Blog: Design Musings and Other Nonsense

We discuss design, business, web products and other miscellany.
Amazon Listened to Me

Amazon Listened to Me

Sometimes, often more rarely than we would like, what we think is a really good idea actually turns out to be a really good idea. Case in point, in a little bit of self-congratulatory back-patting, I have the pleasure of pointing out that an idea I expressed on this...

read more
Surviving Web Design Projects: Beware the Spoiler

Surviving Web Design Projects: Beware the Spoiler

As anyone knows who has ever completed one, great web design projects aren’t easy. The web weaves together so many disparate elements, and in the custom web design world, creating something that is a true expression of your client, their product/service, as well as...

read more
The Impermanence of Modern Communication

The Impermanence of Modern Communication

Social media is an amazing thing. Truly, it has utterly transformed numerous aspects of our daily lives. To me anyway, what is interesting about the effects of things like social media are the more subtle ones, even the ones we are not really conscious of. Of course,...

read more
Three Pillars of Creative Projects

Three Pillars of Creative Projects

When you are around creative projects for a while, projects when you are building something big, you tend to notice certain things about how they go. Specifically, you typically notice what causes these sorts of projects to go well, and what sorts of things cause them...

read more
All Websites are Marketing Projects

All Websites are Marketing Projects

Clients often come to us with fantastic dreams of what they want their website to be.  Whether it is leveraging the latest in web technology, or pushing the boundaries in web design, website projects can be fertile ground to flex some serious creative muscle.  Of...

read more
The Four Big Questions

The Four Big Questions

When I am working (usually with clients) on a design project of any kind, time and time again, I find that the same four basic questions drive the majority of the work. These are handy because they not only force a framework around a project, but they also help focus...

read more
Mind the Recoil

Mind the Recoil

I was talking with a colleague the other day, and the topic came up about hiring.  I was talking about a particular candidate, about how he looked perfect on paper, and said all the right things.  There was nothing wrong with this candidate at all.  From a logical...

read more
How to Buy a WordPress Theme

How to Buy a WordPress Theme

Continuing on the theme from our Open Source post (like the post on How to Hire a Freelancer), I wanted to share another how-to that I thought might come in handy.  That is, if you are so included, how can you buy a pre-built WordPress theme and not have the...

read more
Eliminate 99.9% of Form Spam in 10 Minutes

Eliminate 99.9% of Form Spam in 10 Minutes

Form spam, am I right?  Ugh, so annoying. Case in point, we just redid our WordPress website about three weeks ago and today, all of a sudden, HUNDREDS of spam emails.  As part of the site re-do, we swapped out the underlying form framework for a different one.  Now,...

read more
How to Hire a Freelancer

How to Hire a Freelancer

In the spirit of our Open Source Ethos blog post, I wanted to create a post that hopefully will do some people some good. That is, how to (safely) hire a freelancer. Now, you may be wondering, why is a design and development company telling me how to replace them?...

read more

Request a Quote

Already know what your project needs to take it where it needs to go? Great! Send us a quote request form, and we will let you how we can help you.

Request a Quote

Contact Us

Wondering what it would take to crank up your project to the next level? Contact us and let’s chat about how we can help you realize your project’s full potential.

Contact Us

Latest from the Blog

Subscribe