Saturday, September 28, 2013

Web-ful of Beauty

As most expert web developers and practitioners put it, the design of a website is the art and beauty of it.

I can't probably argue with that. Indeed, when I visit a certain site, I most of the time settle on it when the background and theme is kind of inviting and fun. Well maybe most of you subconsciously do this too. Of course it's better to surf and search and read if you like what you are looking at.

That's why I'm here to help you out. I've got like, a handful of tips regarding good web designing which can most likely assist you as you plan your own.

First and foremost, choose good and suitable colors. Actually, the biggest percentage of a website's design is actually made up of colors. That's why you need to choose wisely with this. You can perhaps make a little research about the meaning of colors or the psychological effects of it. I'm quite sure that can help you a lot. You can either stick with some of the familiar color schemes or look for some fresh and out of the box ones.

Next, make sure that you will balance the percentage of texts or articles on your page. A better website design would only give you 50-70% space for your texts. The other parts should be dedicated to the designs, photos, logos, adverts (if any), etc. Please don't make your webpage look like an old newspaper.

Lastly, plan the photos and logos which you will upload on your site. This is definitely part of your website design so carefully lay them down. Just make sure the images you will put there are basically not copyrighted and original to avoid trouble.

Let the beauty of your site become one of its strongest points -- that's the art of web designing.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Why I Am On Team Miley

I know it's a bit late for me to react about the entire Miley Cyrus Twerking fiasco, but hey, better late than never, e? It's not because I wasn't aware that it happened; I was just busy with work (yes I do have a life outside the internet!) 

In case you've been living under a rock, kindly educate yourself with Miley's lady ways by reading this.

So yes, Miley Cyrus who became famous for playing Hannah Montana (aka the Clark Kent Of Disney Kids. I mean seriously, how can you not recognize someone who simply wears a wig as a disguise?) shocked everybody with her “scandalous” VMA performance. To be honest, I didn't find it scandalous. All I saw was a young celebrity who desperately wants attention, is that so shocking? Celebrities won't be celebrities if they don't get attention. That's as important as water and oxygen to them. Plus,  I'm pretty sure she knows what she was doing. 

After all, bad publicity is STILL publicity, which is why the internet was bombarded with Miley memes as soon as her performance was over. 

Now, I'm not a fan of Miley Cyrus, but I completely have no complaints for what she did. Parents are exclaiming that she's a bad influence to their children...but I think the more important question is, why the heck would you let your children watch the VMAs? It's not like this is the first time a pop sensation decided to go racy. Madonna had the 80's. Britney Spears had the 90's. 

And speaking of Britney Spears, it makes me angry whenever I hear people comparing Miley and Britney. Some even went ahead and placed Britney on a pedestal, claiming that she's the queen of VMA performances. 2000 Britney reigned supreme, I'll give her that. But am I the only one who still remembers the 2007 Britney? Because that's the first thing that comes to my mind whenever I think of the word “trainwreck”. Miley might have looked ridiculous, but at least it seems like she was completely aware of what she was doing. 2007 Britney, on the otherhand, was obviously White Girl Wasted. Anybody with a common sense knows that being White Girl Wasted on national television is the last thing you want to happen, unless you want Southern belles to exclaim, “bless her heart”, which is the polite way of saying, “gurrrl you so nasty.”