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"From time to time I jot down notes, whether it be design related or random thoughts, you'll find it all here. Thanks for reading." - Mike Hosier

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Nokona Custom Ball Gloves

Web based, custom baseball glove builder for Nokona American Ball Gloves.

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Social Media Graphic Design

Social media gives designers and internet marketers an outlet to explore campaigns of all sizes. This is great because we're able to explore what works a little at a time without huge investments.


What if Mobile Came First?

What if mobile was first, and desktop computers came later? What would the web look like on those newfangled large screen stationery devices?

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Mobile Friendly Ranking

Google recently announced their Mobile Friendly labeling system notifying users on smartphones the website they're about to visit was designed for an optimal mobile experience.

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Starting a website? How To Be Prepared

Building a website can be a complex adventure, so before you jump in, be sure you're ready. Not only will some preparation help you understand the process, but being prepared will show your web team how pumped you are to get started!

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Unlikely Sources

Today I'm pleased to announce launch of phase 1 for UNYAA, and with a phase 2 started on paper already, I can't wait to continue to improve upon it. I truly loved working on this project, the opportunity to work on something I hold so dear to me personally was extremely rewarding.

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Learn As We Go

When hiring a web designer you should expect excellence and precision craftsmanship, but when a professional claims to know everything about everything, do yourself a favor and look elsewhere. Thrive on those willing and eager to learn as we go.

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Analogy: Responsive Web Design

For clients, or anyone outside the web industry, I wanted to create a quick analogy to help everyone better understand what the term Responsive Web Design means. The idea is to embrace the flexibility, and unpredictability of internet browsers and throw away fixed widths. Design once, then display everywhere.

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FAQ SEO Opportunity

We never want to risk offending our customers with hard-to-read, cluttered content, this is where a well thought-out design makes the world of difference with FAQ pages. The design of the FAQ page not only organizes the content for readers, but can also lend to SEO when planned accordingly.

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New Work: Logo & Web Design

When Michele and I first met for the project brief, we spoke about the services she'd offer while doing some competitive research. It quickly became apparent that we had an awesome opportunity to break into the field with something fresh where others hadn't put much thought into creative.

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Baseball Uniform Builder

New Work: We were recently asked to develop an exciting new project, an interactive baseball uniform builder. This was an awesome project to be a part of and I'm excited to finally share it with the world. Continue reading for a glimpse inside the process.

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New Website

After several redesigns over the past three years I'm finally launching a new web site for MWH, now I can breathe. It's been a long time coming, delays on the new site were not due to complex development or packing in tons of fluff, rather it's more a testament of how busy our awesome clients keep us everyday!