Warming up to web mood boards

I’ve noticed a lot more traffic lately to a post I originally wrote in 2007 about mood boards and prototyping for web projects. It seems that the idea is finally beginning to get some traction, or at least people are warming up to the idea. Check out the original post. There are some examples, and a free photoshop file that you’re welcome to use as a starter.

Sample Mood Boards

  • View Mood Board Sample
  • View Mood Board Sample

more examples

Oops, You Hired the Wrong Web Guy

The Wrong Web Guy

I ran across this list of 9 Signs You Shouldn’t Hire THAT Web Guy today over at CSS Zone. I felt like it was worth re-posting over here. Those of us who really ARE web professionals know these folks all too well.

1. He Calls Himself a “Webmaster”
Any web guy that calls himself a “webmaster” probably isn’t a master of anything. The term “webmaster” has become a translation for the word “amateur.” The web has diversified into so many different realms that webmaster is no longer meaningful (was it ever though?)

2. He’s a FrontPage Expert
Any developer / designer with a degree knows that Microsoft FrontPage most definitely isn’t a professional tool. FrontPage will pass for Mom and Dad who want to create a website dedicated to their dogs, not someone who’s trying to do business. I’d argue that a solid Web Developer should work at code level.
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