Website for startup Fat Fractal. A site by developers, for developers. Logo design and website design & development by Real Fresh Creative.
More than 60,000 hits in its first three days.
“The Audacity of Despair,” David Simon’s blog of past writings and current musings, hit the web with absolutely no fanfare or marketing effort whatsoever. There was some little blow up over a comment he made in an interview, and as I had suggested years ago that he purchase www.davidsimon.com for his own use someday, it seemed time to get something up so he could, when he liked, speak for himself.
And so it goes. It’s a wonderful blog, full of somewhat random but always interesting prose, and though he doesn’t write often, it makes for a great read.
In terms of design, I pretty much got to do as I liked, which meant following my personal aesthetic: simple, elegant. For a former … Read More »
I’m very proud to announce the launch of www.anseladams.com. This was entirely custom site built on a WordPress platform. It includes a lot of technically interesting challenges, including URLs that lead anywhere we say, and thumbnails that do NOT crop images, ever…especially those of Ansel Adams. I was so honored to work with this foundation and with Matthew Adams on the site.
Given my love of letterpress one would think I’d do a Battle of the Bands poster using old school design, but it just feels like those are everywhere now. And there are so many music posters in New Orleans, so I went in a somewhat different direction.
I hope they get a great turnout; they are raising money for some good causes. It should be a GREAT show and a lot of fun.
Among the most prestigious awards in graphic design, Print Magazine’s Design Annual awards are great fun to win. What a shot in the arm to see your studio’s work among the best work of the year.
Your clients are on their honeymoon. They have a phone or an iPad. They are DYING to see the photos you took of their wedding. But since most of it uses Flash…they can’t. I have been hearing from photographers who desperately want a solution, one that works with some of the existing provider sites they love while allowing their own site, and their client’s views, to be non-Flash based but provide all of the same useability. Here’s one, built on a WordPress platform, that does all of that and more. It is responsive so that it works well at small screen sizes. The photos do not have to all be the same size and shape. And the full image home page is a stunning representation of award-winning photographer Deb Lindsey’s work. Give us a call or drop us a note; … Read More »
A snippet from Be Bold 101, by Nicholas Bate. Some stellar advice.
solve where others complain;
volunteer when others look down;
be principled and yet flexible;
never give up;
have a plan;
write every day;
stay courteous in all circumstances;
appreciate that which is easily taken for granted;
see tough times as testing-your-resilience-and-systems
I believe that if clients can easily control and add to their own websites, everyone is better off. The clients get more up-to-date information our to THEIR clients, better search results are achieved honestly due to the liveliness of the site…and my clients save money and have more fun with their sites than they ever thought possible.
Enter the second web revolution: WordPress. Now, traditional custom coded tableless CSS sites are still a wonderful thing. Custom content management systems are great. But for the average smaller client with limited budget, WordPress is The Bomb. Or whatever the kids are calling it these days.
Even for someone like me, who knows how to code in HTML and CSS and PHP without “helper apps” like dreamweaver, wordpress just makes a huge amount of sense. There ARE some issues with security that you have to … Read More »
Graphic artists are often asked to enter contests or provide work on “spec,” meaning “we’ll pay you if we like it.” I wish I could get my hairstylist to work under the same conditions. (Actually, my stylist is wonderful…thank Kris Jon! The fault is all mine.) However, the constant railing against this practice is, for me at least, getting tiresome.