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DesignCast 30 : The Dirty Thirty Listener Question Show

DesignCast 30 : The Dirty Thirty Listener Question Show

Well we made it to 30 episodes, and we have you to thank for it! To show our appreciation, we have put together what may be our best listener question show yet. We get so many great questions from you, our listeners, that this is the best way to get through a bunch of them and make everyone happy. In this episode, we answer questions on an array of graphic and web design-related topics, including setting up your home office, how much web coding a designer SHOULD know, finding a design dream job while constantly on the move, what to do when a good project goes bad, and how often you should be showing the progress you’re making to your clients.

 

Next time, we will be getting back into our “Portfolio site pro-tips” series.

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Racine Davis

January 29, 2013

I just wanted to add a few more resources for learning about web design. Teamtreehouse.com & Codecademy.com are great resources that make learning coding fun (at least I think so) .

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Julie

February 3, 2013

Another great show!

Thanks for answering my question about office space. Some very helpful tips. I like the bulletin board idea as a way of surrounding myself with what inspires me, as well as keeping old work easily accessible.

Similarly to Mikelle, I’ve been working from a desk in the living room – which is a step up from having worked in the cold basement a few years prior. Sounds like it works great for Mikelle; however, I personally work better in a private space with music playing.

Fortunately, my sons have changed bedrooms, leaving the nursery to be a creative space/office. Excited to finally have a warm, quiet room to work. But have been a little overwhelmed with the task of preparing a functional, cool space. Appreciate you taking the time to share some ideas and more about your own working environments.

Working from home can sometimes feel like being on a deserted island. It’s really great to hear from other people in similar situations. Thanks for doing the show, and for your honest and productive advice.

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    Julie

    February 3, 2013

    Will definitely send you a picture of the finished home office when I’m closer to completing it.

    Thanks again.

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Karan Desai

February 6, 2013

Thank you so much for the response to my comment. Finally I had to pull the plug as the tension was way too high than the project required. I had to deduct some amount in regards to 5 years of Domain/Hosting with costed me approx. 30% of the complete project fees. Also I am no standing to give up large amount of fees where the client clearly made a purchase through me. I refunded the rest and ended the project.

There were funny things said to me when I left this project. Do let me know if you want to know those. At first what they said to me made me almost go mad but now when I think of it, I laugh at almost every word we exchanged.

My only concern was I did not have that mentioned in my contract. In fact we just had a very formal contract. Thanks for your inputs. I will keep sending more questions as I stumble upon something. Thanks :)

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Jonathan

March 5, 2013

Hey Guys,

Great show—as usual! I loved the tips on your workspace and reemphasizing the need to stick with your strengths when it comes to web design.

Wes, what is the Adam Corrolla podcast you referenced? I love that guy! He’s got some real pearls of wisdome, not to mention a real crack-up.

Thanks,
Jonathan

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    Wes McDowell

    March 5, 2013

    Thanks Jonathan!
    Its just called “The Adam Carolla Show,” and its brilliant! You’re right, the guy is undeniably funny and I’ve never heard anyone so pragmatically smart and able to come up with such apt advice/analogies, etc off the cuff. Even if you disagree with some of his points of view, he really makes you think!

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