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Informal Interview: Matt Ward of Echo Enduring Media

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011
Informal Interview: Matt Ward of Echo Enduring Media

Who is Matt Ward?

If you don’t know who Matt is, then you are missing out on some really great web design articles. I highly recommend reading his blog, Echo Enduring due to the topics he writes about. Personally, I think they are more thought provoking posts than what most blogs write about. Yes, he does tutorials sometimes, but you get the sense that Matt is really passionate about what goes into a design, and loves to talk about it.

What I didn’t know, was that Matt is more than just a designer, illustrator, and writer. He is pretty handy at developing as well. I had the pleasure of looking through and using his app Survd, an easy to use survey builder, before a lot of people did. Not only does Survd have a nice looking website, but it is incredibly intuitive to use while giving you control of how you want your surveys to look. Check it out…..NOW!

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Informal Interview: Joseph McCullough Of Vert Studios

Thursday, January 20th, 2011
Informal Interview: Joseph McCullough Of Vert Studios

Joseph McCullough – Vert Studios

My second Informal Interview is with Joseph McCullough, co-founder of Vert Studios, a web and graphic design company located in Tyler, Texas. He’s been in the industry since 2008, and has been featured in respected web development publications including 1stWebDesigner and Onextrapixel. Joseph is currently pursuing a computer science and math double major at the University of Texas at Tyler.

I found Joseph through a random link, and we have traded comments on each others blogs, as well as Twitter for a while now. Feel free to follow him! Let’s get to the questions, shall we?

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Informal Interview: Chris Eppstein – Creator of Compass

Thursday, January 13th, 2011
Informal Interview: Chris Eppstein – Creator of Compass

Talking to people in web development

I had a thought the other day and on a whim I asked a couple people if I could get an informal interview. I email them questions, and they give me the answers. I originally planned to ask people that were not in the top tier of popularity…you know, people like…well…me. The ones who write web development blogs because they love what they do, and working in the trenches. People that have something to say that most of us wouldn’t know about otherwise. That plan has somewhat changed when I got a “yes” from someone I didn’t expect to. I plan on doing a bunch of these, but this first one makes me very happy. On to the first of what I call “Informal Interviews.”

Chris Eppstein – Creator of Compass

Chris is the creator of Compass, a stylesheet authoring framework, and is on the core team of Sass — the stylesheet syntax upon which Compass is built. On top of that, he is the Software Architect at Caring.com, a website devoted to caregivers of the sick and elderly. How he has any time left to relax, I’ll never know. On to the Q & A!

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