Category: Works

HTML5, CSS3, WordPress and Embracing the Responsive Web Design

Ironwulf En Route 2012 Responsive Design
Ironwulf En Route 2012 Responsive Design
Ironwulf En Route 2012 Responsive Design

I’ve been out of the loop from the Web Design Industry for a few years now. Prior to my photography and blogging, I was busy working as a web and graphic designer . If you followed Ironwulf.net En Route in its early years, all of the template designs were done by me from the ground up. The earlier versions even got local recognition as one of the Best Designed Filipino Blog in 2007 and internationally as part of the 45 Beautiful and Creative WordPress designs from SixRevisions in 2008. But changes in technology have transformed the landscape of Web Design, now we are not only designing for native desktop browsers but also multiple platforms like mobile devices or flat screen TVs to try to make them compatible. Gone are the days when our only worry is to make our designs look consistent in different browsers.

Keeping Up to Date

So I decided it was time to catch-up with what’s new. My site Ironwulf En Route has seen incremental design changes but the back-end still uses the old WordPress format with some updates to the code. And since WordPress 3.2 rolled out their Twenty Eleven Theme, they have improved support for HTML5 so I looked into learning that and boy I was a little overwhelmed. Little by little discovering the new Syntax used on the code and even CSS3. And don’t get me started with LESS/SASS which are CSS processors said to make life easier for developers which I have yet to delve into.

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Shooting Action in Sagada

Sunrise at Kiltepan
Sunrise at Kiltepan, we found this foreign couple already there which made for a nice foreground to the scener. Sorry for ruining your alone time!

Oh those yummy yoghurt, the fresh air, the cool weather and the relaxing greens. How can one not like Sagada? I can never get tired of the place. It’s no wonder Karl Grobl included this pleasant mountain town in his two weeks itinerary. Aside from getting real close to nature, it is full of photographic possibilities in terms of naturescapes and culture.

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Ilocos Photo Tour Redux with Karl Grobl

calesa driver
Calesa Driver

It’s that time of the year once again when international humanitarian photographer, Karl Grobl, brings in a new batch of photo enthusiast to tour around the Philippines for 2 weeks. I’m grateful that I’m part of this tour again as meeting people from different places is very interesting. Karl modified this year’s tour and went from Vigan to Sagada then Baguio which is opposite of last year’s. Downpour is the story of our 2 days in Ilocos. It would seem that every time were out on the streets, a squall would greet us, but that didn’t stop us from shooting.

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Food for the Angeles in Jetstar Asia Magazine June-July 2012

Opening spread of the Food for the Angeles Story
Opening spread of the Food for the Angeles Story

If you are flying Jetstar Asia this June and July, don’t forget to check out the latest issue of Jetstar Inflight Magazine June-July 2012 issue. I got write-ups with photos about the food in Angeles City. Many thanks to Tin and Rico of  Angeles City Tourism Office for assisting in this assignment. Angeles City is an emerging food haven that I would certainly go back there just to eat.

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Pandan and Tibiao Antique in PAL Mabuhay April 2012 Issue

Pandan Article on PAL Mabuhay 2012 Issue
Pandan Article on PAL Mabuhay 2012 Issue

If you’re flying on board Philippine Airlines this April, check out the latest issue of Mabuhay Magazine April 2012. Their main feature is Palawan but I wrote a short article on Pandan and Tibiao Antique. It’s very interesting and a good alternative if you’re visiting Boracay. Pandan Antique is just 30-45minutes away from Caticlan. Check it out. In the meantime, here are the images used on the article.

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