Reference Page

My small collection of different sites and resources that I've found useful over the years. I will update and change these items as new technologies and tools come and go.


Adobe Alternatives

A list of either free or low cost software recommendations for people trying to avoid using the Adobe Creative suite and don't like subscription software.

3D Design

Index of Refraction List (IOR)

This is a list of hundreds of materials and their associated IOR values. This can be very useful when rendering accurate materials in your 3d application.

3D Design


Offers digital pictures of fabrics, wood, metal, bricks, plastic, and many more. Extreamly useful when creating custom textures for your 3d models and compositing work.

3D Design

Subdivision Step-Down Guide

This is a simple chart I created to help 3d modelers with reducing or adding detail to their subdivision surface 3d models.

Web Design

Built With

Find out what frameworks and technologies different sites are using.

Web Design

Can I use

Provides up-to-date browser support tables for support of front-end web technologies on desktop and mobile web browsers.

Web Design


Wonderful site to generate, share, and explore different color palettes for any project. Useful for web design, traditional art, 3d, etc.


How Secure is My Password?

Everyone should be using strong pass phrases these days. How secure is yours?

Stock Photography


A great source for free (do whatever you want) high-resolution photos.

Stock Illustration


Browse and download a large collection of open-source illustrations that you can customize.

Reference Photos

Star Wars Reference Photos

These are my personal photographs taken at the Star Wars model exhibit in Philadelphia in 2008.

Typography & Design

Google Fonts

Google’s repository of fonts for web, screen and print useage.



Generate as much or as little lorem ipsum dummy test as you need.

Typography & Design

Practical Typography

Compresensive, freely readable, web book that covers typography in great detail.


Copy, Paste, Character

Easily find and copy all of those hard to remember unusual characters.

Gumroad Logo

View all of our design and gaming products - both free and paid.

P&P logo