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Joshua Lockhart

/ Joined 28 June, 2011

Joshua Lockhart is an okay web video producer and a slightly above mediocre writer of online content. You can fawn over his work here:

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5 Typography Resources To Help With Your Designs

Internet

5 Typography Resources To Help With Your Designs

We all know that fonts are important, right? I mean, when there’s a website bashing Comic Sans exclusively, we know it’s obviously important enough for someone to care about font usage. However, what makes a good font? What goes into properly using a font? These are the questions that bother me when I’m trying to work on something that involves any element of design. Fortunately, I’ve found a few websites to consult when preparing to use fonts.

17-10-2012
5 Typography Resources To Help With Your Designs
4 Minecraft-Related Projects For You To Check Out

Internet

4 Minecraft-Related Projects For You To Check Out

The great thing about Minecraft is that it has inspired a community of gamers that focus on collaboration and creativity. However, this community goes beyond the game’s servers. The voxel building simulator has spawned a multitude of Minecraft-related art and creations that are outside of the virtual world through various other media. Below, we have four different types of Minecraft-inspired projects for you to check out.

16-10-2012
4 Minecraft-Related Projects For You To Check Out
4 Web Sources To Help Keep You Safe Outdoors

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4 Web Sources To Help Keep You Safe Outdoors

The outdoors can be a scary place (and this may be why many of you are cooped up inside reading MakeUseOf!). However, it can be pretty cool when you think about it. With gigantic mountains, beautiful oceans, and even stuff like the Aurora Borealis, you know that the world can be awesome. So why not get out there and enjoy it? Of course, I’m speaking for myself, too. I’m not exactly the bearded, axe-swinging lumberjack that I’d like to be.

10-10-2012
4 Web Sources To Help Keep You Safe Outdoors
9 Action-Packed Comic Book Subreddits You Have To Check Out

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9 Action-Packed Comic Book Subreddits You Have To Check Out

Reddit is the best place for trivia about any topic, and comic books are no different! Right on Reddit are several communities devoted to nearly all of your favorite comic book superheroes. Best of all, these communities are mostly active, and that means there are people lurking about who love talking about your favorite comic book characters just as much as you do. Below, we have nine subreddits devoted to these costumed heroes, and hopefully, you’ll find something that you like.

09-10-2012
9 Action-Packed Comic Book Subreddits You Have To Check Out
4 Videos To Inspire You In Your Gangnam Style Step

Web Culture

4 Videos To Inspire You In Your Gangnam Style Step

Ah, the cultural phenomenon known as “Gangnam Style” – a crazy song that no one on the other side of the world really understands, paired with an equally crazy music video featuring a dance that is akin to riding a horse. Who knew that this is the way K-Pop went mainstream in the (primarily) English-speaking world? I definitely didn’t, but I believe this is definitely the case.

03-10-2012
4 Videos To Inspire You In Your Gangnam Style Step
Check Out These 4 VVVVVV Web Nuggets

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Check Out These 4 VVVVVV Web Nuggets

I’m an avid fan of the game VVVVVV by Terry Cavanagh, and I’m willing to bet that many of you on MakeUseOf are fans of the game as well. It’s probably one of the most fun, challenging, and frustrating games I have ever played in my life. The game-play is simplistic but revolutionary, and the storyline is surprisingly interesting. In fact, you may find yourself actually caring about these little pixelated sprites… (Well, maybe not, but you see what I mean.)

02-10-2012
Check Out These 4 VVVVVV Web Nuggets
4 Websites That Will Help You Connect With Songwriting

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4 Websites That Will Help You Connect With Songwriting

We all know about those songwriters, right? Yeah, they are those people who stand barefoot in coffee shops, playing out-of-tune guitars and singing songs about wheat in the fields and how life is a simple butterfly. Well, actually, this is definitely not the case. As a matter of fact, this is a stereotype, my friend. We shouldn’t take kindly to that, for songwriters are actually known to come in a variety of shapes, colors, and sizes.

26-09-2012
4 Websites That Will Help You Connect With Songwriting
4 Epic Videos About Cheap Video Lighting

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4 Epic Videos About Cheap Video Lighting

Online video is the way everything is going these days, and along with that, you’ll notice that people aren’t spending as much money on everything. With that said, you would be hard-pressed to find someone who has their own professional lighting kit (most people rent, and realistically, that’s how it has always been). However, there are a few markets out there catering to those of us who are wanting cheap light kits, and that’s fantastic!

25-09-2012
4 Epic Videos About Cheap Video Lighting
3 YouTube Channels That Will Teach You Epic Ninja Training

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3 YouTube Channels That Will Teach You Epic Ninja Training

A while back, I wrote an article on a few things related to ninjas and ninja-ing, but I decided it might be a good idea to present a few sources that actually teach you how to be a ninja. After much thought, I decided that the best way to do this might be in video form. Fortunately, I went to the magnificent powers of YouTube, and I tried to find a few ninja-related channels that will help all of you MakeUseOf readers on your quest to becoming the ultimate ninja.

18-09-2012
3 YouTube Channels That Will Teach You Epic Ninja Training
3 Websites To Find DSLR Gear & DIY Tips

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3 Websites To Find DSLR Gear & DIY Tips

Did you just get a DSLR for making videos? Did you believe that once you got it you would instantly be making creative, beautiful videos that would make all your friends think you are a screen-inspired genius? Yes, you probably did. Unfortunately, that isn’t the case, for in order to make creative, beautiful videos that will make all all your friends think you are a screen-inspired genius, you have to know the camera pretty well.

12-09-2012
3 Websites To Find DSLR Gear & DIY Tips
5 Tips For Ending Your Email Sending Anxiety

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5 Tips For Ending Your Email Sending Anxiety

Internet etiquette can be a touchy subject, and although I don’t consider myself the Miss Manners of the world wide web, I try my best to be courteous with how I act online. Granted, I’m not perfect, and I typically get as much satisfaction as the next guy when someone is proved wrong in online debate. However, one of the big obstacles of Internet etiquette people sometimes struggle with online is sending email.

11-09-2012
5 Tips For Ending Your Email Sending Anxiety
iTwin Review and Giveaway

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iTwin Review and Giveaway

The iTwin is an incredibly unique device that creates a secure bridge between your home computer and any remote computers, allowing you access to specific files (or your entire hard drive) from any location. No additional software is required, the device is cross-platform, and best of all, there’s no space restriction — you can share as much as you want! We’re taking a look at the iTwin, then giving 5 of them away valued at $500!

06-09-2012
iTwin Review and Giveaway
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