Design, Photos, Art and Social

Just writing about our passions here.
Photography, Art, Web Design and all things Social Media. The latest trends and happenings will be discussed, dissected and reassembled to our liking and for your entertainment!

Jan 01, 2016
Steve Crandall

Out of all the devices and apps I have used together, there are none better than the combination of the iPad Pro, Apple Pencil and Medibang for the Mac and iPad. Armed with these tools you can save to the cloud and edit your work on either your Mac or iPad Pro.

Jan 01, 2016
Steve Crandall

Star Trek Fan Films are being watched closely as one of their own is slammed with a lawsuit from shared copyright owners of the source material, CBS and Paramount. Fans and people from behind the scenes are awaiting the next steps as CBS and Paramount seek significant damages for infringement of their copyrights just as CBS prepares a new TV series and Paramount readies to launch the third movie in their series of films.

Dec 20, 2015
Steve Crandall

I held a lot of hope for The Force Awakens, in that it would bring back the old feeling I had when I was a kid watching the movie with my Mom and Dad and little brother for the first time. I remember first learning about this movie when my older brother came home after seeing it and describing the little guys in cloaks and glowing eyes driving the house on tank tracks. It all sounded so surreal and fun!

Dec 19, 2015
Steve Crandall

Each year I take some time to consider my thoughts concerning the trends for Web and Social in the upcoming New Year. It’s fun to break out the crystal ball and peer through the fog of opinion to find the new magic likely to be wielded by our wizards of the web! Grab your cloaks and wands and let’s look together.

Dec 13, 2015
Steve Crandall

Affinity made a splash mid 2015 with the release of their photo editing software for MAC called, Photo. They quickly gained ground through great reviews and a grassroots launch that included a free beta release. Many features in Affinity Photo set it up to become a thorn in the side of Adobe’s flagship image editing software, including the low price of around $50 in the MAC App Store. But is it enough?

Jan 11, 2015
Steve Crandall

Google’s Material Design Guidelines are a minimalist, mobile developer’s dream. But are design patterns destroying creativity and individualism in design on the web? Or are guidelines and libraries helping to breed consistency and stability across the internet?

Dec 29, 2014
Steve Crandall

The three top Web Trends for 2015 focus on the real concerns for small business implementing or enhancing their online strategies. 2014 saw big brands making changes to their aging image and acquisitions that point to stability and focus in ecommerce. We also discuss an old subject with a new take where the reality is that page scrolling is ok.

Dec 24, 2014
Steve Crandall

Stupidcat.com was established in 1998 as a web design resource. For the past 16 years, we have remained a resource for all things web. And while the industry evolved with the advent of social media, digital marketing, analytics, search and more – we have journeyed along with it. So, join us for our latest incarnation of our site in the continued progression in support of design and art. We have relaunched our site to provide information, entertainment and commentary and invite you to be a part of the fun!