10 ways to make your website look better

These 10 tips on improving your website are so effective they’ll make you some spare cash and make you more physically attractive.

Somewhere, wallowing in the gigantic sea that is the internet, is your site.

It’s not alone. It’s got a lot of neighbors and more than 100,000 new ones every single day. Is your site down there at the bottom, in the cold darkness with the suckerfish? Or is it up at the top where food is plenty and the sunlight still streams in?

The New Charfish Design is Here

The long awaited, much anticipated new Charfish Design is here. It’s funky and fresh and is still covered with drops of morning dew.

While there was really nothing wrong with the old site, it was nonetheless a bit drab. It was drab in a pretty interesting way, but for a design blog, still pretty drab. The mundane quality of it actually deterred me from updating the blog as much as I’d like. It’s really no fun writing content for a blog that personally makes you go, “…meh.” It’s like putting on a silk suit after a hard day’s work in the sun, and not taking a shower first.

Current State of Charfish Affairs

The episode where Charfish tells what was up, what is up and what will be up in the near future. It’s all very exciting.

The last post I wrote on Charfish was dated 19 May, 2008. That’s almost 3 months ago. Shameful, I know. Because of my absence, I think it only fair I tell you where I’ve been and where I’m going with this phenomenon called Charfish.

Where have I been?

I’ve been right here. Yup, the whole time.

There. Wasn’t that fun?

In all truth I’ve been busy. Insanely so. 18-hour days sort of busy. At the current moment I’ve got 16 projects cooking all at the same time.

Napkin Sketches for ThreeGears.com

If my mom had told me making money would be this fun, I’d have gone to check with my dad.

ThreeGears.com recently hired me to create some napkin sketch style artwork for his sales/support process.

The sketches were created first with good ol’ pencil and paper and later redrawn in Illustrator. The final versions shown here represent the phases that any company goes through between its formation and its back end support structure: