No I Don’t want to mailto:

Mailto: links are terrible. You know the ones that open your desktop email client and fill in the email for you so you can ‘contact’ whatever site has this terrible usability. Let me back track a bit, some mailto: links are terrible. The ones that really get my hate on are not the ones that […]

Seriously: Just Build Applications and Interfaces that Work

The problem So here I sit with a wonderful copy of CS4 running on my machine. I would love to scan something into my lovely version of Photoshop but unfortunately I can’t. Why is it, you ask, that I can’t scan something directly into Photoshop CS4? Well it seems that there is no official TWAIN […]

Don’t Get Your Design’s Stuck on Language

I’ve been designing lots of e-commerce projects lately and a theme I’ve been finding in the designs is the buttons. Specifically the implication of buttons. We’ve all seen buttons on store that say “Add to Cart” or “Purchase” or whatever but does the simple word convey enough meaning? The Thoughts I am more and more […]

Designing for Small Screens

Netbooks are becoming very popular today because of the price and the true needs of 90% of the computing population. Most people are just checking their email, getting on Facebook, tweeting a bit and maybe wordprocessing. Most people don’t need anywhere near the horse power provided by fullsize laptops and desktops. Even for myself the […]

5 Ways to Keep Your Cool

While inspired by the heat I am currently experiencing in BC this has nothing to do with that type of heat. We have all had a client that did more than ask us for a ‘bigger logo.’ You know the client that you sit with and brainstorm for new ideas for the design work. You […]

Bad Forms Provide Bad Feedback

Lately I’ve been looking at my site and coming up with a few pain points that I’d like to address with some small redesigns of the site. My footer contact form (and it’s ‘contact page’ counter part) are two items I would like to address. While they aren’t bad they could definitely use some refinement. […]

5 Blogs for Web Designers to Follow

Nettuts Nettuts is part of the Envato network. Nettuts covers all sorts of web design and development. Everything from WordPress to posts on Coldfusion. Articles are well written and frequent. A List Apart Published by Happy Cog A List Apart covers all topics dealing with web design. From usability to introductions to Ruby on Rails. […]

Christopherdessi.com Launched

This was the second site I did for Chris, first was Dadzillatv. This is Chris’ personal blog on social media. Chris is seriously passionate about media and building your marketing potential. His passion comes across in his posts. For this site Chris wanted to go with Thesis as a base theme and then perform some […]

WITA Launched

Just a few weeks ago I launched WITA a blog on video games, comics and pop culture by WITA. This was one of the most collaborative designs I have worked on. In fact most of the initial design work was done by WITA herself. I walked her through the process of deciding what the most […]

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