Getting Infomagical This week was an interesting week for me. I spent a lot less time than I usually do online. Why? Because I was participating in an experiment on reducing information overload called Infomagical. It was a series of five challenges, one per day, designed to attempt to help us focus our minds into something magical. My focus was
Sorry this is late today, I had a crisis with a client which upped the adrenaline levels and then the migraine that resulted made it hard to see the screen for a while. But everything is good now. This week I’ve been thinking a lot about learning design. When I first started out as a web developer I didn’t have any formal design knowledge.
It’s amazing to me how far we have come in web design. When I first started, the web was all text, all black and white (or green and black), and links were the most exciting new trend. And that was only in 1995! Now there are so many ways to view web pages, so many things
Most Interesting Article I Read This Week Tips for Designers Who Don’t Code by SpeckyBoy. This is not a lecture article. The advice in this article is really good. For example, everything in your design should start with the content. And this means your mockups, not just the final design. How will your beautiful layout look if the title
When I started asking questions about web editors, I started thinking there might be something better than what I was using. There are so many web editors out there, it is hard to choose which one to use. Most designers I know find an editor that suits their needs and stick with it. And this is definitely an easy solution.
Web editors offer features that you can’t get from a text editor. But often the one web editor feature people look for is the price – free. I’ve been trying out web editors for nearly twenty years, and while I have one web editor that I still use that’s free, most of the ones that I really like I’ve spent some
Two New Articles Featured This week two of my articles on web design were featured on InformIT: How to Choose the Right CSS Framework for Your Website Responsive Web Design Is More Than Just Media Queries for Mobile Devices I hope they are useful to you. Most Interesting Article I Read This Week Shae Howe’s book Learn to
When I was working on Monday’s article I was planning on writing about the web hosting features I thought were the most important to look for in web hosting. But really, price is the one that we all care about, and the article wanted to be about that, so… But that doesn’t mean there aren’t other web hosting features
I have determined that there are two types of people in this world: the people who care about how much things cost and the people who claim they don’t. Whether we like it or not, price is a factor in how useful a hosting provider is going to be to you and your website. It doesn’t matter
Most Interesting Article I Read This Week I grew up in the 70s and David Bowie was a huge part of it. So I was very sad when I learned of his death on Monday morning. Like many of my friends I spent most of Monday and portions of Tuesday (and let’s be honest, Wednesday, Thursday, and yes, today…) watching videos