How to use Linked Smart Objects in Photoshop CC 14.2

The Photoshop team today just changed the game with their latest update to PS by enabling smart objects to be shared across multiple files and automatically kept in sync. If used properly, I believe this feature will be one of the most valuable additions to the application in recent years. The way that Adobe set […]

Paul Boag – Client-centric Web Design

Paul Boag gave a great talk about working with (not dealing with) clients at Future Insights Live 2012 that I wish I could’ve heard years ago. His insights were so good that I had to share them. I hope the web design community can rally behind some of these ideas. Even though I now work for […]

Mike Kus – 10 Things I’ve Learned

Chances are, if you’re reading this, you know who Mike Kus is. But if you’re unfamiliar with his work, hop over to and enjoy your designer envy rising to new heights. Mike has been a big inspiration to me for a few years now and I recently had the opportunity to hear him talk at […]

Where my arrows at?

Apple has made an interesting UX decision evident in the current beta of iOS 5. They’ve removed the left and right arrows within the photos area that allowed a user to quickly swap images. Now the only navigation option is to swipe. While swiping is nice, I personally disagree with the choice and hope to […]

Sketching The Web

In 2009 I ordered a package of stencils/graph paper from which began to transform my sloppy sketches into a beautiful wireframe. When I work with clients or even on my own projects, I often start off with my pencil and pad sketching away. Sometimes it turns out great, sometimes not so much. I thought […]

Mori Tumblr Customization

Lately it seems that Tumblr has been getting a lot of attention. It’s been said that it’s exploding with growth and conversely it’s becoming notoriously unreliable. One of our clients who purchased Mori for Tumblr recently contracted us to do some customizations and I thought it turned out well! You can check out her blog […]

Pill Prompter To Be Released Oct 1st – Win a Free Copy!

Pill Prompter To Be Released Oct 1st – Win a Free Copy! This is an app that I designed and built with my good friend Andrew Carter. We spent a lot of time on this and really hope you check it out!

How to Embed Fonts for Posterous & Tumblr

2010 certainly seems to be the year of font embedding. There are new services centering around fonts popping up like daisies. Though they are all certainly useful and have their place, there’s one I’ve been relying on more and more, called Font Squirrel. The reason why I like Font Squirrel so much is because they […]

CSS Quick Tip: When Good Fonts Go Bad

Above you can see a styled font from a recent project we did that has been ruined by CSS. We embeded this font using @font-face (which is much more consistent than a js/flash embed). The image above is using the default H3 tag which likes to bolden things and ruin your great looking fonts. The […]

Photoshop CS5 HUGE Performance Boost

I’ve been trying out CS5 for the past couple weeks and overall seen a lot of things that are nice, but not really worth the cost of the upgrade. The main reason I decided to check it out was because of Photoshop CS4 has a nasty habit of taking all my iMac’s resources and basically […]