Category: Web Design

Nobody could be more surprised than me to discover that a social website would be where I found comfort when I was really, really scared. Pick your pie. Here’s my face. Have at it. Last week there was a family emergency that stopped me in my tracks. I wasn’t blogging here or working or participating in Cre8asiteforums because I was visiting my husband in the hospital. Shortly before the earth stopped rotating, Lisa Barone wrote a response to something IRead more…

It finally dawned on me, after yet another useless waste of my time skimming headlines in a social media site, why I don’t like social media and why, if I bother to join, I quickly lose interest. It’s because the content that’s posted isn’t for me. The motivation for posting is to get yourself, your web site, your business, your articles, your blog, your products, your services, your brand, your weird user name and your big important thing noticed, foundRead more…

I’m starting to learn that what web site professionals produce may be closely related to their personal character. For example, if you are the giver type, this is what we see from you online. If you are a taker type, this is obvious as well in the kinds of web sites you associate with. Incentive I live in a small, country town. The last census in 2000 showed a population under 9000. I know it’s more than that now becauseRead more…

I arrived home last evening from a brief business trip that left me feeling physically drained, as if I’d just been up all night with a sick child and also ignited, as if someone just handed me the keys to a new sports car. Never did I expect the extraordinary comment my husband would say to me when he got home from work. The topic of women who work in technical fields, successful women and if it matters whether orRead more…

I don’t envy Jakob Nielsen. Sometimes his Alertbox submissions drive everyone into a tizzy. Most of the time I don’t read them, not because I may sometimes disagree with his points, but more because I feel like he’s lecturing from a pulpit. Whenever he says, “Don’t do this thing”, my feedreader explodes with commentary from people who think he’s just invented seedless watermelons and must be worshipped. The latest word from the throne is that blog writing is nowhere nearRead more…

Despite having tons of work to do, there are moments when I’m so moved by an observation that I can’t focus on anything else until I write about it. Writing is my crutch and outlet, especially because I work from a home office and spend the work day utterly alone, aside from the pets, until the family spills back into the house again. I have more friends than I can count. A large majority of them are people I mayRead more…

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