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.