An archive of general news posted on the homepage.
Please note that some links from years ago may no longer work.
The Word Finder has been updated with a better unscramble function and a utility to list all possible words from a list of letters.
We've added a special gallery of photos documenting the flooding along A1A and Fort Lauderdale Beach.
Visit A1A Flooding. Robert Giordano will be adding more photos as the situation develops.
Also, we've made it easier to browse all of our photography and design galleries. Just visit design215.com/photos
We've just done the "soft launch" of the new Design215 V3 web site!! We hope you enjoy the new interface. We'll be going through all of the pages, looking for mistakes and layout bugs. If you see any, please let us know!
The Word Finder has been completely restored and upgraded! The new version is twice as fast and returns up to 500 words per search.
We updated the official Scrabble word list and it has more than 10,000 new words!! Word Finder is back and better than ever!
Design215.com is back from the dead!! On August 22, 2012, both of our dedicated servers, along with our backup server went down at the same time! This happened at the data center where our servers were located and it was completely out of our control.
Watch Robert Giordano's latest time lapse film, "Miami Drive".
Are you using the new Facebook Timeline layout? Check out our FREE Facebook Cover Photos section and download a few for your Facebook homepage! =)
Robert Giordano published a 35mm Lenses Tutorial for anyone learning about photography. This simple and straightforward guide explains the different types of lenses, their uses, and terminology.
Robert Giordano was invited to shoot Steve Aoki at Club Cinema in Pompano Beach. Robert produced a high definition video of the world renowned DJ and Producer. Watch the video here on YouTube.
Robert Giordano tests the new Nikon D7000 camera with a Zoom H2 digital audio recorder connected to it. This time the band is "Sick Assembled" at Hooligan's in Boca Raton. Watch the video here on YouTube.
Check out Design215 on Facebook! Please stop by and Like our page.
Robert Giordano films a time lapse of the 2010 Winter Solstice Lunar Eclipse. Watch this video here on YouTube.com
Check out our new Screen Resolutions Chart.
Plane crashes into house in Fort Lauderdale, FL. A small plane leaving Executive Airport crashes into a home in North Andrews Gardens.
Ultra Music Festival 2009 - DAY 2 photos posted. The second day was even more amazing!
Ultra Music Festival 2009 - DAY 1 photos posted. If you were there, please leave comments!
Check out Robert Giordano's Photo of the Day blog for some of his random, day to day pictures and personal opinions.
We updated our web site portfolio. Take a look!!
Robert Giordano photographed two workers being rescued after their scaffold gave way fifteen floors up.
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Compare video encoding quality on Youtube, MySpace, and Facebook in this article by Robert Giordano.
See the Moonlight and Clouds time-lapse with the moon returning to full after the lunar eclipse.
More time-lapse videos have been added to the Media Page. You'll need Flash Player 9+ to watch them! Flash 9+ supports higher quality video with H.264 encoded MP4s, instead of the older FLVs found on YouTube.
View the HD Trailer for Robert Giordano's upcoming time-lapse film of South Florida.
Watch a South Florida storm that came up during our latest time lapse film project. The cameras and laptop were protected by a weather cabinet built by Robert Giordano.
See a short time lapse video of Robert Giordano's recent art show in Fort Lauderdale.
See photos from Day 1 of the 2007 Ultra Music Festival. Photos from Day 2 are being uploaded so check back in a day or so...
Robert Giordano will be showing artwork from his "Digital Solarization" series at Studio 19 Fine Art in Fort Lauderdale on March 30 and 31. Details.
Today we were listed on Kim Komando's Cool Sites. With so many people visiting our site, the server had some trouble keeping up with the demand. We apologize for an inconvenience.
Where's the old site?
Don't worry, everything on the site is the same, we just picked a different stylesheet! Because Design215.com is fully standards compliant, we can change the look of the entire site on the fly just by switching stylesheets. Try it:
Wow, it's been one year since we launched the new Design215 web site. Since this time last year, we've had over 300,000 unique visitors. We're proud of our educational articles and helpful tools. Thanks for stopping by!
Check out the our article about the PS3 browser. Screenshots included.
2006 Fort Lauderdale Air and Sea Show
See my photos of the Snowbirds, B-2 Stealth Bomber, Red Baron Team, and the Blue Angels.
Ultra Music Festival Photos, Part 3. The third and final set of photos from the Ultra Music Festival "Carry On" after party is ready for viewing.
Ultra Music Festival Photos, Part 2. My second set of photos includes fire dancers, a Tesla coil, and Prodigy. Look for part 3 on Thursday.
Ultra Music Festival Photos, Part 1. See the first set of pictures from my coverage of this huge, annual event. Look for parts 2 and 3 in the next couple of days.
The Photo Gallery is now available. It contains sample headshots, portraiture, and various stock photography categories. As newer images are added, older ones will be replaced.
Added a simple but useful Whitespace Remover to the toolbox. Use it to reduce the file size of HTML pages. Also, see Robert's second experimental stylesheet, "Escalator" on the CSS Extreme Makeover page.
The entire site has been officially validated for XHTML 1.1. Why is this important? Faster load times, compatibility with mobile devices, and easier maintenance are just a few of the reasons.
A new Articles section has been added to the site. Currently it contains the archived articles from the old site, converted to the new format. Look for new articles in coming weeks.
User Comments are now functional on many of the pages in the toolbox. Also, I'm testing the first experimental stylesheet for the CSS Extreme Makeover project. It still doesn't do everything I want, but its close.
The Word Finder has been updated so it will find all possible combinations of TWO words that can be made from a given set of letters. Try it.
The Links page has been redesigned with "folders" that open and close using CSS. It's a lot easier to use than one long scrolling list. Search engines still see a long list of all the links. =)
Today is Edgar Allan Poe's birthday. Take a break this evening and visit PoeStories.com to read a few of Poe's short stories and poems.
We are still working on the Design215 site, adding some features and making a few corrections here and there.
The new Design215.com has officially launched! Some features, like Robert Giordano's Pixorblog, are not yet available but all of the basic pages are finished. Enjoy the new site. There is more to come.
The new Design215.com is just about ready for launch. Filled with colorful photos, tutorials, and useful information, the new site will be a benefit to all visitors.
Fort Lauderdale Beach during the 2002 Air and Sea Show by Robert Giordano. This picture was taken with Robert's 3.3 megapixel, Nikon Coolpix 995. Ten years later, Robert is using a 36 megapixel, Nikon D800.