Web Buzz words of 2006

Scientists theorize that every time one reads “Web 2.0” it kills aproximately six brain cells… Why you ask? I will tell you why these damn buzzwords are so obnoxious! 1. Web 2.0 I put this one first because it annoys me the most. Yes, the new version of the web… sorta. When was there a […]

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Accessible CSS roll over images

While some might claim that with the increase in typography control in css, and the number of people browsing with anti-aliased fonts(not that many, thanks microsoft! *cough* cleartype *cough*) that one no longer needs roll-over images. The argument being that they require a preloader, increase download times, and they are really not that accessible. I […]

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My life as a Rock Star

That’s correct, I consider myself a Rock Star… wanna-be. I often equate making a living (or significant income) through web design/development like being in a band that is equally successful. The reason being is that it sounds like a trendy and unofficial job. “Yes, I develop Web Pages” is just like saying “I am in […]

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Blog has a new backend!

Ahh…. nothing like being able to use javascript and DOM to beat IE 6 into submission. Now using wordpress, expect more organization, better designs, and more frequent updates. While I still need to tweak things, I have all the previous articles posted and catagorized. Subscribe to our RSS feed through FeedBurner (which I will update […]

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Ann Arbor, meet your new tenant… Google

According to ArborUpdate, Internet Giant Google is moving into my home town of Ann Arbor. Although the timeline details still remain a mystery, I can only imagine that the reason behind their choice in Ann Arbor as a local is simply how “plugged-in” Ann Arbor is as a city. “However – Ann Arbor has never […]

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Is flash really just hated by designers?

While reading over a thread on Sitepoint that discussed favorite web designers, I came across a post stating that the only people who really dislike heavy flash sites are web designers. I dismissed it quickly at first, as an obviously false statement. However as I thought about it more, I wondered if that really was […]

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Web Design oriented towards your visitors…

All websites are designed towards your visitors, but how many sites are actually designed towards the visitors specific? Very few… This might not make much sense at face value, why wouldn’t you create a web page that is tailored to your visitors? The question is not why wouldn’t you, but why aren’t you? If you […]

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The industry viewed from outside…

Lately I have been thinking a lot about how web design, and web pages are viewed by people outside of the industry. It seems depending on how you are interacting with the industry, your view-point changes. To further complicate the situation, there is a lot of misinformation and conceptions as a result. Because of my […]

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What you should know BEFORE you start a web design project

Many companies start their web project with contacting a web or graphic designer. This is far from the best way to go about it! You should start your project well before you go into the phase of actually getting it developed. There are THOUSANDS of websites out there in your field, if not MILLIONS, an […]

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Things you should know about design mock-ups

I received a call yesterday from clients of mine (technology consulting, not web design) asking a few questions about web design and appearance. They are in the process of getting their website redone, and while they were very excited about the design mock-up the actual HTML version of their site was not pleasing them. This […]

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