VJ INFORMATION

As of January 2015, PiXelSHift is no longer actively VeeJay’ing at parties.

When PiXelSHift was playing live performances at parties he used the software Resolume Avenue. Using samples he accompanies the live music usually mixing 3 or more live layers to the groove of the DJ or live-set. Careful preparation of material and MIDI controllers linked to Avenue allowed him to improvise and play along to the sound of the evening, improvising on the spot.

Although it is not practical to publish all the live-captures of all the evenings that several different artists’ played together, there are a couple of solo performances and other performances are with artists’ such as VJ N-X, VJ Gifmenger, and VJ KleineTim. These performances can be found at different spots on the internet, but not here anymore.

At the time, PiXelSHift was an on and off resident at certain soundsystems’ and parties, he enjoys a fine blend of breakcore, tekno and jungle.

WEBDESIGN PROJECTS

No current webdesign projects are not online at the moment.

 

ABOUT THE TECHNOLOGY OF THIS WEBSITE

This website is fully developed in WordPress using custom and third party plugins. I have stopped using Google Analytics and instead use an open source tracker called Piwik. As a front-end developer I have written all the xHTML and CSS for the template and integrated the plugins. I use an open source code and script editor called Notepad++. All javascript of this site is written in the JQuery framework.

I have striven to challenge myself to make a more complex taxonomy, linking tags with genres, artists to the weblog. After attempting to write my own framework and plugins (which is a time-eating monster), I made use of a lightweight open source framework called Swiftlet, by Elbert. The previous version of this site was a custom series of plugins on Swiftlet.

 

 

PRODUCT

Basically one morning I woke up and started bashing away at my computer in pseudo-code.

I never worked out the details and that’s when and where WordPress reared it’s bloated head and taught me that ugly-productive code can be useful in an everyday environment. I enjoy the fact that the template translations are very well documented and it gives you alot of room and flexibility to modify and customize templates, galleries and content.

The WordPress framework is obviously designed for compatibility and extend-ability; there are various ways of achieving the same result with different code. I’m kidding when I say, “Don’t blame me I just made the template”.

THE PIXELSHIFT: A DEFINITION

In classical webdesign (which has been around all of 6 years or more), there was an inherit difference/fault between Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox. This fault (aptly dubbed a ‘feature’ ) by certain developers that I know, caused a shift in a floated layer (.div), which would be interpreted differently in each different browser, and thus causing a layout to break.

Things like margins, paddings and the complexity amongst other things would influence the effect of this shift. It is also the reason why most front-end webdevelopers today still prefer using seperate CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) for IE 8+.