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Building and Testing Prototypes

Building and testing a prototype on the cheap. Some of us might have an idea or product that may want to design and further develop. Well, before you go and start spending your precious time coding the thing out, it may very well in your interest to get market validation and design a simple functional wireframe/product design. Some well-known tools that can be used are Sketch, Photoshop, and Adobe XD. Another prototyping tool similar to Adobe XD is InVision. The tools I mainly use for prototyping are InkScape and InVision. InkScape is a FOSS Vector graphics tools and it is...

Mechasparrow Website Redesign

Hello all. I just finished redesigning my website and thought that I should talk about it a bit. Why did I redesign it? The main reason for redesigning the website was that it hasn’t been updated for over a year. The secondary reason is that I thought that the old website was hard to navigate and clunky. I also thought that redesigning my website and its contents would be a great project to kick off my summer break this year. What was done? My website currently runs on top of Jekyll. It is a tool for streamlining the blog/portfolio creation...

Tatami Galaxy: A College Coming of Age Anime

SPOILER WARNING: This post contains potential spoilers about the show, if you have not watched Tatami Galaxy, I’d recommend watching the show first before reading this review. You can watch it over at Funimation. I just finished watching Tatami Galaxy. A story about a college student and trying to live it out “rose-colored” college life. Each episode shows an alternate version of his college life that differs by the clubs he joins. The show has found a place in my list of favorite anime to watch. There are several reasons as to why this is the case. Art Style The...

Planeta Devlog #1

Hello everyone. This is the first devlog of Planeta. Because of the wonderful feedback, I have gotten from everyone who has played my Planeta Demo, I have decided to develop Planeta into my first fully fledged video game. So without further ado, let’s get into the development updates Artwork So far in the month of March. I have created three new sets of sprites. I created a basic sprite sheet for the following… Spikes Explosions Asteroids Out of each of these new sprites, I would say that I enjoyed drawing up the explosion. Here it is in action. I will...

Rock Climbing Field Trip

So I am currently on Spring Break for school right now. It has been nice thus far. It has just been a lot of experimentation and regime building more or less. What really kicked off spring break for me was the Friday beforehand. I had a Rock Climbing trip and I thought that I should write a little bit about it. So let’s see. We took a bus there. It was a fairly bumpy ride, but it was not all that bad. When we got there the rock climbing elements were all outside. That by itself was not a big...