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Blog posts by Frank Stallone

Sharing actionable tips from my agency, enterprise, start up, and life experience with a design and developer twist.

Faster websites with the Picture element

Sunday, April 7, 2024

How to create faster websites with the Picture element. Who cares though? Honestly, why even bother talking about performance? Sure there are studies that have shown that lack of performance has cost larger organizations tons of money, and images are the most popular resource type on the web, but does that matter to the user?

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Create deep meaningful connections with personas and avatars

Saturday, December 9, 2023

Today I am going to talk about what personas and avatars are, why they can help focus your product, services or program goals, and how they can bring you more of the customers you love.

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Tenets for prosperity - Part 2

Saturday, August 5, 2023

Today I am going to continue to share my tenets for prosperity. These are guiding principals I’ve collected and brought me success throughout the years.

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Tenets for prosperity - Part 1

Saturday, July 29, 2023

Today I am going to talk about the tenets, or guiding principals, I have collected throughout the years and have brought me success in business and life. I have been fortunate enough to work on successful products and services for a range of markets from law to fintech...

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Spacial computing for the web

Saturday, July 22, 2023

The world of Virtual Reality or VR goggles has existed for some time. Most of the recent devices have focused on gaming. Apple’s new Vision Pro mixed reality headset aims more squarely at getting things done, with a twist.

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Transforming Communication: The power of presuming positive intent

Saturday, July 15, 2023

Today I am going to talk about one principal has stood out to me as being a cornerstone for leaders I have looked up to, has gotten me to diffuse tense situations and forge stronger relationships.

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Designers who code, what is it good for?

Saturday, July 1, 2023

Today I am going to talk about designers who code. This starts with a little bit about who I am. I went to school for Graphic Design but had been designing and developing websites since I was 16. My first full website was a Dragonball Z fan site.

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How much of a design system can you do in Figma?

Saturday, July 1, 2023

Today I am going to answer the question, “How much of a design system can you do in Figma?” The answer may be surprising.

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Product Managers are eating UX roles

Saturday, June 24, 2023

Today I am going to talk about a shift I’ve been seeing in the design and product industries, and what it means for the UX design role.

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Git concepts everyone should know

Saturday, June 17, 2023

Today I am going to teach you Git fundamentals everyone should know. Whether you are a designer, developer or product expert having a general understanding of how version controlling code works is easy.

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What makes a timeless logo?

Saturday, June 10, 2023

There are two main types of logos, a logo mark, and logo type. Today I am going to show you how to spot good logos!

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Unlock the potential of After-Action Reviews

Saturday, June 3, 2023

Learning and applying AARs in your product team could foster genuine trust, insightfully learn from mistakes, and figure out how to repeat unanticipated success.

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Design systems that people love

Saturday, May 27, 2023

Design systems can increase productivity for an entire organization. It affords your product teams to focus on business objectives.

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A beginners guide to digital accessibility

Saturday, May 20, 2023

In business, accessibility on the web and for digital devices, is a topic rife with ignorance. It’s also a fundamental civil rights law in many countries. Today we’re going to take a peak at the four principals the WCAG consider guidelines and success criteria.

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UX vs. UI and industry expectations

Saturday, May 13, 2023

If you’re working on a web app or product, you’ve probably heard of the title UX designer, or user experience designer, and UI designer, or user interface designer.

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The 3-step strategy that turned Brett Williams into the king of the design agency of one

Saturday, May 6, 2023

What is it about Brett William's Designjoy agency that has brought him millions in reocurring revenue? Does the agency model of yesterday still apply today?

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🙅‍♂️ Whole network ad blocking

Monday, September 2, 2019

Advertisers are nosey, keep them out of your business.

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👨🏻‍💻 Biggest tech blunder in a decade

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

What I learned from the biggest tech blunder in a decade.

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📸 Try that expensive camera before you buy it

Friday, May 17, 2019

Before spending thousands of dollars, try out that camera and lens first.

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Are you digitally secure?

Friday, December 16, 2016

A client recently asked me my thoughts about digitally security. What do I do, should they consider doing suggestions that were made by others.

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Roly Poly Pils

Monday, April 11, 2016

Over the last few years I have taken a liking to a well balanced IPA.

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Ignoring Files and Folders with Grunt Contrib Clean

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Bridging backend with frontend

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Goodbye Google Play All Access, Spotify is here to stay!

Thursday, January 9, 2014

A continuation of a previous post on music streaming services, although I have given Google Play All Access enough time to try and compete with Spotify

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Ink Misty Darkness

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Nobody walks into a room looking for a dark switch.

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Git Deployment Hooks

Thursday, September 26, 2013

A walkthrough of how to use git to make changes, test on Cert and finally push them to Prod. (LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell)

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On Training People

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Presentation for Web Vis Solutions Support Teams to overview the new WordPress Backend and server workflows. (LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell)

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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Walking to my 1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 the other day I noticed my fairly new exhaust system slightly off balance.

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Gratifying Work

Friday, April 26, 2013

Lately I have been sitting down with a lot of product managers and leads from other web related departments.

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Secretly excited over security

Monday, April 22, 2013

'I found the time to setup more security' - said no one ever.

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Internet Explorer 10 and Adobe Flash

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Lately there has been a lot of buzz about what Microsoft is doing with Internet Explorer 10 in Windows 8.

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IMDb Watchlist

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

For years though I never thought I never became a member because I never thought of a use for having an account with IMDb.

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MOG vs. Spotify

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Battle of the online streaming music services

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CSS Resets, meet Normalize.css

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

My perspective of CSS Resets and Normalize.css from 2011

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Thank you WP-Engine and WordCamp Philly

Sunday, November 6, 2011

WordCamp Philly, WP-Engine, and me being pathetic Don’t worry it’s not WP-Engine, nor WordCamp Philly which I just attended I am saying is pathetic, I am a passionate web designer and I am calling myself pathetic. Building custom web designs for small to medium sized law firms now for four years and it’s been over […]

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