Built on a bed of indie film instrumentation and close mic’d coziness, Lullatone’s new album Soundracks for Everyday Adventures is their most expressive and expansive work to date. Hints of chamber pop, instrumental twee and modern classical weave seamlessly between the 15 pieces on the album.

I stumbled upon this album early this morning as I was looking for new music to download for my iTunes. I consider it a really great find.

“For this album we tried to make songs that could soundtrack all of the little things in your life feel like they are special parts of a film.Maybe not too dramatic parts, or intense parts, but just everyday magic kind of stuff.”

I can’t work properly without any sort of music in the background. I would usually just blast Paramore songs, songs from Billboard’s Hot 100, or Chico and Delamar podcasts. This album brings a whole new level to the sort of music I listen to while working. This should put me at ease and get my creative juices flowing.

“Nice music for creative people to get creative to.”

Props for the genius track titles too!

If you would like to stream (and purchase) this album, go here.

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I was on a roll, and then Nikolo called. :| I was aiming for 10M. (Taken with instagram)

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So sorry about the sudden absence from the blogverse. I’ve been swamped with school work and I’m trying to spend as much time as possible with Nikolo since summer’s around the corner and I won’t be seeing him that much by then. *insert sad face*

Not to worry, I have two more glitter packs to release and I think I will finally get the time to work on that PSD to HTML tutorial. I finished coding the layout a few weeks back, but never really got around to starting with the tutorial. I’ll continue making resources for everyone, I just need a little more time to brainstorm and a break from school stuff.

I was invited to be a speaker for a seminar at DLSU this Wednesday and I have no idea how I’m going to pull this off. I’m not yet done reviewing all my notes, I still feel like I lack the knowledge to pull off my speaker duties. But nevertheless, I shall do what I can and give it my best, this opportunity doesn’t come very often.

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"You crazy girl. That’s dangerous!"
— Nikolo. After I showed him my glow-in-the-dark nails.

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Nikolo, you have absolutely no idea how hard it was to compose myself for this shot. Squealing like a little girl on the inside and itching to let it out, but I can’t afford to have a bad picture so standing still really wasn’t much of an option.

Thank you for this night. How I wish the sidewalk was made of grass so I could have lied down and looked at the stars with you. We’ll get to do that one day without us having to break our necks.

P.S. I had to edit my hair in this picture because you said “your hair’s okay.” It was all over the place, thank you very much.

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I realized my previous layout looked a bit too professional and I was getting frustrated by being limited to just 500 pixels wide images. So I worked on a new one for around two days, and I’m really happy with what I have now. I’ll work on improving it for the next few days, but I’m SURE that I won’t be replacing it soon. Hopefully!

Thoughts?

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Glitter Layer Styles Set 1 [Download]

I’m back with another freebie, this time it comes in the form of layer styles. Just Google how to install and use them, I’m sure it’s somewhere there in the internet. Use this to a minimum though, you don’t want your designs to become tacky, do you?

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Anonymous: Hello, there is this big gap just above the header area of your holiday theme. Is there a way to get it off? Thanks! :>

Edit HTML > Ctrl + F > “margin-top: 150px;” > Change 150 to 0 or any value you like :-)

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Anonymous: is it important for web designers to know the web trends?

In a way, I think it is. You shouldn’t really follow trends all the time. But you should try to stay away from trends that have long died. Say.. grunge. It used to be a really big hit in the internet, but people are now leaning into minimalist and subtly textured designs. Some people still use it, but not as much.

Flash websites were also a big trend before. It’s not mobile-device-friendly though, so people are resorting to HTML5 and CSS3 with the help of jQuery to do the same effects that Flash can do.

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On the 18th (US Timezone), I’m joining the largest online protest in history.

Ever since the bill was considered, I have been in great disapproval of it. I even wrote a mock documentary script focusing on the effects of SOPA to everyday lives as one of my school requirements. I followed closely how the bill was going through the US Government. 20th of December last year, the House Judiciary Committee cancelled the hearing for SOPA. They’re putting it up for vote again this week.

I may not live in the US, but I work for the Internet. Everything in my job requires the Internet. Well, maybe not everything. But I need it and if anything “seems suspicious to the government” or “submitted by a user and violates the SOPA” gets blocked, then what will be left?

Join me. Whether or not you live in the USA.

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