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.
I just saw a good presentation by Annette Priest today on conducting user research with little or no budget. It was titled You Don’t Know Me At All! User Research for the Cheap and Lazy. Here are a few good takeaways.
Here’s how I built my computer workstation with a few simple elements. It’s big, comfortable, easy to get to equipment and came out looking pretty sharp.
Here are my top picks of books that have influenced my web design career and that I would highly recommend to anyone in the field.
Here’s my list of web tools, apps and services I use and recommend.
I was hired to design a homepage of a SaaS (software as a service) website, so I examined 10 of the more popular sites that came to mind. In this research exercise I screen grabbed 10 websites, uploaded them to my Flickr account, drew a note box around each element and defined it.
While doing some research on methods to obtain inbound links, here are some key takeaways from my notes.
It will look like this
I’ve been building websites since the dot come bubble. I’ve also been designing websites for the real estate industry fore a few years now. After seeing success rates of many website tools out there I can say WordPress has been a life saver for me and my clients. Using WordPress for real estate clients is …