Carousels: time to go

Carousels: time to go

Carousels have almost become ubiquitous.  I am frequently asked about them when I start designing a site for a library.  I often. now, make it clear that these don’t represent a good design choice. Yes, they’re convenient. They seemingly solve…

Challenges

I was recently asked to talk to a SLIS class for the University of Illinois, concerning  what I do and what real-world advice I might care to impart to a class full of potential web librarians and developers.  One of…
Some lines about LOGOS

Some lines about logos

In my job, I work with a lot of library logos. Especially because, when possible , I design around the logo.  I don’t like to just create a template and stick a logo in it.  I like the rest of…
Is it theft? Yeah, it is.

Is it theft? Yeah, it is.

Recently, I had the unpleasant experience of discovering that one of my custom graphics was appearing, without permission, on a library’s website.  It appeared that the library had simply copied the graphic from the original site for which it was…

Website work starts with education

“Though art may be subjective, Web design is not. In Web design, there is a right way and a wrong way to approach layout, navigation, copy, white space, and other critical website components.”—Andrew Follett A lot of what I do…