Came across Clover Sites while browsing through the advertising service known as The Deck. Clover provides pre-built websites for a flat $1000 plus $20/mo hosting. The templates are quite beautiful and the preview site itself is really wonderfully done. Interestingly, the underlying technology is Flash. The sites are completely built in Flash, including the administration [...]
I came across a mention of Indexhibit, which is a “simple” website framework for artists that doesn’t require a lot of messing around with content management. For people who want something even simpler, there’s Stacey, which does its file management purely through folders and files that you FTP up. All we need is the world’s [...]
This week is largely a catch-up production week, so there hasn’t been much in advancing in terms of template building and documentation. The content and images are largely in from the first round of clients; now it’s a matter of making it as easy as possible to populate the existing templates and posting them somewhere. [...]
Via the Smashing Magazine Twitter Feed, I came across this list of 10 Absolute “Nos!” for Freelancers. It is a good summary of the common wisdom that pervades the experienced freelancer’s mindset: client requests to which you must say no if you want to maintain any sense of sanity. What’s particularly interesting is that there [...]
I have a lot of catching up to do with my various productivity form updates, so I’ll be back in January. There’s quite a pile of things to plan and execute!
It’s been less than a week since we’ve launched Agenceum. We’re operating in stealth mode, quietly getting up to speed and organizing our resources. And yes, I’m using the “royal we”; it’s just me here. But I’ve decided to add a few more frills to this experiment: This is turning into a kind of learning [...]
Since launching this project, I’ve had a couple unpleasant dreams involving failure and ridicule by people close and far from me. I take this as a sign that it’s making me uncomfortable enough that it’s definitely something I want to do. Anything new and scary is going to create a sense of doubt. Doing a [...]
This is the current home of the “open design studio” that I’ve been yammering about over on davidseah.com. I’m planning on creating all the collateral necessary to restart my own small design business from scratch, and make it available while blogging and documenting the process. I think it will be interesting and fun while giving [...]