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Apr 02, 2016

Redesign on JoshCanHelp

A few details about the current (5th) iteration of this site.

Jun 12, 2015

Lessons Learned in Agency

I've been doing agency development and design work for almost a decade, and customer service for almost 2. But I learned a lot when the tables were turned.

Apr 29, 2014

Connecting Strategy to Tactics

Like a lot of people, I have many, many ideas going on at once and many, many tasks that need my time and attention, both of which are in short supply. Where do I start? What do I do? Where is my direction?

Jan 10, 2012

Working with a web designer: help us help you

This post is about helping me help you to come up with the best design we possibly can.

Mar 15, 2011

Web Literacy for Business Owners

This is a pool of topics that I consider essential for business owners to understand, the collection of which define basic web literacy for business owners.

Oct 27, 2009

Do it, then do it better: an iterative mindset

Though I haven’t eliminated repetition from my professional life entirely, I’m aware of something very different at work. Creating websites from scratch can be tedious but it has taught me something critical about iteration.

Sep 30, 2009

New custom WordPress theme and structure at JoshCanHelp

I finally made the time to finish my site’s re-design and re-build. Part of me thought this would be a minor remodel with a new WordPress theme but, in the end, I re-did all of my page content and changed my whole organization.

Jul 24, 2009

9 Great Web Strategy Links for July 24th 2009

This week I’ve got some great links about SEO, Twitter, and marketing. I save and send out a lot of links during the week and I like going back through them and explaining why I think they are important.

Jul 17, 2009

Web strategy links and Resources for July 17th

These are links that I’ve saved on Delicious or sent over Twitter since last Friday that you might find useful.

Jul 10, 2009

Trying to learn Photoshop? Here's what to concentrate on

With all the tutorial sites out there these days, the problem isn’t finding something to learn, it’s figuring out which skill to concentrate on.

Apr 30, 2009

Pleased To Announce a New Client Website Launched: EMASPro.com

I’m very excited to announce the culmination of a lot of planning, design, and coding. The site emaspro.com went live on Monday night without any major fiascoes, issues, meltdowns, or problems.

Mar 26, 2009

"What is expected of a designer" on LinkedIn

I think a designer should be expected to think about the whole project: the medium, the message, the format, the audience, the technology, and the client. The closer the pieces of the project are to the design, the more they should know.

Mar 02, 2009

Path forward: How Josh Can Help Plans and Approaches Building a New Web Site from Scratch

When I create a website, I have a plan but it might be good to share this with everyone who is curious about what goes into building a web site from scratch.

Oct 27, 2008

A beautiful day, a piece of pressboard, some Montana Gold, and an illustration

I finally got around to throwing up some paint in my graffiti class. It had been a while since I last held a can and, because the last go-around was so disappointing, I was afraid it might happen again.

Aug 28, 2008

One component of Josh Can Help's website philosophy - Understanding

One of the most challenging and interesting parts of what I do is bridging the gap between potentially confusing technology and people who are far removed from how it works.

Aug 23, 2008

Josh Can Help updates...

I meant to use this blog as a place to update information about my business and maybe some relevant personal stuff but I’m so boring that all I write about is work and coding!

Aug 15, 2008

Building a homepage from a blog: Part 2: Finalizing the design and planning out mark-up and CSS structure.

After weeks of stressing out in Illustrator, I finally decided on a design I like.

Aug 07, 2008

Building a homepage from a blog: Part 1: Conceptualization and Planning

When I’m complete, joshcanhelp.com will point to a home page on this blog, directing people to information about me and what I do.

Aug 04, 2008

Graffiti art evolution: from drawing to painting to vector; moving your art into a new market

If you paint pictures, you can design shirts. If you draw cartoons, you can easily translate that to digital images for web sites or blogs. Find the niche, spread the word, and extent your influence.

Jul 29, 2008

Random design inspiration post #1 - Currency

Pull a bill out and look at it really close. The detail is impressive and the layout is very interesting, particularly because it has a lot of limitations/requirements.

Jul 23, 2008

6 steps to easy typography in any document

This small primer serves as either an introduction to typography or all the information you’ll ever need to know as a non-designer.

Jul 18, 2008

New new business card design: the process + feedback

I also need a business card and have not been giving this important piece of a business that relies on word-of-mouth enough attention.

Apr 12, 2008

New Business Card Design

Layer-by-layer, inch-by-inch. The message is more effective as a snowball, building momentum and speed and power and influence over time, than as one massive onslaught. A better presence is made by just that: presence.

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