Nicole Dominguez

Nicole Dominguez is a self-taught teenage web designer, that founded SoDevious.Net, a resource for teenage bloggers and designers like herself. Check out her portfolio or follow her on Twitter, @sodevious.

18 Handy Alternatives to Lipsum.Com for Dummy Content

Posted in Freebies4 years ago • Written by 19 Comments

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet… most designers probably have these few words embedded in their heads from seeing them over and over. This is dummy text, otherwise known as Lorem Ipsum. I’m not going to give you a history lesson, but it is helpful to know that it is in Latin — because most people just think that it’s gibberish. When you do a Google Search on ‘Lorem Ipsum’, the first hit is Lipsum.Com. Now, don’t get me wrong, Lipsum is a great resource for getting chunks of the text and learning more, but there are other websites out there that can do an even better job as well. So, here they are — alternatives to Lipsum.Com.

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7 Awesome Alternatives to WordPress as a Blogging Platform

Posted in Freebies4 years ago • Written by 43 Comments

WordPress is a very popular blogging platform that runs millions of blogs. But, what if it doesn’t meet your needs? Just because tons of people use it doesn’t mean it will be right for you. Here are 7 solutions to help you find your own advanced blogging solution. These CMS’s (Content Management Systems) will offer you a lot of options and features – but it’s important to weigh pro’s and con’s when choosing the right system. Most of these work in the same manner; you’ll have to download and upload the files to your server (some need a database to work), and then go through an install and configure the system. Later, there should be some kind of extensions you’ll be able to add – such as themes, plugins, modules, sections – and a lot more.

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25 Must Have Free Apps for your New Mac

Posted in Freebies4 years ago • Written by 19 Comments

One of the best parts of owning a Mac is the cool free apps that you get to download! Just like the iPhone, there’s an app for your every need, and they exceed expectations most of the time. I will go over free basic apps as well, for those with a new setup. A lot of the apps that will be showcased are open source, which basically means that you can view it’s source code and contribute to the project.

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How To Set Up Your Brand New Mac: Beginners Guide

Posted in Tutorials4 years ago • Written by 16 Comments

So, you’ve decided to take the plunge and purchase a new Mac? Great! Apple designs their computers with the user in mind, making Macs great for an absolute newbie, to even the most advanced experts. Personally, I have a Mac Book Pro and from unboxing to every day use, there is never a hassle. Everything is nice, clean and easy; which is why I’m here to guide you through the process.

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10 Awesome Tools to Boost Your Productivity

Posted in Tools, Web Design4 years ago • Written by 17 Comments

In today’s busy world, everyone strives to save time. It’s interesting to see how some simple tools can help you a lot in increasing your productivity. Today I’m going to show you some tools I use everyday to increase my productivity. Some are Mac apps, but some are online ones, so if you’re not part of the Mac cult, its okay!

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Ultimate Roundup of 750+ Free Photoshop Layer Styles

Posted in Freebies4 years ago • Written by 42 Comments

Hey, everyone! It seems that we have recently lost touch with the magic of Photoshop Layer Styles, until recently, that is. So, in lieu of this, we have compiled the ultimate roundup of 750+ style sets for you! Layer Styles are great resources, and can really save you heaps of time when designing something. They provide a great base of styles that are easily editable later on. It doesn’t stop there; don’t forget that they can easily create web buttons, icons, and Web 2.0 text styles.

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30 Examples Of CSS Text Shadows Out In The Wild

Posted in Coding, HTML & CSS4 years ago • Written by 24 Comments

CSS Text Shadows can create a variety of different effects on a website,like being able to create depth, dimension, contrast and so on just with the plain CSS code. Using images to show letterpress effects or text shadows are beginning to be a thing of the past in Web Design. This is new trend in Web design and if you are not using it or are not aware of it you definitely need to see those best examples and start to use these features in your own designs! In order to continue check out – 22 Advanced CSS Text Effects And Web Typography Tips.

Here is a showcase of beautiful websites using CSS to recreate what image editing programs can do.

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