Opinion

User Storyboards for Website Design

Website User Storyboard

In the web/app/software development world, a traditional “user story” is composed of several statements in which deliverables portray “As a <type of user>, I want <some goal> so that <some reason>.” In other words, what a user wishes to accomplish and why. Likewise, for design and layout purposes, I like to develop what I call…

Reasons NOT to Hold a Logo Design Contest

I recently created a proposal for the logo design/identity development for a potential client, along with web design. When they got back with me, they were excited to get started on the web site, but told me they would not be needing my logo design services because they were going to hold an internal “design”…

Heard on New Stuff: SOPA, iBooks and Pinterest

I was recently invited to be a guest co-host on “New Stuff”—an internet audio show (podcast) on themesh.tv. It was recorded last Friday and officially released yesterday for download and your listening pleasure. To listen to the show, go to: New Stuff 4: The SOPA, iTunes and Pinterest Episode It was a great discussion led by…

A Web Designer's New Year's Resolutions for 2012

New year… new resolutions! Here’s a list I’d like to make public of my new year’s resolutions as a web designer. (By making it public, I’m hoping I’ll stay on track a bit more.) They are in somewhat particular order, but who knows in which order they will be completed. These may take me all…

White Label WordPress to Brand it as Your Own

A colleague and I recently had a discussion around this question: What is the possibility of white-labeling WordPress to brand it as our own? The answer she found was a plugin created and available through Video User Manuals called White Label CMS. This is a great plugin and I think it definitely adds a nice…