Designing in the Browser – Better Agile Development

In the past few years there’s been much talk around “designing in the browser” and Lean UX. Amidst all that talk, many tech companies have failed to embrace and implement…

Why Startups Should Hire Entrepreneurs

Hiring and assembling a good team is one of the hardest parts of business, especially for startups. It’s critical to find the “right” people that can execute and iterate quickly….

New Zealand, There and Back Again – Part 1

New Zealand – one of the most amazing places I’ve been fortunate to visit. From mountains to beaches, it has every form of landscape the world can offer. This is…

The Importance of Finding a Mentor

As entrepreneurs, we’re constantly looking for problems to solve. It’s in our blood to be ambitious and relentless. It’s also in our favor to learn and improve as we go….

Stop Eating SHIT

Let’s face it, America is a fat country. We have some of the largest people in the world. Most of this, whether you believe it or not, has to do…

Making the Transition from Client Work to Product Development

Considering the move away from client work to pursue a product idea? Where do you start? How do you do it? The list of questions goes on… and it’s no…

Real Work/Life Balance Tips for Entrepreneurs

Work/Life Balance… what does that actually mean? It probably varies for everyone, but there are a few tricks I’ve found over the years that help me keep things in check…

The Value of Project Kick-off Meetings

I know what you’re thinking, “Not another meeting…” but hold that thought! In the five minutes it takes you to read this article you may find something useful. I’ll be…

How to Find the Right Web Designer

Over the years I’ve encountered a lot of different clients with a wide variety of website needs. Having a great website has obvious benefits, but how do you find the…

5 Tips for Marketing Websites

Over the past decade I’ve built hundreds of marketing websites. During that time I’ve learned a few simple things that any business should do for their marketing website. From small…

The Difference Between UX and UI

Let’s take a second to talk about UX and UI. For starters, THEY ARE NOT THE SAME THING. And if anybody thinks they are, including your boss, send them to…

SASS Color Variables for Better CSS Management

If you’ve ever used SASS (or LESS) you’ve probably explored the power of variables. Today we’re going to talk about a sustainable approach for color management using SASS. First, let’s…

Be Great at Something, not Good at Everything – Master vs. Ninja

What’s the difference between being good at something vs. being great? Quantity over quality – should I be a jack of all trades or master my skill? Here’s some general…

A Look Back at 2014

2014 was by far the most exciting year of my life yet. From wedding planning to start-ups, it was an action-packed year that I’ll never forget. Checkout the highlights below:…

Optimizing Page Speed with Font Icons

Page speed for websites and applications is always a consideration, especially for high traffic properties – and with the growing prevalence of mobile/tablet usage, it’s certainly a high priority consideration….