If You Have Users, Simplicity is Paramount

If you’ve created something that users, customers, players, readers, fans, whatever will be interacting with, primarily a website for example, ease of use, perhaps above all else, is the most important element to keeping people happy and greatly improves the chances that they’ll actually take action. This of course all starts with what their immediate […]

How to Hire Remotely

I previously wrote on How to Work Remotely. Now, I throw some tips out there from the other side. While I’ve worked remotely for over a decade, I’ve also hired and managed teams remotely on several occasions in that time as well. I would have to say that the most important lesson that I’ve learned […]

9-5 vs Self-employment

I designed the above graph more as an anecdotal thought experiment as opposed to an accurate analysis based on any sort of available research or data, but I feel it fairly and accurately makes the point of what I and many other self-employed professionals go through. Of course, there are certainly outliers on both sides […]

No More Fragmentation and Compromise for Digital Creators

Most of my ideas/projects/inventions/companies (whatever you want to call them) come from a place of wanting to solve a problem, counter something I think is wrong, address an annoyance or pet peeve I have, or stick it to “the man” or the way things are “suppose to be.” Sometimes, they’re just for fun. But, I […]

New Flippa Listing: DGBooks.co (Digital Children’s Books)

I’ve created a digital children’s book template, which is swipeable on iPads and iPhones. Give it a Try I made it for fun, end of story. Now, it’s just sitting there doing nothing productive. Perhaps someone can pick the project up and do something worthwhile with it. View Auction Page

The False Equivalence that Simple is the Same as Ugly

As a minimalist web designer, this has been an uphill battle throughout my entire career, and I’ve heard simple designs referred to in every derogatory manner imaginable: plain, bad, boring, ugly, broken, stupid, dated, unprofessional, incomplete, and on and on. The truth is that minimalism is a philosophy, a very carefully considered methodology. Like a […]

Web Hosting Guide — How Do I Find the Right Web Host for Me?

There are certainly no shortage of options when it comes to finding a service to help you host your website. There’s also been a huge explosion of cloud web hosts like Amazon, build-a-site web hosts like Squarespace, Wix, Weebly, and Shopify, and managed hosts like Pagely, WP Engine, and Rackspace, as well as traditional web […]

The “S” in https Stands for Sexy

I wanted to run-down a quick analysis on our recent obsession with that green padlock that gives us the warm and fuzzies all over. What exactly is it; what exactly does it mean; what exactly does it do? When you see https (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure) alongside a solid padlock with no error messages in […]

How to Work Remotely

In reference to the image above: “Amateur Wireless Station” — Ha! That’s a perfect nickname for my office. Sadly, phrases like “Work from home!” and “Be your own boss!” have become synonymous with scams and spam. Well, I have worked from home and been my own boss successfully and legitimately for over a decade now. […]