Tumblelog of Stephen Gacheru

Sep 01

“Please color this page for us so we can see your creativity. This will help us decide whether or not to hire you. Attached is a child’s coloring page, a picture of a cat playing electric guitar” —

A client wanting to make sure that he hires the best designer for the job.

(via clientsfromhell)

Aug 30

“Hipmunk is just a simplified user-friendly interface for finding the best flights to get from point A to point B. Sometimes the best startup ideas aren’t entirely revolutionary new concepts, but are as simple as cleaning up someone else’s mess.” — Steve Huffman, founder of Reddit talking about his newest venture Hipmunk

Aug 29

“I found something that was a real problem for me and I knew for millions of others, and I solved it” —

Aaron Patzer  sharing about why he founded mint.com

Aug 28

(via Geek and Poke)

(via Geek and Poke)

Aug 26

“We close out the windows of tweeted links if the load bar lags. We leave news and shopping sites early if they feel unresponsive and sluggish. If a site is slow, the amount of time we’re willing to continue to invest decreases exponentially with every second… every millisecond.” —

Trent Walton talking about how page speeds and load times are the foundation for a positive user experience on the web. He goes on to say that most users dont go to a website to experience it but they just want to find a product / service / answer as quickly & easily as possible.

It is a must read for all of us designers and developers who love to implement the latest technology and design trends and sometimes forget what the user really wants. Read the full article here»

Aug 24

Great t-shirt for Adobe Photoshop fans (via Designbeep)

Great t-shirt for Adobe Photoshop fans (via Designbeep)

Aug 23

“At first dreams seem impossible, then improbable, then inevitable” —  Christopher Reeve

A Client asking what his username is

Aug 22

Secure Online Backup and Archiving for Gmail, Facebook, Twitter, and Wordpress | Backupify -

Really great web service for backing up your personal and social media data

Aug 19

The coolest workspace ever (via Web Designer Depot)

The coolest workspace ever (via Web Designer Depot)