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Writing Good Support Requests

I bet we’ve all had to write up a support ticket for a product or service we use. It’s almost always an email or some kind of text-based…

Why AWS is the best choice for creative agencies

Almost every day agencies are feeling the pull to embrace Amazon Web Services (AWS) for their clients campaigns or main site. But many times this can seem like one of those challenges where…

Browser Extensions I Actually Use

I’m a web developer and blogger. These are the browser extensions that I actually use right now. It’s an ever-changing set, and I’m never afraid to try new…

Practical Jokes in the Browser

I know April Fool’s Day is at the beginning of this month, but hey, now you’ve got a year to prepare. Not to mention a gool ol’ practical…

A Simplified Roadmap for Cloud Adoption

What Should You Learn Next as a Web Design Business Owner? Five Recommendations

One of the most important realizations when working in the digital field is that you can never stop learning. Digital (as a concept) is in a constant state…

Browser-Based SVG Editors

One of the coolest things about SVG is that, despite all the powerful stuff it can do, it’s still readable code. Wanna draw a rectangle? It’s not a…

The WordPress Philosophy: The Four Freedoms

This is the second post in a series on the WordPress Philosophy. Last month I described why WordPress has a Philosophy and why WordPress users should care about…

Design Microsites

It’s been an interesting trend the last few years to start seeing companies be very vocal about how much the value design. I suspect it’s a combination of…

How to Fall in Love with Amazon Web Services

What Is Digital Transformation and Should You Care?

The term digital transformation is increasingly creeping into the boardrooms of businesses both big and small. Finally, there is a realization at the top of many organizations that…

The WordPress Philosophy: What Is It and Why Should You Care?

Have you ever installed a plugin into your WordPress website and thought, “Ummm… that’s different”? Something about it just stood out as not quite right. The settings felt…

Bend Any Website’s CSS To Your Will with Stylish or Stylebot

CSS is the language that styles websites. It controls the colors, the layout, the fonts… pretty much everything concerned with the look of the site. It’s quite powerful….

Do Developers Influence the User Experience More Than Designers?

Have you ever wondered why you don’t find job advertisements for user experience developers? For that matter, why do designers monopolize improving the experience of users?

It is not like designers are the only people who impact the user experience. After all, the user experience is not the same thing as the user interface. The user’s experience is affected by many things beyond the interface.

The Physical Web Sure is Interesting

I was sitting around in the lobby of a hotel at An Event Apart show with Jeremey Keith one time. I had just heard of this idea of…

Our Favorite Podcasts of 2017

Boagworld – User experience, as a concept, evolves on seemingly a weekly basis. Almost no one has seen that evolution first hand the way Paul Boag has. The Boagworld…