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  • 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…

  • The impossibility of choosing a typeface.

    Type and color are the two aspects of design that most intimidate me, because I always worry that my eye for aesthetics is not as strong as it should be for such…

  • Pen and Paper Wireframing

    Resumes just don’t cut it anymore. There was a time when the old one-page summary of all your previous work experience was standard. It was normal. It was expected. You couldn’t get…

  • Usability Case Study: Lifehacker

    I’m a bit of a Lifehacker junkie. I love all the tips and tricks that save me time and money and generally make my life just a little bit easier, from the kitchen hacks…

  • The graceful aging of websites.

    Before Facebook, before Myspace, before the term “social network” had even been coined, the Internet hadLivejournal. The site is a cross between a content management system, allowing users to create and post…

  • Good design matters.

    I hate to sound like an Apple fangirl, but, when I think about good design, Apple products spring immediately to mind. Say what you will about the hardware, about the corporation, about…