Monday, February 28, 2011

WORD - Do you BLOG?

Do you BLOG?  Do you understand why a blog may be beneficial to people?    Blogging is a good way to share ideas, post inspirational content, teach people, offer your opinion, showcase your passion, and much more!  I would highly recommend each of you set up a blog and start posting stuff that you strongly feel passionate about.  Google even blogs on their own blogspot here where they post interesting info about Google events/apps/ideas/etc.  I’ve even set up a blog for W.O.R.D. where I’m placing my emails to you in one location so that you can find the daily WORD online (even from past emails).

Friday, February 25, 2011

WORD - Google Analytics

Do you use GOOGLE ANALYTICS? Google Analytics is a MUST HAVE for all websites you create! It tracks your visitors that come to your website, and also does so much more. This provides you with extremely valuable data that can help you adjust your ROI (Return on Investment). Please set yourselves up with an account and test it on your own website. This is completely FREE and is also something clients/employers want from their talent. Start learning to use this powerful tool and consider getting certified in it as well ($50 to take certification test)!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

WORD - Adobe Kuler

Have you ever heard of Adobe Kuler? Are you ever stuck on what types of colors go well together in your designs?

“Explore, create and share color themes

Discover Adobe® Kuler™ — the web-hosted application for generating color themes that can inspire any project. No matter what you're creating, with Kuler you can experiment quickly with color variations and browse thousands of themes from the Kuler community.
Did you know…
Kuler is available online at no charge

Explore, create, and share color themes.

Try Kuler now “

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

WORD - ActionScripting Tutorials

Are you looking for more resources on learning Flash and ActionScript? Have you looked at Adobe’s website for tutorials? This is probably your best resource for actionscripting tutorials. There are also many other sites out there that offer great tutorials for actionscripting like,, & There are also many free video tutorials you can find on youtube and

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


Have you ever heard of HDRI photography? It’s an up and coming trend in the photography and even CGI business. HDRI stands for “High-Dynamic-Range-Imaging.” It’s a way to get of a dynamic range of luminance out from a photo. Please check out some samples here:

Monday, February 21, 2011

WORD - Scott Kelby

Do you know who Scott Kelby is?

“Editor and Publisher of Photoshop User Magazine, Editor-in-Chief of Layers Magazine; training director and instructor for the Adobe Photoshop Seminar Tour, President National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP), CEO of Kelby Media Group, author of a string of bestselling technology books. Conference Technical Chair for the Photoshop World Conference & Expo, author of numerous Photoshop training DVDs and online courses, and co-host of PhotoshopTV, and D-Town TV.”

You’ll definitely want to know and follow Scott Kelby as you advance through your career.

Friday, February 18, 2011

WORD - Eric Meyers

Are you using Twitter? Are you using Twitter to its full potential?!?! You should all set up a Twitter account (if you don’t already have one) and start following key people in the field to get first glance at the trends and buzz of the industry. Set up a Twitter account so that you can read up on what your peers and your competition is creating. Read up on what leaders in the industry are discussing and sharing.

Do you know who Eric Meyers is?

He is one of the world’s leading developers in web and CSS. He’s a well respected author of many books that teach CSS. You need to follow people like this on Twitter to learn about the latest and greatest! Check out his website to stay on top of the latest CSS techniques:

Thursday, February 17, 2011

WORD - Bert Monroy

Have you heard of Bert Monroy? If not, please check out his site HERE. He is one of the world’s top digital artists. He recreates pictures through digital painting. He spends hours, days, and even sometimes years on some of his artwork.

"As a photo-realist painter, I have often been asked why I don’t just take a photograph. Good question, when you consider my paintings look like photographs. Well, for one thing, I’m not a photographer. To me, it is not the destination that is important—it is the journey. The incredible challenge of recreating reality is my motivation." —Bert Monroy

Wednesday, February 16, 2011


Today, I’d like you to check out STUMBLEUPON. This is an awesome website that shows great examples of what’s catching people’s interest while learning to show you what you like. Please take a moment to check it out. Set yourself up with a free account and see where the industry is trending.

“Discover photos, videos, and web pages recommended by friends and people sharing your interests. StumbleUpon learns what you like, so you only see what's interesting to you from across the web.”

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