Monthly Archives: April 2012

A reflection on this past semester

What product, object or thing comes to mind when thinking of the words “good design?” How does that product, object, or thing embody the design ideal? I think my first answer to this was Apple and that has probably stayed … Continue reading

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Clients from hell… the website

I have to say, I love that our homework assignment involved looking at clients from hell. I’ve been known to look at it from time to time, laughing at some similar experiences I’ve faced. It’s important for designers to understand … Continue reading

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Making my site mobile friendly

Looking at the newly published http://www.emilyjanedavis.com on my iPhone makes me realize how far I’ve come and how far I have left to go. There is still a lot to do in terms of making it mobile friendly. (Thankfully, it … Continue reading

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Reflection on Mark Ecko Site

At the start of the semester, we analyzed www.marcecko.com, to determine if it was a good or bad design. At the time, I said that it was a good design, and I still stand by that claim. The navigation is unique, … Continue reading

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Adding Ads

Ads are basically the necessary evil on most websites. They can kill a really great design, but if you can’t afford to maintain your website then who cares about the design? They are especially important for online news sites or … Continue reading

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The love hate relationship with carousels

Carousels can be a great addition to a website. They can make information appear interesting and inviting. However, they can take up A LOT of page real estate. I’ve seen them take up basically the whole section above the fold. … Continue reading

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What you learn from presentations

As part of my job, I present different graphic design projects to various constituents almost every day. As you can imagine, I’ve become quite accustomed to hearing the honest feedback, both good and bad, that often comes with this. There … Continue reading

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