A Sketch in Time Saves Nine

A Sketch in Time Saves Nine. Use thumbnails and sketches to get your project in alignment with client briefs before sitting in front of your computer.

All Designers have been there. Staring at a blank screen wondering what to do. All the options and potential for our design to be this awesome, eye-catching award winning site. Thinking about every cool feature and style we jump in, lost in the world of pixels. Pushing here. Gradients or flat design there. Crafting our masterpiece to precision. Once we are done and deliver our work of feverishly…

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Use Hashtags to Increase Your Content’s #Relevance

Hashtags are tools reaching mass awareness as a buzz term, but their intended use is not fully understood. They are seen as punchlines in editorial cartoons and late night skits. They do get used in less than effective ways which are laughable, true. Behind that laugh track is a power which can elevate your message to an audience you might not tap into otherwise.

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BUZZKILL: Strengthen Your Developer Skills by Resisting the Hype

BUZZKILL: Strengthen Your Developer Skills by Resisting the Hype. Want to develop new skills? Focus on the standards.

While not quite the Wild West of the front end territory of the web, developers are blasted with new databases and languages to make their applications more nimble, scalable, etc. While this might be true, mastering these technologies is quite a curve to overcome. Stay abreast of these emerging languages but stand by a tried and true solution to carry you through.

[notice]MYTH: It is new and hot…

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Inside the room in #Seattle

Inside the room in #Seattle

BUZZKILL: Maximize Your Coding Skills by Avoiding Shiny New Distractions

BUZZKILL: Maximize Your Coding Skills by Avoiding Shiny New Distractions. Keep your clients happy by refining your core front-end developer skills.

The depth and breadth of front end coding options seems to grow exponentially. Every time I turn around it feels like there is some new trend touted as a giant-killer of some sort. Whether it is a new language set to revolutionize the HTML landscape or a better more efficient library to cut hours off your development, they all have one thing in common. Hype.

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Ad from the back of a Captain America comic, January 1979. Found it very interesting.

#igersomaha #comics #retro #skinny #advertising

Ad from the back of a Captain America comic, January 1979. Found it very interesting.

#igersomaha #comics #retro #skinny #advertising

Do Not Auto-Populate Your Social Media Channels

Do Not Auto-Populate Your Social Media Channels

You are a busy professional. It is hard to find time to carve out, but you know you need to be active on social media. Someone tells you a tip to save time: Let one network push the content to your other networks. Easy, right? Enter your message in one location and then every outlet gets fed. While this is true, you need to think about the nourishment those feeds are getting.

[notice]Myth: You…

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#jonesbros #cupcakes were consumed #today in #aksarben #omaha

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#jonesbros #cupcakes were consumed #today in #aksarben #omaha

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emeraldcitycomicon:

Hey tumblr! Thank you for the amazing support you’ve shown us regarding Emerald City Comicon and the harassment policy we posted yesterday. We’re in such a great mood that we figured, why not give away two 3-day passes to the this year’s show?
To be eligible for this giveaway you must:
Follow emeraldcitycomicon on tumblr
Reblog this post between March 7, 2014 12:00PM PST and March 14, 2014 12:00PM PST
We are giving away two 3-day Emerald City Comicon 2014 badges, to a randomly selected person who reblogs this post. Please note that Emerald City Comicon is in downtown Seattle, WA. Emerald City Comicon is held on March 28, 29, and 30, 2014. No further accommodation or transportation will be provided. When we announce the winner next week please be sure to have your Ask open so we can contact you about collecting the badges! Badges are completely transferable, so if you win you can give them to a friend.

emeraldcitycomicon:

Hey tumblr! Thank you for the amazing support you’ve shown us regarding Emerald City Comicon and the harassment policy we posted yesterday. We’re in such a great mood that we figured, why not give away two 3-day passes to the this year’s show?

To be eligible for this giveaway you must:

  • Follow emeraldcitycomicon on tumblr
  • Reblog this post between March 7, 2014 12:00PM PST and March 14, 2014 12:00PM PST

We are giving away two 3-day Emerald City Comicon 2014 badges, to a randomly selected person who reblogs this post. Please note that Emerald City Comicon is in downtown Seattle, WA. Emerald City Comicon is held on March 28, 29, and 30, 2014. No further accommodation or transportation will be provided. When we announce the winner next week please be sure to have your Ask open so we can contact you about collecting the badges! Badges are completely transferable, so if you win you can give them to a friend.

blakegopnik:

DAILY PIC: Abelardo Morell took this photo of Central Park in 2008 by turning a room in a fancy New York apartment into a camera obscura, projecting the view from its windows onto its back wall. Morell’s huge print of that projection is on display in the Edwynn Houk booth at the Armory fair, and seems to be one of the few works at the fair that acknowledges the social realities of our one-per-center’s art world. This photo, after all, imagined on the wall of a collector’s deluxe apartment, is very much of a piece with the views that the wealthy acquire with their real estate. Morell’s single image does a beautiful job of sandwiching together the physical interior of a posh flat, with its classic Asian carpets and parquet, and the immaterial open space outside it. The image makes clear the extent to which, more and more, the rich have taken possession of a city that the rest of us live in on sufferance. Even Central Park, one of our great public amenities, has been more or less privatized, depending for its survival on the well-heeled members of the Conservancy who – for now at least – have chosen to keep their “backyard” in good trim. (©Abelardo Morell, Boston / Courtesy Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York & Zürich)
The Daily Pic also appears at blogs.artinfo.com/the-daily-pic. For a full inventory of past Daily Pics visit blakegopnik.com/archive.

blakegopnik:

DAILY PIC: Abelardo Morell took this photo of Central Park in 2008 by turning a room in a fancy New York apartment into a camera obscura, projecting the view from its windows onto its back wall. Morell’s huge print of that projection is on display in the Edwynn Houk booth at the Armory fair, and seems to be one of the few works at the fair that acknowledges the social realities of our one-per-center’s art world. This photo, after all, imagined on the wall of a collector’s deluxe apartment, is very much of a piece with the views that the wealthy acquire with their real estate. Morell’s single image does a beautiful job of sandwiching together the physical interior of a posh flat, with its classic Asian carpets and parquet, and the immaterial open space outside it. The image makes clear the extent to which, more and more, the rich have taken possession of a city that the rest of us live in on sufferance. Even Central Park, one of our great public amenities, has been more or less privatized, depending for its survival on the well-heeled members of the Conservancy who – for now at least – have chosen to keep their “backyard” in good trim. (©Abelardo Morell, Boston / Courtesy Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York & Zürich)

The Daily Pic also appears at blogs.artinfo.com/the-daily-pic. For a full inventory of past Daily Pics visit blakegopnik.com/archive.

“Anything designed to be inoffensive isn’t worth your time — life itself is pretty offensive, ending as it does with death.”
creativemornings:

The Shape of Design by Frank Chimero is one of ten books that made this month’s book list on March’s theme of Hidden, curated by the team at Designers & Books. See the full list here. →

That is a good book.

creativemornings:

The Shape of Design by Frank Chimero is one of ten books that made this month’s book list on March’s theme of Hidden, curated by the team at Designers & Books. See the full list here. →

That is a good book.

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#igersomaha #landscape #landscapehunter #stills #nature #outside #orange #wood

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#igersomaha #sun #winter #sky #outside #trees #silhouette #clouds #light #evening #glow #dundee #nature #landscape #landscapehunter

#sunshine in #omaha during the late #afternoon

#igersomaha #sun #winter #sky #outside #trees #silhouette #clouds #light #evening #glow #dundee #nature #landscape #landscapehunter