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How to Get the Most out of Creative People

I got a tattoo, and it is wicked awesome!  The artist did an absolutely phenomenal job.  I have been wanting a tattoo for basically my entire life.  So, my expectation were pretty high.  Nevertheless, this thing cleared the bar with great ease.  It is better than I had ever hoped.  That got me thinking.  Many people have a difficult time finding success and satisfaction with their artist (be it tattoo, graphic, painter or otherwise).  In fact, we creative and artistic people notoriously make the worst clients.  So, what makes the difference?  How do we get the most out of creative people?

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Typography Enthusiast

Typography Enthusiast

It's been a while since we've Geeked out on here.  I think its time we did that again!  Today we'll be telling you all about typography.  Well, not all about it.  That could take years.  Suffice it to say that you will likely learn something new about typography by the end of the post.  Alrighty, let the nerdiness begin ...

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3 Lessons I Learned from a Crash

3 Lessons I Learned from a Crash

It happens to every web developer at one point or another.  You do something completely innocuous to a website and the whole thing goes kaput.  It happened to us this week.  I made a simple change that crashed a site we were planning on launching.  We spent 5 hours trying to fix it and another 6 completely rebuilding it.  The process was grueling, but we learned some nice lessons.  We did well with one, not so well with one and horribly on the other.  Here's what happened:

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