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As I’ve mentioned throughout this site, I’m very passionate about what I do. It is a driving force in my life, and is highly fulfilling. As a result, I tend to talk about it. At length. To everyone I know. I suspect that this blog will be no exception.

Hopefully, my quirky interests and odd sense of humor won’t confuse/infuriate you. If they do, well, I won’t be offended if you decide to read the musings of someone more interesting than little ol’ me.


State of the Watson / Portfolio Updates

2.21.11, 10:36am
Freelancing, Web Design, Web Development,

Vector? Raster? Huh buh WHA?

7.23.10, 03:25pm
Technical Lessons, The Internet, Web Design,

Office Party! or I Heart West Seattle

7.7.10, 11:28am
Freelancing, Ikea, Office Issues, West Seattle,

The Longest Blog Post In Watson Design History

5.27.10, 08:56pm
Freelancing, Web Design,

It’s time for a change, y’all

3.2.10, 10:32am
Comic Nerdiness, Tech, Web Design, Webcomics,

Hourly Comic Day

2.2.10, 09:03pm
The Internet, Webcomics,

She’s ALIIIIVE!!

1.19.10, 03:53pm
Blogging/Writing, Print Design, Tech, Unreasonable Expectations, Web Design,

Zee Queen Bitch Ees Dead

11.13.09, 04:18pm
Awareness, Environment, Philosophy, The Internet,

I’m back in the saddle again

11.11.09, 11:54am
Blogging/Writing, Environment, NaBloPoMo, Seattle Weather,

Just keep swimming…

11.8.09, 11:24pm
Blogging/Writing, NaBloPoMo, Philosophy,

It’s time for a change, y’all

3.2.10, 10:32am | Comic Nerdiness, Tech, Web Design, Webcomics,

Yowza, has it really been a month since my last blog post? The shame… I feel it deep within my geeky bones! But, the future looks bright, for there are many geeky/nerdly/techy things I’ve been wanting to gab about.

But first! An exciting announcement (probably more so for me than for you): I’ve started working on a new site design for Watson-Design.com! Eeeee!!

You may be all “so what?”, but trust me, this is a big deal. I’ve been wanting to tackle a new site design since last November. Don’t get me wrong, I really love my current design. It’s so bright and pretty, and really fits my design style. However, it needs some refinement, pizzazz, and polishing.

For one, the column widths are really much to narrow. I became aware of this issue most of all when I started half-heartedly attempting the NaBloPoMo project (writing a blog post a day). I’d write something of a reasonable length (400 - 500 words), post it, and look at the final product on my blog. “Good Lord!” I’d shriek. “It looks like I wrote a freakin’ novel!” Now, correct me if I’m wrong, but 500 words does NOT equal one freakin’ novel. That’s the aesthetic result of shoving 500 words into a column that’s only about 5 inches (or more accurately, 375 pixels) wide.

So, step one is to change the layout a bit, and create something that’s a bit more text- and image-friendly. Step two is to introduce some shiny happy jQuery to provide a snazzier and more enjoyable user experience. I’ve only just recently started fooling around with jQuery (late to the party as usual), and already I ADORE it. Lots of flexibility, freedom, and impressive animation effects. I think we’re going to become good pals, oh yes.

Lastly, there’s a few structural things I’d like to change, like making navigation easier in my portfolio, being able to filter portfolio pieces by tag (logo, poster, business card, etc), and adding category navigation to my blog. Ha, I’m such a nerd! All of this stuff is so exciting to me, I can’t even tell you.

In other geeky news, Emerald City Comicon is fast approaching!

We are a mere 11 days away from one of the biggest, nerdist, and most awesome comic events in Seattle. Am I excited? You bet your sweet bippy I am! Expect a squee-filled “it’s going to be soooo awesome!” post later this week. smile

That’s all for now! Over ‘n out!

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