Posts Tagged ‘ Design ’

Clearly Define Your Goals and the Work is Easier

Oct 3rd, 2009 | By | Category: Case Studies

Gone are the days of assum­ing the Inter­net is a pass­ing fad. No web­site is as bad for busi­ness as no busi­ness card or tele­phone num­ber. Even if all you want to do is a sim­ple about us page with some con­tact infor­ma­tion, it’s vital that you get this done. That being the case, I can direct you to some folks who will do it on the cheap (I might even do it if I have the time). If you want to take full advan­tage of all the web has to offer, how­ev­er, you’ll need to devel­op a strat­e­gy and talk to some­one who can help you devel­op it.



O.M.F.G. This Sucks

Oct 2nd, 2009 | By | Category: Portfolio

The site was designed to be kitschy and obnox­ious, which I think we accom­plished, but it was also sup­posed to be sim­ple. No move­ment (that isn’t an ad) and no crazy plu­g­ins that do crazy things… Just a site where you can go and get a laugh at the expense of oth­ers.



The Growing Plague of Spec Work

Sep 22nd, 2009 | By | Category: Recommendations

Most good design­ers don’t want to get a client spec­i­fi­ca­tion fol­lowed by a pay­check. They want to get to know you, your busi­ness, your clients or cus­tomers and find out what will appeal to every­one involved. Spec­u­la­tive work cuts out that per­son­al por­tion of the process. There is no way to nail a design of any kind on the first try, and believ­ing it should go that way is only going to hurt the client. Most design­ers will have an open loop, gath­er­ing feed­back from mul­ti­ple sources as they go through the process.



Elect Stephanie Hodges

Sep 20th, 2009 | By | Category: Portfolio

This site was a cus­tom job where I pret­ty much had the run of the show on design. It was fea­tures they were after. Once again, this is Word­Press (seems like it’s been a while since I’ve done one that isn’t), and uses a “mag­a­zine style” theme. The slid­er box is a cus­tom job (based on contentslider.js) that pulls from four pre­de­ter­mined cat­e­gories. We got a lit­tle mem­ber­ship (con­ti­nu­ity) soft­ware in there, some SMS text mes­sag­ing and a wicked auto-respon­der / mail­ing list man­ag­er.