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Make a Difference!

Don't waste your career sitting on the fence. Commit to something! Work
diligently. Make a difference. 



Read the full post at www.gennick.com/database.

Make a Difference!

My twelfth and final in a series of posts in response to Tim Ford's #EntryLevel Challenge.


The lowest points in my career have been when I've lacked focus and follow-through. The best have been when I was energized by clear vision and committed myself toward scary goals. A good example is my first-ever book project that I committed to in 1996. 

Accelerating Your Experience

We all want more experience. The fastest way to get it is by helping solve
other people's problems.



Read the full post at www.gennick.com/database.

Accelerating Your Experience

Eleventh in a series of posts in response to Tim Ford's #EntryLevel Challenge.


We all want more experience. The fastest way to get it is by helping solve other people's problems. I'm talking here of online forums and similar venues in which you can grow in skill by taking your current knowledge and applying it to scenarios others are struggling in. Because those others will present with far more problems in a shorter period of time than you could ever cause or encounter on your own. 

Here's a snippet from a recent email I received offering some paid work:

"We would like to have someone whom we can contact who can assist us on occasion with Squarespace and are wondering how much you would charge for occasional help?"

Nice! Isn't it? 

Here's another, asking my help on a project:

Accelerating Your Experience

Eleventh in a series of posts in response to Tim Ford's #EntryLevel Challenge.


We all want more experience. The fastest way to get it is by helping solve other people's problems. I'm talking here of online forums and similar venues in which you can grow in skill by taking your current knowledge and applying it to scenarios others are struggling in. Because those others will present with far more problems in a shorter period of time than you could ever cause or encounter on your own. 

Here's a snippet from a recent email I received offering some paid work:

"We would like to have someone whom we can contact who can assist us on occasion with Squarespace and are wondering how much you would charge for occasional help?"

Nice! Isn't it? 

Here's another, asking my help on a project:

Skinny Banners and the Corporate Laptop

Many corporate laptops display in 1366 x 768 pixel resolution, as do many budget models purchased from discount stores. The low vertical display height triggers media queries in some Squarespace templates causing banner images to display in a slimmer format that normal. You may not want those slimmer banner images, and you can override the behavior with a bit of CSS. 

Note: The specific examples that follow apply to the Bedford template. The general technique however, should be valid for most templates that include banner images in their design. 

Recently I was contacted by a designer working on a Mac who had just learned that his clients were displeased at seeing skinny banner images from their Windows machines. Using my own site as an example, the designer saw images such as in Figure 1, whereas the clients saw much slimmer images such as in Figure 2.

Skinny Banners and the Corporate Laptop

Many corporate laptops display in 1366 x 768 pixel resolution, as do many budget models purchased from discount stores. The low vertical display height triggers media queries in some Squarespace templates causing banner images to display in a slimmer format that normal. You may not want those slimmer banner images, and you can override the behavior with a bit of CSS. 

Note: The specific examples that follow apply to the Bedford template. The general technique however, should be valid for most templates that include banner images in their design. 

Recently I was contacted by a designer working on a Mac who had just learned that his clients were displeased at seeing skinny banner images from their Windows machines. Using my own site as an example, the designer saw images such as in Figure 1, whereas the clients saw much slimmer images such as in Figure 2.

Skinny Banners and the Corporate Laptop

Prevent the narrow display of banner images from Squarespace websites on
laptops with 1366 x 768 screens. This includes many corporate laptops, as
well as budget models from discount stores. 



Read the full post at www.gennick.com/database.

Color Choosing in Squarespace

Choosing colors for a new Squarespace site challenges me. There are 16+ million colors to choose from, times the number of elements in the Style Editor that I'm able to colorize. That's some scary math right there, and it helps a lot to reduce my options.

Drawing from Preexisting Artwork

Figures 1 and 2 show recent sites that I've stood up on Squarespace, and I'm pretty happy with their color schemes. Figure 1 is the "easy" case, a redesign for a cycling club's website. There was a logo in play that had been designed by a professional graphic artist. She'd done a good job in choosing colors, and all the club members were more than happy her work.

Color Choosing in Squarespace

Choosing colors for a new Squarespace site challenges me. There are 16+ million colors to choose from, times the number of elements in the Style Editor that I'm able to colorize. That's some scary math right there, and it helps a lot to reduce my options.

Drawing from Preexisting Artwork

Figures 1 and 2 show recent sites that I've stood up on Squarespace, and I'm pretty happy with their color schemes. Figure 1 is the "easy" case, a redesign for a cycling club's website. There was a logo in play that had been designed by a professional graphic artist. She'd done a good job in choosing colors, and all the club members were more than happy her work.