Jake Atencio

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A Quick Guide to Securing Your WordPress Website

WordPress is one of the most popular platforms on the web, powering billions of websites around the world. That means it’s not only a top choice for …

20 Best WordPress Plugins For Every Website Owner

WordPress gives you all the tools that you need to create powerful websites with stunning designs and features. However, if you wish to add more …

An Introduction to Boudoir Photography

<i>Portrait photography can be extremely challenging, even when everyone involved is fully clothed, but bringing things into the boudoir can be an</i> …

Photography

3 simple ways to backlight your model and make your portraits pop

When creating studio portraits, it’s good to make the subject stand out from the background. Most photographers know this, but many still make the …

Photography

This Spreadsheet Calculates When You'll Pay Off Debt With the Snowball Method

The snowball method is the best way to pay down your debt. If you’re skeptical and want to see how it will work, this spreadsheet will calculate …

This Reference Chart Covers the Basics of Soldering At a Glance

Soldering electronics is a delicate art. If you’re just getting started learning how to solder, this handy reference chart can help you spot some …

Making perfect skies with luminosity masks and Blend If sliders

Masking different layers based on brightness is an often tricky but vital Photoshop skill to have. There’s a bunch of different ways of doing it from …

Online tool takes the guesswork out of CSS media queries

If you're struggling with your website layout or just lacking in web design inspiration, here's a simple online tool that will make your day-to-day …

25 Design Freebies Websites Every Designer Should Know

One of the most clever shortcuts I’ve found as a creative entrepreneur is to use freebies. Whether you’re prototyping a new website or designing a package for your product, you can find high-quality resources to help you speed up the process and get things done in a professional manner.<p>There are …

Graphic Design

9 WordPress Plugins Your Small Business Needs In 2016

If your small business uses WordPress (as more than 60% of websites do!), you probably already have a shortlist of go-to plugins that are essential. …

Web Design

13 Common WordPress Mistakes to Avoid

Shares 229<p>You may be eager to launch your new blog as soon as possible using WordPress.<p>Before you hit “Enter” for the final time, double-check every …

Installing WordPress Is The First Step. Here's Everything Else You Should Do

There's no piece of software, be it an application on your computer or a content management system on a server, that you'll be happy with out of the …

The Essential WordPress Website Launch Checklist

Ah, there’s nothing quite like the day you launch a new website. All the weeks and months you’ve spent planning, coordinating, organizing, designing …

Search Engine Optimization Is Going To Boost Your Site's Traffic

SHARE<p>Google is definitely king when it comes to search engines. If your site isn’t optimized for Google searches (or Yahoo! This will help to …

These Are the Top-Rated Sex Toys on Amazon

When you're in the market for a fun new sex toy, narrowing down your options from all the possibilities can be daunting. Fortunately, you've got one very accessible resource to tell you what works and what doesn't: customer ratings. And Amazon has some of the most real-talk reviewers out there.<p>So …

Photographer Reveals How Much Online Images Are Photoshopped (13+ pics)

Taking a good picture isn't easy. Taking an awesome picture is even harder. And taking an impossible picture is, well, impossible. Unless you use …

Stunning Digital Female Portraits By Irakli Nadar

Most people agree that portraits are the most difficult subjects to paint. It’s not easy—especially for a beginner—to look at another person and draw …

5 Best WordPress Security Plugins and Solutions

WordPress is a popular CMS because it is easy to use. That is why a lot of beginners are turning to it for building dynamic websites. The challenges …

Amazingly Useful HTML, CSS and JavaScript Tools and Libraries

by Bradley Nice, Content Manager at ClickHelp.co<p>Front-end development is tricky: it’s not difficult to learn, but it’s quite difficult to master. …

How to draw a horse

How to draw a horse: more tutorials<p>Want to know how to draw a horse easily? You're in the right place. Learning how to draw animals can be tricky, …

Guitar Essentials: Here's Why Scales Don't Really Matter That Much

0<p>SHARES<p><b>PHOTO: Cindy Moorhead</b><p>Scales are cool, but only if you know the techniques to get the most out of them.<p>For example. Stevie Ray Vaughan, B.B. …

Future Rock: 9 Essential Rock-Guitar Cliches

<b>Chops:</b> Beginner <b><br>Theory:</b> Beginner <b><br>Lesson Overview:</b><br>• Learn how to use “repeater” licks to create mass hysteria.<br>• Understand the intricacies of the …

Ultra-detailed Apollo 11 command module scan can be 3D printed or explored with VR

This month marks the 47th anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 moon landing. To celebrate, the Smithsonian has published a high-res 3D scan of the …

Space Exploration

Whimsical Layered Paper Cut Animal Illustrations by Vaclav Bicha

Originally hailing from Prague, Portugal based freelance illustrator Vaclav Bicha has created this series of adorable and whimsical paper cut …

How To Create Complex Mandala Patterns in Illustrator

There’s a couple of methods for creating complex circular patterns in Adobe Illustrator. One technique uses pattern brushes, but it involves …

archatlas: The Surrealist Art of Rafal Olbinski In the words of Richard Wilde, Chairman, Graphic Design and Advertising, School of Visual Arts, New York: May it be fine art, poster or illustration, through contradiction, absurdity and the banal, truth resides. This is where Rafal Olbinski’s contributions are realized. He explores the hidden properties of his subject matter which results in poetic compositions that encompass a great stillness. It is this very experience which nourishes. It is no accident that the power of his imagery touches most everyone. By not being restricted exclusively to gallery exhibitions, Rafal’s work has impacted throughout the world. His posters and paintings are a testament to raising the consciousness of a world starved for new impressions. Images via and text via (via archatlas)

Creating the Perfect Gelled Background

Getting clean, saturated and even colour from edge to edge on your gelled background with a subtle vignette needn’t be a mystery. Simply remember …

25 Useful Tools and Resources for Web Designers and Digital Agencies

Whether you are a professional web designer, or in charge of a web or digital design agency, you are always looking for ways to improve; both in …

How to Draw Trees

Trees seem like one of the few things that are easy to draw. However, if you know nothing about drawing, you may either go too simple...<p>... or too …