So you want a website

So you want a website
Alright, your work has slowed down and you're finally finding the time to devote to a new website. Great! But.. it takes some initial work on your end so don't go putting your feet up just yet. I'm going to task you with 'things to do' before we even have a chat about hiring me.

Site Update - New 'Our Work' design

It has been way too long since I've had time to update the site. I'm still trying to decide if that's a good or bad thing. Actually the more I think about it it's probably really bad. Sure.... on one hand I'm busy and don't have much time to write blog posts. But on the other hand that's no excuse. There is no reason why I can't take 15 minutes out of any given day to write a quick pos right?

That all said, today I've completed a massive overhaul to the 'Our Work' section of this site. I'm talking a new layout, CSS and 15 new projects. Yes that's right, 15! It's been a long time coming but I am now (more or less) up to date in this 'Our Work' section. Finally I am able to share what I have been up to for the past while.

Feel free to take a look. Feedback welcome!

Be fast on the draw

Back in the days of the Wild West it was a common occurrence for two men to settle a confrontation by having a not so fun stand off. Of course the only way to come out the winner (and alive!) in that situation was to be quick, accurate and fast on the draw.

I often joke that the internet is much like the wild west. I mean there really are similarities. There are no rules. Celebrities, scams & bucket loads of money can be made through various avenues. Much like the wild west, the sky really is the limit.

Communication + Content + Site Structure = Success

Nine times out of a ten when I'm working on a web site one of the hardest things to retrieve from a client is content. If you're a designer than you know exactly what I'm talking about. Often you can have a project 95% complete but you end up waiting a few extra weeks while you sit and stare at your 'Lorem Ipsum' text.

Over the years I've tried many different approaches when it comes to getting those glorious emails with Microsoft Word attachments. I've found some success along the way so let me share with you what simply seems to work for me.