Blizzard.com does better, way better
October 5th, 2009

Blizzard.com does better, way better

Hello! I haven’t been able to write anything on this blog for the past few weeks because of the high amount of work and deadlines I’ve been trying to chase. What can I say, I love what I do. I was set to launch two websites in three weeks but I’m basically done with one so my time is freeing up a little.

Back in August when I had just launched my site, I wrote about how Blizzard.com can do better with their website. I talked about how their website inspired me to learn web design and development a decade ago and how they seriously needed a makeover.
 
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Giving Back
September 14th, 2009

Giving Back

Humor me for a moment as I give a glimpse of my non-professional life. I promise it has something to do with design and development. Last Saturday, I joined the GCF Youth L.I.V.E. Missions team on an outreach to an urban poor area in Quezon City. For one thing, I did not work a lot during the past week so I thought I might as well do something extremely productive with my time.
 
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Wordpress vs Drupal: WYSIWYG Editors
September 5th, 2009

Wordpress vs Drupal: WYSIWYG Editors

In a past article, I’ve already talked about how Drupal bests Wordpress in out of the box page optimization techniques but also, how Wordpress is not far behind. Today, I’d like to continue my series by talking about how Drupal and Wordpress both differ in their implementation of WYSIWYG (What you see is what you get) editors for content.

WYSIWYG editors seem to be standard issue these days. Blogging platforms like Blogger and forum packages like PHPBB have them pre-installed to help users add styling and HTML to their content. In content publishing, having those quick and handy buttons on the top help writers to quickly pull together styling the content without having to know any HTML or CSS.
 
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Politicians on the Web
August 31st, 2009

Politicians on the Web

It’s that time of the year when politicians start ramping up those television ads and candidates start declaring their intent to run for office. Yes folks, it’s election season here in the Philippines and the web has become another battleground and platform which politicians can utilize.

As we saw in last year’s US Elections, the web was a way that candidates could connect with voters (albeit, they had someone handling their internet presence) and was a platform for them to disseminate information. Judging by the highly successful Obama campaign and website, it seems that candidates can no longer ignore the web as a emerging information platform.
 
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Wordpress vs Drupal: Page Optimization
August 29th, 2009

Wordpress vs Drupal: Page Optimization

As many of you know I use two well-known open source Content Management Systems (CMS) when developing websites, that is Wordpress and Drupal. These are two of the top guns when we talk about CMS’s. As with any job, there is always the best tool. Sometimes Drupal is the right choice, in other instances, it’s Wordpress. They both have a place in building awesome websites.
 
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The Living Room Photography Studios
August 26th, 2009

The Living Room Photography Studios

Yesterday, two of my friends and clients Dwight Co and Mye Chung opened their new Photography studio right here in Metro Manila. It’s called the Living Room Photography Studios and it’s located along P.Guevarra. If you are interested in finding a place to shoot, this is a fantastic place to do it and I’m sure you’ll love what they got.

Aside from being a photography studio, they offer photography lessons for all the hobbyists out there. With the dramatic decline in the price of photography gear over the last couple of years, this is an affordable way to finally get the most out of your camera and to hone those budding skills.
 
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Writing HTML powered E-mails
August 26th, 2009

Writing HTML powered E-mails

I haven’t been able to write anything since I last got back from the weekend because I helped a client launch their website for a new and exciting business I’m sure a lot of you will be interested in. Anyways, more on that tomorrow.

I’ve already talked about two things that make HTML powered E-mails essential to businesses and freelancers alike. Today, I’m going to discuss actually diving in and creating your very own HTML templates.
 
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Spicy Web Designers Interview
August 20th, 2009

Spicy Web Designers Interview

Spicy Web Designers interviewed me for their website. If you want to know how my beginnings as a web designer and developer happened and a lot more information, you can read the article here. Mysteriously, there are a lot of other Philippine-based designers featured there. Hmm, I’ll have to ask the owner about that one when I get the chance.
 
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Why you should be using HTML powered E-mails
August 18th, 2009

Why you should be using HTML powered E-mails

We’ve all seen them and admired them, or for many, are annoyed by them. Yes, I’m talking about those HTML e-mails which look like a website has been torn and brought right into your inbox. For many of us we will recognize them as the newsletter we get from our favorite online shops or the nice looking alerts we get from our social sites. Unfortunately, sometimes they take the form of unsolicited mail we get offering us a new product we don’t need.

Albeit annoying, no one can deny that the impact of an HTML powered e-mail can bring to mail we do want to have. If your a  freelance worker or a small to enterprise business operation and have not considered sending out HTML powered e-mails for official business, I give you two important reasons why they should be considered.
 
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Discover your Twitter Karma
August 17th, 2009

Discover your Twitter Karma

With my twitter account, I have one simple rule: If people follow me, unless they’re outright spammers, I follow back. I’ll let Tweetdeck filter the stream of information later. Admittedly, I don’t follow nor am I followed by that many people but managing your twitter list, even if its just in the hundreds like mines, can be a bit too tedious.
 
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