Archive for January, 2010

The Best Icon Sets for Minimal Style

A good collection of free icons. I think most of these are intended for use in iphone apps, but they could be used anywhere.

Quote of the Day

“When you walk into a meeting, the first thing you should do is look around the room for the idiot. If you can’t find the idiot, you’re him.” — Mark Cuban

7 Ways to Improve your Public Speaking

Easier said than done, but still – great advice from Andy Budd.

Becoming a Web Designer

Recently, someone emailed me asking for advice about how to start a career as a web designer. After taking some time to organize my thoughts on the subject, I thought I’d share them here.

What I love about the web design field is that it doesn’t require any special certifications, formal education or any other traditional qualifiers. Everyone who has ever decided to start a career as a web designer has probably taken a different path to get there. The route I followed to get where I am today is unique to my life choices and circumstances. So it would be ridiculous to say that there is a preferred path or that one way will work better than another.

The great thing about it all is this: you get to choose the path! However you get there, here are some tips that might help along the way. Read the rest of this entry →

7 Ways to Improve your Public Speaking

Easier said than done, but still – great advice from Andy Budd.

Getting Started with jQuery

Good resource for grasping some basics of jQuery. Will be reading this in detail shortly.

4 Design Elements Behind a Good Call to Action

Simple, straightforward tips on how to design a good call to action. Great stuff.

Getting Started with jQuery

Good resource for grasping some basics of jQuery. Will be reading this in detail shortly.

ImageOptim

PNG/JPEG/GIF optimizer for Mac OS X. Gotta check this out.

Welcome to the Future

So, this is the future, huh? Admittedly, there’s a lot to be thankful for and amazed by these days, but …

Where’s my spaceship?

When I was a kid — maybe 10 or 11 years old back in the mid ’80s — I would fantasize about the future. I thought that the year 2010 was almost unseeable. Were we lucky enough to make it that far, there were two things I was sure I’d have: a flying car/spaceship and a jet-pack. Read the rest of this entry →