Over the past year, we've been exploring mood boards, and how they fit in our visual design process. First, how did we know we even needed them?
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Throughout our design process there are a number of tools & conventions we use to make it easier to get to the design concept. Here’s a simple template we use to create wireframes, a little faster.
It's no secret that we're obsessed with design. When we create a custom Drupal theme from our detailed designs, sometimes we end up with some pretty gnarly stylesheets. Since Drupal offers a generalized solution (typically a good thing), it creates unique, and often long, IDs and Classes for most HTML elements.
Last week was launch week at Aten, with two brand new redesigns hitting the interwebs. Both were for product manufacturers. Both were built in Drupal. Both companies sweat the details. In just about every other way, the two websites couldn't have been more different. Introducing RichardsonCap.com and ZimmermanMarine.com.
Last week, Poynter's NewsU.org, the world's leading journalism education website, went live with a complete redesign. We're extremely pleased with the outcome of the process.
As a new Senior Designer at Aten, our design process seems fairly similar to how I've done things in the past, with one clear exception: the attitude surrounding design revisions.
Lately I've been feeling pretty good about the direction the web is taking in regards to design and the things that can be accomplished online.
We take a content-first approach to building websites. That means that one of the first things we'll do in a project is ask you for all the content you plan on publishing to the web. Here are a few reasons why.
About three years ago, my wife, Jen and I packed up and moved back to Rochester, NY (where we met in college). I’ve been telecommuting ever since.
We took a few minutes to reflect on what was 2008, and what is 2009. Among the upcoming events are DrupalCon 2009 and a barrage of new work for the portfolio.