I just put up a portfolio of my most recent — and distant past — projects. As I was nearing the end I started to debate whether to include certain designs I worked on. On the one hand they ARE my designs, but on the other hand they’re very… well not bad, just amateurish at this point in time. Some of the designs I actually cringed when I dug up some of my old screenshots. You know that saying that goes “people are their own worst critics” (or at least that’s the gist of it)? I’m a very harsh self-critic. Continue reading

Off by a Pixel

There are times when coding a design goes from being fun to being an exercise in what feels like futility. It came to my attention that there was a positioning error with my new layout. Yes, it was off by 1 pixel. One measly little pixel and it ruined my morning. I searched around for awhile until I came across some really dirty CSS Hacks that addresses the bug in Chrome, Safari, and even Firefox. After tweaking the CSS I finally fixed it! …Almost. Now it’s Opera throwing a fit. As much as I am obsessive about this sort of Continue reading

A Clean Slate

I’ve not used my website much over the past year. At times I wondered if I even needed a website anymore, even considered closing it down. However this seemed to be part of an overall “designer’s block” I was having in regards to designing anything. Whether it was a signature for a forum, or a full blown layout, I just couldn’t seem to get into it anymore. But like most “blocks” it eventually lifted. Late last year I worked on an international website project with members all over Europe. I spent a lot of time working on that site and Continue reading