Why you should hire me instead of 99 Designs
A friend of mine recently used 99 Designs to get a web site design and was extremely disappointed. While that site may work well for logos, it does not work well for web sites.
Yikes, I haven’t updated the Portfolio since November! And here’s why…
Smack Happy Facelift
In much the same way that an interior decorator might redecorate her house often, I have decided to redesign this web site. I’m not too fickle though because the original design lasted a whole two years.
CSS Basics and Troubleshooting
Recently one of my clients asked me to talk to their developers about good practices and common problems for CSS. Here are some quick notes that I presented on the topic.
Drupal to WordPress Migration
In the spring I was approached by a client to tackle a Drupal 5 to WordPress 3 migration. I had never done this before, but I was willing to take on the challenge — and boy was it a challenge!
Spreading the Word, Part 2: Reaching Out
In part one of “Spreading the Word” I talked about how to optimize your site for search. Now I’m going to give you some suggestions on how to reach out to the people you know (and the ones you don’t) to let them know about your fantastic new web site.
Spreading the Word, Part 1: SEO
A friend of mine recently asked for some advice about how to make your site known, particularly if you’ve just launched. How to get your site into Google search results and in general what to do for search engine optimization.
In This Economy, Small Businesses Can’t Afford To Skimp On Design
Just sent out a press release through PRLog: Stand out from your competitors with a great website…
Design for the Holidays
From our newsletter… Halloween is just around the corner, which means Thanksgiving, Chanukah, Christmas, and Kwanzaa – or as I lovingly refer to the holidays, ChrismaHanaKwanzikah – are soon to follow. It always amazes me how fast the year flies…
We recently added a few more pieces to our portfolio collection. A new logo along with concept for Achievement Advisors, and an illustration of Dr. Cloud for HealthLoop.
Some Clever Design from ThinkGeek
I recently got an email from ThinkGeek.com about getting their anniversary tee for free with a $10 purchase. When I clicked on the link to look at the offer, I scrolled through the page and noticed the gradient in the…
More Logo Design
Slaving away on some new logos; web site designs to follow shortly. Also finished up a small, one-page web site for El Buen Comer, which offers home-style Mexican food in San Francisco. Check out the new work…
Just added some new pieces to the portfolio. Some new logos, new ads, and a new user interface example.
One of my clients recently launched their new web site, Brain Fitness Australia. They needed a site that allowed them to edit content, so we built it using WordPress. They won’t be using it as a blog per se, but…
I recently completed a few projects and added the artwork to my portfolio in the areas of graphic design (ads and a splash screen), flash animation (an intro), and illustration (some icons). Here’s the rundown: Alexa Ads – Designed several…
Fixed vs. Liquid
Should your web site design have a fixed width or should it be liquid and expand across the entire browser? I know this question has been asked and answered many times on the web, but I need to throw in…
Sending Large Files
In the design business, the occasion often arises where you have to send a very large file. I consider anything over 14MB or so to be a large file. When I need to send a file of this size, I…
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.
Home Page Formula
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…