Second Nature Studio

Creating easy to use, lightweight, web standards based web design solutions with a purpose.

I design and handcraft compelling websites, web marketing materials & traditional marketing media.

Second Nature Studio's cover photo

iPhone Wallpaper for you and yours

Happy Holidays from Second Nature Studio

Happy Holidays ya'll

We have had a wonderful year, thanks to you. We wish the best to you and yours this Holiday Season.

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some more spec creative

Some spec creative from the past couple months

MAMP: Mac, Apache, MySQL, PHP

I've said it a million times, I love Wordpress even more now with MAMP, develop local sites with ease Install Apache, PHP and MySQL with few clicks under Mac OS X!

some of the time, logo design is fun

Canvas Demos

Smell you later, flash. Welcome to Canvas Demos, an extensive library of applications, games, tools and tutorials for the HTML5 canvas element.

Font Squirrel | Create Your Own @font-face Kits

I ♥ @ font-face and so should you, this can help. Create Your Own @font-face Kits by uploading the fonts you want to use.

Fight mediocrity

Very nice campaign, they should have masked the domain though, gives it away . . .

Close Pixelate · David DeSandro

HTML 5 awesome - Inspired by American portrait painter Chuck Close, this script converts an image into a pixelated version using an HTML5 canvas element. It's basically a simple demo for canvas' imageData functionality.

jQuery Masonry · David DeSandro

Does managing floats give you a facial tick? Masonry is a layout plugin for jQuery. Think of it as the flip side of CSS floats. Whereas floating arranges elements horizontally then vertically, Masonry arranges elements vertically then horizontally according to a grid. The result minimizes vertical gaps between elements of varying height, just

24 ways: Going Nuts with CSS Transitions

really loving CSS transitions, here is a good example. The advent calendar for web geeks. Each day throughout December we publish a daily dose of web design and development goodness to bring you all a little Christmas cheer.

Happy Friday Everyone!

Foundation Six Web Design - Our Weblog

The best response EVER to a site rip-off . . . LOL - Rantings and musings from Foundation Six, and ultimately another media outlet to neglect.

300&65 Ampersands

I ♥ An ampersand everyday!

[09/29/10]   Very funny quote. - "My rates are as follows: $50/hour. $75/hour, If you watch. $100/hour if you help"

[09/29/10]   new burton website launched. Check out the search box - creepy and done in CSS.

How fast your typing - by Didats Triadi

How fast can you type? Try this 10K web app - nice!

[09/17/10]   "The speed of your iteration greatly outweighs the quality" - Jeff Veen


A great website demo for the new features possible with CSS3 - Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cill...

We are now accepting new projects for the remaining weeks of September and into October & November - need design? Drop me a line!

Happy Friday and an iPhone wallpaper for you - it's awesome Wakka, Wakka. Download it here:

[08/16/10]   updated reel "completed", snaps.

Second Nature Studio


A bit of our work over the last year, have a look-see and contact us if you are interested in working with us.

Xe Services, LLC. Website > Home

Xe's new web site, now live - design via SNS, dev ala Fireborn. We are a professional organization serving as a solutions provider to the U.S. government. We operate in the defense, training, logistics, and intelligence spaces, priding ourselves on providing our customers with world-class performance. We are the quiet and dedicated professionals serving the gove...

[08/12/10]   thanks for the new 520px wide page layout facebook, all so I could get served ads.

[08/06/10]   Working out some kinks in the FBJS functions for a slideshow, sigh . . .

[08/05/10]   dealing with latency on FB servers

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General information

Founded in 2005 by Christopher MacDonald, Second Nature Studio was created with the idea that simple, clear creative solutions could be provided for any marketing effort to effectively communicate a message. We believe that simple is beautiful . . . and effective. Since 2005, the company has grown from a part time graphic design service to a full service interactive design studio for leading companies to small & medium sized business and organizations.
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