Use words to source actions. As an independent contractor/freelancer I've realized that selling plays a critical role in business. Like it or not, it's a necessity, but it's not my strength. In an effort to learn more about sales I signed up for a sales-related email newsletter filled with quotes, inspiration and advice on... Continue Reading →
The first shot I posted on dribbble! Thanks to Joshua Pekera for the invite. These grainy arrows were part of the Selective Marketing website's hero image slider. These arrows were part of the Strategy slide.
Inspiration Cruising through designspiration.net I found an old poster of a Porsche 911 “Sportomatic” at the Nurburgring in 1967. I was drawn to the green monochrome photo and the overall color scheme. The green and orange reminded me of old video game cartridge labels. The Porsche poster's dark background and muted colors are a theme I've... Continue Reading →
Inspired by the hero graphic on hulu.com for The Colbert Report (as of 4/12/11), the color scheme really connected with me. Calm, powerful, and bold. I had to create a color palette in tribute. Enjoy.
SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization ...and yes, social media does affect SEO. To better understand how SEO works, let’s look at the story of Billy Joe Awesome and his Pappy’s Comb. Pappy’s Comb Billy Joe Awesome needs a new comb to stroke his cherished mullet. The houndstooth-patterned mullet comb that Pappy gave him was lost... Continue Reading →
How to deal with website hackers Find hacker that attacked your site and destroyed the efforts of your labor. Insert hand grenade into hacker mouth. Pull pin. Kick in the nuts. Run, laughing as their head explodes. If that doesn't work, here are some plugins to protect your WordPress site from future hacker evil. WordPress... Continue Reading →
* Image taken from the cover art of the world-famous Tetris video game. Objects Shmobjects. The first time I heard about Object Oriented CSS was from a tutorial on NetTuts. At the time, I viewed OOCSS as just another random framework somebody was imposing on the web community. I had not given it much thought since... Continue Reading →
I shouldn't be giving you this information. As Spider Man's uncle said, "With great power comes great responsibility". If you don't know what you're doing, you'll hurt somebody. Keep that in mind if you choose to install the following plugins on your WordPress website. Make the wrong move around one of these bad boys and... Continue Reading →
This is the first article in a new category I'm starting for my blog: Reader Questions. I'll be answering questions that I'm often asked by young designers just starting out in their careers. If you have questions about freelancing, graphic design, web design, or anything really, I'll do my best to find the answer for... Continue Reading →