I am Done with Shitty Customers

I am Done with Shitty Customers
Posted by on Apr 2, 2014

The title and the quoted text below are a post idea I dictated into my phone some months ago.  I am not one to rant often online because it it mostly fruitless and provides little value. So, it never got posted. This is a post came after the worst client encounter I have ever experienced. I left the crude title because I feel it accurately reflects the raw human emotion associated in the moment, kind of like when behind the wheel. So, sorry if that offends you.

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The Taco Game

The Taco Game
Posted by on Mar 26, 2014

So, are web games back?  I am beginning to see more and more little web games on websites and it seems they may be on the comeback.  It is starting to feel like the era just before Adobe ruled the web with Flash and every banner ad was an interactive game. 

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Olympic Story – Designer Spotlight, Ruformat

Olympic Story – Designer Spotlight, Ruformat
Posted by on Feb 25, 2014

Now that the winter games have come to a close, Sochi has become a part of Olympic history. Olympic Story is a video heavy site full of history, medal counts and more.  The content is displayed in a creative and dynamic way, using animated content parts, maps and charts.

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Hobbit Website, Journey through Middle-earth

Hobbit Website, Journey through Middle-earth
Posted by on Feb 5, 2014

In case you missed it like I did, the new Hobbit website is amazing, gorgeous and a blast to explore.  After getting through the title screen, a map appears to explore.  I remember pouring over the map in the back of the Hobbit as a boy, tracking Bilbo’s adventures. Places on the map can be explored in further detail and include a mix of elements to interact with. Pages scroll horizontally and full screen video clips come to life as they pass through the viewport.

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Web Design Spotlight – Kitchen

Web Design Spotlight – Kitchen
Posted by on Jan 8, 2014

The website for “one of the toughest and most spectacular multi-stage events in the British Isles, Curadmir” does two things really well. First it lets photographs and video do most of the talking. This site is here to sell the event and what better way than to let the user experience as many gorgeous photos and videos as possible.  

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Designer Spotlight – Nate Hanson

Designer Spotlight – Nate Hanson
Posted by on Jan 10, 2013

Nate Hanson’s (almost) one page portfolio website is super clean with minimal use of color.  His use of content is also minimal and quickly tells us where he lives, what he has done, what he can do and how to contact him.  The design and content also convey that Nate is an approachable guy.

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Designer Spotlight – Chad Mazzola

Designer Spotlight – Chad Mazzola
Posted by on Jul 30, 2012

The thing I love most about Chad Mazzola’s design work is the focus on simplicity.  He manages to successfully weed out all the unnecessary crap to focus on the meat of what matters. Case and point, Chad takes his own medicine on his website by quickly telling the audience what he does and what he wants to do on the front page.

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