November 2005

The Need To Stay Focused

Because the web is constantly changing it is important for web professionals to learn and be aware of new technologies and methods being created. Roger Johansson over at 456 Berea Street wrote the article “A web professional can never stop learning,” and in it he says that those who “insist on using outdated methods can no longer be called web professionals.”

I am definitely not a web professional, (yet) but I want to become one and I agree with him 100%. Web professionals should always be making their best efforts to stay up-to-date and informed of the new technologies being produce almost daily.

How can someone ever learn all there is to know about the web and still get anything done?

Well, for starters, I don’t think you have to know everything there is to know about the web to …

Old School Baton

Yep, I was passed the baton by Dan Ritz and here is my embarassing photo from days gone by.

What is the Old School Baton?

It was started by Andy Rutledge and this is his explanation:

We’ve all got embarassing photos of ourselves from back in the day and it’s time to whip them out for all to see. What was cool then ain’t cool now – or – we were just way too geeky for our own good. Re-live those halcyon days and give thanks that they’re long gone.

Place/Year:

Mesa, Arizona – 1995

Context:

This was the year I was in the 1st grade and the year I turned 7. I don’t think I even knew what a computer was yet but I obviously was into some good art!

How does this relate to your future as a designer?

It …

Blog Launched

After a week or so of debating wether to add a blog to this site or not I have finally given in and added my own blog. I hope you enjoy it and make lots of comments!. Big thanks to WordPress for making this possible.

Feeling Very Refreshed

I was one of the 40 or so people at the Refresh Phoenix meeting last night and to briefly describe it, it was awesome! All I could do was listen and try to learn as much as I could from the wide variety of people who attended. Being in the presence of so many web development geniuses was by far the best thing I’ve ever done to expand my knowledge of this rapidly growing and constantly changing career field. There were so many interesting people there who I would love to talk with and get to know better. The meeting officially started at 7:00 and ended at 8:00 but many people, including myself, showed up early to chat and some also stayed after to talk some more. Unfortunately, I had to get home and finish up my …