Development is not only about doing or making, but also providing, guiding, assisting, and educating.
Design is not just the result of clicking a few things in Photoshop, but listening to the needs, discussing the options, and providing solutions.
UX | UI Any website is the culmination of many facets. Good User Experience and User Interface result in great websites which drive business goals while servicing the site user in engaging ways.
Web Architecture uses technical, aesthetic, and functional criteria to plan and develop websites while paying particular attention to web content and web design, with the focus being on the user and on user requirements.
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Web Architecture interlaces and combines several fields:
Web Architecture is the masterminded creation of a website’s strategy, information structure, technology, design, and usability.
A Web Architect sees the world through two lenses: information that needs structure, and structures that need form. It’s not enough for sites to function well; as I see it, they need to function beautifully. — Paul D. Gurney, PDG
The initial purpose of a website is usually based on an idea of the owner, and most business owners will have a sense what they want to achieve with their new website, without having the specific background knowledge of how to reach this goal. Clarifying and distilling the objectives and requirements is the first step for a Web Architect before beginning to plan the specifics.
Web Architects conceptualize the structure of a website and plan exactly how different components will be linked together which includes a mix of:
The duties of a Web Architect are far-reaching, more than only coding markup language (HTML) or using a graphical program to create a web page. They need to have good knowledge of Content Management Systems (CMS), user-friendly and accessible navigation practices, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), and how to implement a variety of goals in modern, responsive websites.
Web Architects may also work with databases. Additionally, Web Architects need to have skills in trouble-shooting various aspects of websites, prevent broken links and media that fails to load correctly.
As a developer, she is a pleasure to work with. She has the unique ability to see multiple use-cases at once and then find the right solution. As a programmer, she is simply brilliant. During our time working together, I was constantly amazed by her skill as a back-end developer, html production artist, and overall organization and attention to detail. — Stanley Communications
She has written several HTML websites laced with heavy, great quality CSS. If there were any issues with the build, related to programming, or functionality, Marlyse would not hesitate to correct them or to provide support for the code and the turn around time has always been beyond expectations. — Nicholas Kurucz
Marlyse is a joy to work with and can always be relied upon to come in on time and on budget. She is able to able to take a minimal amount of information and somehow come up with a solution that not only works, but looks great as well. — John Slater
Marlyse is the ideal developer - not only is she fast, thorough, and exceedingly accurate in her work - she is also very thoughtful about what she's working on and as a result can anticipate issues and ask questions that prevent future re-work. (and she's got a great sense of humor and is just generally fun to work with). I have tried to request Marlyse on all my projects, but she's in demand. It is always a pleasure to work with her and I hope to work with her again in the future! — Susannah Sulsar, Director of Customer Experience Marketing at Barkley
Marlyse's drive is relentless and and work ethic is unrivaled. She came in late on a project with a narrowing timeline and unfamiliar technologies but still managed to exceed all expectations! Anyone would be lucky to have Marlyse on their team! — Matthew Whitney
I've hired (I prefer colaborated) with Marlyse on both architectural related visulization and graphic production work. I would highly recommend her for any work across the graphic and design spectrum. Her background as an artist ads a dimension to her work that you will not often get in today's specializing work force. — Craig Beddow
In the years that I've known and worked with Marlyse Comte, I can easily say that she is a "go to" expert in the business of creating and developing cost-effective web marketing solutions for our range of clients. Marlyse has always offered our company highest value and highest quality on web builds, as well as excellent advice on solutions to common functionality issues. I would recommend her service again and again. — KCWMS
Marlyse's love of learning brings a depth of expertise to my projects that I rarely find in other web designers/developers. She uses technology to solve problems and to organize projects and therefore her work is creative, exceptionally-managed, and benefits from the latest developer solutions available. — Michelle Jackson Loher
We had high demands and a short timeline, but Marlyse took it with a smile. With one day of orientation Marlyse was able to pick up everything and needed little supervision. She helped out even when request came in over the weekend and late in the day. She was a true team player and I was very pleased in her commitment to the project. — Eric Goeken,Technical Director at Barkley
Marlyse has been a pleasure to work with! I've been fortunate enough to work with her on a few of our projects and she consistently delivers. She's very knowledgeable, focused, easy to work with, and is great a communicating issues and obstacles she's running up against and how she plans on overcoming them. She doesn't throw any surprises at you during a project. I look forward to working with her on many more projects in the future. — Chad Milam, Creative Technologist at Barkley
Marlyse was very flexible, communicated well with the team and was able to jump in on multiple projects because she could come up to speed quickly. — Scott Finnerty, SVP/Technical Strategy and Services
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Graphic Design as background and years of experience lead to being well versed in all forms of visual communication : web design, logo development, branding and corporate identity.
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Good design engages the user in a positive way, no matter if it is in the form of a printed brochure or a shopping cart on the web. Human-centered design zones in on the problems, goals, needs, emotions and behavior of people in relation to the product.
Any of the 3 aspects — understanding the context of use (why would someone use it), specifying user requirements (what can be done with it), and the design solutions (how is its functionality and aesthetics) — need to be evaluated against business requirements.
Excellent User Experience (UX) Design considers the entirety of a product and the user. Seamless, fluid experience for the user is void of any possible frictions or barriers, making an application accessible and pleasant to interact with.
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Then there is also a slew of information to be found at mStudiosTALK — mostly code related tips and tricks, but also design and gadget related stuff, next to resources and more.
If you feel you would like to plunge into the dark past, you can always head over to my archives. It is a neglected section and has not been updated in years, dating back to almost prehistoric times and crossing over into other areas I have dabbled in.
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mStudios believes it's not just about doing or making, but also providing, guiding, assisting, and educating. Design is not just the result of clicking a few things in Photoshop, but listening to the needs, discussing the options, and proving solutions.
mStudios is a design studio which is not only active in one aspect of graphic design but covers a wide array of creative challenges.
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I endeavor to create real world, functional and usable solutions that meet your needs and exceed your expectations.
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Contact: Questions, comments or work are always welcome.
Phone: (913) 735-6674
We make professional, beautiful and usable web sites
These are some of the most recent project completed — my contribution being either partial or all.
[Winter 2018] I am proud to have finally brought all applications at work (with which I was directly involved) to full 508 and WCAG 2.0 Compliance.
 The latest financial application features now split payment options for credit card, cash, check, money order, and traveler's check. The design and flow remain clean and beautiful, despite many configuration options.