★ Website re-design, aka Mat goes mad!

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Well here it is, Mathew Packer.com v4.x, the re-design that I've been working on for the last month. What do you think?

So far I've had one comment that is helping me do a few further tweaks to the layout. Vlado commented that it wasn't that easy to work out what was new content and what was old content, that's a fair call I think. As an interim 'patch' I've put in a 'Latest Articles' section on the sidebar just below my Vimeo player and some time in the next couple of days I'll also add in the 'Most Popular' and 'Most Commented' sections so that should help a little to work out what's new, what's popular, etc.

I'm also looking at building in a 'lifestream' that will display all the updates to the various social networks I'm involved in, ie. twitter, flickr, vimeo, last.fm, facebook, brightkite, pownce, stumbleupon, digg, etc.

Other than the suggestion Vlado made, are there any other suggestions you would like to make? Let me know and I'll see what I can come up with.


mathewpacker-website.jpg

Well here it is, Mathew Packer.com v4.x, the re-design that I’ve been working on for the last month. What do you think?

So far I’ve had one comment that is helping me do a few further tweaks to the layout. Vlado commented that it wasn’t that easy to work out what was new content and what was old content, that’s a fair call I think. As an interim ‘patch’ I’ve put in a ‘Latest Articles’ section on the sidebar just below my Vimeo player and some time in the next couple of days I’ll also add in the ‘Most Popular’ and ‘Most Commented’ sections so that should help a little to work out what’s new, what’s popular, etc.

I’m also looking at building in a ‘lifestream’ that will display all the updates to the various social networks I’m involved in, ie. twitter, flickr, vimeo, last.fm, facebook, brightkite, pownce, stumbleupon, digg, etc.

Other than the suggestion Vlado made, are there any other suggestions you would like to make? Let me know and I’ll see what I can come up with.

★ Website re-design, aka Mat goes mad!

mathewpacker-website.jpg

Well here it is, Mathew Packer.com v4.x, the re-design that I've been working on for the last month. What do you think?

So far I've had one comment that is helping me do a few further tweaks to the layout. Vlado commented that it wasn't that easy to work out what was new content and what was old content, that's a fair call I think. As an interim 'patch' I've put in a 'Latest Articles' section on the sidebar just below my Vimeo player and some time in the next couple of days I'll also add in the 'Most Popular' and 'Most Commented' sections so that should help a little to work out what's new, what's popular, etc.

I'm also looking at building in a 'lifestream' that will display all the updates to the various social networks I'm involved in, ie. twitter, flickr, vimeo, last.fm, facebook, brightkite, pownce, stumbleupon, digg, etc.

Other than the suggestion Vlado made, are there any other suggestions you would like to make? Let me know and I'll see what I can come up with.

mathewpacker-website.jpg

Well here it is, Mathew Packer.com v4.x, the re-design that I’ve been working on for the last month. What do you think?

So far I’ve had one comment that is helping me do a few further tweaks to the layout. Vlado commented that it wasn’t that easy to work out what was new content and what was old content, that’s a fair call I think. As an interim ‘patch’ I’ve put in a ‘Latest Articles’ section on the sidebar just below my Vimeo player and some time in the next couple of days I’ll also add in the ‘Most Popular’ and ‘Most Commented’ sections so that should help a little to work out what’s new, what’s popular, etc.

I’m also looking at building in a ‘lifestream’ that will display all the updates to the various social networks I’m involved in, ie. twitter, flickr, vimeo, last.fm, facebook, brightkite, pownce, stumbleupon, digg, etc.

Other than the suggestion Vlado made, are there any other suggestions you would like to make? Let me know and I’ll see what I can come up with.

★ Photoshop Tutorial – Punchy Colour

Here's a quick and simple tutorial on how to get some really punchy colour into those flat photos. Oh and these instructions are based on Photoshop CS2, it's probably similar in other versions though.

Enjoy.

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Here’s a quick and simple tutorial on how to get some really punchy colour into those flat photos. Oh and these instructions are based on Photoshop CS2, it’s probably similar in other versions though.

Enjoy.

image for thumbnail only

★ Photoshop Tutorial – Punchy Colour

Here's a quick and simple tutorial on how to get some really punchy colour into those flat photos. Oh and these instructions are based on Photoshop CS2, it's probably similar in other versions though.

Enjoy.

Picture 1.png

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Here’s a quick and simple tutorial on how to get some really punchy colour into those flat photos. Oh and these instructions are based on Photoshop CS2, it’s probably similar in other versions though.

Enjoy.

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★ Trash the dress wedding video!

Griffen + Curtis' Trash the Dress Shoot in CA from StillMotion on Vimeo.

It's not a new concept, but it's darn well executed and the video footage is nothing short of spectacular. My brain is going a million miles an hour with ideas at the moment, so if you're looking to add a little spark to your wedding or model photograph go watch it all now!

Griffen + Curtis’ Trash the Dress Shoot in CA from StillMotion on Vimeo.

It’s not a new concept, but it’s darn well executed and the video footage is nothing short of spectacular. My brain is going a million miles an hour with ideas at the moment, so if you’re looking to add a little spark to your wedding or model photograph go watch it all now!

★ Trash the dress wedding video!


Griffen + Curtis' Trash the Dress Shoot in CA from StillMotion on Vimeo.

It's not a new concept, but it's darn well executed and the video footage is nothing short of spectacular. My brain is going a million miles an hour with ideas at the moment, so if you're looking to add a little spark to your wedding or model photograph go watch it all now!

Griffen + Curtis’ Trash the Dress Shoot in CA from StillMotion on Vimeo.

It’s not a new concept, but it’s darn well executed and the video footage is nothing short of spectacular. My brain is going a million miles an hour with ideas at the moment, so if you’re looking to add a little spark to your wedding or model photograph go watch it all now!

★ Another reason people don't like politicians..

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I was going through all the news and things in my RSS reader this morning and came across this lovely piece in the Sydney Morning Herald about ex-premier of New South Wales Morris Iemma. His recent resignation received a lot of press, though it didn't really come as a massive shock considering how much he'd screwed up recently, but this latest news of an apparent demand for a lifetime pension and all the other perks that come with being a premier.

Considering the current state of the economy in Australia, the utterly ridiculous state of our hospital and health system in New South Wales, and not to mention the rising cost of housing issues faced by many, I'm of the opinion that the former premier can go fuck off. (sorry for the expletive.) Why the hell should we the tax payers pay for you to have a full time driver and car for life, and a further $130,000 or so a year?

End rant.

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I was going through all the news and things in my RSS reader this morning and came across this lovely piece in the Sydney Morning Herald about ex-premier of New South Wales Morris Iemma. His recent resignation received a lot of press, though it didn’t really come as a massive shock considering how much he’d screwed up recently, but this latest news of an apparent demand for a lifetime pension and all the other perks that come with being a premier.

Considering the current state of the economy in Australia, the utterly ridiculous state of our hospital and health system in New South Wales, and not to mention the rising cost of housing issues faced by many, I’m of the opinion that the former premier can go fuck off. (sorry for the expletive.) Why the hell should we the tax payers pay for you to have a full time driver and car for life, and a further $130,000 or so a year?

End rant.

★ Another reason people don't like politicians..

iStock_000004270191XSmall.jpg

I was going through all the news and things in my RSS reader this morning and came across this lovely piece in the Sydney Morning Herald about ex-premier of New South Wales Morris Iemma. His recent resignation received a lot of press, though it didn't really come as a massive shock considering how much he'd screwed up recently, but this latest news of an apparent demand for a lifetime pension and all the other perks that come with being a premier.

Considering the current state of the economy in Australia, the utterly ridiculous state of our hospital and health system in New South Wales, and not to mention the rising cost of housing issues faced by many, I'm of the opinion that the former premier can go fuck off. (sorry for the expletive.) Why the hell should we the tax payers pay for you to have a full time driver and car for life, and a further $130,000 or so a year?

End rant.

iStock_000004270191XSmall.jpg

I was going through all the news and things in my RSS reader this morning and came across this lovely piece in the Sydney Morning Herald about ex-premier of New South Wales Morris Iemma. His recent resignation received a lot of press, though it didn’t really come as a massive shock considering how much he’d screwed up recently, but this latest news of an apparent demand for a lifetime pension and all the other perks that come with being a premier.

Considering the current state of the economy in Australia, the utterly ridiculous state of our hospital and health system in New South Wales, and not to mention the rising cost of housing issues faced by many, I’m of the opinion that the former premier can go fuck off. (sorry for the expletive.) Why the hell should we the tax payers pay for you to have a full time driver and car for life, and a further $130,000 or so a year?

End rant.

★ Canon Photo5 comp, photo ideas!

Canon Photo5 competition

By now you all know that Canon Australia is having their annual Photo5 competition, I've only blogged about it a bajillion cajillion times already. Well if you've entered the competition you should have received your box by now, though those of you who have entered a little later yours are probably still on the way.

So you've got this box sitting in front of you, it's got a ribbon on / in it, a crayon, a tea light candle, a cocktail umbrella, and a bubble blower. You've got to make a bunch of photos for your competition entry, but you're stuck. Total memory and creativity blank! What to do!!

Lucky for you, and me a little bit too, there is a great group up and running on flickr where a bunch of entrants are throwing around ideas and posting photos. You can see the group here, Canon Photo5 comp, and you'll need to be a flickr member to get active in the group.

Canon Photo5 competition

By now you all know that Canon Australia is having their annual Photo5 competition, I’ve only blogged about it a bajillion cajillion times already. Well if you’ve entered the competition you should have received your box by now, though those of you who have entered a little later yours are probably still on the way.

So you’ve got this box sitting in front of you, it’s got a ribbon on / in it, a crayon, a tea light candle, a cocktail umbrella, and a bubble blower. You’ve got to make a bunch of photos for your competition entry, but you’re stuck. Total memory and creativity blank! What to do!!

Lucky for you, and me a little bit too, there is a great group up and running on flickr where a bunch of entrants are throwing around ideas and posting photos. You can see the group here, Canon Photo5 comp, and you’ll need to be a flickr member to get active in the group.

★ Canon Photo5 comp, photo ideas!

Canon Photo5 competition

By now you all know that Canon Australia is having their annual Photo5 competition, I've only blogged about it a bajillion cajillion times already. Well if you've entered the competition you should have received your box by now, though those of you who have entered a little later yours are probably still on the way.

So you've got this box sitting in front of you, it's got a ribbon on / in it, a crayon, a tea light candle, a cocktail umbrella, and a bubble blower. You've got to make a bunch of photos for your competition entry, but you're stuck. Total memory and creativity blank! What to do!!

Lucky for you, and me a little bit too, there is a great group up and running on flickr where a bunch of entrants are throwing around ideas and posting photos. You can see the group here, Canon Photo5 comp, and you'll need to be a flickr member to get active in the group.

Canon Photo5 competition

By now you all know that Canon Australia is having their annual Photo5 competition, I’ve only blogged about it a bajillion cajillion times already. Well if you’ve entered the competition you should have received your box by now, though those of you who have entered a little later yours are probably still on the way.

So you’ve got this box sitting in front of you, it’s got a ribbon on / in it, a crayon, a tea light candle, a cocktail umbrella, and a bubble blower. You’ve got to make a bunch of photos for your competition entry, but you’re stuck. Total memory and creativity blank! What to do!!

Lucky for you, and me a little bit too, there is a great group up and running on flickr where a bunch of entrants are throwing around ideas and posting photos. You can see the group here, Canon Photo5 comp, and you’ll need to be a flickr member to get active in the group.