April 27, 2011 § 2 Comments
Making sense of “The Cloud” for people like you and me.
With all the buzz surrounding the concept of cloud computing and people asking me what it is exactly, I thought it would be a good idea to sit down and try to answer the question. I come to this subject as a marketing guy who knows a lot about technology but not enough to fix your Mom’s PC that just crashed. Like most of you, you’re probably wondering what the cloud is, just like me. Let’s explore.
March 15, 2011 § 2 Comments
“What we’ve got here is…failure to communicate.”
-The Captain, Cool Hand Luke
In one corner, you have a well known company, famous for making desktop and server software, web design programs, video editing software and one of the most widely known and used formatting programs in the world. In the other corner, you have an even more widely known company who has gone from being an upstart to falling on tough times, only to see themselves rise like Phoenix from the ashes to become one of the hottest brands on the planet, known for innovation and inspiration and a cult-like following for their products. « Read the rest of this entry »
February 16, 2011 § 5 Comments
Having been in the web design business for the better part of 15 years, it is amazing to see how far we have come with content management systems. Remember the days where you would have to call your web designer to get a simple edit done and it would take a week and cost $100? Unfortunately for some of you, that is still your reality. If you’re still in that boat, I’m here to tell you that there is a better way.
December 22, 2010 § 2 Comments
Part three of a series on the three simple rules for a successful website.
A beautifully executed design with poor usability is much like something I learned from Forrest Gump: pretty is as pretty does. Designers without any experience in usability practices will often create stunning and sometimes award-winning work that is so creative it becomes impossible to navigate and find what you need.