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Plastic waste is terrorizing our oceans

  • Michael Klooster

  • May 28, 2019

Recently we worked on a project focused on plastic waste and its effects on our ocean and how our client was doing their part in combating this. In order to make this project a success allot of research needed to be done to really understand the problem at hand. Before this I had a rough […]

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Fallout the apocalypse made fun

  • Michael Klooster

  • May 22, 2019

The moment I decided to start writing about my favorite games anybody who knew me personally could see this article coming a mile away. Yes, today I’ve chosen to discuss my favorite post-apocalyptic RPG, Fallout. Originally developed by Interplay entertainment and later taken over by Bethesda. The games take place in futuristic 1950, s inspired […]

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Lights Camera Animate

  • Michael Klooster

  • April 9, 2019

The great thing about websites is the level of interactivity they can offer users. As web designers we have several tools at our disposal to enhance a websites interactivity. One of these tools web designers can use is animation. However, a mistake most people make is using to many animations on their website. They think […]

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A not so Final Fantasy

  • Michael Klooster

  • March 25, 2019

After writing the article about video game loot boxes I started thinking that it might be good to step away from the topic of design and all things web once and a while. Can’t have too much of a good thing, right? That’s why I came up with the idea to start writing more about […]

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Sliders the good the bad & the ugly

  • Michael Klooster

  • March 21, 2019

This week a friend of mine send me a website she was working on asking me for some feedback. I went through the site as I usually do with this kind of request, however one thing stood out and that’s that the site was using a slider in its header. Personally, I don’t like sliders […]

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Loot boxes a system designed to exploit

  • Michael Klooster

  • March 11, 2019

Usually on this blog I try to post articles related only to design and usability or anything web related. This time I figured I would go for something a little different and choose a topic that’s a little bit more personal, gaming. Particular ide like to talk about loot boxes. If you’ve played any multiplayer […]

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Consistency is key

  • Michael Klooster

  • March 7, 2019

Imagine if you opened a book and found that the table of content was in the middle, the ending was at the beginning and the epilogue on the back of the cover. You would feel lost and would quickly put that book away, it’s the same story with websites. If your site feels inconsistent it […]

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Design vs usability

  • Michael Klooster

  • December 6, 2018

In this day in age where even dogs have a massive online presence with millions of followers it’s hard not to want a site with a crazy unique design that stands out amongst the rest. However looks can only take you so far.In this article I will be talking about the importance of finding that […]

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Typography’s impact on web design

  • Michael Klooster

  • May 11, 2018

In a previous article I talked about the importance of images on websites and how using high quality images could improve a websites design. But images aren’t the only thing that can help a sites look and feel, and that’s typography. Yep in simple terms adjustments to texts even the most simple can instantly transform […]

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From illusion to reality

  • Michael Klooster

  • April 23, 2018

When I first came up with this idea to add a blog page to this website one post idea I always wanted to write about is the story behind the Illusion Media logo. Allot of people think that it’s just a cute raccoon logo while some are curious about the meaning behind the leaf on […]

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