michael perry Posts

Website Pet Peeves

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As someone who builds websites, here are my top five biggest pet peeves your website must not do.

1) Don’t have music on your website autoplay upon loading. Never.
2) Horizontally scrolling sites are awful and clunky. I don’t care what Rich says.
3) Stop relying on Flash to get your content across.
4) Adapt responsive design and move away from mobile sites. They are terrible all the time.
5) Stop making your websites look like a Powerpoint 2007 presentation.
*Bonus, stop using fonts from Powerpoint in your logo.

On Being a Father

I’ve never been more nervous about anything than becoming a father. I held my cool the morning of September 21st, the day my daughter would arrive, but I was scared. Scared about not being able to handle the stress, or that it would all be too much. Turns out though it was the exact opposite of all my fears. I look back now on the inadequate amount of sleep I received during Lexi’s first months and remember it not being a big deal. Now I am five weeks away from doing it all again. Maximus is set to arrive on August 26th and I now know not to be scared. Of course with Lexi I was both excited and scared, but now with Maximus I can say I’m a stronger person. I know that I can handle what’s ahead of me and my family and know how amazing it is that I’m having a son.