Archive for November, 2009

10,000 Subscriber Celebration

Every once in awhile I like to share what’s going on in and around my life and TDC, while also spreading a little giveaway cheer (continue reading for more on the giveaway)! A lot has happened over the past month with some exciting announcements and a new blog… so lets begin.

Sweet Tweets: Design Resources of the Week #26

Sweet Tweets is a weekend feature to The Design Cubicle highlighting some of my favorite, and other Twitterer’s design-related links discovered via Twitter throughout the work week – because having resources and staying up-to-date is important in growth and development. Week of 11-23-09: Cheat sheets for web designers and developers “34 essential cheat sheets for [...]

Questions to ask clients before designing a website

As with any project you start, gathering essential information upfront is not only beneficial to a successful deliverable but will also save you and your client plenty of headaches throughout the process and pave the way to a lasting and trusting relationship. The more information you have equals the smoother the project goes — which in [...]

Sweet Tweets: Design Resources of the Week #25

Sweet Tweets is a weekend feature to The Design Cubicle highlighting some of my favorite, and other Twitterer’s design-related links discovered via Twitter throughout the work week – because having resources and staying up-to-date is important in growth and development. Week of 11-16-09: Complete list of HTML/XHTML tags with guide to proper use “Use this [...]

Typography is the backbone of good web design

Ever since launching my Information Portfolio, BrianHoff.net, I’ve received many emails with similar variations to the question “How do I become better with typography on the web?” or “Why does your type look nice on your site?” Below are a few techniques I generally go with when styling my type and aspects I considered and [...]

What a logo does not have to be or do

Often when designing a logo, designers and clients often focus on what their logo should be. In this article, I focus on the exact opposite: What a logo does not have to be or do. A logo does NOT have to… …be overly complicated Often times when designing a logo we tend to think too [...]

Brian Hoff
About Brian Hoff: Designer, Writer and Speaker

I’m a graphic designer living in Brooklyn, New York who loves creating compelling and useful websites and memorable interactions across the web. When I’m not designing I can be found writing, speaking and occasionally part-time teaching at colleges — all on the subject of design. I started this blog to share my passion and experiences with designers and clients. I'm most active on Twitter; say hello:


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