It’s Never Too Late to Re-invent Yourself

Remember what it was like being young and not knowing what you wanted to do with your life? As it turns out, I didn’t have that experience. I knew early on what I wanted to do. In high school, I had some journalism classes. Somewhere around the summer prior to my senior year, I got to go down to a red carpet day at Central Missouri State University (CMSU). There, I got a tour of the TV studio and radio station, and I knew in my heart of hearts that I wanted to be a broadcaster. Continue reading

Attractive Admin Areas

I have recently used an e-commerce content management system (CMS) on a couple of different sites.  I won’t name names, but I will say that the default backend can be an eyesore. One client liked it, so I let it be.  Yet I found that I was coming to resent the admin area.  I knew something had to be done for the other client.  Continue reading

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Animation on the Web

Animation can do a lot to enhance a website, making it fun and interesting. In essence, animation can take you “from drool to cool.” Flash is a powerful tool, but alternatives, such as jQuery, are coming to the forefront as well.

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The Face of New Media

I’m a huge fan of media. I believe it can have a profound effect on our lives. Media allows us to communicate like we never have before.

Recently, the term “new media” has entered our vernacular. It includes websites, and all the new functionality they offer. It’s a term that includes interactivity, and the use of video and audio.

It’s an exciting time to be a web designer. I look forward to what the future might hold.

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Logos: From Name to Brand

As you read elsewhere on the site, I have a rather unique name. It’s an instant identifier, making me unique in the name spectrum. With a unique name, people remember you.

A logo is like a name. It’s an instant visual identifier. Your logo provides the recognition you need to stand out in the crowd. This, in turn, creates a brand.

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