Blog articles written by Jeremy Girard, Rhode Island based web designer

My Articles - Category: Family

My writings here on that have something to do with my family and the wonderful chaos they bring to my life.

Christmas Eve with Aunt Stella
Traditions that I hold dear, including Christmas Eve at my aunt's and my annual holiday-themed blog article, come to an end this year.
The Good News
A lesson from the Christmas edition of The Woonsocket Call newspaper about putting positivity front-and-center
This Is 40
I turn the big 4-0 this year. It's interesting how my perspective has changed since I saw my own father hit this birthday milestone.
Shared Experiences
A look at the joys collecting toys with my son or connecting with fellow web professionals in my career.
Leading The Way
Released 50 years ago, Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer forever changed holiday television and is a lesson in innovation at its finest.
Admiring The View
What do I love so much about hiking? It’s the view - and I don’t only mean the perspective from the top of a mountain.
Building Puppets For Father’s Day
How building puppets with my family on Father's Day is a lesson in how ads and websites can speak to a wider audience.
The Long Cold Winter
I hate the Winter - but this year, I'm fighting back!
I’ll Be Sick For Christmas
This year for Christmas, Santa brought my family a stomach bug.
A Christmas Carol
A love letter to my favorite holiday story, "A Christmas Carol", and how the Ghosts of the Past, Present, and Future can help us in web design.
The House at the End of My Street
Growing up, Halloween was a big deal in our neighborhood and there was one house that went so far above and beyond that it became a legend for trick-or-treaters.
Robots Under The Tree
My son wants a robot for Christmas. This year's yuletide-themed article looks at setting appropriate expectations for clients and Christmas lists.
Waiting for the Great Pumpkin
For my annual Halloween-themed article, I take a look at Linus' unwavering belief in the mythical Great Pumpkin and how similar it is to some of the companies I speak with about their outdated websites.
What Being a Dad Has Taught Me About Web Design
For Father's Day, I thought it would be nice to take a look at what lessons in web design I have learned from my role as "dad."
A Match Made in Tatooine
A tale of true love, Star Wars, and how finding the right match matters whether you are seeking good client relationships or a companion to a galaxy far, far away.
The Wisdom of Mom
Inspired by Mother's Day, I take a look at some life lessons my Mom taught me to see how they relate to lessons in website design.
Of Tricks & Treats
A look at the similarities between awesome Halloween costumes and awesome browsers, and the treats that they each deserve to receive.
Adding Action Features
I like my toys to look cool, my sons likes his to do cool things - to have some WOW to them. Kinda reminds of some clients’ opinion of what makes for a cool website.
Product of the Environment
Appropriate design can help make great content event better, evidenced by the Jack-o-Lantern Spectacular’s 2009 return to familiar surroundings.

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