Tag: tip

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

Raising the Bar with Adaptive Templates

A recent project got me thinking about combining Super-Easy Blendy Backgrounds with CSS constants.

Posted: April 28, 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

Working with Background PNGs and Internet Explorer 6

Using PNG images as backgrounds can be very helpful and useful, but there are some things to keep in mind when working with Internet Explorer 6.

Posted: February 11, 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

Creating Named Elements in IE via JavaScript. Impossible?

I was having a bit of an issue trying to create a new element via the DOM and provide it with a name. As it turns out, Internet Explorer doesn’t allow this to happen, but I was able to find an alternative solution that has worked out quite well.

Posted: September 24, 2007