The year was 2006 when I signed up for Media Temple hosting. I must have been 17, no older than 18 years old. When I was 13 or so I turned our family computer into a web host. At the time, I was unable to go through traditional means of securing a web host since […]
SxSW? Late news, I know. I was pretty excited to go to SxSW this year. There’s a lot of hype circling this event, and how it’s one of the best interactive events in the country. I was excited to learn new things and take home tons of inspiring ideas and thoughts. I left rather disappointed. […]
What motivates us to work better? Money? The other day I saw this YouTube explaining what motivates us and why some of us work better than others. I know what you’re thinking: money! duh! Yes and no. What I got out of this video was a single thought: What motivates us? Purpose. Read a general story about my experience working at FedEx Ground and how that it wasn’t money that motivated me- but something else. Something different.
One of my goals when designing an interface like this one is to keep the information presented clear and concise. For the most part, I think the design hits the nail on the head. With good direction from Carl Vervisch, we all achieved a great functional site, and an ecstatic client. I wasn’t crazy about the color palette, but I think it works. I think I remember saying something like “This is the the most website looking website I have ever done.” Usually when I build interfaces, they don’t look like websites at all, they look like desks, or paper.. Or what have you!
Often times we find ourselves trapped by a clients deadline that a certain project needs to be done yesterday. This might lead to skipping the most important questions to ask clients. Here I have compiled a list of questions to ask your clients for a better project proposal and a design brief. The more information you know about a project the better results you will produce and less time will be wasted, especially when building websites. Certain types of functionality you might have to contract out or spend more time on than other parts, whereas a logo design pretty much has the same process repeatedly.