My Treasure Trove for mastering the internet.

Found! The best tools from Search Engine Optimization Specialists for Page Speed,  Web Builders, and Productive Marketing.

I am designating this as Eric’s corner of the web, way to go surfer. This is where to find my favorite: internet marketing tips, search engine ranking tricks, must have plugins, web apps, and solutions for those of who are new to the web. Let’s face it, the web changes wicked fast, so we’re all new here.

I’ve suffered so that you don’t have to.

I find info and some of it is useful. The great thing about me is I like to organize, so I’ve curated a list. Do you want to know which website can teach you bootstrap or how to add a booking calendar to your site?

Here I also share my brilliant moments of insight with others. Granted these maybe rare and strike at odd moments, but I love to be organized. Hover over or tap the pulldown menu titled, “Treasure Trove” for a list of categories.

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Better than Solar Eclipse Glasses! The pinhole box.

Posted by on Aug 21st, 2017 in blog-code, homepage, TreasureTrove, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Better than Solar Eclipse Glasses! The pinhole box.

I just made this a pinhole box viewer for the total eclipse because well why not. The next total eclipse is 28 years away. Luckily, my wife scored one pair of the hard to find solar viewing sunglasses, but I thought it’d be nice to not have to fight over them. When I tested it out compared to the solar glasses, however, I was amazed at the difference of image. Much more detail and sharper focus. (I’ll have to make another one of these now.) So you can find some videos on-line, but here’s the quick version: You want the box to be long, a shoe box or ceral box. The longer the box, the larger the projected image will be. Cut two 1-inch holes, cover one with foil. Secure the foil in place with tape and poke a tiny hole with a pin in the foil. One instruction I saw for a pinhole camera said to push the pin all the way thru for the cleanest circle. I used a tiny electronics screwdriver, so mine is a little ragged. I was originally thinking why use the foil, just poke a hole thru the cardboard? Totally guessing here, but I believe that the thinner material makes for a sharper image. Ask your local physic professor if you really want to geek out. Tape white paper along inside bottom edge My box opened like a laptop, so this step was easy for me. White paper acts like the white screen of a movie projection, bouncing all the colors of the light spectrum. You want it as smooth and flat as possible so there is no distortion. Seal the edges I used remaining scraps of white paper, but that let in some light, so I covered any spots I could see with electrical tape. No light pollution in there. Pinhole camera’s spray paint black, but that’s overkill. Test it out! Stand with your back to a light, look thru the opening with the aluminum foil side above your head. Move around until you see the light projected on the white paper. My light was a spot light, inside a cone, (think of that little Pixar animated desk lamp). With the pinhole box I was able to make out the cone, with the glasses it was just an orangish...

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Photography Gear: Shooting Video

Posted by on Mar 21st, 2016 in Photography, TreasureTrove | 0 comments

Photography Gear: Shooting Video

Looking to put together a travel rig for your videography? Check out this video by Alex Cornell.

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Website Design: Learning the magic that is Bootstrap

Posted by on Sep 14th, 2015 in blog-code, TreasureTrove, UI UX Design | 0 comments

Website Design: Learning the magic that is Bootstrap

a great way to start a website design. Plus you can grab the snippet of code. Oh and it is free.

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Marketing for better Hospitals

Posted by on Mar 26th, 2015 in Case Studies, Client Lead Generation, Featured, Graphic Design Portfolio, homepage | 0 comments

Marketing for better Hospitals

What if you have an awesome story, but no one reads it? Read how I helped increase kidney donations, using SEO, SMO, and real world contacts. Plus, what I will now do every time!

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Sailboats for sale – Google Docs

Posted by on Jan 21st, 2015 in TreasureTrove | 0 comments

Sailboats for sale – Google Docs

Google Docs are free. Once you start using them, you’re mind will start thinking of all sorts of ways to incorporate them into your daily life. Here’s just one example.

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Photoshop Scripts and Templated Graphics

Posted by on Jan 9th, 2015 in blog-code, Case Studies, Featured, Graphic Design Portfolio | 0 comments

Photoshop Scripts and Templated Graphics

An experiment in a little time saving efficiency and <eeek> [code writing] </eeek>

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Get your Ascii Key Codes for Javascript here.

Posted by on Dec 5th, 2014 in blog-code, TreasureTrove | 0 comments

Get your Ascii Key Codes for Javascript here.

A quick list of Ascii Codes and common usage.

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A desperate campaign.

Posted by on May 31st, 2014 in Client Lead Generation, TreasureTrove | 0 comments

A desperate campaign.

Hey I am trying to drum up business so that I can send the sweetest girlfriend a guy ever had to Greece. I offered to pay for her ticket, but she refused, I did mention sweetest girl right? So instead I decided to launch this campaign and have ericgrossdesign pay for her. (This apparently is an allowed loophole, you can just smell the IRS audit am I right?) She has always wanted to go. But the airlines aren’t exactly giving away free flights you know? So, I’m hoping you’ve got a business that needs: a new website set-up, app designed for good user experience, learn to photograph product shots, photoshop retouching for an ad campaign, SEO, and SEM or a whole other nifty bunch of letters that market your service maybe a flyer or large signage that needs to be designed. Heck if you need a guy to weld or do some basic carpentry, and it can help get my girl to Greece, that would be fantastic. She’ll hand write you a postcard from Athens! Where else can you get that offer? Answer. No where. For samples of my work, check out: ericgrossdesign.com Thank you thank you thank you. If you just want to make a donation, that’s cool too. If you want a postcard, make sure to include your...

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GuideGuide

Posted by on Jan 31st, 2014 in TreasureTrove | 0 comments

An absolutely essential tool for doing layout work. GuideGuide. Even though I may have professed that Adobe inDesign is my favorite tool, its rarely my go to tool for initial design. Just like I don’t like to design websites by firing up notepad, for me it starts in photoshop, but designing grids in photoshop is a...

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krypton-slide: A bit of code for CodeAcademy.com

Posted by on Jan 13th, 2014 in blog-code, TreasureTrove | 0 comments

krypton-slide: A bit of code for CodeAcademy.com

Okay so I really love CodeAcademy to introduce you to writing code. But sometimes there stuff just doesn’t work. Here’s my fix for JQuery exercise 5/14: CSS: (remove the -webkit- syntax) div { height: 100px; width: 100px; border-radius: 100%; background-color: #008800; }   script.js $(document).ready(function(){ $("div").hide(); $(document).click(function(){ $("div").toggle("slide"); });...

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Featured Projects

Medical Ethics Annual Report... Posted by author icon Eric Gross Apr 17th, 2016 | no responses
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