Tom Kenny

Tom Kenny

Web Design Writer @ inspectelement.com Joined over 4 years ago via an invitation from Cesar F.

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  • Posted to What do you do to overcome creative block?, in reply to Adrian Howard , Jan 19, 2015

    I like this approach. Start with trying something small, and if that doesn't work, proceed to the next biggest thing on the list. I imagine over time, you probably will know when you're struggling so much you can skip to step 3 immediately and go out for a walk as you get more in tune with different levels of creative block.

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  • Posted to What do you do to overcome creative block?, in reply to Julian Lloyd , Jan 19, 2015

    Certainly gives you a different perspective on a problem!

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  • Posted to What do you do to overcome creative block?, in reply to Dav ▩ , Jan 19, 2015

    What may seem/be useless for one, may be that very one magic unblocking thing for the other.

    Very good point. Probably why I thought most advice was useless because I hadn't really tested what works best for me, although some advice I've read is clearly useless nonsense such as "Remember how lucky you are to be a creative person and quit your moaning". How is that supposed to help?!

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  • Posted to What do you do to overcome creative block?, in reply to Gaurav Baheti , Jan 19, 2015

    That worked very well for me yesterday. I'm currently travelling the world with my wife and our motel in New Zealand has a pool, so I went for a swim for about 30 minutes. I got back into the flow of work again no problem.

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  • Posted to What do you do to overcome creative block?, in reply to Patryk Zabielski , Jan 19, 2015

    Sometimes that works for me, other times it just makes me more frustrated with the problem I'm trying to solve. I wish that would work for me every time!

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  • Posted to Ask DN: How did you learn HTML & CSS?, Feb 25, 2013

    I started out purely as a designer and quickly built my first ever portfolio site in Flash because I didn't have the time to learn HTML and CSS until I was suddenly made redundant and I had plenty of time to teach myself. I watched all the videos from the Lynda.com course, CSS for Designers by Andy Clarke and Molly E. Holzschlag: http://www.lynda.com/CSS-tutorials/for-designers/216-2.html

    I went from thinking I could never learn to understand CSS to being confident. It covers the basics very well, although it's now almost 7 years old, so definitely isn't the best place to learn everything but I still think it's a great place to start, especially if you don't know anything at all. Then you can branch out and learn CSS3.

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