Hello, my name is Lucas Cobb and I’m a Senior Designer at Blackbaud, Inc. I focus on web design, mobile applications and logos. I’m currently taking on a limited number of clients. If you’d like to work with me on your project, please get in touch.
Design is a process, methodical in approach, focusing on outcomes with measurable goals that impact a product or service for the better.
If you’re building a product, you have to be great at saying No. Not ‘maybe’ or ‘later’. The only word is No. Building a great product isn’t about creating tonnes of tactically useful features which are tangentially related. It’s about delivering a cohesive product with well defined parameters.
You know that feeling when you’ve been working a long time on something, this is called burnout. You don’t have the energy to keep going, and you need a break. Some say that as long as you work normal hours, and not push yourself you’ll be fine.
“Our discontent is the basis for wanting to improve the things we observe. Next time someone says designers are unhappy people, explain that you’d be happier if the world didn’t need so much improving.” — Courtesy Cat S.
This trick below can be used to toggle between two sets of code, with one symbol in the code with no additional short-keys to learn, and no tool dependencies! //* /* someCode(); someCode(); // // someOtherCode(); someOtherCode(); /// /// Here is a version for simply commenting code in and out: //* someCode(); //*/ Deactivated / […]
The key lies in using CSS selectors efficiently to maximize performance and minimize load time, though this efficient usage matters only for website with thousands of DOM elements and the speed is the key for the existence in the market. A CSS selector selects the HTML element(s) you want to style. CSS selectors are used to “find” (or select) the HTML […]
Today I learned some amazing Photoshop tricks. Check them out below and please add your own tips & tricks in the comment section. TIL you can right-click with the eyedropper tool in Photoshop to get a “Copy Color’s Hex Code” option. By holding shift you can also sample up to 4 points at a time […]
An interesting little factoid that I stumbled upon fiddling around with Favicons is you can use the get_avatar built-in function to get your gravatar as a favicon on your WordPress blog. Please note this will only work if your WordPress blog admin email and gravatar email are the same and is achieved simply by adding this simple […]