What does your website “shout across the street”?

What does your website “shout across the street”?

One of the biggest influences and inspirations in my life was my high school journalism teacher, Alison Rittger, an overcaffienated editorial drill sergeant who was always armed with a red pen and a relentless prejudice against needless words. She taught me many...
Give your visitors one thing to do first

Give your visitors one thing to do first

What is your website’s job? Answering that simple question can be surprisingly hard for many people. Websites need a clear purpose if they’re going to be effective. Quite often, clients struggle to explain the main goal of their website or how they would...
16 questions to answer before starting a website redesign

16 questions to answer before starting a website redesign

One common misconception I’ve often heard is that a website redesign is smaller project than creating a new website. People underestimate the challenges of reworking an existing site, and, as a result, wind up frustrated, disappointed, and unsatisfied with the...
12 things I learned after one year running a freelance business

12 things I learned after one year running a freelance business

A year ago this month, I launched Flying Dog Creative. It’s been exciting, stressful, challenging, liberating, and a lot of fun. Back in May, I wrote about ten things I learned in the first six months. In that post, I talked mostly about how and when to make the...
Ten big ideas from BlendConf 2014

Ten big ideas from BlendConf 2014

A year ago this month, I launched Flying Dog Creative. It’s been exciting, stressful, challenging, liberating, and a lot of fun. Back in May, I wrote about ten things I learned in the first six months. In that post, I talked mostly about how and when to make the...
14 tools every freelance designer should use

14 tools every freelance designer should use

Freelancing is hard work. The right tools can make it easier and more manageable. Here are 14 services and applications I use all the time to get things done. The Essential Three 1. Dropbox Maybe this is the most obvious starting point, but its hard to think of a more...

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