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Brian Kwa

Articles by Brian Kwa

Multidisciplinary Warriors Coding and Crafting

By on Sep 17, 2012 in Web Design

Designers who code, developers who talk to clients, project managers who design — what kind of sorcery is this?! Here at Loud Dog, we believe that understanding each branch of the design/development/delivery process is integral to any project. That’s why our team consists of multidisciplinary warriors crafting, coding, and constructing elegant solutions. Our team members…

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Outsmarting the Spambots

By on Jun 28, 2012 in Web Design

Way back in 2005, we explored a number of different ways to protect your email address from spambots and shared a protection method we call MakeSafe. The spambots haven’t stopped and neither have we. Over the last few years, we’ve developed a new version of MakeSafe that further obfuscates emails to continue stumping spambot crawlers, and makes…

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The Best Online Presentation and Collaboration Tools

By on May 24, 2012 in Web Applications

Here at Loud Dog, we’re constantly trying to refine our client experience, which includes presenting our work as digital files. There’s a lot left to be desired when you initially see a screenshot of your new, soon-to-be website in your email inbox. That experience lacks a grand unveiling and friendly human element. When we deliver designs,…

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A Fancy Foreign Holiday Party

By on Jan 5, 2012 in Loud Dog Culture

Well our holiday party was held in San Francisco so it wasn’t so foreign, but it was definitely fancy at Foreign Cinema SF. With a special menu for our party, we dined on bomb appetizers, steak, chicken, wine, and desserts. We even toasted to the year and the holidays with a little bubbly… sooo fancy!…

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Learning Mobile Web Design at An Event Apart

By on Dec 21, 2011 in Mobile, Web Applications, Web Design

Loud Dog was at An Event Apart last week! If you saw some of my tweets, I was going to 11. An Event Apart features some of the greatest minds in modern web design. I attended the all-day workshop portion of the event, and the presenter, Luke Wroblewski, flooded my noggin with mobile web design gold. Mobile design is still young and growing fast. I want to share with you some of the concepts so that you may incorporate into your design practice and stay fresh.

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This morning, on the way to Loud Dog…

By on Dec 12, 2011 in Loud Dog Culture

…I saw some cool stuff. I usually take the train into San Francisco to get to the office, and part of the commute is a nice walk through the city. Check out what I saw!

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4 Tools to Help with Color Palette Development

By on May 4, 2011 in Web Applications, Web Design

I love colors. I love how colors can command your attention while subtly change your feelings and attitude, just be looking and be around them! It’s pretty amazing how we react to so such a quiet piece of the design puzzle. As much as I love colors, I absolutely despise developing color palettes. Colors can…

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Abolish the Designer-User Disconnect with Click Tests

By on Feb 2, 2011 in Web Applications, Web Design, Web Engineering

There are many teams out there developing products from inside a box. These teams emerge from this box with a new product and say, “TADA!!…” And when they find out the people don’t like it, they go back into the box and try to make tweaks; rinse, repeat. It’s hard to find out what users…

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