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Linguine With Clams and Wine

Clams with Linguine
I love seafood, and there are a lot of great seafood recipes on the internet for you to choose from. That being said, I would like to share one of my favorite recipes with you. It is a great clam dish with chorizo in a white wine sauce that will certainly excite your taste buds. First you will need to gather a few ingredients together.

Hears the list:

1 pound linguine or spaghetti
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 ounces chorizo, diced
1/2 cup finely chopped yellow onions
3 tablespoons thinly sliced garlic
2 teaspoons chopped fresh oregano
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
2 pound Little Neck clams, scrubbed and purged in water
3/4 cup dry white wine
1/2 cup clam juice
1/2 cup heavy cream
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsley leaves
1/2 cup finely grated Parmesan

Click here to see how its done!

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Broken Heart Tutorial

Here is a great tutorial that I thought I would share. It comes from a brilliant Photoshop artist. The following picture is what you will be making.

All of the stock images, brushes and information that you will need are all included in this tutorial. I have made them available from their original location so you will have no trouble completing this great work of art yourself. If you do not have Photoshop, don’t worry, you can download a free trial copy here, or you can buy it from this Photoshop link. If you do decide to buy Photoshop later, I would ask that you would consider coming back to our link and buying it here. It will not cost you any more, but it will help me continue to bring you great posts on this site. If you are ready, let’s get started! [click to continue…]

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Great Sites To Visit

IMG_1201-1There are a lot of great sites that you can visit if you are wanting to learn how to improve your skills in Photoshop. One of my favorites is Tutcity. Tutcity has a lot of tutorials available on a variety of subjects. You can learn how to manipulate photos, create surreal art, build websites, develop flash files and the list goes on and on. They have a lot of great links to a host of other great sites too. This site will keep you learning for a lifetime. [click to continue…]

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Build Your First HTML File

Have you ever had one of those days where you have really worked hard, but it seems that you have nothing to show for it. Well, today is that day for me. I have been working on this website to make it a great place for you to stop by and it seems that I cannot get it up and going fast enough. None the less, I thought I would share a little bit of advice with you in case you decide to build a site of your own. First, know your page measurements. When working with HTML and CSS most people work in pixels. Pixels are tiny dots of light that are the basis for every image or piece of content on the web. You can think of a webpage as a whole bunch of tiny boxes that fit inside one another. For example, you may have a body, container, sidebar, header, footer, and the list goes on. These boxes are created using HTML tags Each of these boxes can be sized up using pixels.

The important thing to remember here is that like a box you can’t put a larger box within a smaller box and expect it to fit, something will break. For example, if you have a box called container and you put two boxes inside of it – let’s call them content and sidebar – they cannot both equal more than the pixel length of the container where they reside. If your container is 800px or 800 pixels wide (px is how you specify pixel in HTML), then your content could be 550px wide and your sidebar could be 250px wide both equaling the 800px that the container allows. You can experiment with this using notepad which came with windows. Just go to the Start-up menu > all programs > accessories > and find notepad. This is a free and cheap way to experiment with HTML without having to buy an HTML editor. However, if you are looking for a great editor that takes some of the guesswork out of things a good editor like Adobe Dreamweaver CS6 will get you on the fast track to success. [click to continue…]

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My Blogging Adventure is Off and Running

Finally, I have got to a point where this site is accually starting to come together and look like a website. I have a long way to go, but it is a good feeling to know that I am getting the hang of my new theme. I have been writing HTML and CSS on and off since 2009. I am no expert, but I have been able to put together a few sites over the years, none of which have been super successful in the SEO department, but I am learning slowly. SEO is Search Engine Optimized, for those who may have never seen the term. When I first started out, I searched the internet for websites that offered free HTML and CSS tips. W3 Schools is one such site, and really has a lot of valuable information on a wide variety program languages. The best part is the learning is free. If you have ever wanted to learn how to build your own site from code thats the place to start.

Even though I started online, by far the best thing I ever did was purchase Head First HTML and CSS. This has proven to be the best book I own on the subject. I was able to really create valid sites using this book, and the concepts I learned from it are still fresh in my mind today, well most of it anyway. When I need a refresher I just go back to the book to brush up. Continue Reading

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