All posts by Chris Guadarrama, Senior Art Director

Kristop's Top 5 Mobile Optimized Websites

Target target.com Target’s new online brand presence really changed in 2012, they released some great apps and completed a rebuild of their website and made it responsive. They simplified their brand and created a really good mobile experience. They simplified their UI, mixing large bold typography, great product photography and elegant javascript effects (check out the wedding registry section on the desktop site). Microsoft microsoft.com Microsoft launched a great responsive website in November. It’s fully responsive from desktop to mobile and the clean, simple user interface is appealing to the eye and propels Microsoft leaps and bounds over the competition
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How to Determine The Best Mobile Strategy For Your Website: Responsive Design vs. Custom Mobile Site

Do you want your mobile site to operate separately from your current website? If you’re starting from scratch, wouldn’t it be more efficient to build a site that could act as both a mobile and desktop site? Maybe your current site could be retrofitted to be more mobile friendly? One notion is that projected ROI should dictate the approach to cross-device design. However, I can think of many scenarios in which there may be a business case for a separate approach to mobile. Let’s take a look at some of these cases… If you’re starting with an existing site featuring
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Kristop’s List O'Useful Tips: OSX Lion Edition

Howdy folks, I’ve been an Apple fanatic for quite a few years now, and there’s nothing I love more than finding new ways to save time. Since day 1 of OSX Lion’s release I have thoroughly enjoyed it and this is a list of some of my favorite little known features. Now you can resize windows from any side of a window Throw out the notion that you have to find the bottom right corner of a window to resize it! Apple has made a simple yet life changing update, you can now hover your cursor over any window edge
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So You Just Got a New Mac. Now What?

Once the warming glow of your Apple purchase has subsided, you’re left with the task of getting your Mac calibrated to suit your needs. Here are some helpful tips from your guide to all things digital, Kristop. All the following tips are assuming that the user is using OSX Lion 10.7. Finder Window Tip #1 – Show Path Bar When I install a new system for anyone, one of the few tweaks I make is to configure the Finder to show me paths. This is a useful feature to see where a file is located, especially when using the List
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Kristop's Top 5 Mobile Apps For Designers

As an Interaction Art Director, I’m always looking for visual inspiration on the web. Inspiration comes from everywhere so I utilize a variety of sources. Here are my top 5 mobile apps for designers. 1. Pinterest I am obsessed with Pinterest. I use it on my iPhone via the Pinterest App and on my iPad using Safari. Pinterest is an online pinboard. It allows users to organize and share things they love, and more importantly, follow people that pin content in relevant categories of interest. The way Pinterest displays a wall of images looks amazing on my 27″ iMac display
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Twitter Lists: Something to Snack On

We all love Twitter, but when is it ever really useful? Over here at Rhythm, we love ourselves some gourmet food trucks. As a team of digital foodies, we work on tracking down food trucks within the general vicinity of our office in Irvine to plan our lunch outings. As early adopters of the mobile food craze and social media, we know that these food trucks rely heavily on social media to promote where they’re going to be since they’re always on the go. To make it easy for us to follow our favorites and filter out the noise (which
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