Category: Design

Video: Portland creative community gathers for round table on PortlandOnline design contest

As you’re likely aware, there is a continuing discussion surrounding the City of Portland and the redesign of its online property, PortlandOnline. It’s sparked a great deal of emotion—specifically because a proposed contest to redesign PortlandOnline smacks of spec work.

The Portland chapter of the AIGA recently gathered other members of the Web design and graphic design community to talk through the issues surrounding the contest and how the creative community should respond. Read More

Round table: Discussing the PortlandOnline contest, the Portland design community, and spec work

Now, the Portland AIGA is working to bring the graphic design and Web design community together to discuss the whole PortlandOnline contest, spec work, and potential next steps for the community.

[HTML1]When the City of Portland decided to launch a design contest this week for the redesign of PortlandOnline, they tried to avoid some RFP entanglements. Unfortunately, that decision had them offering a link from the site to the winning designer—instead of a cash prize or contract.

Well, members of the Portland graphic design and Web design community responded. And it wasn’t favorable. Because the contest carried with it the strong stench of spec work.

Now, the Portland AIGA is working to bring the graphic design and Web design community together to discuss the whole PortlandOnline issue and potential next steps for the community. Read More

Portland Web and graphic design community to the City: Spec work? Ur doin it wrong

In a classic case of one step forward, two steps back the City of Portland is now proposing a design contest to redesign PortlandOnline. And it’s spec work.

[HTML3]Sigh. And just when we thought things seemed to be going so well with the City of Portland. I mean, the City had committed to being more open, gone out for bid on fixing the PortlandOnline site, and just ratified the Portland Economic Development Strategy. Yet, now that string of victories risks being thoroughly undermined by a slap in the face to the Portland Web and graphic design community.

In a classic case of “one step forward, two steps back,” the City of Portland is now proposing a design contest to redesign PortlandOnline. And it’s spec work. Read More

80+ WordPress designs from Portland and the Silicon Forest

[HTML1]With WordCamp Portland fast approaching, I’ve had any number of folks approaching me with questions like “What’s WordPress?”, “Why should I use WordPress?”, “What can I do with WordPress?”, and “When will you shut up with the questions already? I mean, really?”

So rather than try to recount all my WordPress love in one egotistical post, I thought it might better for a little more “show” than “tell.”

So here—in a rough semblance of alphabetical order—are what some other folks in Portland and the Silicon Forest are doing with that magical open-source blogging platform, WordPress:

AJ
Akshay Dodeja
Almost Fit
Another Blogger
Back Fence PDX
Bananaverse
Bearded Lightning
Beer and Blog
Buckman Elementary
Catherder
CDC Studios
Chris Kalani
Cloud Four
Colour Lovers
Does Not Validate
Dyepot Teapot
Elliot Swan
eROI Days
Everything I Tell You Is Hearsay
Extensis
Face of the Cookie
Fast Wonder
Fuzzy Slug
Garett Croft Stenson
Get Better At
Get Rich Slowly
Go Big Always
Grok Play
Hazelnut Tech Talk
Hockley Photography
Ignite Portland
Intel Software Blogs
Internet Astronauts
Jason Glaspey
Jason on Cars
John Anthony Hartman
Justin Kistner
Koesmanto Bong
Kveton
Kyle Meyer
Laptopia
Legion of Tech
Lizzy Caston
Lorelle on WordPress
Lyza Danger
Marshall Kirkpatrick
Mashup Awards
Matt Davis Opens HIs Mouth
Matthew Gifford
Mechanical Integrator
Metafluence
More than a living
Mr. Diggles
My Curious Life
My Whim is Law
Namita Bhasin
OpenID
Oregon Blogs
AJ
PAF Colaboratory
Pagents Progress
Pampelmoose
PDX Pipeline
Peat
Portland Metblogs
Portland is Awesome
Portland on Fire
Positively Glorious
Rabbi David Kominsky
Radio Isopod
Raven Zachary
Recovering Californian
Reid Beels
RGB Design Studio
Self-amusement park
Strands blog
Substance
Tasting and Complaining
Techcraver
Tiny Screenfuls
Today's best tools
Tyler Sticka
User First Web
Vidoop Blog
What could be
Wideshot Studios
WordCamp Portland
Yay! Monday!
Whew! That’s a lot of WordPress going on.

If I missed your site (or screwed up your URL), I apologize. Please link it up below so that everyone else see the cool things you’re doing with WordPress.

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