It is nice to be recognized for hard work and design excellence. Two sites I designed were recently awarded with national awards through CASE (Council for the Advancement and Support of Education). Before I get to the awards I want to remind myself of the dangers of complacency. Read the rest of this entry »
I had stumbled on the Virginia Tech web site months before the tragic events that recently occurred at that campus. It is a very nicely designed site and was artfully adapted to serve as a lean dispenser of information and then a memorial in a time of crisis. People have been critical of the speed information was posted or disseminated to students. Yet working at a university I have firsthand knowledge of how the nature of universities can make rapid action on anything an extremely tall task. I have told people who have been waiting for something to happen at our university to take their longest expectation of how long it will take to complete, double it, and then double it again. This incident is a warning cry to all public institutions. I just hope our university can learn from VT’s misfortune and if called upon, rise to the occasion. To those with Virginia Tech ties, including those I have worked with on portal projects, my prayers go out to you and especially to those grieving and seeking comfort in the days, months, and years to pass.
It is always nice to see your work recognized by peers. This is especially true for sites that serve a greater purpose of adding tremendous value to those visiting the sites… Read the rest of this entry »
What happens when your dad is a web designer? You end up with an entire website devoted to your life when barely 2 weeks have passed since your birth. Happy Birthday, David!
Discourage clients from redesigning their site? Yes, absolutely, under the right circumstances… Read the rest of this entry »
This makes a catchy title, but it is simply untrue… Commentary on an article appearing on the Information Architects Japan site. Read the rest of this entry »