Smashing Magazine offers desktop wallpapers every month and for March, you will find one that I made! It’s called Computer Head. Click here for March desktops.
If you’re offering a service online, there is a particular formula most sites use these days. The top half of the page (above the fold) has a colored rectangle area, often with rounded corners. One-half of this rectangle spouts the company’s tagline followed by a bullet list of features and/or benefits. Below this list is … Continue reading Home Page Formula
When I begin a project for a client I like to build up a lot of imagery that relates to the task at hand. One great resource for gathering images is iStockphoto.com. I browse through the photos using keywords and save them to a lightbox specifically for the project. The best feature of lightboxes is … Continue reading Supporting Imagery
A friend recently asked me to take a look at his site and give him some suggestions on how to improve his searchability or search engine exposure. Here are a few things I recommended: Search engines don’t like meta tag redirects. If you set up a page to attract search engines and it redirects to … Continue reading SEO Tips
Tilt-Shift Photography is a technique used to create the feeling of a miniature scene. The photo is taken from above and then manipulated in Photoshop to make it look small. The photos always remind me of a miniature railroad set, like the one my mom had in the basement when I was a kid. I … Continue reading Tilt-Shift Photography