I was on a deals website yesterday when I spotted this skyscraper ad. I refreshed the page a few times and realized it was in a rotation with other ads from an ad network. How does the design team, their manager, the client who hired out the ad, and the ad network not notice this? Isn't it obvious? A friend pointed out that maybe this company can afford to offer deals because they steal stock photos...
Not all bloggers are geek, but all blog designers are, and geeks are kinda like artists. We're usually a little weird crazy slightly introvert different. Communication isn't always our forte and mind reading? well let's just say the internet doesn't help us decipher voice inflections or facial expressions. Just because we're good at what we do, doesn't mean our tastes match yours, or that we have some magic way of knowing what you want or need. So, how to you communicate with the complicated individual who is your blog designer? > Make an Impression Finding the right web designer and getting good
Not literally, but when you're creating custom graphics for Vampire Week you have to come up with some clever title about working at night... Girl2Watch.com is one of my favorite clients. On a normal week they send me a several pictures of the week's featured celebrity and I use Photoshop Elements to layer them with some graphics to create special slides for the site's front page. Then I re-size the original images and create thumbnails for each post. I upload the images, format the posts, and schedule them. Easy and fun... gets me away from coding for a couple hours each week.
If you like to play with your own websites and you're looking for a way to create rounded corners on your boxes, navigation bars, etc here's a css rounded corner tutorial. Why Rounded Corners Using CSS? The more images we eliminate from our site designs, the faster our sites will load. Until css offered us the ability to create rounded corners we used individual images to create rounded boxes and buttons for our blogs. While some rounded corner css tutorials still use images* they only use one tiny corner image and they specify placement/rotation to make all four corners, filling the rest of the area
In the past weeks I have had the privilege of working with a fabulous group of women as we've readied to launch BlissReads, the genius Content Curation network founded by Allison Worthington. What is Content Curation? I'm glad you asked! Content Curating means finding, filtering, and sharing the best content. Period. Many of us do this in some form or other, usually by Twitter, when we share something fabulous we've found. BlissReads takes this to the next level by carefully selecting its curators, having several per channel, and asking those curators to add their own commentary to the things they
Some friends came to me this week and asked if I'd help with the launch of their site's new look. I didn't need to actually code or build anything, they'd already hired developers, but they wanted someone to be there through the actual switchover. So, last night I joined a Skype conference to get updated on all that would be going down, and tonight I'm refreshing the page every few minutes to make sure things are running smoothly. I've jumped in to help once or twice, but for the most part, I'm a silent watcher without any real authority or responsibility. My mother would call me a snoopervisor.