Tag Archives: design

PEBKAC is a Failure of UX Design

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And you’re ultimately responsible for it. Most web designers and developers are familiar with the term PEBKAC. It stands for Problem Exists Between Keyboard And Chair and is often used to describe a bug that was triggered or caused by user error, not the application itself. Developers sometimes have a laugh at the expense of […]

A Design Primer for Web-based Startups

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© Wells Riley If you’ve ever tried to start your own online business, you probably know that one of the most difficult challenges is making it look good. The Web app we are developing needs a clean look and an intuitive interface. Design is what really ties the Web app together. Wells Riley, a UI/UX […]

Looking Back On My First Time @ SXSW

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For as long as I’ve been doing web design and development I must confess that this was my first year attending the famed SXSW festival. My cohorts at Pelago are all SXSW veterans and were willing to drag me along as their token noob, so I jumped at the chance to finally go and see […]

The Anatomy of a Well Designed Invoice

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Now that you’ve drummed up some business as a freelancer, a web design and development shop, or a creative agency, it’s time to start collecting money owed. Billing clients is easily done with an invoice. If you use an accounting program like QuickBooks or an online project management application like Intervals, they will create an […]

3 Survival Tips for Creatives

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When I first stepped out into the real world as a creative professional, my college diploma and senior portfolio under my arm, I soon encountered the Client. We experienced some client interaction in school — mostly in the form of competing against classmates to have our logo chosen for a local non-profit — but nothing […]