Category: General

Where did 2013 go?!


Apparently 2013 doesn’t exist on my website! Wow, I missed a whole year of potential blogging. But, what a year it was! Though I’m not usually one to reflect on a year gone by in a post, I do want to highlight some things that happened that I think were pretty awesome (and why I was MIA)!

  • At the beginning of the year I moved into my own place – no more roommates! I still have pictures to hang up…
  • I got to see Armin van Buuren, which was a lot of fun.
  • I went to Europe for a week (I know right, only a week?!) to see Liliana, one of my closest friends. I got to spend time in Utrecht, Amsterdam, and even went to Prague for a few days! I can’t wait to go back.
  • Went to WordCamp Vancouver, of course, where I got a bunch of cool swag and got to catch up with Chris from VIU.
  • And of course, busy busy at work! Which means sometimes you just don’t want to look at a computer on the weekends. 🙂

Now that we are almost done January of this year, I can see it really is going by so fast already. For a few weeks now I’ve had ideas swimming around in my head for potential ideas to blog about. I plan to continue my WordPress series, whether it is with more complex tutorials, or small but helpful bits and pieces. I also would like to start an HTML email series, as over the past year I have been doing more and more HTML emails, and yes… I do kinda sorta maybe like them. A little.

They’re like a puzzle, okay?

I doubt I’ll have a chance to pop out a post before the rest of this month is up, so stay tuned for some articles and tutorials coming next month!

What exciting things did you get around to in 2013? Share below!

Happy Holidays!


Happy Holidays everyone!

I have been meaning to post a lot sooner than now (busy, busy!), specifically about WordCamp Vancouver that I went to back in October. Well, I will say now that I had a GREAT time at WordCamp and definitely recommend it. They are held in many, many cities, so just go to the WordCamp Central website to see if one is happening soon near you! I will definitely be going next year.

2012 is nearly over, and it sure has flown by. What a year! I graduated from Vancouver Island University with my degree in Digital Media Studies, I moved off “the rock”, and I am now working at the fabulous Bstro. I can’t wait to see what 2013 has in store!

I wish you all very Happy Holidays, and a fabulous New Year! See you in 2013. 🙂

Treehouse – Watch Videos & Unlock Badges


Ever wanted to learn how to code HTML or CSS? JavaScript? Learn how to use Photoshop? Get started with HTML5 or CSS3? Well you can learn that and a whole lot more at Treehouse! From the Treehouse website:

Our mission is to teach Web Design, Development and iOS to people everywhere, in order to help them achieve their dreams and change the world.

I have been a member of Treehouse since the end of February and I love it! What’s so fantastic about it is you get to unlock badges as you go along watching videos that teach you things like:

  • HTML – Lists, Objects, Text, Forms, HTML5
  • CSS – Selectors, Box Model, Page layout, CSS3 Techniques
  • Typography, Web Fonts, Photoshop
  • JavaScript, Ruby, iOS
  • …and so much more!

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I’m back! And Happy Holidays!


I think it has been sufficiently long enough between my last post and this one. Though, some of you may or may not know, I have been on an exchange in Australia for the past 4.5 months, so I think that is a good reason! I had an amazing experience in Australia. I met a lot of great people, and I saw a lot (even got to pop over to New Zealand for a week!), but there is just so much more to see. Australia is a massive country, and though I was there for 4.5 months, I was at uni. So, I did have school work to do, but I managed to see as much as I could, with good grades to boot! I will definitely be heading back at some point in the hopefully not-too-distant future. I know what I want to see still, and what I want to go back and see more of!

Now that I am back, I have some plans for my online portfolio coming up!

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Keep Your Browser Up-To-Date!


The web, and technology in general, is changing rapidly. Shiny new technologies are emerging, updates are more frequent, and it’s a whirlwind of activity that we are all trying to keep up with.

One piece of technology that is always improving is the internet browser. Though there’s a handful to choose from – Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Opera, and others – many people stick with what’s pre-loaded onto their PC or Mac, and don’t bother to look at what is just out there.

And unfortunately, overtime old browser versions become out-dated, and they are unable to support the new web technologies that are available to users today. A specific one that comes to mind is Internet Explorer 6.

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Google+, Google What?


Social media has come a long way quickly over the years, from MySpace to Facebook, to Twitter and anything else in between. You share photos, videos, thoughts; your current employment situation, or if your relationship is complicated or not. Social media allows people in the same field of work to connect with one another and share ideas, information, and possible employment opportunities, and it has even helped make significant social change in places around the world.

Recently, there’s a new social media website that’s come into town, and it’s starting to get some attention, and though very new, it could have the potential to bring some heat, especially to Facebook. This is Google+.

If you haven’t heard of Google+ yet, then you should check it out. Of course, you can’t just join, not yet anyways. It’s by way of invitation only, or through the use of sending specific posts to those who haven’t joined yet, and they’ll receive an email with a link to sign up.

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