Wrapping Up SXSW 2015

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Why Is Spec Creative so Wrong, But Feels so Right?   Michael Griffith Dir of User Experience Bottle Rocket Apps Michael Griffith’s philosophy is simple, “All I want to do is work with cool people and build cool stuff.” Griffith has been designing new media for over 20 years and his understanding of information architecture, usability, accessibility and compliance sets …

SXSW Highlights Day 1

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Designing for Trust Michael Boeke Co-founder/Product Designer Synap Michael Boeke is a designer, product guy, and startup veteran, who is currently developing a new product. He focuses on applying a designer’s approach and modern technology to shake-up traditional (boring) industries. The technology industry is on a quest to build frictionless, seemingly magical, experiences for our users. In the effort to …

Bitnami and WordPress Multisites

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If you’re running a Bitnami server for your websites (and you really should think about it!), be careful creating WP Multisites. Bitnami has a stack that you can install for multisites. If you’re like me, though, you probably want to do it the old fashioned way. So, you’re doing it in a good, ol’ fashioned way that Matt himself would …

Austin Web Leadership Day Notes

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Web Leadership Day http://webleadershipday.com/ No RFPs! Why RFPs are bad for business (and how you can stop them) 9:00AM Presented by Todd NienkerkWe believe that RFPs are bad for business. It’s an outdated method that can no longer support our industry. An industry that thrives on innovation surely can work on a better process — a process that focuses on …

WordCamp 2013 Notes

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Ansa Copeland – Why Designers Should Code Process Makes things Fall Apart Waterfall Research -> Design -> Build -> Ship Iterative is better Trent Walton Article – Content Choreography Gall’s Law – A complex system that works is invariably found to have evolved from a simple system that worked. The inverse proposition also appears to be true: A complex system designed from …