I finished the design & build of my new site last week. I saw it as an interactive business card of sorts - my personal details, a quick snapshot of my work and an introduction to me. In all, it took about 9 days (rather than my original plan of 7), which isn’t too bad considering I was working on other projects as well. I experimented with some new tricks, a luxury I don’t...
Anybody who ever built an empire, or changed the world, sat where you are now....– Ryan Bingham, Up In The Air.
Designing is Decision Making
Don’t confuse design with art. Design, to most people, is thought of as visual styling on a digital canvas, and this misconception isn’t all their fault (whoever “they” are). Lots of designers fall right into this category – they feel most at home with Photoshop open, often starting with art direction long before it’s time. In fact, focusing on style too early can be...
Look, it’s not in my nature to be mysterious. But I can’t talk about...– Rusty Ryan, Ocean’s 12
Less is a good thing. Constraints are advantages in disguise.– Rework by 37signals
Document the Journey
At the very beginning of this year, the time of year we all try to be especially self-reflective, I wrote down why 2011 would be different. I really believed it, for lots of different reasons. One of these ideas struck me as particularly important — Document the Journey — the idea that sharing the challenges, successes and failures along the way were of upmost importance; as a record...