The Mother of Projects

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Lauren Hallett

 

It takes a little while to get to know a new staff member before I can come up with an appropriate character for them. Lauren Hallett joined the Zipline Interactive team at the beginning of the year and I think we finally came up with a good one for her.

As a momma cat, shes very helpful and nurturing, but not afraid to grab someone by the scruff of the neck if needed. We are really excited to have her at Zipline and she is making a great partner for Paola, our other account executive. They are both a huge part of the companys success.

Im sure youll see much more of Lauren in the comics this year, but right now she needs to get back to organizing the chaos like a mother.

Cyber Monday

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Cyber Monday

Shouldn't there be a special day for web designers?

No SEO Guys Welcome

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No SEO Guys Welcome

No SEO Guys Welcome

 

Don’t get me wrong, SEO is a very important part of what we do.  And we have some good friends who are SEO guys…but they’re the good ones.

The Monsters of Web Design

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The Monsters of Web Design

The Monsters of Web Design

As web designers we all encounter those creatures that make projects harder than they need to be.  Halloween had got me to thinking about this so I had to capture a few of those monsters here.  What monsters have you encountered on your journey through web design?

The Art of Nerf War

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the art of nerf war

Cameron gives himself away and Nick takes advantage.

 

As with most creative shops we have a certain number of Nerf guns around the office.  Most times they are trained on custom made targets in the firing range…but sometimes it’s all out Nerf war.  Cameron (the bull) and Nick (the chicken with skinny jeans) make their debut in the Big Green Ape comic today and show what happens when there is a Comcast outage or something more sinister like unplugging someone’s network connection.

Facebook Happiness?

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Facebook Happiness?

 

After the initial angst of the new Facebook layout, I found that I really like the overshare feature of the live ticker.  The live ticker is that scrolling bit in the upper right corner that is usually filled with Spotified updates.

Fast forward a few days and guess what…my Facebook layout has been reverted back to some previous version!  After spending way to much time combing through account info and FAQs, I can’t find any way I could have broken my Facebook.  Looks like I’m one of the lucky people to find a bug. I was really liking the new updates…while they lasted.

I sent in a message asking for some help, but I really don’t expect any response.  Guess I’ll just have to be happy with this version and hope that it fixes itself when they update something else.

Spotify Playlists

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View your friend's Spotify Playlist.

 

With the new Facebook live ticker and the link in from the music service Spotify, you get to see what your friends are listening to….all day long.  Lawrence and I got to see how Heather was working out some of her stress this week.  I think the crew at Zipline now knows the words to most of Avril Lavigne’s songs.  Enjoy boys…

Thank You Steve Jobs.

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Thank You Steve Jobs.

What would our lives have been without you?

 

I have been using Apple Computers for over 25 years.  I remember the computer lab back at old Mead High School with all the 512K Macs and the Mona Lisa the teacher had.  I remember being one of the only design students at WSU doing my assignments on a Mac. I remember buying my first Mac, a Quadra 6100 (the pizza box).  And now all the Apple products I carry with me daily.

I remember when I started out as a designer and the Mac was just starting to make it’s way into the industry. It was truly magical….and it still is today.  Thanks to Steve Jobs for his leadership, drive and creativity. You are one of the great masters.  Your vision has truly changed the world.

Vintage Pantone Book

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Vintage Pantone Book

Peter isn't too impressed with my "vintage" Pantone book.

OK…so I’ve had my Pantone book for a while.  I suppose when the book is almost as old as one of my designers it might be time to spring for a new one.

Calling Google

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Calling Google

Heather and Thomas discussing Google and how they can "fix the internets". (Based on actual events.)

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