Mistakes are made every day in the design and development world. It’s nothing to be ashamed of; it happens. In fact, mistakes are one of the most powerful learning tools at our disposal. Our mistakes impart important lessons that we carry with us as we continue to hone our [...]
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One thing that can be said about human beings is that we are, by and large, creatures of habit. We establish routines, consciously and subconsciously, that help us accomplish tasks or move us more quickly or comfortably through our day. Habits are formed in the design and [...]
Whether freelancers, small agency founders or website owners, too many of us work alone. The downside of the digital revolution is isolation. The Web allows us to do alone what previously would have required a team of people. It also frees us from the constraints of geography, allowing us to work [...]
Creative types have a problem. We have so many great ideas, but most of them never see the light of day. Why do most ideas never happen? The reason is that our own creative habits get in the way. For example, our tendency to generate new ideas often gets [...]
The difference between Facebook’s public commentary on new features and the actual privacy implications of such features could not be more stark. Consider this tidbit from the EFF, Facebook Further Reduces Your Control Over Personal Information, about a change that Facebook made just days ago, on April 19: :
“Once upon a [...]
If you are considering making changes to your website design, take a moment to consider the potential revenue impact of your redesign. (This graph) shows a theoretical overview of the ROI impact of various parts of your website.
I love that: “theoretical overview”. In other words, they really have [...]
The home page of your website is THE most important page of your website. For some businesses, the website home page is the most important public facing element in their entire business. Your web design has around ten seconds to capture the imagination and interest of your visitors, so you need [...]
Originally, it was just for fun and maybe something I’d develop open-source, but the feedback from everyone was so overwhelming and encouraging that I quit my job and pursued it full-time. If I hadn’t shared those ideas, I also don’t think my two partners would have encouraged and backed me in [...]
I recently stumbled over a great set of quotes about writing curated for an English Composition class. Since I’m writing a fair bit lately I couldn’t stop my mind from inserting “design” in the place of “writing”, as the two disciplines are often so similar. Below you’ll find some of the better [...]
The best way to innovate in design is by solving today’s problems…if you’re successful then you’ll soon be asked to solve tomorrow’s as well.
Lets start with AOF method. AOF stands for Activity, Objects, and Features. First you determine and research the activity you’re going to support. This helps you identify [...]