Starting That Next Big Project

Have you ever gotten to a point where you’ve just finished a project, having spent hundreds or even thousands of hours working on it, released it into the wild with adrenaline and anticipation, enjoyed it’s success or dismayed at it’s failure for a few short days or weeks and now it’s time to start over again. A new project. A blank canvas, waiting for you to begin the slow transformation process of ideas into reality. For me, this happens regularly. I finish one product, evaluate how it was received and what I can improve on for future updates and then begin another. Time and time again I start off with some simple idea and then expand on it like a spider spinning a web. It becomes a complicated net of ideas, features, functions, lines of code, images, designs, text and usability. Each time I complete something I feel the elation of accomplishment. But I also feel the emotional drain of having to start something new. When you’re starting on something new for the first time- it’s fun and exciting and you have all kinds of crazy dreams of what the project might bring you. But once you’ve done this process three or four times, the excitement definitely fades. The honeymoon period of a new project just doesn’t happen any more. You now know the reality of what starting a new project means. You know that it’ll be months before you see any real results, you know you’re going to have to go through the pain of  quality assurance testing that you wasted so many late evening nights on, you know you’re going to have come up with some new UI design that doesn’t look like a website from the early 90s. […]

By | June 9th, 2016|Protips|5 Comments

How To Purchase Adobe Photoshop CS6 (no Creative Cloud subscription)

Adobe has changed to a subscription format for it's creative suite products. You pay around £14 per month to use a single app; that in my book is a big ripoff especially if you're like me where using something like Photoshop happens very rarely. So why just not use it? The problem is, other products [...]

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