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Happy New Year 2009!

Happy New Year 2009!

Here at Blueprint Design Studio we would like to thank all of our clients from this year and wishing them and our web sites visitors a safe and happy new years. Keep check our blog for great new things to come in ’09. Here’s some things to look for…. twitter tutorials wp plugins themes and […]

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Blueprintds.com feat. on Welovewp.com

Blueprintds.com feat. on Welovewp.com

We recently redesigned our web site and we were just picked to be featured in welovewp.com gallery (if you don’t know, see below). Our listing on we love WP here. “We love WP is a niche gallery specifically showcasing WordPress powered sites. We Love WP has been around for quite a while now and was even sold earlier […]

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All New Blueprintds.com

All New Blueprintds.com

Our new web site for 2009 has been launched. Powered by WordPress (our preferred CMS), the website has been redesigned and rebranded in collaboration with Brian @ Rzen.net. Our latest projects will be displayed via our header on the front page follow by a more comprehensive information on all of our work located in the portfolio section. […]

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WordPress Flash Photo Carousel Plugin

WordPress Flash Photo Carousel Plugin

We often develop sites that include static flash galleries, headers, menus, and intros.  It’s often difficult, then, to explain which parts of the site can be changed within WordPress, and which are hard-coded.  This plugin is built to manage the excellent flShow Photo Carousel within the comfort of the WordPress dashboard. Download: flShow Photo Carousel […]

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Beijing Olympics Opening Ceremonies Light & Fireworks Show

Beijing Olympics Opening Ceremonies Light & Fireworks Show

Makes me think of a Kayne West concert. An awesome display of Lights and Fireworks non the less. The olympics begin tonight on NBC. The photographs are pretty amazing.

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Web Design at University of Chicago

Web Design at University of Chicago

I went to the University of Chicago this weekend and checked out some video art, ‘Adaptation‘ at the Smart Museum. It’s a great show of videos that make radical adaptations of familiar texts. The videos are simultaneously engaging and challenging, and have humor. Guy Ben-Ner, for example, turned his kitchen into a set for Moby […]

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Get Free WordPress Themes

Get Free WordPress Themes

Ian is holding a competition at his new ThemeShaper blog: What should the next WordPress Default theme be? It’s a pretty easy contest to enter, all you have to do is leave a comment, with your answer to that question. A good answer could net you free themes from iThemes. It’s as simple as explaining […]

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Flash Animation for Video

Flash Animation for Video

I like to see the infiltration of the Flash vector aesthetic offline into video. See this Beck video by Mumbleboy and this Knife video (I’m not sure if it was made with Flash, but it could have been). Here are a couple videos Jenny Schmid and I made using Flash (she has a fantastic flash […]

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Top 10 WordPress CMS Plugins

Top 10 WordPress CMS Plugins

Based on our experience buiding out dozens of e-Commerce, Gallery, Restaurant, NFP, Directory, and Service-based websites, this is the definitive list of plugins that whip wordpress into shape, and don’t let our clients down.

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Organizing Pages in WordPress

Organizing Pages in WordPress

WordPress can be a very straightforward CMS for many types of websites. Our website, like most of our clients’ sites, runs on WordPress exclusively. Writing and editing static content is pretty easy, but organizing your static content is a little less obvious. There are two parts to organizing pages: the Page Parent and the Page […]

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