Posts Tagged ‘advice’

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  1. 14 Jun, 2017

    Email Responses #4: Is Web Development Dead?

    I recently got an email from a student who’s about to graduate with a degree in web development. They asked some really great questions, including “Is it still worth pursuing a job as a web developer?” I am planning to […]

  2. 25 Jan, 2016

    Experts Weigh In: What Is The Most Common Web Design Mistake You See?

    Adobe asked me to weigh in on the most common web design mistake I see. The answer in a word: bullshit. But of course I elaborated a bit. I think the most common web design mistake I see is sites […]

  3. 03 Nov, 2015

    Nail style guides with this mini masterclass

    The folks at Net Magazine asked if I’d be interested in answering some reader questions about style guides and pattern libraries. Of course I said sure. I answer some questions about container queries and keeping pattern libraries in sync and useful.

  4. 24 Sep, 2015


    I feel like an idiot while doing my job. A lot. Now there’s a damn good chance I’m actually an idiot, but the self-respecting part of me wants to challenge that notion. When I get stuck on a task or […]

  5. 19 May, 2015

    Head Meets Wall

    The trick is knowing when bashing your head against a wall repeatedly will lead to a breakthrough instead of you lying unconscious in a pool of blood.

  6. 02 Apr, 2015

    Martin Wolf Interview

    I had a great chat with Martin Wolf about my path, my career, my book, and a bunch of other web design-related topics. I think it turned out really well!

  7. 22 Mar, 2015

    Email Responses #1: Workflow & Client Education

    Note: I’m going to start posting some of my email responses to people here on my blog. I think a lot of people’s questions are valuable and think they’re worthy of a broader discussion. And I hope the advice I’m […]

  8. 30 Jan, 2015

    Soft skills advice from design leaders

    Recently, design and all-around great guy Andy Pratt reached out looking for soft-skill advice for designers. Here’s what I had to say: The most important skill everyone should strive to master is to learn how to learn. No one person has […]

  9. 02 Oct, 2014

    56 Experts reveal 3 beloved front-end development tools

    PSD To WordPress asked me what 3 web development tools I couldn’t live without. Here’s what I had to say: Pattern Lab While I’m a bit biased, I honestly can’t imagine designing websites without Pattern Lab. It gives me the […]

  10. 29 Aug, 2014


    In my latest post for the Pastry Box project, I explain the importance of understanding why you do what you do.

  11. 28 Jan, 2014

    “Just” on The Pastry Box

    I’m contributing some posts to The Pastry Box project this year. I’m really excited about it. My first post deals with feeling like an idiot.

  12. 27 Nov, 2013

    “Work hard. Don’t be an a**hole. Share what you know.”

    I had a blast talking on the Pencil Vs Pixel podcast about all sorts of stuff: my path, advice on web design, speaking, and sharing what you know.

  13. 30 Sep, 2013

    On Speaking

    I’m still coming to terms with the fact that I am a professional public speaker. While I don’t consider speaking to be the core of what I do, my speaking and workshop schedule suggests otherwise. Getting Into Speaking A lot […]

  14. 27 Jun, 2013

    Mobile Web Problems and How to Avoid Them

    Two years ago Jen Simmons (@jensimmons) and I made a site called WTF Mobile Web, a Tumblr which highlights the frustrations mobile web users regularly experience. While the site is a bit cheeky, the goal isn’t to cut anybody down, […]

  15. 10 Feb, 2013

    Where To Start

    Here’s some great advice from Trent Walton. Consider responsiveness from the beginning, shift your mentality and your process, and rethink every aspect of how you approach content, design and development.

  16. 03 May, 2010

    How to Land Your First Job as a Web Designer/Developer

    A few weeks ago I had the great opportunity to travel to my Alma mater to give advice to graduating seniors in the SMAD program. As students are gearing up for graduation and heading out into the workforce, I want […]