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  • Redesigning a #HigherEd Primary Nav

    While most of my colleagues at JU were (I hope) enjoying two weeks of holiday vacation, away from the office, I was implementing some major changes to the Jacksonville University website. It’s…

  • The trouble with globalization: the impossibility of universal web design.

    A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about how the Internet has made global collaboration possible, and how awesome that is. I should note, however, that global accessibility is not without its drawbacks,…

  • Do you need a mobile site?

    When I’m out and about, and I’m looking for a restaurant for lunch, or I want to know how late a certain store is open, I look that business up in my…

  • Think about your menus so your users don’t have to.

    I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. The most important part of web design—or any design, really—is organization. By extension, that means that menus are pretty important. Menus provide some of…

  • Digital real estate and organized design.

    My first foray into design was in print. I was the copy editor for one of my high school’s student newspapers, and, when I was done editing stories and cranking out witty…

  • Organization is the most important part of design.

    One of the most important things I ever learned about design is that the most important part of design, whether you’re working in print or web or packaging or any other field,…

  • The relationship between designers and developers.

    So maybe it’s my natural inclination toward being a know-it-all, or maybe it’s my belief that a jack-of-all-trades is better equipped for the professional world today, but I tend to stand firmly…

  • Accessible Web Design

    With the availability of computers at an all-time high, accessibility has become more important than ever. Most people have access to a computer, and, naturally, that means that a large number of…

  • Designers are the worst clients.

    One lesson I’ve learned about design in the past week: the designer is her own worst client. I am finding that designing my own web site is an impossible challenge, made endlessly…

  • Color palette creation.

    After drafting about 8 potential color schemes and ultimately scrapping a number of them, I think I’ve settled on one that works for me. I wanted colors that would blend professionalism with…