Bill Nye vs. Ken Ham


My event coverage assignment was over the much hyped debate between Bill Nye and Ken Ham. The question, as revealed by the debate’s mediator Tom Foreman (CNN), was stated thus:

“Is creation a viable model of origins in our scientific society?”

The debate took place in the Creation Museum, located in Petersburg, KY. The debate sold out ticket-wise in under 18 minutes. The viewing stream was reported to be over 3 million users.

The debate was organized as a presidential debate is normally. Each presenter is given a chance to speak, and the other presenter would have a short amount of time to ask questions regarding the other’s argument.

Although there was no clearly defined winner, it provoked many questions that we all must ask as we seek to discern our view on origins.

I do not get into it in detail here, I have posted many updates on the debate via my twitter: You can also view the debate in its entirety via Answers in Genesis’ Youtube Channel .

A Story Restructure: Part Deux

Over the past couple of weeks, I have been working on my second story restructure assignment. After a couple of hours of fumbling around, I managed to find something half decent.

And then I went to my professor….

He looked at it, and with his help, helped me to create a masterpiece. Want to see it? Check it out right below.



When I first started coding in HTML and CSS, it was like trying to breathe air in a bowl of water. Now that I have sprouted gills and gained some knowledge of how everything comes together, I can help many of you who struggle with coding as well. Here is one tag in HTML and one property in CSS that might help you all as you begin your coding careers.

1. The divtagMore Halloween Clip Art Illustrations at

If I were to explain the div tag to you, I would describe it a skeleton for your content. A div tag is what sets apart specific sections in your web page that can add different content in an around your container. The cool thing about the div tag is that you can create as many as you need, setting specific heights and widths to create your web page. As you set different contents “on” your skeleton, you create a working web page.

2. {background-image:}  003-metal-and-carbon-fiber-pattern-background-texture

This property definitely confused me for a while. For so long I had been adding pictures into my div tags as background images. I would attempt to put my text on top of those divs, only to have everything push down and ruin my web page. Enter in the power of the {background-image}! With the background image property, you can set your background image and then put text on top of it. This allows to make cool buttons with an appealing look!

Now hopefully this wasn’t all mumbo-jumbo to you. Hopefully I’ve cleared up some things you might been confused with. Have some elements or properties that are still unclear to you? Put them in comments and let me help you out!

Spring Break in a Nutshell

Spring Break: Fun in the suuuu…cold.

As we know by now, Spring Break is officially over. What seemed to be a time of warm sunshine on the East coast turned out to be a bitter cold that only comes from the 9th ring of hell. Here is a simple list of the things I did over break:


  • Worked Out

Just because it was spring break doesn’t mean that I didn’t try to make my body hate me. You think fitness is terrible? Try doing it in 35 degree weather.


  • Pigged Out

Although there was a lot of working out over break, I also ate a lot of food I would not have eaten had I been at Cedarville. It was my birthday, so that chocolate cake with peanut butter icing was gone in a matter of hours.


  • Wasted My Life

Enter in the rest of my life over break. This consisted of staying up way too late, catching up on The Walking Dead, Arrow (while wishing I could use a salmon-ladder), and generally being a fatty. Oh, and I also played guitar. But hey, my Blastoise is level 65.

So there you have it. My break in nutshell. How did your break go? Was it better than mine? Comment below, yo!

Photoshop Olympics!

Photoshop Olympics

                So, it’s been awhile since I made a blog post. You know what also hasn’t happened in a while? An Olympic sport! This week, I am going to discuss what my top three Adobe Photoshop tools are, and rate them according to a corresponding Olympic medal! And hopefully you’ll get some swell ideas out of it as well!


Gold Medal: the zoom tool.

Have you ever found yourself unable to see the finite details of your project? Not anymore! With the zoom tool, easily create precise details while seeing them clearly!


  Silver Medal: the gradient tool.

Ladies and germs, I find myself to be a man of taste. When I create compelling Photoshop projects, I like adding simple spices to make my project a visually appealing masterpiece. That’s what makes the gradient tool my favorite styling tool of choice. Lacking luster? Use a gradient. Need sophistication? Slap on a gradient. Single? Reel her in with a gradient. Trust me, you won’t regret it.


Bronze Medal: the rectangle tool.

   The rectangle tool is fantastic application because it allows you to make perfect rectangles at the drag of the mouse. Here are just some of the ways you can use a rectangle:

  1.   Make rectangles.
  2.   Make bigger rectangles.
  3.   Use it as a placeholder for wireframes.
  4.   Make buttons.
  5.   Make a sweet rectangle robot.

  I hope you all have enjoyed this thrilling installment of the blog. Be sure to comment as to how you would rate your top 3 Photoshop tools!

Website Redesign

              Over the next few weeks, I’m going attempt to redesign a website. This will be a difficult feat, but the experience will be beneficial to me as I seek to become more involved in the media and in the administration of that media to others.

The website is the Rhode Island College campus bookstore. You can find the website here. As I have been deciding on how I am going to redesign the site I wanted to focus on three design elements: color/contrast, interface usability, and shapes. Here are some of the wireframes that I have drafted to attempt this project:

Wireframe #1


Wireframe #2


Here are the main points I want to address:

  1. Limit information on the page to basic information, while still maintaining the feel of a bookstore website.
  2. Change the button layout to provide a more user friendly interface.
  3. Change the contrast and coloring of the website to highlight specific areas.
  4. Get rid of clutter and graphics that should not be there and do not add relevant information.

Hopefully by addressing these areas I can make the website a better interface for its users.

Web Design found on Yahoo!’s Homepage


Web Page Design Principles and Elements

                Yahoo!’s home page is design all its own. That’s part of the reason why it’s been successful over the past few years.

Looking at this design some things stick out:

A Picture of Yahoo!'s Homepage

  1. Note the header and the space it takes up in the page. Its orientation is designed to lead you to the feature area, where the designers want you to read their articles.
  2. On the left side-bar area, we have a number of different links that are used the most. On the right side, we see headlines and trends that people might look at.
  3. The overall design form is geometric. The square/rectangle like features bring symmetry that centers you on the roving articles.
  4. The main color is white, but the contrast of the white background with the icons brings them out all the more.

All in all, this is just a snippet of Yahoo!’s home page. However, the design principles are clearly evident. The goal for these designers is for you to click on articles and to give you as much information as possible. The overall design is a success.