2014: The Year in Review

My life in 2014 was both enjoyable and productive. I progressed through a steady flow of web design projects, traveled to memorable destinations, and devoted energy to important personal pursuits.

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WordCamp Seattle 2014

Two weeks ago I attended WordCamp Seattle 2014. I found the session “Free And Low Cost Ways To Grow An Amazing Blog” the most inspiring. Kate Stull of Popforms presented both high-level ideas and specific actionable steps.

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Website Redesign Planning GuideAll websites have a lifespan. After your site launches, it ideally promotes your brand, helps customers find you, and generates new business. In the ensuing years, your business may evolve. Web development techniques will advance. What was impressive and cutting-edge will grow outdated. Eventually, your website will no longer meet your needs.

If this applies to you or your company, what should you do next?

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New Worker Magazine

Magazine editor, Melissa Mesku, invited me to contribute to The New Worker, a digital magazine about coworking. My article, “The 8-Hour Construct Reimagined,” was published in the first issue today. I write about the American tendency to wear stress and exhaustion as status symbols. It’s time we reimagine the work week!

Read the full article at: http://newworker.co/mag/8-hour-construct-leslie-bourke/


I love sifting through design inspiration sites, observing new trends, and noting great development techniques. This week I flagged five exemplary start-up websites. They all embrace the same format, yet have very different executions. In one vertically-long page, they convince you of the amazing benefits of their product.

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Flickr Photos

Keat in the Portland SnowKeat in the Portland SnowVeggie HouseKeats at Sellwood Pet SupplyCloudsVelo CultPortland Skyline at SunsetMax PatchMax PatchMax PatchHot Springs, NCHot Springs, NC
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