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Installing VDD on Windows 10

Vagrant Drupal Development (VDD) is fully configured and ready to use development environment built with VirtualBox, Vagrant, Linux and Chef Solo provisioner. VDD is virtualized environment, so your base system will not be changed and remain clean after installation. You can create as many environments as you wish without any consequences.

Red Giant's Particular

Red Giants's Trapcode Particular is the industry standard for particle system creation in Adobe After Effects. It’s realistic shading allows spotlights to illuminate particles and logos as they move through 3D space. You can give particles depth with Trapcode Particular’s full 3D rotation and use it’s expanded physics controls to generate more support for air resistance and turbulence.



The popup suite allows builders to popup tooltip-like text, nodes, blocks, menus, forms, views and php-generated content.

It includes the following modules:


@font-face is a css rule which allows you to download a particular font from your server to render a webpage if the user hasn't got that font installed. This means that web designers will no longer have to adhere to a particular set of "web safe" fonts that the user has pre-installed on their computer.

Personal QR Code?

With the increase of mobile devices (iphone/droid etc...) one nice way of providing certain information is the use of the QR ("quick response") square barcode. You see them on business cards, real estate signs, magazines, products, etc... and the list goes on. This little barcode makes getting URL's, location coordinates, any text, or contact information onto your mobile device instantly.

Photography for the Web

With the increase of client personalization, eventually you will be required to take custom photos of their business to provide a unique connection between the customer and the client. Often times the client will be very specific in what photos are required due to either certain restrictions or subjective wants.

Integrating Adaptive Design in Drupal

Fixed width designs were designed for the browser, which supports rigid or fixed page design. With the explosion of various mobile devices (i.e. ipad, iphone, android, multitude of new tablets.) the standard fixed width website has been rapidly outdated. Addressing this issue, has been the focus of  Responsive Design and Adaptive Design (a hybrid approach) which has come increasing into play within the past few years.

Snap Art By Alien Skin Software

Every once in a while you will have the need and desire to convert a digital photograph into a painting or sketching using Photoshop. If you have tried to conventional methods and filters within Photoshop, you find that it is very time consuming and frustrating. It becomes quite a messy task to say the least, and I for one have a full plate everyday and am looking to simply my life, not make it more complex.

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