Nerdy doodle

I scanned my first “doodle” to dribbble last week. It’s the first one that I feel that actually has potential. It was fun.

Eyjafjallajokull volcano

“WOW” is all that comes out of my mouth when I see these pictures from the Big Picture series on the Eyjafjallajokull volcano.

Dribbbled inspiration

The amount of inspiration one can find on Dribbble is absolutely stunning. There are so many people in there that I’ve never known about.


Starting a project with a wireframe

Up until a few months ago, I had never heard of the word “Wireframe”. When the time came for me to design a site for a client, my first step was always to go in Photoshop and jump right in. It’s not a “bad” way of doing things but it meant that, when the client had changes he wanted to make, it took a little longer.

Then came all the articles on Wireframing and how it worked and the tools you could use. Wow!

Since I haven’t had a design project in a while (I’ve been mostly doing a lot of PSD to WP conversions lately), I haven’t had the chance to start a project with a Wireframe. My chance came a few days ago when a co-worker needed help re-designing one of his clients’ site. Yay! I was happy! Yesterday, I started wireframing with the good ‘ol pen & paper method. I got something down that I really like and last night I downloaded templates and got started in Photoshop. It also gave me a chance to upload my first shot to dribbble! Woohoo!

I really liked the whole process of wireframing (from pen & paper to Photoshop). It clears my mind of everything related to colors and what to do design-wise and just concentrate on getting the elements of the page in the right place.

What about you? Have you been wireframing all this time? If so, what is it about wireframing that you like?

The Front Fell Off

via Signalnoise (James White) on twitter

It destroyed me too!