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Design with Consistency

Posted on 02/28/2009

Why you should bill for everything….

Posted on 02/24/2009

How to Respond to an Authentic Jobs Posting

Posted on 02/22/2009

The case for XHTML/CSS Style Guides

Posted on 02/10/2009

The importance of controling feedback and critique

Posted on 02/06/2009

Archive for February, 2009

Design with Consistency

By Ross Johnson on Saturday, February 28, 2009 10 Comments

Most web designers are at a natural disadvantage when it comes to ensuring that things are consistent. After all we tend to think creatively and artistically before we think organizationally. We have a tendency of getting tired of the same look by the time we get to page five or six and sometimes we just…

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Why you should bill for everything….

By Ross Johnson on Tuesday, February 24, 2009 15 Comments

While I have a minor in business, most of the lessons that I have learned about how to run a company were through making mistakes and figuring out ways to avoid them next time around. Sometimes I made mistakes many times before I realized it. In this case I still struggle with this mistake from…

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How to Respond to an Authentic Jobs Posting

By Ross Johnson on Sunday, February 22, 2009 8 Comments

Looking into the next few months I am seeing an influx of ongoing, relationship based work and clients. Looking into the future of my company I expect and hope to grow steadily, which at some point means expanding my team. At this point it doesn’t make sense to take on a new full time hire,…

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The case for XHTML/CSS Style Guides

By Ross Johnson on Tuesday, February 10, 2009 5 Comments

I have been working for a short while on a side project that I have already found very useful, and that is to develop a tool that aids in creating what I call a “CSS Style Guide.” There may be a better name for it, but the concept is quite simple, a guide for clients…

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The importance of controling feedback and critique

By Ross Johnson on Friday, February 6, 2009 2 Comments

Any designer who has produced work for anyone other than themselves knows how tricky the design feedback process can be. As designers we have very specific reasons for designing a site the way we do. We have expertise in rhythm, proportion, sizing, whitespace, grids and other graphic design concepts. Many times hours are spent trying…

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