Face to Face

 December 30, 2011

Electric communication will never be a substitute for the face of someone who with his soul encourages another person to be brave and true.

-- Charles Dickens   Old man Dickens was on to something!   The Internet is FABULOUS - Let's not get it twisted! I work for a New York web design firm! However, part of fully encompassing success in one facet of life requires understanding opposing elements. While

Don’t Hate The Game OR The Player

 

We all have "that thing" that we can actually admit we do well. Maybe it's writing, running, web design, or beating other people up. Regardless, you enjoy doing something and you believe you might have something to offer in that world.  

It's About Being Alive

  When I first began writing academically, I knew that I enjoyed it and that I might actually be good. However, it wasn't until

Chuck That Resolution

 

So this is the New Year and I don't feel any different.

  Well, NO it isn't the New Year YET! But, YES that was the opening line from one of my favorite Death Cab For Cutie songs (a little shameless DCFC plug: Transatlanticism album - get it now!!)   The New Year is just about upon us - AGAIN! These holidays seem to be sneaking up on us with faster momentum

Great Writing Through Design

 December 28, 2011

You're only as strong as your weakest link!

  Ahhh, cliche idiomatic phrases! Love 'em! They're so cheezy, yet so true. The above quote is most often associated with the likes of team efforts, specifically of the athletic or physical persuasion. However, this quote is certainly synonymous with the world of web design.   I've said it once (or many times) and I'll say it again: Website design is

The Context of Content

 

"Skyping" brief snippets of Ebonics-ridden language to my Turkish coworker is one of my most prized daily tasks. Hearing his laughter-stained accent, as he brilliantly resounds my message, is an absolute delight.   This blog post is not meant to make you jealous of my rad New York web design firm, nor is meant to erroneously display a lack of work at my office. However, I would like to take

Professor Internet

 December 27, 2011

It's easy to get wrapped up in the all-consuming Web, especially when our reliance seems to grow by the minute. If you consider the incredible shift over the last decade, you will notice just how powerful the Internet is on our daily lives.   After pondering this subject in a catatonic state, I had a miraculous thought:  

EMOTION is at the core of all actions on the Internet!!!

  I don't mean that we

Writer Vs. Editor

 

When I first began working at my New York web design firm, I doubled as a content writer and project manager. To my dismay, I spent the majority of my time project managing, which to some would be an enjoyable experience. However, when you consider yourself a "writer," it should be evident that you prefer the "back of the house" work flow.   After some time here, I was granted

What Blogging About Web Design Has Taught Me

 December 23, 2011

For the past year, the last 30 minutes of my day has been occupied by blog research. I quite like researching the following days blog topics, to ensure a "dive right in" mentality. When I roll into my New York web design firm, the last thing I want is be stuck with writer's block.   After a year of constructively blogging, I feel compelled to share some of the glorious

Lorem Ipsum Is The Devil

 

What the hell is 'Lorem Ipsum?'

  You might be thinking that if you don't work in the web design community.   Lorem Ipsum is dummy text. That's all you need to know about it. Why? Because it's the devil.   When you see this Latin jargon, you should run away from the website because it means that absolutely no thought was considered in regard to content. What else does it mean?  

Pigeon

It Scares Me That People Don’t Read

 December 22, 2011

There is an astronomical desire for immediacy in our culture. I can't imagine that I'm the only person to have noticed this, specifically in regard to the absence of the written word.  

In our culture, we want everything yesterday - from our food to our news to our healthcare - which has bred a "fast food" kind of nation!

  It is baffling to me, as a writer and a reader,