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These Are a Few of My Least Favorite Things

  3 MIN READ  |     287 views  |     12 September 2019

After 10+ years in the web design and development industry, I’ve found that the web is still far from perfect. There are a number of things I’d love to see change for the better. So, today I’m wearing my “Grumpy Designer” cap once again. It will put me in the proper frame of mind as I take you through some things that I’d like to see either evolve or just go away.
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Work How You Want To, Adjust When You Have To

  3 MIN READ  |     366 views  |     4 September 2019

How many times has your web browsing or social media feed led you to an article telling you not to do things the way you’re doing them? While the quest for evolution in web design is a noble one, sometimes it’s littered with well-meaning nonsense. That’s why, as a grumpy designer with over a decade in the game, I’m declaring that we work in the way that makes us most comfortable and productive.
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The Biggest Designer Debates

  5 MIN READ  |     321 views  |     2 September 2019

It seems like every industry has their own set of fiercely debated topics. They pit tool against tool, theory against theory and can be great fun (or infuriating, depending upon your perspective). But since web designers spend an inordinate amount of their lives online, our debates tend to stir a whole lot of both participation and passion. Today, we’re going to look at some of the subjects of debate that have taken on a life of their own. Some are completely organic to the industry, while others have been adapted from society at large. Regardless, they have resulted in some epic arguments.
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Using Typography to Establish Brand Identity

  4 MIN READ  |     277 views  |     1 September 2019

The great thing about typography is that it always makes sense. You do not need to read between the lines to get the point of an idea. Everything lies just on the surface. But, even though it’s self-explanatory, type is still able to provide our designs with a compelling, story-like feel.
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A comprehensive (and honest) list of UX clichés

  3 MIN READ  |     1268 views  |     29 August 2019

Here is a comprehensive (and honest) list of UX clichés within the digital design agency space. Many of these are very entertaining and quite relatable (if you're a digital designer). Read on and learn something new, or have a chuckle if you've fallen victim to any of these.

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