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Internet scams and their business impact

While on the job hunt, I've been targeted by 3 check-cashing scams. For those of you who don't know how those work, here's a quick synopsis: First, they ask you for a good time to do an interview. Then, they ask to do the interview via Google Hangouts and chat. They usually have some excuse […]

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How to turn web design from a hobby into a career

This weekend, while attempting to relax, I reached out to friends for questions they have regarding web design & development. I like to keep busy, and relaxing isn't easy, so the best way for me to relax is to.. Well, work. One question came up that peaked my interest; how do you make a career […]

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Dev Log: How the Front-End Web Designer/Developer has changed

Hello. I'm Will, and I'm a front-end developer. Here's how my job has changed. I just watched Chris Coyier's "#173: Ooooops I guess we’re full-stack developers now" screencast, and I have to say, he's got a real point. Back when I started, being a web designer was just HTML and CSS. Hell, CSS was actually […]

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Learning New Things: Video Production

Recently I decided to finally get a little bit into video production/editing. I've done some here and there, but nothing of substance. Now, however, I'm actually investing some time into it. I picked up HitFilm Express, which is free, and got to work, focusing on 2 things; tutorials, and gaming. Ghost Recon Wildlands is a […]

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You know you might be a programmer if..

I have been writing a lot of focused articles as of late, and thought to myself.. You know, I obsess a lot about code. I am always thinking about it. Cool things I can craft. Interesting solutions to problems. Ways to do something better. Hell, last night I was laying in bed thinking about how […]

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Dev Log: Creating art on the web - tech stack

Creating art on the web isn't entirely different from creating art in any other medium; you have your tools that you use, and there are a variety of them out there for each medium. Brushes & paints for painting. Cameras and lighting for photography. For the web, you've got.. Well.. A lot more to deal […]

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Dev Log: Creating art on the web - the redesign process

Every 6 months you typically see a new website from me, and a new post detailing my motivations, thoughts, and technology for it. What I haven't done, however, is write about the entire process from start to finish, for those who are interested in creating art on the web, and what I think about, and […]

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Creating my own take on glitch animation using CSS & Javascript

I've been thinking about doing a glitch-themed design for a little bit recently, and thought I'd take some time today to write some code and try it out. Here's the codepen where you can check it out, and mess with it: See the Pen Randomized Glitch Animation by Will Leffert (@WFL) on CodePen. Its pretty […]

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Let's talk about white space in code.

I'm a bit of a weirdo. My girlfriend calls me "obsessive", and I don't think she's wrong. I get bothered when I see bad kerning in text. Poor balance in designs. PNGs with JPG artifacts. I also like to ensure my code has plenty of proper white space, regardless of whether I'm working in Python […]

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Ghost Recon Wildlands: Ghost mode, rifle sighting, and more over 2 years later

When I picked up Ghost Recon: Wildlands, I didn't expect it to become a mainstay game for me. Very few of them do; Skyrim (plus Oblivion and Morrowind), Fallout 4 (and 3/New Vegas before that), AC: Odyssey, and Asheron's Call. That's about it, honestly. Games that capture my interest get an extra level of dedication. […]

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