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The Grumpy Designer’s Guide to 2024

The Grumpy Designer’s Guide to 2024

It’s time for the Grumpy Designer’s annual look at the year ahead. This satirical report is chock-full of useless facts and mindless predictions.

The Grumpy Designer Ponders What It Means To ‘Learn’ AI

The Grumpy Designer Ponders What It Means To ‘Learn’ AI

What should web designers be learning about AI? Do we need to learn anything at all? The Grumpy Design has a few unscientific ideas to share with you.

The Grumpy Designer Meets the Outside World (Again)

The Grumpy Designer Meets the Outside World (Again)

Join the Grumpy Designer as they venture outside, offering a humorous take on the world beyond the screen.

Why the Grumpy Designer Isn’t Sold on the AI Hype Machine

Why the Grumpy Designer Isn’t Sold on the AI Hype Machine

From understanding the limitations of AI to embracing the creativity of the human mind, the Grumpy Designer shares his thoughts.

The Grumpy Designer’s 2023 Preview

The Grumpy Designer’s 2023 Preview

As with years past, my focus will be on things that matter to web designers. It’s all about the notable tools, people, and technology that keep our industry interesting.

The Grumpy Designer Asks: Are You Tired?

The Grumpy Designer Asks: Are You Tired?

Let’s talk about the pressures we face as freelance web designers, and maybe we’ll find some healthy ways to cope with them.

The Grumpy Designer Takes on WordPress Malware

The Grumpy Designer Takes on WordPress Malware

While some professions fade over time, there will always be a need for web designers. Why? Because with each passing year, the job becomes more complex. New responsibilities arrive that…

How to Ensure that the Grumpy Designer Never Buys Your Product

How to Ensure that the Grumpy Designer Never Buys Your Product

If you’re looking to win this grumpy designer over, you’d better avoid these shady sales tactics and practices.

Why ‘Grumpy Designer’ Is the Only Title I Want

Why ‘Grumpy Designer’ Is the Only Title I Want

Let’s stop chasing a particular title or letting ourselves be defined by one. Instead, focus on tangible results.

The Grumpy Designer’s 2022 Preview

The Grumpy Designer’s 2022 Preview

These aren’t the play-it-safe web design predictions you’ll see elsewhere. They are the boldest of the boldest predictions for 2022.

The Grumpy Designer’s Cure for Massive Expectations

The Grumpy Designer’s Cure for Massive Expectations

It’s time for web designers to take back control over massive (and unrealistic) expectations. The following is my plan to help you do it.

The Grumpy Designer Wonders: Why Are Clients So Cheap?

The Grumpy Designer Wonders: Why Are Clients So Cheap?