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Beyond the Paint: How Branding and Art Criticism Relate

Beyond the Paint: How Branding and Art Criticism Relate

Though I have pre-liquidfish marketing and advertising experience, my background is and has always been in the Fine Arts. With both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Art History, I have spent many hours learning how to properly and thoroughly evaluate a piece of art. The most complicated part of this process is learning how to dig deeper—how to look past first impressions and superficial elements into a fuller understanding of its very essence. This involves an awareness of many things, including an evaluation of its emotive properties, evocative nature, texture, colors, style, history, and distinguishing features.

CHRISTINA LINDSEYMarch 16, 2016


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Patio Life in OKC

Patio Life in OKC

The buzz of the bumblebees, the humming of the birds, the blooming flowers—these all mean one thing: it’s spring!

As the weather starts to warm and winter is wiped off the outdoor chairs, Oklahoma City’s patio scene starts buzzing. If you’re new to town, like I was last year, you want to take advantage of this great weather before the blistering heat comes barreling down in July. However, you probably have no idea where to go; fear not, for I’ve compiled a list of a few places I think deserve recognition.

AMANDA GARYMarch 9, 2016


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Introduction to Vue.js and Its Many Benefits

Introduction to Vue.js and Its Many Benefits

I recently had the opportunity to add a new tool to my development toolbox in the form of Vue.js. The Vue.js documentation calls it “a library for building interactive web interfaces,” but thinking of it only in interface terms would be underselling it. I think of it more as library that makes it incredibly easy to transform data into html. An added bonus is that the page is updated automatically if your data happens to change.

CHRIS HAANMarch 2, 2016


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HTTP/2 The Web Strikes Back

HTTP/2 The Web Strikes Back

HTTP/2 is the first major revision of HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol) in the last 15 years. HTTP is the backbone protocol of the web that standardizes the way in which an application connects to a server to transfer Hypertext.

CHRIS HAANFebruary 17, 2016


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Ten for Ten

Ten for Ten

I began my professional design career ten years ago, and I’ve learned a lot along the way. I’ve had the opportunity to work at both large and small companies, and even ventured out on my own for a brief period of time. As I hit this ten-year mark, I began to reflect on the things I have learned, and wanted to share them with those who may be seeking some guidance getting started—or those just needing some encouragement.

CHRISTOPHER LEEFebruary 17, 2016


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Never Stop Reinventing

Never Stop Reinventing

First impressions are one of the keys to success in business. How you present yourself speaks volumes to potential clients or partners. One of the first things that is noticed is your brand itself. I have always used the analogy that a brand is like a suit your company wears. You want your suit to look sharp, classy, and perfectly tailored so as to leave a positive memorable experience.

ZACK WALKERFebruary 12, 2016


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Catching the Job You Want

Catching the Job You Want

Fresh out of college, I thought finding a job would be relatively easy. I had internships, freelance work, recommendations, a solid GPA, and honors awards in my job-hunting toolkit. I was confident OKC had what I was looking for, according to all the “growing job market” articles sent by well-meaning relatives. In the end, I found what I was looking for, and I’ve learned some valuable tips I wish I’d known at the beginning of my search.

MADELINE HAIGHFebruary 10, 2016


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Video Games As Tools: The Witness

Video Games As Tools: The Witness

Since its abrupt release a few weeks ago, The Witness has demanded the attention of gamers around the world. To describe this game swiftly, one could compare it to any number of memorable puzzle games of yesteryear — Portal, Minesweeper, even an entry into the now defunct Myst franchise. Or one could simply invoke the name of Jonathan Blow, the eccentric independent developer credited with bringing indie development into the collective consciousness back in 2008 with his time-bending puzzle-platformer, Braid.

JONATHAN DAVISFebruary 3, 2016


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Installing SSL Certificates in Windows IIS and Linux NGINX

Installing SSL Certificates in Windows IIS and Linux NGINX

I’m going to be dual-booting this blog post to talk about SSL certificates! We have a variety of Windows and Linux servers hosting websites here at liquidfish. One of the things that comes up fairly often is SSL certificates for these sites. I thought it would make for an interesting contrast if I went through the process of installing an SSL certificate in both Windows and Linux. In this case we are using Windows running IIS and Linux running nginx.

MATT WINFIELDJanuary 27, 2016


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Changing Your Keyboard Layout

Changing Your Keyboard Layout

I’m constantly looking for ways to make my hands feel better. I am right-handed, and when I first noticed some discomfort in my hand, I began using the mouse with my left hand. I have had carpal tunnel in my right hand for some time now, and even after surgery I feel like it is coming back.

BILLY DAVISJanuary 20, 2016


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