How I Use OmniFocus to Help Get Things Done
OmniFocus is a very useful personal productivity application I use to help me manage my tasks both personally and professionally.
Posted: February 02, 2009
CSS Organization Methods and Writing Style
There are many ways to organize and optimize your CSS. This document discusses some of those methods.
Posted: September 01, 2008
Improving Your Process: Blueprinting Your Estimations
Creating a blueprint can exponentially help your estimation process for client work.
Posted: July 21, 2008
Improving Your Process: Combating Burnout
Getting burnt out at work is possibly the worst thing to happen for any creative. Here are some things I try to do as soon as I discover I may be burnt out.
Posted: May 05, 2008
Improving Your Process: Maintaining Product Quality
As a Web designer or developer, it’s important to make sure that your products remain top quality, regardless of any speed bumps you may encounter.
Posted: April 14, 2008
Improving Your Process: Client Communication
Although I’ve tried to optimize communication patterns in as many ways as possible, I’ve found that (like Web design and development) experience is the best thing you can do. Use your experience to alter the way you do things to improve your communication process both internally as well as with clients. Effective communication leaves much more time to do what we love to do, create.
Posted: March 10, 2008
Improving Your Process: CSS Techniques Part 2
Nearly a year ago, I jotted down a few CSS techniques that I use day to day. Some tips included controlling browser defaults, avoiding box model headaches, stylesheet organization, and using a color glossary. I find myself using many of these techniques a year later, but had some updates that might make the lives of some a bit easier.
Posted: January 14, 2008
Improving Your Process: Boosting Productivity
A common goal among people is to work hard, and to work smart. I try to keep this in mind as much as I possibly can, and I’ve got a strong interest in finding new and improved ways to work more rapidly and intelligently. With that comes a constant change in my day to day ‘routine’ (or lack there of), whether it be what time I get up, what I sit down at my desk and do first, or what I save for the end of the day.
Posted: January 07, 2008
Improving Your Process: Sitemaps and Design Preparation
I’ve found a new use for sitemaps. Even though they’re not sitemaps which are classic in the sense of the word, they have really helped our process on a number of projects, and the end product is better because of incorporation in the design phase.
Posted: December 10, 2007
Improving Your Process: How Wireframes Can Help
Using wireframes in Web design can really help to increase the quality of your work. They’ll also help quite a bit with client work as well.
Posted: December 03, 2007