Living by Design: a Creative Journey

Creative Use of CSS and Media Queries

I have put together this page to show how one can use CSS and Media Queries creatively in order to convey a message or a feeling in web design. Try resizing the browser window after clicking on the example below and see how the elements on the page interact with each other.

Pretty Pixels for the Holidays

I just found these cute little icons, such as the snowman below, from free Festive Christmas Icon Pack posted by Smashing Magazine. So, here a few festive pixels crafted with love and some hazelnut coffee just to say “Merry Christmas!” to all.

Merry Christmas!

Fall Is in the Air

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” – Albert Camus

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Photography by Irina McGuire

Oven-Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

This year, I decided to take my pumpkin carving to the next level by making use of the pumpkin seeds. It was easier than I thought. All I had to do was separate the seeds from the pulp after emptying out the pumpkin. Here is the rest of it…

Preparation

Preheat the oven to 300 degrees. Wash the seeds and place them wet on a large greased cookie sheet. Bake the seeds for 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes. At this point, the seeds should be dry. Add some butter and salt to the seeds and stir. Bake the seeds for another 20 minutes or until they look golden and crispy. Be careful, they are addictive!

Apple Pays Tribute to Steve Jobs

Wow, that’s a homepage one will rarely see on Apple’s website. Talking about “less is more…”

Apple.com homepage

“My favorite things in life don’t cost any money. It’s really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time. ~ Steve Jobs

Memphis Cooper-Young Festival

I always look forward to the Memphis Cooper-Young Festival. Held in Memphis’ largest historic district and known for its famous zip code of 38104, the Cooper-Young Festival is a yearly event which brings together all that it is great about Memphis: music, art, crafts, and great food.

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Memphis Cooper-Young Festival
Colorful coasters
Memphis Cooper-Young Festival
Handmade Halloween decorations (just in time)
Amazing metal art
Arts and crafts
Handmade Creatures by local artist Joelle Medici
Street fencing
Local ballerinas
Local painter Jay Brouthers
Memphis Cooper-Young Festival
Memphis Cooper-Young Festival
cinnamon and sugar pecans

Memphis Cooper-Young Festival

Colorful coasters

Memphis Cooper-Young Festival

Handmade Halloween decorations (just in time)

Amazing metal art

Arts and crafts

Handmade Creatures by local artist Joelle Medici

Street fencing

Local ballerinas

Local painter Jay Brouthers

Memphis Cooper-Young Festival

Memphis Cooper-Young Festival

World's most tasty cinnamon and sugar pecans