Is This Thing On? A Toggle/Light Switch Quiz

March 24, 2017

Maybe it’s just me, but toggles and light switches always trip* me up. To pseudo-scientifically find out, I captured different toggle designs in the wild from the ol’ World Wild Web into a quiz using the Quiz Creator I designed and developed for the Engaging News Project. I’d be delighted if you took the time… read more

Question Results Sketch on the left, with the completed component on the right

The Process of Building for the Web: Quiz Creator Case Study

Engaging News Project’s Quiz Creator is by far the biggest product I have ever designed and developed. Over an eight month period, I did all planning, design, development, architecture, testing, documentation, and deployment. To give you an idea of what goes into building a professional web application, I’ve documented the overarching phases of the project.… read more

Let’s Celebrate! All Responsive Websites Look the Same

The dust has settled from the introduction of Responsive Web Design (RWD), and we’ve honed design patterns that adapt well across devices. This has led to those same design patterns appearing on site, after site, after site. But few people seem to be celebrating this trend. Does it mean we’ve lost our desire to innovate,… read more

Why Pixel Perfect Responsive Design is Wrong

I’ve been reading over job postings for front-end developers and designers, and a lot them have a phrase like “You should love coding pixel perfect responsive designs”. Those jobs instantly go to my “no” pile. Responsive design means letting go of the idea of a pixel perfect design. Responsive designs need to adapt to any… read more

Create Your Own Crowdfunding Site

I’ve had the honor of working with a team to design and be the front-end developer/UX designer for the best way to create your own crowdfunding site.  Users can have a fully functioning crowdfunding site up and running in two minutes, all without touching a line of code.  CrowdfundHQ was developed entirely from scratch without… read more

Pomona Pectin colorful directions on canning and making jam and jelly - back side.

Pomona Pectin Directions

My largest print order to date has been completed successfully! Pomona Pectin, a fantastic small company with a internationally distributed low/no sugar pectin, wanted me to convert their current design into Adobe inDesign format for future easy updates, and add color to the layout for a print run of over 200,000 prints. The design scope… read more

This Site is Responsive

There are still a few bugs to iron out and it’s only been tested for iPad and Chrome, but this site is now fully responsive for all screen sizes. If you’re on a desktop, go ahead and resize that browser window and watch the magic happen.

Kirksville Family Acupuncture

A local acupuncturist, Holly Arbuckle, just starte a business focusing on Kirksville acupuncture.  Focus for the project was to make Acupuncture seem normal in the midst of rural MO.  After some thought mapping, we went with a leaf for the logo based on the idea of the visible paths of the leaf veins.  Acupuncture is… read more

Ecommerce

A friend in the SEO biz emailed me a pretty nice infographic on the effectiveness of different colors/sizes/text in increasing the holy conversion rate. Check it out, if you’re into that kinda thing.