I am starting a new blog all about gaming called Gamercreatrix

Gamercreatrix - Logo Design

Over the last couple of months, for one reason or another I have gotten back into gaming and I had forgotten just how much I love it. Whether its gaming by myself on a dreary weekday afternoon or gaming with friends to relive our nostalgia, or even adding new games and consoles to my humble little collection I really enjoy gaming. So much so in fact that I decided to create a blog dedicated to just that; gaming. I’ve decided to brand the blog as Gamercreatrix – taking inspiration from my brand name Mishacreatrix.

How I made a digital photo frame with a Raspberry Pi

The idea of a digital photo frame really appealed to me as I tend to take lots of photos but am reluctant to print them all. Having one would let me display all the photos I want in a nice display without the complication of sending them away to be printed, collecting the photos, putting the photos into frames, photo albums etc. I did price digital photo frames online but liked the idea of building my own, and what better way to go than with a Raspberry PI!

Social Media Icon Sets

Star Social Media Icons

I have spent some time recently working on my Illustrator skills, the output of which has been some interesting social media icons. I’ve also managed to dig up an old set of icons I had created previously.

Feel free to take a look for yourself and download one or all of the sets to use on your next project. If you have access to Photoshop or Illustrator you can customize the icons to your heart’s content!

Christmas Icon Set

Christmas Icon Set

Christmas time is upon us again. To mark the glitteriest (definitely not a word) time of the year, here is a quick tutorial I put together to show you how I made a Christmas icon set. You’ll be able to follow along if you are so inclined, or you can simply download the finished product and use as you please!

How I set up a home media server on a Raspberry Pi

media server

Setting up a home media server can seem daunting, especially when you don’t know where to start. You have a little experience with Raspberry Pis and with coding but would like to try something new.

My interest was sparked in this area when a friend showed off his media server setup at his house. He could access a wealth of movies, tv, shows and pictures on his phone and laptop from anywhere in the house.

Of course I had to emulate this in my house, this was so cool!

The following tutorial describes the steps I took to create a home media server with a Raspberry Pi.

How to cope with an office move as an employee

How to cope with an office move as an employee

Dealing with an office move, particularly one that happens rapidly, can be a stressful thing to deal with. The office is where you spend most of your time, let’s face it, so changing location is a big deal. Your environment, your routines, your car parking space are all going to change.

Having gone through an office move recently where I work, I was interested in learning about how people handle this on a personal level. My online research mainly showed articles that were more focused on the business itself and management of an office move rather than how employees manage a move on a personal level.

With all of this knowledge and insight in mind, I decided to assemble a list of useful steps for coping with an office move.

Guaranteed Rounded Corners with CSS3

Guaranteed Rounded Corners with CSS3

Are you finding it difficult to give some elements of your website that little something extra? Is your page a bit to sharp and unwelcoming?

An excellent way of changing it up is the use of rounded corners. Web designers/ developers looking for inspiration have surely come across a multitude of websites that utilize this property to great effect.

Here I’ll be showing you in it’s simplest form how to achieve rounded corners in CSS3.

Social Media Tips for Business

Social media marketing is an essential tool for any business in this day and age. Before heading off, here are a few tips to keep in mind to ensure you are more efficient with your participation in social networks and continue to work toward your goals.

7 Ways To Easily Improve Your Website’s SEO Ranking

7 Ways To Easily Improve Your Website's SEO Ranking

Your SEO Ranking is an important factor in determining how many visitors you attract to your website. The simple fact is that people today rarely venture past the first or second page of results from a google search. It stands to reason then that if your website isn’t in the top 10/20 results then the chances of your page being found are slim to none. There are a number of simple steps you can employ right off the bat to vastly improve your SEO Ranking.

Add a custom widget area to your wordpress theme

Add a custom widget area to your wordpress theme

There have been many occasions in recent months where I have been creating/editing WordPress themes only to find that there are just not enough widget areas. In some cases themes don’t include any widget support. I find myself constantly having to modify existing themes to add in custom widget areas.

This why I decided to create this post which will allow you to easily add custom widget areas anywhere on your WordPress website. All you need to do is follow the instructions below and copy/modify the code snippets and you will be well on your way to creating custom widget areas anywhere on your website.

Colour Theory and Website Design

Colour Theory and Website Design

Colour theory is a fundamental concept used by web and graphic designers alike. Ever wondered how interior designers create colour schemes for their rooms? You can be sure they are using their knowledge of colour theory. Knowing just a small amount about this subject will help you in many more ways than you might realize.

I have written the following article to give you an introduction to colour theory, in particular its use in web design. I will be covering some common terms associated with colour theory in addition to examples of websites that utilize different colours to portray different meanings.

Ten Helpful Tips To Improve Your Workspace

improve your workspace

The workspace is the hub of any designer, developer and programmer’s world. From here you research, develop projects, mockup ideas and communicate with clients.

It is important that your workspace allows you to find a balance between allowing you to carry out your work efficiently without distraction while at the same time inspiring you to work for long periods of time. With this in mind I have assembled some top tips that will help you to improve your workspace by creating a functional, inspiring workspace that you will enjoy spending hours in.