7 Things Every Website Design Document Needs for Success

Comparing the process of building a website to that of building a house is an overused cliché, so I’m going with a food analogy instead. Building a website is like baking a pan of golden peanut butter brownie bars from scratch. It requires planning, ingredients, a timeframe, and a written document known as a recipe. In…Read more 7 Things Every Website Design Document Needs for Success

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The 3 Best Websites for (Free!) HTML, CSS, and JavaScript Codes and Examples

I’m currently updating the layout and content of my website portfolio, which now has a registered domain name (jamesmordesign.com—huzzah!), and with summer practically here, I have time to add some dynamic, multimedia elements to the website that I couldn’t before. However, while my HTML and CSS coding skills are on point, my grasp on JavaScript…Read more The 3 Best Websites for (Free!) HTML, CSS, and JavaScript Codes and Examples

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The 7 Elements of Design As Illustrated in 7 Movie Posters of The Commuter (2018)

Folks, we need to talk about the 2018 action thriller movie The Commuter for a moment. Have you seen it? The film stars Liam Neeson as an insurance salesman/former police officer who’s dragged into a murder conspiracy after meeting a mysterious woman while on his daily commute home. Still doesn't ring a bell? Here's the…Read more The 7 Elements of Design As Illustrated in 7 Movie Posters of The Commuter (2018)

What I Learned About Design and Inspiration After Seeing Lorde in Concert

This past weekend my family and I drove six hours to Duluth, Georgia, to see singer/songwriter Lorde in concert. The night was everything I’d hoped it to be—dynamic, captivating and of course, loud. There were also a few pleasant surprises, like how I was able to find a front parking space at the Infinite Energy…Read more What I Learned About Design and Inspiration After Seeing Lorde in Concert

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My Web Portfolio Is LIVE: 5 Things I’ve Learned So Far

For several months I’ve been working on a web and graphic design portfolio, and as of last night I made just enough revisions and updates to make my portfolio … LIVE-worthy.     But it still needs work. A web portfolio—just like any other website—will require maintenance, optimization, and constant revising as technology continues to…Read more My Web Portfolio Is LIVE: 5 Things I’ve Learned So Far

5 Time Management Tips for a Better Work-Life Balance

“I can’t wait to lose an hour of sleep!” said no one ever. It’s Daylight Saving Time 2018, and I’m sure a number of us are feeling the effects of losing that one precious hour of sleep. Not only does this mean one less hour of sleep—we’re losing another hour of working on a client’s…Read more 5 Time Management Tips for a Better Work-Life Balance

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Seeing Your True Colors: Why It’s Important to Choose the Right Colors for Logos and Website Designs

[The following post is a review/critique on Dom Carter's article “What happens when famous logos swap colour palettes," which is currently available on Creative Bloq.] Logos are the eye-candy of a product or company when marketed to the public, and they’re often the more memorable element of a marketing campaign other than a commercial jingle or…Read more Seeing Your True Colors: Why It’s Important to Choose the Right Colors for Logos and Website Designs