On Frontend Frameworks

If you do the same task more than a few times, it’s stupid to not automate it in some fashion. When building web sites this typically shows itself in the use of frameworks like [Twitter Bootstrap][boot]. ### What I Like About Frameworks The big benefit to frameworks is that they style all the stuff needed […]

5 Things A Client Should Ask a Prospective Web Designer or Agency

Evaluating a company or person to build your website is a tricky thing. What do you expect? What things do you need to know? Here are 5 questions that a client should be asking all companies in the running to build their next website. Have you worked on any similar projects? While it is possible […]

5 Jobs Clients Have During a Web Project

For some reason many clients think that the only job they have in developing their websites is to hire the person/company that is going to build the site. Unfortunately they haven’t realized that once they hire someone to build the website their work has just begun. Establish Your Business Goals: A site is not just […]

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 […]

Web Designer Magazine Article

I recently had the opportunity to contribute my thoughts to Web Designer Magazine out of the UK. The question I, along with others, was asked is “Is Web Design a Dying Art?” The premise of this is based on the strong tools that are coming out for people to build their own websites and blogs […]

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. […]

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 […]

CSS Inspections Launched

I recently launched CSS Inspections a website for a home inspector named Greg McHale located in the Durham Region of Ontario. This was a great project full of some simple and fun wordpress and jQuery trickery. Check out the contact form on the sidebar that unwinds and stays open until you have completed the form […]

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