Yesterday I wanted to create a little stats panel for a client that would tell me how many new people had signed up that day. Then I wanted to compare that with Google Analytics unique visitors to come up with a conversion rate for the day. The Pr...
My wife Stephanie has been working on this idea for a while - a classifieds site where women (and men theoretically) can sell their used clothing and accessories (or "pre-loved" clothing and accessories in her words). She's just learning to design...
I have a confession to make. I've been designing web sites for almost 15 years, in a variety of capacities, and I had never once logged my actual working hours... until late December of 2009, when I met Freckle, Amy Hoy and company's latest app. O...
My good friend Jon and I have been working over the holidays on a dream of mine I had a couple of years ago called QuoteRobot. It's a web app we're building that will help designers and coders create quotes and win jobs, and we're both pretty exci...
As a freelance web designer, I'm always thinking of ways to smooth out the natural ups and downs of project based income. One of the ideas I've been toying with for a while is offering to build websites for a monthly cost, rather than an up front ...
As a freelance web designer, one of the trickiest skills to master is maintaining a steady flow of cash. In years past, friends used to chide me about my "feast or famine" way of life. I've learned a few things since then about keeping things stea...
Lately I've been reading a lot of blog posts, rants, and articles demonizing the effects of crowdsourcing, cheap labor, spec work, and other such evils in the world; frankly, it's starting to get on my nerves a little bit. While I'm not promoting ...
I never intended to become an advocate for Google Docs, and I'll probably write web apps to accommodate my needs some day, but lately I've found myself using Google Docs every day, without ever intending to depend on it. As a freelance web designe...
I never intended to become an advocate for Google Docs, and I'll probably write web apps to accommodate my needs some day, but lately I've found myself using Google Docs every day, without ever intending to depend on it. As a freelance web designe...
Over the last 3 months I've been struggling in my mind with the balance between doing what I love, and making a living as a responsible adult. The 9 to 5 Dilemma Back in January of 08 I joined up with the Viviti team as the only UI designer on boa...