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Happy New Year!…Let’s Start Designing

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“Image courtesy of Staurt Miles /www. FreeDigitalPhotos.net” Let me first take a minute to wish everyone…. Happy Holidays! I hope your holiday was filled with family, friends and good times. Of course this time of the year is always a reflection of what we have accomplished and what we are looking forward to achieving with […]

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Love Links? – Try Thinglink

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Since I’m always looking for new ways to make my designs more interactive, I thought Thinglink was a great tool to bring new ideas to my projects. Thinglink lets you create images with little links that give information about the photo. The possibilities here are endless because you can inform, entertain, and engage your audience […]

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What I learn from my Clients without Asking them

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Recently I took an online design course that discussed different ways of determining what your clients want and need from a website or interface. Of course we all know the basics when it comes to colors, pages and logos, but as I found out there is a much more important and critical stage of the […]

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Looking for An Upcoming Design Online Class or Conference?

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Free images from FreeDigitalPhotos.net I’d like to tell you about a great online course that I am taking through Stanford University. The course is called Human-Computer Interaction and is taught by Associate Professor Scott Klemmer. The course explains the process of how projects are developed using prototyping, surveys and user experiments all the way through […]

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Install Your own USB Wall Outlet

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If you’re like me you have tons of gadgets all over the house and can’t remember what needs to be charged at what time. Unfortunately, we don’t really think about the battery life of our gadgets until it’s time to use them. It’s so frustrating when you want to use a device only to be […]

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Getting Started With jQuery

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Recently, I got an invite to learn jQuery in 30 days. Now, I’m not a programmer by definition but it’s always a good idea to add to your skill set and I love to learn new things so I was definitely curious. First off, I wasn’t really sure what jQuery was and why I would need it. […]

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Tell A Great Story With Storify

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I love blogging and sharing information that I find across the web on any given subject as soon as I see it. I came across this great tool called Storify which lets you do just that in a nice visual format. The way it works is that you pull information from Twitter, Facebook, Soundcloud, YouTube […]

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Free Programs That Can Make Your Life Easier

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Everyday I come across tons of free programs that can definitely make your life easier if you have the patience to learn how to use them. Having a computer background I often wonder how easy these programs would actually be for someone who might not have the time to learn an extensive program with a […]