While this site continues to plod along with infrequent content, I have spilled some words on the other domains just so you can all get your Kevin Potts fix. Yes, I am scratching my need to write. No, I am not writing another book. OR AM I?
I just wanted to
bring some awareness to shamelessly pimp some of my recent writing outside of this site, since I just know it will be of interest to my five or six faithful readers (god bless you).
The first is an article on A List Apart titled The Details That Matter, which is a brief foray into what makes good designers great. The theme — there is no magic bullet. Success is measured by excelling at all of the little details that go beyond design, from intelligent question asking to reading the content. I am pleased with the positive feedback this garnered. It seems I am not alone in my thoughts.
The second is related to design career development. Creative Cohort is a new website for and about creative directors — what it takes to be one, how we think, the challenges, the terror and the adrenaline. I was kindly asked to contribute, and my first article is up there now, Does a Four-Year Degree Matter. It’s a bit of a controversial topic, for sure, but that’s how I roll. Please comment over there if you think my position is idiotic. I will be adding future content soon, but add this sucker to your feed reader because it’s going to be a great ride.
Finally, a bit for all you Textpattern nerds. Section and Article Navigation With TXP is a tragically titled bit on TXP Tips that explores how to use the new tag parser in 4.0.7 to achieve completely dynamic menus without plugins. It’s a bit long, but totally sweet. I guarantee a moment of TXP Zen when you’re done.
And if you’re really bored, you can always read the feedback from this bad boy posted almost a year ago. The perspectives from the crowd are interesting. At this time, over 160 people have felt the need to yell about it. I bet Sitepoint didn’t expect my little post to garner over 13,000 unique views and 25,000 words in feedback since its inception. And for the record, I stand by every damn word.