Category — General

Creating Notebook Style Post Images

I’ve had a few people ask me how I designed the blog post images in my rebuilding Wardrobe series and in this post I wanted to outline the simple process I use for doing it. Continue reading

6-plus-thumbzone

A great graphic via mashable to keep in mind for building new iOS apps and for optimizing your mobile sites. I haven’t seen a plus in person yet, but being a short person this seems worrisome. The pictures I’ve seen make it look like an iPad mini mini.

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EVERY iOS UPGRADE, EVER!

The Sketchnote Workbook

As a developer I am constantly taking notes while reading, planning features, and attending conferences. Conferences are the hardest for me because of how fast the talks go. If I’m writing then I have to be quick and my notes end up being illegible. Continue reading

Care and Feeding of a Robot

I had the honor and privilege to speak at the first ever Laravel conference. After my talk I had a few people ask me about my slides so I wanted to share those and give little insight into them.

First off I was doing my presentation on a actual product. So I wanted to be sure that it wasn’t presented as a sales pitch. Instead I wanted to just share some good tips and some of the things we had learned throughout the process of building it. So for that I wanted to step away from all the branding that we currently use for Snappy.

For the design I based everything around two fonts. Veneer as the primary and Thirsty Script as a secondary font. Once I locked in my fonts I decided on using the color scheme that Yellow Design had in the font screen shots. I knew it would compliment the fonts nicely and look professional. From here I just made everything match and be super big.

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