It’s not hard to find instructions on setting up local test environments. But that doesn’t help non-coders understand how the parts fit or where to look when something goes wrong. I created this illustration as part of a series on how Apache, MySQL, virtual hosts and dynamic sites fit together.
Texas A&M’s San Antonio campus wanted a better website. Before they could overhaul everything, one department decided to experiment with a facelift.
Working for KGBTexas, I was tasked with building a website to showcase a truck dealer’s inventory. But the visual design didn’t account for inside pages, varying amounts of information per vehicle, or the the sheer volume of inventory.
At first glance, mobile devices’ limited viewing area is a design headache. But websites can be structured to take advantage of content in limited doses. I created this illustration to accompany an article on retrofitting sites for small screens.
H-E-B, a leading grocery store chain in Texas, hired me to build visual comps for upcoming projects. What began as a graphics support job expanded to building an interactive wireframe and a new icon vocabulary. In addition to Photoshop work, I helped define how their future ecommerce systems might work.
“Hipstamatic” recreates the look of retro cameras on iPhones. But judging its effects is difficult to predict. I designed Hipstamatrix.com to help people find combinations of lenses, films and flashes in Hipstamatic. This site also lets registered users save their favorites for future reference.
When I started working at KGBTexas, I began to keep track of daily problems and solutions. What began as a simple list evolved into a searchable document of tagged case studies. Hand-written HTML5, custom jQuery, and lots of effort explaining exactly how we solved problems made for an indispensable record.
The original site had repetitive content, unclickable links and placeholder information a year after launch. San Antonio College hired me to write a content inventory, design a new site and install a blog.