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Secret Sneak Peak of an Admin

Being married to one of the lead programmers of CoreCommerce means I get to see what’s coming before everyone else. I admit I stopped using their software a year or so back in favour of WooCommerce and WordPress, but they’re still great for sites that need to have a full eCommerce solution. A big reason of why I stopped using the...

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Design In Real Life

We don’t often think about the design of things until it fails in some way. While we may be pleasantly surprised at good design, design in general  often goes unnoticed altogether – we don’t normally care what something looks like as long as it works. It’s when we’re stuck in a train that’s set to divide in half at the...

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100 Things Every Designer Needs To Know About People

About 99% of the time I really don’t enjoy industry books. I do my best to read as many as possible, but it’s only to keep up with our industry more than because I enjoy them. Let’s face it – the workings of the web can be a bit dry. So it was quite surprising how much I enjoyed Susan Weinschenk’s book, 100...

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Really Simple Icons Set

  A collection of icons I made for a secret project I’m working on, free for you to use! Use as you like, the only thing I ask in return is a nice tweet or share someplace for others to find. Download Zip file includes PSD & PNG 100x100px icons of: Codesnippit Dribbble Facebook Feedburner Foursquare Github Google+ GoodReads Instagram...

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How To Not Be An Annoying Designer

I’ve made it my business for the past two years to work only with designers and their agencies. I also come from a college background of design, which is a benefit when working in front-end development, as I still have an eye to make sure every pixel is in its place. This also gives me the opportunity to see behind...

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Designing a Dream Home Office

One of the best investments I’ve made into my business wasn’t a fancy gadget or a shiny new toy. It was my office. It’s interesting to see how many freelancers just work wherever they can, be it the local Starbucks, a spare bedroom or even the kitchen table. From my experience though, it’s extremely important to have a nice dedicated space, preferably filled...

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Fun With Type Design

I’ve always been a huge fan of typography…so much so that my whole office’s theme is type. So I decided I would have some fun and sketch out some letters of my own. A free digital cookie to any of you typophiles who can guess this typeface from my rough sketch: And playing with my first letter drawn in Illustrator...

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Teaching Graphic Designers About The Web

I was listening to episode #53 of SitePoint’s podcast when they mentioned that old “should designers code?” debate. While I don’t want to beat a dead horse, SitePoint made a great comment – that perhaps someone should figure out how to write a book on how to teach graphic designers how to do web design. After all, merely telling them to look...

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Interview With Francisco of Finch

I’d like to welcome Francisco as my first interviewee on the blog! Many of you know him as Finch or the guy with the big logo. But who is he really? I was able to get him to stop working for a few minutes in order to answer some questions and let us in to some of his juicy secrets....

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8 Awesome Sites From Designers & Developers

You can say that I’m super swamped this week and unable to contribute an awesome post today. Or instead you can sit back, relax, and look at this fine collection of awesome sites from designers and developers. Don’t hate. If you know of more, please let me know. I am an avid geek collector of sites that I just look...

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