Broken… So Very Broken

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Apologies… had a bit of an oopsie when migrating to Yosemite and the WordPress 4.0… so… uhm… this place is a mess. Working on it.

If you came here from LinkedIn thinking, “I am going to check this guy’s portfolio out…” Well… yikes. It will be back soon, but right now all I could spin up was some outdated blog data.

In the meantime, here is a kick-ass photo of my daughter. (My wife is a fantastic photographer)



Nominate for the “Best Mobile Application”

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Realtor iPhone App

Join me and nominate for the Best Mobile Application 2012 Crunchie!

REALTOR.comĀ® has more listings, better photos and updates listing information more often than any other mobile real estate app.

  • Over 5 million high resolution property photos for retina displays and wi-fi
  • Draw your own custom search area right on the map! (also known as Area Highlighter)
  • Search nearby homes for sale, open houses and recently sold homes with one touch
  • Use Area Scout to see average values update as you move
  • Most listings updated every 15 minutes. All the rest updated at least once a day.
  • Sign-in to save searches and listings. Access them again on your mobile phone or online.

Nominate for the Best Mobile Application 2012 Crunchie!

Viva la Pencil!

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After 20 years doing various forms of design, I still start every project with pencil and paper. Sure, I have become more digital in my process; however, my first few dozen ideas happen very quickly and on paper. Failing fast in the first few hours of a project sure beats toiling over pixels too early in the design cycle. Dot paper, graph paper, swiping tabloid sheets from the printer, or coffee-stained notebooks… I use them all to capture ideas. I have even created a few PDFs that have specific elements specific to wireframing… but they were never exactly what I wanted.

I was delighted when a member of my staff sent around an email to Sneakpeekit. They’ve done a great job of doing what I never quite spent enough time perfecting…

“An idea is like a flash: it comes to mind like a meteor but can quickly vanish. Any good graphic designer catches it on paper before it goes away. As a matter of fact, professional designers often start planning a website concept sketching drafts on sheets of squared paper. For this purpose SneakpeekitĀ© provides the suitable wireframe tools for quick sketches and pixel-perfect grids for a detailed design.” – Sneakapeekit Website

Check out Sneakpeekit and go back to the future.

The PANDR Colour Tool

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Well, it looks like I need to take a closer look at my color palette here on willhavebeen. It turns out I am using some pretty similar colors… I see CSS optimization in my future.

Drag the Colour Bookmark link to your toolbar to find out the colour palette of the website you’re currently on. Then simply: copy, paste and use the colours you choose.

Check your palette using the PANDR Colour Tool. (You can also just enter your URL)