The Big Flakes Redesign Time Crunch

Posted on Feb 2, 2014 in Web Design
The Big Flakes Redesign Time Crunch

The tbdworkbench blog has been sitting high and dry for close to two months prior to this post.  At the moment, I’ve stacked too much on my plate to maintain this blog properly.  It happens quick, projects overlap, life events demand attention and season’s change.  As snowboard season approached this fall, I made a last […]

Typecast 2013 Web Font Highlight

Posted on Jan 28, 2014 in Web Design
Typecast 2013 Web Font Highlight

Typecast, the web-font design service, posted to their a blog review of their favorite web typefaces from 2013.  As with most Typecast content, the page layout alone is worth admiring.  What really makes this page standout for me, is the simple presentation of web fonts in the browser.  Seeing nice typefaces rendered in the browser has […]

Digital Storytelling: Teehanlax About Page

Posted on Nov 23, 2013 in Web Design
Digital Storytelling: Teehanlax About Page

Web design and development firm Teehanlax, has an overall impressive website.  There is one page in particular that I keep returning to, their About page.  The page layout and design makes for an intriguing read, one which I’m now blogging about as an example of online storytelling done well. At the base of the design […]

Where Is Your Website’s “Fold”

Posted on Oct 5, 2013 in Web Design
Where Is Your Website’s “Fold”

There are many studies about web surfing patterns.  How deep down a page will the average viewer scroll?  Statistically, where on the page are they spending the most time?  Do readers even look below the “fold?” My personal theory and thoughts are not widely researched.  I have knowledge of user patterns only from site analytics […]

Dresm.com Quickview Redesign Preview

Posted on Sep 8, 2013 in Web Design
Dresm.com Quickview Redesign Preview

Here are the comps I’m working for the Dresm item quick-view update.  This redesign is our answer to the bottomless scrolling issue we’re having on our category pages.   A shopper may scroll through hundreds listings before wanting to see item details.  We are currently using a quick-view but it does not have all the […]

A Shift to Connected Thinking For Digital Design

Posted on Jul 14, 2013 in Web Design
A Shift to Connected Thinking For Digital Design

The analytical side of graphic and product design is generally centered around human’s needs.  This technique of human centered design is a thought process for approaching a design project, one that focuses on how the end-user will interact with the finished product.  Human center design thinking has been in practice for the last thirty years. […]