E-Sports Viewerships and Targeted Ads

The controversy of what is a sport has been a hot topic for over a year now. Merriam Webster defines a sport as “an activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment.” Taken...

File Organization Continued

After months of going back and forth on file organization here in the office, and adopting organizational strategies from my former blog post about File Organization and Debt, I think I have finally nailed it down. It ended up being a fairly simplistic...

Youtube Demonetized

*** Disclaimer, the videos presented here on this page contain explicit language and express views and opinions that do not represent Venture Creations. *** In recent months, Youtube has demonetized a large amount of Youtube channels, in a process that...

Art Prize Grand Rapids 2017

This past weekend I made my yearly hike through Grand Rapids to try and take in as much of Art Prize as possible. This can daunting task as it means plunging into the horde of fellow art seekers who pack themselves into every available gallery space in...

Bring Back the iPhone Headphone Jack

Scotty from Strange Parts might be my new favorite mad scientist. He recently took on the challenge of adding a headphone jack back into a newer iPhone. As most of us know, starting with the iPhone 7 Apple has decided to remove the headphone jack from the...

SmartLine’s Got Us Talking

Recently it has been announced that the web hosting company GoDaddy is launching a new service called SmartLine which will run through it’s respective app. SmartLine will allow their customers to create a company number to be used for their website. The...

Hot Ones, Making Hot Sauce Work for Social Media

Let’s be honest, this past week or two has not had much in the good news department, or even mildly interesting news. So lets talk about something that is not news, I love the show Hot Ones. It is a show that sits down celebrities from all walks of life...

File Organization and Debt

Web Designer File Organization and Debt Recently in our office a conversation has started based around the concepts of what is efficient file structure and organization. This conversation began...

The Grand Rapids Grandwich Competition

Web Designer The Grand Rapids Grandwich Competition Every year restaurants and bars in the Grand Rapids Michigan area have a competition to see who can make the best sandwich, and every year I...

SGDQ

Web Designer SGDQ This past week, one of Twitch’s largest live summer events started up; a little event called Summer Gamers Done Quick or SGDQ. This is a charity event where all money donated and...

Design Driven by Algorithms

Web Designer Design Driven by Algorithms Nutella, the delicious hazelnut coca spread company, has recently taken pretty progressive steps when it comes to the branding and packaging of their jars....

Can a Font be a Whole Brand?

Web Designer Can a Font be a Whole Brand? In the world of Graphic Design their are many types of logos, ranging from lettermark’s to mascot logos. Lettermarks and wordmarks specifically refer to...

Ways to Stress Test Typefaces

Web Designer Ways to Stress Test Typefaces In this quick, mainly graphic orientated article wired magazine has gathered up a few examples of how some designers test out the typefaces they are...

Google Docs Phishing Attack

Web Designer Google Docs Phishing Attack A new phishing attack has jumped into the spotlight this past week, and it goes by the name “Google Docs.” The way it spreads is via email - you will...

r/place the Collaborative Canvas

Web Designer r/place the Collaborative Canvas This past month Reddit unveiled their April Fools joke, r/place, the 1024 x 1024 pixel shared HTML 5 space that allowed users to place a pixel of...

Toot, Noot or Awoo

Web Designer Toot, Noot or Awoo It looks like Twitter has found itself a new rival. While it technically is not new Mastodon has been growing at a rapid pace for the last 6th months. While this...

Color Me Surprised

Web Designer Color Me Surprised Ever needed to create a design that had the same look or feeling as your favorite movie? I personally have but the trick is always getting the colors right. I...

Amazon’s Typo Crash

Web Designer Amazon's Typo Crash On March 2nd a vast majority of the internet came to a grinding halt. I for one found myself bumbling through the general procedure of trying to figure out what...

Server Bug Leaks User Data

Web Designer Server Bug Leaks User Data You know those emails politely suggesting that you should change your password? They arrive in your inbox for a reason. That reason is usually that...

Don’t panic! Your subscribers are still here!

Web Designer Don’t panic! Your subscribers are still here! In this past week an interesting bug has cropped up on youtube. Youtubers are seeing thousands of subscribers just suddenly drop off of...

Oh How Computer Viruses Have Grown Up

Web Designer Oh How Computer Viruses Have Grown Up Computer viruses have come a long way, from their humorous beginnings with viruses such as the Creeper virus which would display the words, “IM...

The Potential of Live Streaming

Web Designer The Potential of Live Streaming Live streaming services such as Twitch, Youtube Live, Facebook live, Periscope etc. have been around for a few years now but only recently have...