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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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Upgrading WordPress the Easy Way

Upgrading WordPress the Easy Way

WordPress 2.5 is set to be released on March 10th. I don’t recommend running out and upgrading right away, since there are no security flaws (yet) in 2.3.3. It is important, however, to keep your WordPress installation up to date. The good news is, most hosts provide a fairly easy means of upgrading without having [...]

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Formatting Your Content

Formatting Your Content

The problem with writing for the internet is that while you have plenty of experience in your field, most of the people reading your website are only planning on spending a few minutes at best reading it. To get your point across, it’s important to make your post easy to scan, so your readers can [...]

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How to design a really bad web site.

How to design a really bad web site.

We always see tutorials online of webmasters giving people advise on “great” or “fabulous” web design. Well I believe the web is missing a good bad web design tutorial so here it goes. Step 1 – Pick some cool photos online. Use a photo source like Google Images. Make sure the images are really pixelated.

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Flash With Transparent Backgrounds

Flash With Transparent Backgrounds

When I tell people I found out how to make an SWF with a transparent background, they look at me like I’m evil because they think I’m unleashing some annoying ads that float over the navigation and content you’re trying to get to. Yeah, that IS really annoying! Well here at Blueprint Design Studio, we [...]

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Formatting Images with WordPress

Formatting Images with WordPress

Most likely, the first thing you’ll need to do with your WordPress powered site, once it’s been set up, is to add content and images. We’ll get into content later, but first I’ll show you how to add images, since the process is less familiar. Mainly because we are not going to use the image [...]

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