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Know, like and trust, how to get more clients

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Know, like and trust, how to get more clients

Read this text by the Futur:

https://www.thefutur.com/10-things-you-should-do-now-to-get-more-clients/

If I look back at my clients. Most of them I would be able to track back to single events or persons. I can draw a node tree, that would be intricate, but with more or less no broken link.

It's all about contacts and who you know. But these contacts need to like you, and you need to be trusted to get the work.

In the 10 things sum up, there's a lot of great tips. Not just for designers, but for anyone that want an interesting work life.

So keep on gaining knowledge from different sources, and remember there's no quick fix.

And If there's anything on the list I can help with don't hesitate to contact me! :)

Photo by Andy Beales on Unsplash

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Why you should stop using Chrome!

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Why you should stop using Chrome!

 

Over a couple of weeks I have tried to fix an image problem. All the images I uploaded to a site looked really blurry on Chrome. Of course this post can be out of date any day, but February 2018 this is relevant :)

Chromes doesn't handle image scaling very well. These days with responsive design, we design sites with percentages, will sites and images be shown in many different sizes. It's crucial that everything looks good on any platform.

 
 

Firefox 58 and Internet Explorer 11 (haven't tried on Edge or Opera), look like expected, small size thumbnail images is crispy clear.

But Chromes result looks out of focus and horrible. Yes, this can be seen as nitpicking, but as shown in the picture above you can see the difference clearly.

And weirdly enough theres is an easy fix, and why this isn't standard on Chrome beats me.

To gain a better result, add this code to you CSS:

image-rendering: -webkit-optimize-contrast
 
 

Since most sites don't have this image-rendering CSS added to their site, you are guaranteed that the web looks worse on Chrome. Use Firefox! :) Images in Firefox are even sharper than the image-rendering enhancement.

 

Here I flip between Firefox, IE 11, Chrome and Firefox

 

Here I flip between Chrome and Firefox

PS: I have nothing to do with firefox, I only want you to have the best web-experience possible :)

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Harddrive failures. How I fixed it for free and why the crash it were all my fault

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Harddrive failures. How I fixed it for free and why the crash it were all my fault

 

Yes. Long header.

I had a harddrive failure and it were all my fault. I needed som files on a drive that were Mac formated and try to get the files, fast and easy. I thought. I know that Mac partitions aren't easy to open on windows, but everything is possible.

Damn, I followed a stupid tip online that I should just create a new partition in a Windows format. !!!! Don't do that !!!! That didn't work at all. And if I tried the drive on a Mac, everything was protected. I couldn't reach any files. I tried to remove that partition but that only made it worse.

Then I found a program online that were supposed to be able to scan my drive on a windows. Most of them are useless and suddenly I got a failure message in one of them and the whole drive were wiped.

So here's the fix. And it's not solid, but it works. I found online a program called Photorec. It comes with a program called Testdisk. It runs in the terminal on OSX/MacOS, Linux and Windows. It scans all your files and add the files and recover in the correct order where it finds the files in the directory. Some other program tries to collect similar files, like all you JPGs for instance. But that just mess everything up, and take for ever to browse through.

Steer away from Disk Drill, DMDE and I guess more. I've successfully used GetDataBack, but I didn't remember it before I had started with Photorec.

It takes a while for the program to find all the files and it takes for ever to clean up. But the good thing is that I have all my files, and most of them aren't corrupted. Sadly some of them.

OBS! You need a second drive to retrieve your files. Your files are never lost on a drive, but can be overwritten if you use the same harddrive.

See this video if you are unsure how to navigate the terminal.

 

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Certified Graphic Designer for Filmmaking

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Certified Graphic Designer for Filmmaking

 

I just attended a course in Graphic Design for Film with Annie Atkins. She's a specialist in graphics for filmmaking, which means creating artwork for movie posters, often period films. It can be escape maps and telegrams for Wes Anderson or fake passports for Steven Spielberg.

It course were really fun, and I took some pictures at the event.

It were Grafill Bergen that had the event, and it's an industry organization for anyone working or training in design and illustration in Norway.

Now I'm certified Graphic Designer for Filmmaking, and that's cool :)

 

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