Categories
Websites

Website update – Part 1

I have decided to upgrade my website for my Week of Hustle!

In addition the new domain name is now deyson.com instead of deysonortiz.com.
On top of that I have decided to move to a new web hosting company.

The old web hosting company I have used for the past 3 years was 
site5.com. They did great work,  professional and they were very solid. But, I have found another hosting company called WPengine.com that provides more specialized WordPress support and has some amazing features that makes my web work and life easier.

I found out about WPengine.com through word of mouth and I heard nothing but great things. They also only host WordPress sites, so if there is a WordPress related question they are very quick to help.

I have also used WPengine.com for close to half a year with my store’s website http://motion-master-templates.com and a client’s website http://theitravelchannel.tv and have been very happy with them.

A feature I love  is the staging area. This genius idea creates a staging site or a what I call a test site with a simple click of a button.  So once the live site is ready just click on “Copy Live to Staging” button and this will create an exact clone of the live site with a staging sub domain. Use the test site  to test themes, styles, plugins and features to our heart’s content without the fear of doing any harm to our live site. Once happy with the results and everything works just click on the  “Copy Staging to Live” button.  

There is also their daily backup option which is nice to have because we can make backup points when we want and we can restore our backup points as well with a click of two buttons.  This feature has been very valuable to me as I admit that I am human and I do make mistakes.  In the past I had to ask a restore and that could be a slow down.

Wpengine.com cost is higher than Site5.com but it has been worth every penny as they have many other premium features included.  I also found a coupon code for a huge discount. “Google: WPENGINE.com coupon code

One note though is that all WPEngine does is WordPress hosting.  So we are responsible for email service and the one I recommend is www.hover.com.  They do email service and domain registration.  Very simple to sign up and I like how they do not try to up sell all the time like other companies.  One big benefit from having your site hosting and email service separate is that if the site is down we can still get our email and vice versa, although this has been very rare it is nice to know.

The theme for this website has changed to the Basis Theme from Theme Foundry. This company also made the Twenty Twelve theme which was the default theme for WordPress during the year 2012 and I have used it since. Theme Foundry’s themes are very clean, minimalist and load fast. I have worked with the company in the past and I know their support is top-notch and their code is clean and easy to use.

The new work portfolio for this site  will automatically use the larger images for the two most recent portfolio items and older items will use the smaller images. However I may change this so all the images are large.  This is something I am working on with the use of Justin Tadlock’s plugin Custom Content Portfolio.  It is still under construction so please do not mind the dust.

I  began a blog post to keep my progress and hopefully I can help shave a few hours of work off your day. I will keep you updated and please let me know your thoughts. Thank you for your time and have an amazing day! 🙂

 

 

 

Categories
Art Cool Free Stuff Tools Websites

What is design? Why is it important? – Hack Design

Hello and good day! I hope everyone is having a lovely day!

Today I want to share this design educational site that  goes into great detail about their philosophy in design along with real world examples and documentation backing up their philosophy.

I am a big fan of minimalist design and this site to me was perfect, plus it is FREE, which is a great plus for me.  I just completed the first lesson and I simply had to share it because that one lesson was so packed with information!

Please let me know what you think of this website and have an incredible day!

What is design? Why is it important? – Hack Design.

Categories
Free Stuff Websites

Amazing video gallery software – MediaCore.tv

Mediacore.tv

I discovered and an online company that creates a beautiful media library.  They have two versions, the cloud hosted paid solution and their free open-source download version.

Categories
Free Stuff Tools Websites

Vimeo Video School

Learn how to make videos FREE! 🙂

 

Vimeo Video School

Vimeo Video School.

Categories
Cool Websites

mFlare, Professional Lens Flare Effects for Motion 5 and FCPX – motionVFX

Here is a small sample of what third party developers are creating for FCPX and Motion 5: http://www.motionvfx.com/mplugs-1.html

While visiting the site linked above, check out the sample videos and see how a little touch of flares can make the product really pop. I really liked the wedding video it is simply beautiful!

The cool part is that Apple opened Motion to allow anyone to create effects, transitions and generators for FCPX. By doing this it allows the producer to offer more to the client. More happy clients = more returning clients.

This is just the beginning of the possibilities that are in store with FCPX and Motion 5.

Let me know what you think.  Have a wonderful day!

Categories
Cool Final Cut Pro Studio Websites

Takeoff – Simple Video Collaboration

Takeoff – Simple Video Collaboration

I have been using Takeoffvideo.com for a couple of months now and I have nothing but rave reviews for this service.  It has made it extremely easy for me to communicate with my clients on their projects.

All I do now is export a self contained movie from Final Cut and then upload it to Takeoffvideo.com and they do all the rest.  Takeoff also allows my clients, staff and myself to upload assets, add frame accurate comments to the videos, allow the download of master movie and add multiple videos for different versions of our projects.

Takeoff makes it easy to collaborate during Video Production.

Also by reading their blog, they are in the works of adding Blu Ray and DVD creation and delivery, NLE integration along with other great updates.

They also have great support from my experience.

Let me know what you think.

 

Categories
Apple Motion Tutorials Final Cut Pro Studio Final Cut Tutorials Inspirational Websites

Another very cool Final Cut Website: fcp.co

 

 

fcp.co

This is a very informative site for the world of Final Cut Pro.

Categories
Art Cool Events Featured Final Cut Pro Studio Free Motion Master Templates Free Stuff Video Work Videos Websites

Motion Master Templates – Website Now Open

Free Motion Master Templates


New Website!
Categories
Art Cool Photography Websites

Photo Editor, Online Photo Editor, Photoshop Express | Photoshop.com

Photoshop Online

Photo Editor, Online Photo Editor, Photoshop Express | Photoshop.com.

Categories
Cool Websites

Font Generator – Make Your Own Handwriting Font With Your Fonts

Thanks to Mark Spencer I found this neat site, where you could make fonts from your own handwriting:

Font Generator – Make Your Own Handwriting Font With Your Fonts.

Categories
Cool Inspirational Studios Tutorials Videos Websites

UFOs & Tinfoil Space Suits – Film Riot

Categories
Jobs Websites

Video Game Jobs, Animation Jobs, VFX Jobs, TV & Film Jobs, Software Jobs » CreativeHeads.net

Video Game Jobs, Animation Jobs, VFX Jobs, TV & Film Jobs, Software Jobs » CreativeHeads.net.

Categories
Art Cool Inspirational Websites

EditorsDecisionList.

EditorsDecisionList..

Categories
Cool Inspirational Websites

Shadowness – Share art, designs and inspirations

 

 

 

Shadowness – Share art, designs and inspirations.