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2014 Annual Report
Decided to switch it up this year. “Instead of blah-blah-ing about the awesome year that was 2014, why not look at what’s happened since the woeful year that was 2008?” (said I.) And why not present it in a new-to-me format: the asset class quilt chart? “…Yes, I think I will.” (said I.) Quick disclaimer – this isn’t a […] Read more – ‘2014 Annual Report’.
First Look: SimplSend UI Concept.
My personal favorites when it comes to file sharing are Google Drive and Dropbox (how original ;-). I’ve also completed tasks via other methods including proprietary software, and popular business solutions like Hightail (formerly YouSendIt), and BaseCamp. However, I’ve come to realize that they aren’t the “perfect” solution in every situation. And as a contractor, there are numerous occasions […] Read more – ‘First Look: SimplSend UI Concept.’.
Process and Evolution.
When I saw how long it had been since my last post, I knew I had to say something – after all, the site gets viewed by quite a few people each month! So happy that at least a few of my thoughts, tutorials, and downloads are well received. So what’s the latest? I’ve been […] Read more – ‘Process and Evolution.’.
When Lorem Ipsum Doesn’t Work.
Lorem Ipsum is dummy text originally created by the printing & typesetting industry. It has been the industry’s standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book. But is it losing its effectiveness? Probably. Take a look at the history […] Read more – ‘When Lorem Ipsum Doesn’t Work.’.
Quickly & Clearly: Charted Progress.
Tables present lists of essential information in column format. When planning any written form of communication, data summaries may take the form of text, tables or figures.  Most writers are familiar with textual data summaries and this is often the best way to communicate simple results.  But if the data is too complicated to be described adequately […] Read more – ‘Quickly & Clearly: Charted Progress.’.
The Real Estate Feature Sheet Template.
The feature sheet contains information about the home, lays out special amenities of the home and neighborhood, and provides the listing agent’s contact information. It’s a capsule of the home and area’s best qualities in an easy-to-read format that buyers can compare with sheets from other properties as they make one of life’s biggest decisions. This […] Read more – ‘The Real Estate Feature Sheet Template.’.
POP: Ultimate Pie Chart Icon Set.
This vector icon set was created after hearing one too many times, “Are those pie charts exact?” Sometimes it’s challenging for people to visualize percentages in a stylised chart outside of Excel. So it’s designed to let you move the pieces around and make your own sets of data. FORMATSAll formats included are editable: there are […] Read more – ‘POP: Ultimate Pie Chart Icon Set.’.
Ideas on Paper: 10 Best Wireframe Printables.
When you’re designing a presentation, client proposal, product or service demonstration – or planning a website or a mobile app: sketching and wire framing are great ways to quickly visualize the process. Even when you’re hiring someone to execute the project, thinking of things like the placement of major layout elements early on in a […] Read more – ‘Ideas on Paper: 10 Best Wireframe Printables.’.