Writing Tips and So Much MoreBeing a writer (or trying to be), I looked up a whole bunch of deviantART guides on writing and other related articles.Writing Tips and So Much More8 months ago in Writing More Like This
So if you are in the same boat I am (one that is quickly sinking into shark infested waters). I have some tips for you, or rather, I have a list of other people's articles you should read. (With a little commentary from me. ) These aren't in any particular order, so don't assume the first article will be much more helpful than the sixth or seventh. I like the guides that talk to the reader and make it personal. Like "I know from personal experience that writer's block can be a challenge. God, don't we all know. But I have some great tips." So go ahead and check out all of these great resources.
1) So You Want To B
Hot Spot ThotsHot Spot Thots4 years ago in Photography More Like This
A hot spot is a noticeable color aberration, usually circular, that appears in varying amounts in digital infrared photographs. Some lens and camera combinations seem to be hot spot free, but most lenses show some degree of this problem.
Photographic lenses are not designed with IR in mind. IR focuses differently than visible light. It reflects and diffracts differently than visible light. The lens elements and the inside of the barrel of any given lens may be prone to uncontrolled reflection and diffusion of IR. There may even be reflection from surfaces inside the camera body. Also, different cut-off frequencies of IR filters can reveal differing degrees of hot spotting.
In its most obvious form, the hot spot is an area in the center of the photo that is a contrasting color to the rest of the image, fairly saturated and rendering the elements in that area flat and softer focus. In many cases the hot spot is less obvious and can be managed during post processing.
The most subtle hot s
CSS Tricks: Before and After!No, this is not about a tv show in which I take a CSS and make it prettierCSS Tricks: Before and After!1 year ago in HTML & CSS & Scripting More Like This
It is about the pseudo-elements ::before and ::after.
They are similiar for example to the :hover element, meaning that it is not necessary (or possible) to add them to the HTML, but can be controlled purely by writing CSS. They are always there, but whether they are visible depends on whether you code them or not.
::before and ::after are almost self-explanatory pseudo-elements. They define what happens either before or after a regular HTML element. They can be applied to any element.
Let's get right going!
So in the first simple example we are going to add guillemets, also known as French quotation marks, to direct speech in our text. The usefulness of this may stand to debate, you could easily just type it out, but it is a nice and easy way to get started with explaining ::before and ::after.
We will take advantage of the i HTML class fo
How to Accept A CritiqueFirst, there's a common misconception that I want to address before I even begin. I've heard way too many people try to claim that they don't write for an audience or that they only write for themselves. In my mind, this usually translates to something like, "You or someone else gave me a critique I don't agree with, so I'm trying to justify why I'm going to ignore it." You're going to have a hard time convincing me that you don't care about anyone else's opinion of your work if you PUBLICALLY SUBMIT IT ONLINE.How to Accept A Critique7 years ago in Writing More Like This
I don't know if you've noticed, but dA (and any other site like it) is essentially structured to be used for peer review. That's the main point of the ability to leave comments in the first place. If you're really only writing for yourself, you would keep your stories in a shoe-box hidden under your bed. And, no, the "I was posting it so my very bestest friend Mary Sue could read it" excuse doesn't fly either.