Costa Rica Travel Recommendations from a Local

Since my wife and I have been living in Costa Rica for a couple of years now and have lots of friends and family visit, we’ve become pretty good at giving advice on Costa Rica travel recommendations. I even started a Cost Rica travel website with a lot more information. But in this article, I’ll …

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Favorite Website Website Tools and Plugins of 2015

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 …

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Career Path, Skill Development and Future Planning

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 …

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Notes from Presentation on Interview Hacking

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:

Takeaways for UX Sunday at HourSchool – Training in Digital Design and Development

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.

Austin Startup Week 2011

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 …

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Web Traffic Sources from Austin Internet Marketing Meetup

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 …

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2011 SXSWi Takeaways

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.

Takeaways from AIGA Austin Panel on Finding Work

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.

Quick and Free Methods of User Research

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.