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Art / Re: New Art Challenge Forum :)
« on: July 25, 2008, 09:13:48 am »
Unique smile, tickyhead! :] Reminds me of the Cheshire cat~


The moon is awesome, especially as a football. Makes me feel like I'm in a cool dreammmmmmm. Awesome idea, Desh!! ;D

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Art / Re: New Art Challenge Forum :)
« on: July 19, 2008, 09:42:21 pm »
Awww I like vector art! :D Yours is hilarious! Especially with the little story behind it~

Lucky you and your fast working brain. I'm still figuring out what to draw. That topic IS really random hahah

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Art / Re: New Art Challenge Forum :)
« on: July 18, 2008, 11:29:11 pm »
I'll join in too.  As for theme, if you want something abstract-y, random words and phrases tend to be entertaining ;)

"Why won't the bush average the incentive?", "The tourist disappoints the conceivable employee.", and "The football smiles over my individual."

I think there's ancient, arcane wisdom in there...


Hahah those are pretty random... why don't we go for "The football smiles over my individual"?

Uhmm ending date is July 25th! :]

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Art / Re: Favorite Inking Pens
« on: July 12, 2008, 08:51:13 pm »
Yeah, I absolutely despise inking. I have slightly shaky hands and I spook easy, so someone could just say hello and my hand will just jerk all over the paper.  :-\

Micron pens are the easiest to get... weird thing is, I actually like to write with the .05 one. But drawing/inking with one? Absolute hell for me. Hahaha

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Art / New Art Challenge Forum :)
« on: July 12, 2008, 09:28:15 am »
I felt bad that I missed out on the original "Art Challenge" topic started by phantasus! I didn't feel like I should drag out the old thread, so I thought I'd start up a new one!

- Once a week a topic is chosen.
- You draw something about that topic before the week is up.
- You can spend as much time on it as you want, but it's preferred that this is for practicing quick drawing/painting.
- It can be lack & white, monotone, or full blown color, whatever you like!

So, you guys up for it?
We could also change the time from one week to longer, if that might encourage more to try. Some people lead busy lives but would still like to have a little fun.

Also, suggestions for topics would be great! :)

Remember, give credit to phantasus and thank 'em for such a great idea. ;D
Original thread: http://xepher.net/forum/index.php?topic=571.0

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Art / Favorite Inking Pens
« on: July 12, 2008, 09:06:29 am »
Alrighty, I've used every pen type listed above (among several others) but I still have to find one that doesn't bleed when I color with my Prismacolor markers.

I give the piece a good waiting time between inking, erasing pencil lines, and coloring but this still happens. (so sad) :(

I'm not very good with the traditional pen & nib inking sets, so no suggestions for that please. I'd prefer to find a good technical pen set.

Thanks~  :)

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Knowhow Trading Post / Re: Wow... I forgot so much
« on: April 14, 2008, 07:24:17 am »
http://htmlhelp.com/ I find to be quite useful. They have the best element/style reference guide, so I always go there when I forget exactly what options go with what elements. I'd like to suggest something good for PHP, but it's been so many years since I really followed tutorials that it's invalid. Now I'm usually needing help with something very specific, which I just google for, or just looking up the language reference on php.net itself.

As an aside... note to self: Build Artica like you mentioned years ago!


Yeah, I lost the links I had to all the good tutorials I once had, so I'm starting from scratch. Figured asking in the forums would be quicker than just randomly googling. Hehehe

Thanks for your help. :]

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Knowhow Trading Post / Re: Wow... I forgot so much
« on: April 13, 2008, 02:38:35 am »
http://www.w3schools.com/

I think they do the basics decently. ^_^


=] Thank you~

Can't wait to get back into coding again... Especially with dA apparently collapsing (so sad), I'll have to try and see if I can make myself an art site. =\

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Knowhow Trading Post / Wow... I forgot so much
« on: April 13, 2008, 02:21:53 am »
Stay away from HTML/CSS/etc. coding for a year and now I've realized that I forgot nearly everything. =O

Gah, sorry to be a bother, but can anyone point me in the direction of some good tutorials? I've got the basics of HTML down pretty well, just looking into the more technical stuff (MySQL, php, even just uploading onto a server...).

Yay for newbness all over again! =D Hehehe


Thanks =]
~ JM

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Knowhow Trading Post / Re: Which web design software?
« on: April 11, 2008, 03:01:05 am »
I code most stuff by hand... aka "notepad" (though really I use Scite or another syntax highlighting text editor.) If I'm feeling really lazy, I'll resort to something like the Mozilla Composer (now part of SeaMonkey) which does all the basic/quick WYSIWYG stuff. I just can't justify paying for Adobe CS products, nice as they are, they don't do THAT much more than simple/free software and a little bit of ingenuity.

If you're looking to run a regularly updating site with common types of content, server-side blog (or comic, or gallery) software is probably what you want. Most include a decent little in-webpage editor for posting stuff from any computer, with no need to buy software.


Any suggestions on what kind of coding to use? I heard good things about WordPress.

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Knowhow Trading Post / Which web design software?
« on: April 10, 2008, 04:43:13 pm »
Wow, I didn't know that Adobe now owns Dreamweaver.  :o

Anyhow, I'm getting back into the web design thing, so I'm trying to figure out which new software to get!

I've been leaning towards Dreamweaver CS3, since I know enough to be comfortable with it, but I've been wondering about Adobe Web Design CS3?

Anyone got the Adobe Web Design software? Reviews, please. =]




Some side notes on what my web-design preferences are:
- Not into using Flash.
- Lots of picture posting.
- Enable interaction between web host and visitors (commenting, etc.)


...or maybe I should just go back to writing everything in Notepad, like the old days, heh.

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