Jakob Nielsen and his Nielsen Norman Group seems to has a love/hate relationship with the web design community. While his usability work is definitely pioneering, he seems to be an old curmudgeon that ignores how graphic/web design is an important part of User Experience. For him its definitely function over form. One recent article put […]
nbcnews.com has a new look! It debuted about a month ago, right in time for the Winter Olympics coverage in Sochi. (oddly enough the NBC Sports site did not get a makevoer) It’s responsive! You can use it on your smartphone and tablet! It has huge pictures and huge headlines! And its a big old […]
At my brief tenure as the web designer/front end developer at the Illinois College of Optometry, I was given the opportunity of doing a full redesign of their website. Next to my design of http://www.cafescribe.com, this was the biggest project I had ever worked on with a lot of moving parts. The two major objectives […]
Great Video about getting discouraged/struggling in your web design career.
A good topic on the Linked In Creative Design Pros group. Alpana ParidaBrand Creation, Rejuvenation and Architecture. Building Brands Without Advtg, Culture Transformation WorkshopsTop Contributor Design means so many things – from fashion, to graphic, to product…. The popular meaning of design is pure aesthetics. The idea of strategic design has eluded business decision makers. […]
One of my hidden loves is Car Design. I wanted to be a car designer when I was a child. I went to the Chicago Auto Show an amazing 12 years in a row as a child. I had a huge plastic bag where I could collect as many car brochures as possible, take them […]
http://pantone.com/pages/index.aspx?pg=21131 Hmm, now its just trying to get a client to go along with it!
http://www.fastcompany.com/3022448/how-to-be-a-success-at-everything/how-creativity-works-and-how-to-harness-its-power I enjoyed reading this Fast Company article about creativity. Especially the part about tuning out and dropping out. “1. Create time for solitude. In interviewing others, I found that solitude is the No. 1 creative habit of highly creative people. If you’re immersed in online distractions and other busy-ness, you’ll never have the space […]
I have to stop procrastinating and fighting the forces of life. Every employer out there is looking for it. I guess I’m afraid of it. But not knowing it is killing my career chances. But can I call myself a “front end developer” without knowing it. Just knowing HTML and CSS isn’t enough. I think […]
1. Parallax/One page Design Yeah its cool, but I find it overwhelming sometimes. I like controlled dosages of information 2. Flat DesignOk I’m not total anti flat design, quite a bit of I enjoy and since my Adobe Illustrator skills are not stellar thats all I can make, but I want it my new portfolio […]