A FREE hand drawn font: Sketch Script

A FREE hand drawn font: Sketch Script

Summary: created Sketch Script a hand drawn font that can be used with wireframes or sketches.  Creative designers always need new fonts Typography is a world unto itself within the design universe. There are so many good great choices. To create a truly unique look...
Utö Font

Utö Font

The Utö Font is Stunning 😍 The Utö font is a typeface designed by Teo Tuominen, Erik Bertell, and Emil Karl Bertell for Fenotype. It is named after the island of Utö, which is located in southern Finland and is known for its austere simplicity. Similar things can be...
Nuke inline style using CSS specificity

Nuke inline style using CSS specificity

Summary: When dealing with CSS, understanding CSS specificity is essential. Specificity decides which CSS styles, and in what order, will be applied to an HTML element. There are ways to nuke even inline styles. CSS specificity We will go through the various sorts of...
UX/UI prototyping tools

UX/UI prototyping tools

Summary: Creating a UX/UI prototyping is a great way to test out a digital experience and get feedback before investing in engineering. It’s important to know the differences between simple and complex interactive prototypes when deciding which one is best for your...
Canva vs PPT

Canva vs PPT

Summary: Use Canva if you need a tool that is flexible and goes beyond just presentations. Use PowerPoint if you work in a Microsoft tech driven environment. Gone are the days of heated debates over which digital tools reign supreme. As remote work has become an...
JS copy text to clipboard

JS copy text to clipboard

Summary: Code snippets of a copy to clipboard JS snippet in JavaScript and a jQuery version. Copy text to clipboard Have you ever needed a snippet to copy text with JavaScript directly to your clipboard? If so, today is your lucky day — because we’re going to talk all...
Comparing 25 Design Systems

Comparing 25 Design Systems

Summary: Out of 25 design systems, Bootstrap, Material Design, Ant Design, Base Design, and Semantic UI garner the most interest online. Bootstrap and Material Design Dominate all other design systems We spent some time to review search trends, visibility, and...
Web Refresh vs Web Redesign

Web Refresh vs Web Redesign

Summary: For website or product improvements, it may be better to refresh an existing design and give it a creative facelift rather than beginning anew with a redesign. As a user experience designer, this approach has been successful many times with clients. Website...
Design Systems: An Introduction

Design Systems: An Introduction

Summary: Design systems are a collection of components and guidelines used to design and implement a consistent visual experience for users. Who is this for: internal teams, agencies, designers and engineers. Bookmark this for your design resources. “Design...
JS: Let it snow

JS: Let it snow

Snowfall Javascript So as a web designer in Florida one rarely sees snow. Who am I kidding I am more likely to see a UFO than snowfall. So this holiday here’s some snow for those sans-snow designers out there. There are three parts to the snippet HTML, CSS, and...
“Pixel Perfect” Understanding

“Pixel Perfect” Understanding

The Evolution of Pixel Perfection in the Digital Landscape The concept of “pixel perfect” web design has undeniably grown from an afterthought in the 1990s to a necessity now. In fact, I believe that Apple’s success with their mobile products and its...
It’s Been a Long Time

It’s Been a Long Time

The past year has been full of hard work and success, with a diverse range of projects that have affected millions. Despite missing out on the Webby award (Thanks Google!), invaluable lessons were learned – most importantly about loyalty. My blog will be focused...
Status: Finding A Work / Play Balance

Status: Finding A Work / Play Balance

Finding Balance Between Work and Family You’re exhausted trying to balance family, work, social commitments, and your own personal goals. It feels like there’s no time for anything else – let alone rest and relaxation! You’re feeling...
Give Your All

Give Your All

Give more than expected I was doing some animation research and came across a Walt Disney quote. The quote took place when Mr. Disney was admonishing an employee on the virtues of giving one’s all. It really awakened me to what I always thought to be true, yet...
Amazing Retro Terminal

Amazing Retro Terminal

I came across this really cool way to emulate old cathode screens when doing commands. This was such a cool way to use terminal. If you spend spend a lot of time in term, check out this neat term emulator. Via Github cool-retro-term is a terminal emulator which mimics...
Grids Matter on WDS Blog

Grids Matter on WDS Blog

Wrote a blog post regarding grids and their historical value on WDS’s blog. There are designers that use grids and some that don’t. I use grids as well as Golden Section to layout pages and design interesting user experiences. This isn’t to say that...
Shellshock Fix for Mac

Shellshock Fix for Mac

Recently there was a security flaw discovered in bash. It’s called “Shellshock”. I colleague circulated how to fix so I am posting it. This is for folks on a Mac. If you are unsure if you are vulnerable to begin with follow these steps: 1. Open...
Apple: We Don’t Read Your Emails

Apple: We Don’t Read Your Emails

Google’s mission is to track us, market us, store our info, and then pretend they do no evil by monetizing it all. I am not sure I buy it, but Tim Cook talks privacy they way most people think privacy now works – it’s kind of a back hand to Google....