do shot/reverse shot. But where do you put the camera? What lens do you use? And how do you cut back and forth? Today, I consider the Coen brothers — Joel & Ethan — and see how these choices lend a particular feel to their version of shot/reverse shot.
ifttt  vimeo  video  cinema  inspiration  technique  coenbrothers 
february 2016 by garrettc
How to Shoot From the Hip and Is it Good Street Photography
What is “Shooting From the Hip?”Shooting from the hip means that instead of bringing the camera up to eye level to take the photo, you hold it down at waist level and take it. Sin…
photography  tips  tricks  technique 
january 2016 by garrettc
Learning To Debug: Stop Making Assumptions
Here's an example of an assumption; The sun will rise tomorrow. An assumption is something that is accepted as true or as certain to happen, without proof. This kind of thinking, while convenient, is prone to concealing facts, and troublesome when debugging code. This article defines what an assumption is, and provides some techniques for helping to eliminate them during debugging.
programming  debugging  technique 
april 2015 by garrettc
Satoshi Kon - Editing Space & Time
"Four years after his passing, we still haven't quite caught up to Satoshi Kon, one of the great visionaries of modern film. In just four features and one TV series, he developed a unique style of editing that distorted and warped space and time."
ifttt  vimeo  video  animation  anime  japan  technique 
august 2014 by garrettc
Cheat Sheet for Re-creating the Hottest Graphic Design Trends
I don't know if "hottest" is the right word, but there are some useful links for things like ribbons, textures, and hand drawn styles.
design  web  graphics  technique  tutorial 
june 2012 by garrettc
Method & Craft | Creating Harmonious Color Schemes
"Inspired by the mixing of paint or ink, try this method of tinting your color schemes to craft a perfectly harmonious palette for your projects."
video  technique  design  craft  photoshop  colour 
march 2012 by garrettc
Pragmatic, practical font sizing in CSS
Interesting use of rems, and SI inspired classes to reduce complexity
css  webdesign  webdevelopment  technique 
march 2012 by garrettc
How to Build a Responsive Thumbnail Gallery
Joshua Johnson went through the heartache so we don't have to.
css  responsivedesign  image  gallery  technique  webdesign  userinterface 
february 2012 by garrettc
10 steps to better blogging
A good list from Dan Frommer at his new site SplatF
advice  blog  writing  technique 
december 2011 by garrettc
Style tiles
Samantha Warren on her technique of bringing design to the client early.
design  webdesign  inspiration  technique 
april 2011 by garrettc
Research methods mapped
Compares data source, approach and context of use for different research methods.
userexperience  research  data  visualisation  process  technique 
april 2011 by garrettc
Lazy Loading instances of the Google Maps API
Nice write up from James on how he set up lazy loading on the Google Sightseeing site.
googlemaps  google  code  jquery  technique  javascript  lazyloading 
november 2010 by garrettc
Experience Themes
How a storytelling method can help unify teams and create better products
usability  webdevelopment  userexperience  informationarchitecture  storytelling  technique  strategy 
january 2010 by garrettc
7 Ways to Improve your Public Speaking
Great advice from Andy Budd on how to prepare and execute an effective presentation.
speaking  presentation  conference  tips  advice  howto  performance  technique 
january 2010 by garrettc
Stop-Frame UI animation
Clever technique mixing paper prototyping with stop-frame animation to show the UI flow within an app.
userinterface  userexperience  testing  animation  technique  prototype 
december 2009 by garrettc
Digitaltruth Photo
Everything you need to know about home developing
reference  photography  film  technique  camera  development 
february 2009 by garrettc
Captivating. Soap bubbles photographed (I presume) in-flight.
photography  bubbbles  water  night  technique 
january 2009 by garrettc
The Online Photographer: Train Your Guess Exposure
Learn to expose photos right without metering. Perhaps handy if you have old lenses that don't meter on new digital SLRs.
photography  metering  technique  tips  tricks 
december 2008 by garrettc
Create your own Bokeh
Using a homebrew cover to add shapes to your bokeh shots.
tutorial  technique  photography  lens  tips  tricks 
december 2008 by garrettc
The Grid System
Massive resource for using and abusing the grid system.
webdesign  webdevelopment  grid  technique  torchbox 
december 2008 by garrettc
Improving colour in photography
Using the LAB colour space to added extra pop to your photos.
photography  technique  photoshop  tips  tricks 
december 2008 by garrettc
Light Graffiti
Adrian tells you all you need to know about getting started with light graffiti.
flickr  photography  graffiti  technique  tips  tricks 
november 2008 by garrettc
How to Photograph Fireworks Displays
Great tips from DPS with a really useful comment thread too.
tutorial  reference  photography  photo  fireworks  technique  tips 
october 2008 by garrettc
Focus and Recompose Exposed
James Duncan Davidson explains how the focus and recompose technique can sometimes lead to out of focus shots. Damn, I use this quite a lot.
advice  camera  digital  dof  tutorial  photography  photo  howto  technique  tips 
october 2008 by garrettc
Polaroid Manipulation
Free ebook. Everything you ever wanted to know about manipulating Polaroid film: transfers, double exposures and more.
tutorial  photography  photo  manipulation  inspiration  polaroid  technique 
august 2008 by garrettc
Accessible Data Visualization with Web Standards
Absolutely brilliant examples of bar charts and sparklines built using accessible markup and CSS.
accessibility  bestpractice  chart  code  css  data  design  diagram  graphs  infographics  information  inspiration  sparklines  useful  visualisation  webdevelopment  technique  webstandards 
april 2008 by garrettc
53 CSS Techniques
Some useful tips here including automatic pullquotes, diagrams, image maps and image replacement techniques.
cheatsheet  code  css  design  examples  howto  html  inspiration  javascript  layout  list  reference  webdevelopment  technique 
january 2008 by garrettc
28 Ways To Interpret A Photo
Interesting experiment on how post-processing an image can have an effect on the way it is interpreted.
comparison  design  inspiration  interesting  manipulation  photo  photoshop  reference  technique 
october 2007 by garrettc
Deliverables That Work: Design Description Documents
Interesting idea, a more data-rich version of the type of wireframes I do. Why didn't I think of that!
wireframes  presentation  webdevelopment  technique  tips  tricks 
august 2007 by garrettc
Understanding Histograms
"In this article we will look at what a camera histogram tells the photographer and how best to utilize that information."
camera  digital  education  guide  howto  lessons  photography  reference  histogram  technique  tips 
march 2007 by garrettc
Five simple steps to better typography - Part 4
Relating to the scales of font sizes and why those values are in photoshop in the first place
art  css  design  guide  howto  inspiration  layout  reference  resource  style  text  theory  typography  usability  font  technique 
november 2006 by garrettc
Creating patterns in Photoshop CS2
Have you ever wondered how you create a seamless pattern in Photoshop? Veerle show's you how.
photoshop  design  graphics  artwork  technique  tips  tricks 
july 2006 by garrettc
Fake model photography
How to achieve the tilt-shift, or fake model effect, using photoshop
artwork  imagery  photoshop  photography  graphics  technique  tips  tricks 
february 2006 by garrettc
24 ways: Centered Tabs with CSS
Nice little tutorial from Ethan Marcotte. A variation on Doug Bowman's Sliding Door's method using inline elements instead of floats, allowing you to center the navigation.
code  css  design  howto  html  layout  menu  navigation  tab  webdevelopment  technique 
december 2005 by garrettc
Depth of Field Calculator MacOS X Widget
Finally I might be able to get my head round all this DOF stuff
digital  mac  photo  photography  software  technique  tools 
november 2005 by garrettc
Global White Space Reset
Using some simple rules to reset default browser layouts giving you more control over your final styles
browser  code  css  design  howto  html  layout  markup  xhtml  webdevelopment  technique  webstandards  tips 
october 2005 by garrettc
Definition lists - misused or misunderstood?
What are definition lists? When are they appropriate? And how to style them to look like tables, image galleries, calendar of events and more.
Markup  css  xhtml  webdevelopment  technique 
september 2005 by garrettc
footerStickAlt: A more robust method of positioning a footer
The Man In Blue gives us a new way of sticking a footer to the bottom of the viewport.
css  design  layout  xhtml  userinterface  useful  technique 
august 2005 by garrettc
Prototype JavaScript Framework
Another js framework for developing ajax enabled systems. Class-style OO, and more
ajax  api  application  client  code  dhtml  framework  free  howto  javascript  opensource  programming  reference  resource  scripting  technology  xmlhttprequest  webdevelopment  technique 
august 2005 by garrettc
Digital Black and White
How to shoot balck and white with a digital camera
digital  photography  photo  howto  photoshop  colour  bw  technique 
august 2005 by garrettc
Basic Photography Concepts
An article on how cameras take pictures. Good for film and digital.
photography  photo  digital  film  iso  camera  reference  howto  craft  skills  technique 
july 2005 by garrettc
Styled Checkboxes
Nifty use of CSS/JS to style radio buttons and check boxes
code  css  design  forms  howto  html  interface  javascript  markup  style  webdevelopment  technique  tips  tricks 
july 2005 by garrettc
A Few Tips On Estimating Web Projects
Excellent discussion of avoiding pitfalls and problems during project development
business  money  programming  projectmanagement  scope  reference  webdevelopment  technique  tips 
june 2005 by garrettc
Sound Design of Star Wars
Interview with Ben Burtt, sound designer for Lucasfilm
sound  film  movie  cool  technique 
may 2005 by garrettc
Stepping it up: Live Preview -
Live comment previewing utilising javascript with graceful degredation. Very cool.
code  css  javascript  usability  ajax  xmlhttprequest  xhtml  userexperience  userinterface  technique 
may 2005 by garrettc
Stopdesign | CSS Organization Tip 1: Flags
Doug Bowman shares a handy tip for keeping large CSS files organised
css  design  useful  webdevelopment  technique  webstandards  tips 
may 2005 by garrettc
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