99 Designs

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Or more accurately- 99 Mediocre Designs. I heard about 99 Designs a few years ago and really didn’t think much of it at the time. But I recently heard a radio commercial for the service and it started to sink in how much traffic this site was actually getting, and so now I feel compelled to voice my opinion about it. Afterall, one of the great beauties of blogging in America is that we get to say what we want. I know I’ll sleep better tonight. If you haven’t heard of it, 99 Designs is an online marketplace of crowdsourced…

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The Life Expectancy of Flash…

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Or is flash already dead? Only a couple of years ago, I called myself a flash developer, and now it rarely surfaces during my elevator speech. Flash is no longer useful, nor practical, in the regular website. There are too many security flaws, it takes up too much bandwidth, in today’s world of internet browsing, let’s face it, it’s all about speed and SEO. None of which Flash effectively offers. AND most importantly it takes too long to develop. I can deliver an image banner or slideshow in html/css/jquery in a fraction of the time, and it’s compatible on virtually…

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Good Clients.

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good clients = good people There’s nothing I love more than a good client. It makes me remember how much I love my job. So what makes up a good client? Equal parts acquiescence and attentiveness, with a dash of assertiveness. Acquiescence to know the difference between thinking you are an expert and knowing you are NOT an expert. Good clients know how to offer up good suggestions but also know that not all suggestions are good suggestions. Attentiveness because it’s important to pay attention, and apathy never inspires anyone. And we can’t forget the dash of assertiveness. A good…

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