design

Shyfrog Media Relaunches on Drupal 8

I am happy to announce that I've relaunched the Shyfrog Media (http://www.shyfrog.net) site on #Drupal 8 with a new design. The site has a renewed emphasis on web design and development, media production, branding, and publishing. Other specialties include music, songwriting, studio & live sound engineering, promotion,…

Are you a life-long learner? It's never too late to start.

“Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.” ~Albert Einstein Back in April of this year (2016) I wrote a piece about life-long learning called Rust Never Sleeps. Here's an excerpt: "In the age of information and ready access to seemingly infinite knowledge, it amazes me how…

The Old Farmer's Almanac: Making "Old" New Since 1792

Back in October of 2015, I announced that "Old is New" and that we had migrated our old Drupal 6 site to Drupal 7. This was an interim launch and the real launch would come at a later date. Well, after a lot of design and usability meetings, the creation…

Dark Patterns (The Walking Dead)

Dress-for-Success, Day Planners, cold calls, hard sells, brick phones, power ties, feathered hair: some things should be left to rest in peace. Somehow, the worst of the worst has risen from the marketing grave and infected the natural, organic, and the living. Here's a list of walking dead that should…

Rust Never Sleeps: On Becoming a Polymath

"A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch…