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A Blog About Web Design

In this blog you’ll find articles and how-to videos on website design and all that goes into making one happen. Whether you’re looking for tips on planning your website project or need design inspiration resources, you’ll find that and more. Enjoy! And please leave me a comment or suggestion wherever you land.

And in case you’re wondering, :last-child is a small snippet of code I’ve learned to write as a web designer / developer that targets the last item in a group of like things. I like it because it reminds me of where I fall in the pecking order in my family. Oftentimes it’s the little things that make me smile.

Around Town | Coney Island: 8.14.13

Recently in need of some amusement, Anthony and I headed down to Coney Island to see what might be happening on the boardwalk and to grab a little nosh. Not far from the amusement area where the Wonder Wheel and Cyclone live is this mural of interesting sea life...

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Around Town | Riverside Park South: 7.25.13

As a NYC resident, I definitely make good use of the parks system here whether it's to ride my bike, go for a run or to simply kick back and relax. There are also music concerts, free exercise classes and guided lectures. But I tend to stick to the more...

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Cool Stuff | PicMonkey: 7.19.13

As a graphic designer, I'm often working in one of the Adobe Creative Suite design applications like Photoshop, InDesign or Illustrator. They're powerful tools that are essential to a graphic designer's trade. But the average small business owner is probably not going...

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Design Resource | .net magazine: 7.10.13

It might seem a little backwards to subscribe to a print magazine that's all about web design and technology but that's exactly what I did recently when I subscribed to my new favorite web design resource, .net magazine. Why buy a magazine when everything you need to...

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Cool Stuff | Hawaiian Art Rocks: 6.26.13

While on vacation in Hawaii last fall, Anthony and I visited the aquarium near Waikiki Beach. It might seem like a weird thing to do considering we'd been snorkeling and seeing and swimming with the most beautiful fish. But I try to make it a point to visit the local...

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Found | Bicycle Art: 6.19.13

Given how popular bike riding has become in NYC over the past few years I guess it shouldn't be a big surprise that bike-related design and artwork are popping up in some rather unexpected places. Take this postcard of gorgeous bicycle paintings by artist Taliah...

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Design | Print Samples: 6.13.13

This spring I attended the Paper Expo hosted by the Art Directors Club. The intimate space at ADC headquarters on W29th Street was transformed into a trade show floor—tables filled with the most gorgeous paper and printed samples. These are a mere handful of my...

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TechTalk | Grow Your Twitter Following: 6.5.13

If you want to grow your Twitter following in a strategic way and fast, consider using these tactics to go from zero to 1,000 in just a few weeks. I followed these steps over the course of three or four weeks a couple of years ago and hit about 800 followers. The...

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