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

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

“I’m A Web Designer … Right?” Finding the Confidence to Enter the Web Design Industry

Tonight I responded to a classmate's design document, in which she expressed concern about not feeling confident enough in her web development abilities to enter the professional world. For a moment I thought she was describing me and my current work-in-progress web portfolio. While I have the basics down pat, I’ve spent nearly a year…Read more “I’m A Web Designer … Right?” Finding the Confidence to Enter the Web Design Industry

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What Makes a Good Web Designer Resume? Adding Your Technical Skills

What if I told you I was a hard-working, detail-oriented web designer who builds websites, customizes design styles, and demonstrates strong communication skills? Sounds like every web designer on the planet, doesn’t it? Well, every web designer applying for a job in 2018, that is. But what if I described myself in a way that…Read more What Makes a Good Web Designer Resume? Adding Your Technical Skills