Fonts lend so much personality to the messages they convey. That’s why designers and their clients have long sought to move beyond the ubiquitous standard fonts – Verdana, Arial, Helvetica. Making unique font choices also sets a web site apart from others. But the problem with specifying anything that wasn’t already in use on a … Read more
With less than a month remaining before the November 2010 general election, I was approached about redesigning a web site site for John Monds, a candidate for Georgia Governor. The tight turnaround was a challenge, but a workable one because it forced a focus on priorities rather than minutia – something that would no doubt … Read more
I’ve recently started building a video portfolio of my web work. I think the medium allows a better look than the alternatives into the hows and whys of the sites I build, and will take you through each site in five minutes or less. Up until now, I’ve used screen grabs and links to live … Read more
Small businesses and organizations are constantly trying to do more in less time, while competing with bigger businesses that can afford more resources. Being responsive to those who e-mail you is key, but oftentimes dealing with multiple e-mail accounts is confusing or cumbersome, especially if you spend much of your time mobile. This can result … Read more
For a business owner who may or may not have ever put up a single web site, jumping through the hoops necessary to set up the required components of a new or redesigned site can be a real headache. I’ve done it countless times, yet I still often find it unnecessarily complicated. If setting up … Read more
Small business owner Ron Banks won the Cisco/Verizon Better Way Challenge, entitling him to a one-on-one consult with business and tech expert Guy Kawasaki. An article covering Kawasaki’s advice to Banks mentions what should be high-level, common-sense tactics: “…small businesses need to have a vibrant online presence, make sure information on other Web sites about … Read more
If you can organize your thoughts into a main idea with supporting points – think “term paper” – you have what it takes to start crafting the basic architecture for your site.