Tag Archives: Graphic design

How to find images for your project without stealing.

Where do I find free photographs and images for my projects?

Resources for making your site load faster, the new SEO ranking factor

Image by gahlord via Flickr As noted previously, Google is using site load time to help rank sites. I put together a quick list of further resources to help get everyone rolling on optimizing site speed for SEO. Making a website load fast requires the help of everyone on your web team. The person making […]

Thoughtfaucet Business Cards Series r2 (W00t! for Moo.com)

Thoughtfaucet Business Card Series r2 arrives January 2010. Here’s the full key and description of imagery.

Web Typography: Using Em Units.

Image by Network Osaka via Flickr Making things online often means using text and typography. Fiddling with font sizes online can be a real pain. This is because all the computer platforms are a little different in how they treat text and pixels. Also, since I’m a fan of making websites that people can use […]

Ten Thoughts on Usability Guidelines

Image via Wikipedia Getting through cultural issues in developing software or other marketing materials that others in your organization (or client organization) is often more challenging than writing, optimizing and testing code or even designing the interface. Here are some things I’ve learned about creating styleguides for use in intranet projects (AKA the thing that […]

The little things: some graphic design for the Lake Champlain Quadricentennial Celebration

In 2009 Vermont celebrates 400 years since Samuel de Champlain arrived at Lake Champlain. The festival commemorating this included over 150 events in ten days. Thoughtfaucet was happy to lend a hand with a variety of small graphic design projects that came up in the midst of the festival. Each of the pieces created for […]