Stuff I notice. Not exactly a blog.
WordPress coding example
Curious about how I write code? Here’s a peek inside a project that uses the Advanced Custom Fields plugin to make it easy for editors to add content while allowing the site to maintain design consistency.
Accessible web content: small changes make a big impact
For me, design is not just how something looks, it’s also about how it can be read. Small changes to web content can help your users.
CSS grids—a tool to use
Web design is not a static field. Here are some design/development links for emerging topics.
User journey maps
Interesting video on how users work their way around a web site
Tweaking a site I’m not working on
It’s not my site but that doesn’t stop me from wanting to make it better.
“Never assume anyone is as smart as you” is actually great advice
Web usability by way of an amusement park
Playing with grids
Testing my design chops by converting a print layout to a responsive web version.
One brief to rule them all
An effective way to make sure meeting decisions are productive: Have a short creative brief that is read at the start of every project meeting.
The art of logo design
“A logo is a stand-in for who you are.” This 6-minute video from PBS is an excellent peek at what makes a good logo.
Great observation and advice for beginners from Ira Glass
“What nobody tells people who are beginners… is that all of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap.”
Picking on the peacock (or, usability fail at nbc.com)
Context is everything.
What went wrong with the Sparty logo?
I present to you a wildly unfair but also improved redesign of MSUs Sparty logo.