Blog Posts by Dion Rodrigues

Dion Rodrigues is a web and graphic designer serving the Greater Toronto Area and online community. Dion’s talents for all things web and graphic design have enabled him to quickly establish a strong reputation for delivering impactful, successful websites for clients. He possesses the rare combination of backend development expertise and a keen artistic sense. Together, these elements have helped to make Dion one of the fastest-rising web solutions providers in the industry.

Christmas Time – Giving to Those in Need

With Christmas and the holiday season in full swing, I’ve started to read a lot about the many good causes and events happening around my area and across Canada to help support those in need. I always make some small donations around the holiday season to various food banks and charities to do my part, but I’ve …
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Why Pokemon Go Has Been Such a Huge Success

Pokemon is a topic I’ve yet to ever discuss on a blog I’ve written, but the latest game from Nintendo and Niantic – Pokemon Go – launched in the US, Australia and New Zealand this past week and has become a near-instant mobile gaming success. When playing the game, players walk around the real world …
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Create a Simple HTML / CSS3 Tool Tip

Tool tips are an easy way to add additional information or descriptive text to an image, link, or chunk of text. Here’s a simple script to help you build a straightforward HTML / CSS3 tool tip that you can adapt to your own website. First, start by setting up a link in your HTML document, …
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Responsive Web Design Basics

Responsive Web Design Basics The number of people browsing the web on their mobile devices is growing faster with every day, so to accommodate website designs to these new, smaller screened devices (and tablets too), web designers and front end developers have started having to create “responsive” websites. This post is intended to give you …
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Enable Free Downloads in WordPress E-Commerce

For anyone who uses WordPress E-Commerce from www.getshopped.org, one of the top free e-commerce solutions for WordPress installations, enabling free downloads that work well and don’t confuse your customers is tricky out of the box. WordPress E-Commerce insists on passing you though a payment processor (like PayPal, for example) even when the total for your …
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Top Photoshop Productivity Boosting Plugins/Extensions

I’ve been working a lot more with Photoshop lately, and when you work with a piece of software for awhile you always end up needing to do things faster, and more efficiently, and sometimes the issues are nearly impossible to remedy. There aren’t always issues, but definitely time consuming things that I’d rather get through …
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Free Photoshop Drop Cast Shadow Action Script

Whenever I work with people or objects in Photoshop, creating a realistic appearing drop shadow to make the objects blend with their surroundings is always tough. So, after numerous tutorials and time spent learning how to create these cast shadows on objects, I’ve created a free Photoshop rop cast shadow action script that does just …
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My First WordPress Plugin

Since I’ve been spending so much time working with this great tool called WordPress lately, I decided that I would try and take the first steps towards learning how to build useful plugins for it, since I’ve mastered the whole template design aspect of it now. The result? I’ve created my first WordPress Plugin – …
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