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Chris Wolfgang

Chris Wolfgang

Chris Wolfgang has been writing and editing for the technical world for several years, most recently as the editor of The Layout, Flywheel's online design publication. But really, she'd rather talk to you about comics, sci-fi, or manga. Let her know what you think about any of those things on Twitter.

  • 10 YouTube channels you should subscribe to Seriously, go subscribe right now.

    March 3, 2015 by Chris Wolfgang

    How many times have you looked up a YouTube video to teach yourself how to get through a roadblock in a project? No one’s judging if it’s a daily thing. With technology changing overnight, it’s faster to sit through a five-minute video tutorial for a specific task than to try to educate yourself on every…

  • Flywheel sponsors a PHP class at Interface School led by Happiness Engineer Josh

    January 26, 2015 by Chris Wolfgang

    Applications opened today for a PHP, MySQL, and WordPress class at Omaha-based Interface School, sponsored by Flywheel. Starting this April, the 11-week course will focus on grooming students into junior WordPress developers, instructed by Flywheel’s support-team lead Josh Lawler. “They’re going to have a really great understanding of the languages that operate WordPress,” Josh said….

  • Designing a boutique ecommerce site? Here's how you need to be different from the big guys

    January 21, 2015 by Chris Wolfgang

    Yesterday, I hit the checkout button on a cart filled with a really cute bag and an awesome necklace. And I realized, damn, when was the last time I actually walked into a store to purchase anything but groceries? Seriously, even my favorite local shops have online stores. But nothing can kill my online shopping…

  • My 5 favorite places to find stock art

    January 7, 2015 by Chris Wolfgang

    I like to use my own photos to illustrate my projects when I can. There’s something refreshingly clear-cut about it: These may not be the most awesome photos in the world, but they are mine, and they are attached to more work that is also mine, dammit. But when it’s not amateur hour, the amateur…

  • How to not steal someone else’s design

    December 15, 2014 by Chris Wolfgang

    “Good artists copy. Great artists steal.” This is a favorite quote of a designer I once knew. He would say it whenever someone would point out that his work looked similar to someone else’s. Some people say the quote is from Picasso. It might have been from T.S. Eliot. Someone stole it from somebody, that…

  • Take your next step as a design authority publish an ebook

    December 2, 2014 by Chris Wolfgang

    Okay, so you’ve spruced up your design blog with some thought-provoking industry articles. You’ve even done some public speaking as a design expert. Excellent! Way to add your voice of authority to the multi-faceted world of design! You’ve got something to say, and the industry is better for you figuring out how to say it…

  • Your homepage is not your site’s lobby

    November 26, 2014 by Chris Wolfgang

    How did you find your current favorite site? I’m going to go out on a limb and guess that you clicked through on a link from a friend’s social media update. Or maybe it was a link from an industry blog that you follow? However you discovered that hot new site you’re telling everyone about…

  • Announcing The Layout an online design publication by Flywheel

    November 20, 2014 by Chris Wolfgang

    We’ve been working on something for you designers for a while now — and it’s finally ready to show off. We’re so proud to officially introduce you to The Layout, an online design publication by Flywheel. Our mission here at Flywheel is to help designers get back to doing what they love. We’re working hard…

  • If art is the mad scientist then design is the Igor

    November 5, 2014 by Chris Wolfgang

    A few months ago, I stumbled across a post on Medium. Entitled “Design is a spoon,” by Robert Grazioli, the article was basically a letter to a young relative about what it means to be a designer. It was all very inspirational and well-written and humorous, and I recommend you go read it for yourself….

  • How we celebrate Halloween at Flywheel

    October 31, 2014 by Chris Wolfgang

    A few of us here at Flywheel might be really into Halloween. Like, just a bit. No, we didn’t decorate the office, and we’re not wearing anything weirder than usual today, BUT. We still found a way to show off our love for the season while maintaining the high standards of professionalism you expect from…

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