I’ve been building websites for small businesses for over 15 years and am always optimizing my tool belt. My goal is to analyze the users/customers and build a website using best practices for visitor engagement and conversion. There’s no reason for complex setup and technical issues when building a standard website in this modern age […]
What Brought Me Here Raised in a home of graphic design influence and the privilege of having some of the first Macs around the house it’s no surprise I’m where I stand today. I took my high school’s 2 year immersive AV course using news room quality equipment. Then though the Art Institute of Dallas’s […]
Great presentation by Travis McCutcheon of Leap for Mankind at the Lean User Experience Austin meetup titled Interview Hacking. Lots of good tips and a DIY work flow for interviewing. Here are my notes:
I recently attended 5 one hour sessions overviewing the discovery, design and development process on creating for digital and web. The classes were though Hour School and held at the AC4D building.
I recently had to create a Facebook Page for a business. I’ve described the major steps in this article in order to speed things along next time or anyone else who wants to make one. This method uses 1 hosted image file and a Facebook app to display it within an Iframe. You can set […]
I attended a few of the events for Austin Startup Week. For a first year event it was packed with enthusiastic entrepreneurs, website demos, and plenty of networking events. It reminded me of being at SXSW Interactive. Austin Startup Weeks revolves around the Capitol Factory Demo Day which I’ve heard is a little tricky to […]
This set of buttons I created for an exercise and to be available for use in future projects. They are greyscale so the design focus could be on realistic shading, contrast for drawing the eye and allow them to be changed to any color that fits the webpage’s color pallet as needed.
I saw Shawn Collins speak at the Austin Internet Marketing Meetup about his favorite traffic sources on April 13, 2011. He’s an affiliate marketer and helps run the Affiliate Summit conference. He plowed through a long list of good ideas on getting web traffic. I wrote them down and did a little followup of the […]
This was my fifth year in a row at SXSW Interactive. As usual very inspiring and educational. This year’s big trends seem to be HTML5/CSS3 and the evolution of online Groups. I bounced around this year to different topics, meeting people and writing down anything new and interesting. Here are my notes.
I recently attended the AIGA Austin Chapter discussion panel titled Finding Work. There were some nice tips that I’ll share here. The speakers were all very helpful and engaging with the audience.