Category: Didn’t Quite Make It

  • A Few Words About Logo Salads

    A Few Words About Logo Salads

    Here I thought I was the first person to use Logo Salad. Evidently, others have been thinking the same thing: Logo Salad on Urban Dictionary Stop using logo salads on your websites. It’s cliche, and pretty meaningless. I mean, unless you designed those logos, in which case, you’d probably get better results from displaying them […]

  • Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Web Designer

    Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Web Designer

    All too often I encounter clients who are unhappy with a website that they had designed because they were working with a web designer who a) didn’t communicate with them, or b) didn’t know what they were doing. This sort of thing happens way too much and continues to happen. So here are some quick […]

  • Two Easy Ways to Pair Typefaces

    Two Easy Ways to Pair Typefaces

    Typography is the love of most graphic and web designers. But for some, it can be an intimidating task. Pairing together the right typefaces to create a cohesive design comes from years of experience studying type and understanding how one typeface interacts with another can depend on a huge amount of factors. Here are some […]

  • A Short Bit About Graphic Design Contracts

    The second most boring possible subject involved in being a freelance designer would have to do with design contracts. The most boring are taxes. Whoopee. But contracts are essential for the operation of your business. This write-up isn’t meant to be a full contract tutorial, or a complete list of things you need to include […]

  • Not So Innocent WordPress Themes

    The ease of setting up a WordPress blog is fairly common knowledge. WordPress themselves talk about the easy 5-minute installation. And it really is that easy! What isn’t so easy, and what a lot of people often overlook, is the maintenance and security of their blog after the initial installation. WordPress security is about as […]

  • The Difference Between Arial and Helvetica

    The Difference Between Arial and Helvetica

    Back in high school, whenever I looked at Arial, I would think, “The World’s Most Boring Font”, then skip it and use something else like Tahoma or Verdana for my sans-serif needs. But then, back in high school, I didn’t know too much about graphic design until college drilled into me the importance of typefaces. […]